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Travelling from and to other countries

I live in Belgium

Travel is permitted, however, it is strongly discouraged. Always follow the measures applicable in the country of destination and the measures upon your return to Belgium.

What must I do?

If travelling, you must fulfil the following requirements:

  1. Did you stay abroad for more than 48 hours or are you returning to Belgium by air or boat, or by train or bus from a country outside the EU or the Schengen Area? Fill in the Passenger Locator Form at the earliest 48 hours before you arrive in Belgium.
  • Based on the answers you give, the form will work out whether you are regarded as a high-risk contact.
    • Did you receive a text message? If so, you are a high-risk contact. You must quarantine. Get tested on day 1 and day 7 of quarantine. You will receive a code for this by text message. Quarantine and testing are mandatory. Those who do not abide by the rules risk a fine of EUR 250.
    • What if you didn’t receive a text message? You do not have to quarantine and you do not need to get tested.
  1. Are you travelling from the United Kingdom, South Africa, South America or India? You will need to quarantine. Get tested on day 1 and day 7 of quarantine. You will receive a text message. Quarantine and testing are mandatory. Those who do not abide by the rules risk a fine of EUR 250.

In exceptional cases, you do not have to be tested and/or quarantined. An overview of the exceptions can be found here.

  • Would you like further information about the measures and travel restrictions in other countries? Consult the travel advice.
  • Are you travelling to another country ? If so, register your trip at TravellersOnline. That way, we will be able to assist you more quickly if you need any help while you are out of the country.

I do not live in Belgium

This applies to persons having the nationality or the main residence in a country of the EU or the Schengen zone, as well as to persons having their main residence in a third country listed on this list.

Travel to Belgium is permitted, however, it is strongly discouraged.

What must I do?

If travelling, you must fulfil the following requirements:

  1. You must have a negative PCR test that was carried out at the earliest 72 hours before your departure from a red zone to Belgium.
  • You can find further information about this in the frequently asked questions – “When should I have a negative test result to travel to Belgium?"
  • Exception: if you will be spending less than 48 hours in Belgium and if you are not travelling by air or boat or if you are not travalling by train or bus from a country outside the EU or the Schengen Area, no PCR test is required.
  1. Are you staying in Belgium for more than 48 hours or are you coming to Belgium by air or boat, or by train or bus from a country outside the EU or the Schengen Area? Fill in the Passenger Locator Form at the earliest 48 hours before you arrive in Belgium.
  • Based on the answers you give, the form will work out whether you are regarded as a high-risk contact.
    • Did you receive a text message? If so, you are a high-risk contact. You must quarantine and get yourself tested on day 7 of quarantine. You will receive a code for this by text message. Quarantine and testing are mandatory. Those who do not abide by the rules risk a fine of EUR 250.
    • What if you didn’t receive a text message? You do not have to quarantine and you do not need to get tested.
  1. Are you travelling from the United Kingdom, South Africa, South America or India? You will need to quarantine. Get tested on day 7 of quarantine. You will receive a text message. Quarantine and testing are mandatory. Those who do not abide by the rules risk a fine of EUR 250.

In exceptional cases, you do not have to be tested and/or quarantined. An overview of the exceptions can be found here.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not a national of the EU, or of a country that is not part of the Schengen Area, and you live in a country that is not on this list, different rules apply for essential travel. Read more here.

Attention: if the police services suspect that the PLF or proof of a negative COVID-19 test have been falsified, an official report will be drawn up. This official report will be forwarded to the public prosecutor. This is considered to be a serious offence with fraudulent intent. The coronavirus strategy depends on the authenticity of these documents. A direct summons to appear before the criminal court will be issued where there is sufficient proof of fraud whilst accounting for any mitigating circumstances.