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Travelling abroad

Travelling abroad as a Belgian

Belgium gives all countries a colour code. This way, you know whether it is safe to travel abroad.

  • Code green: you can travel to this destination.
  • Code light orange: the country you are travelling to asks for a negative COVID-19 test and/or quarantine.
  • Code orange: you must be extra vigilant.
  • Code red: It is strongly discouraged from going to that country.

All travel advice and colour codes can be found here and are regularly updated.

Are you returning to Belgium ?

  • Fill in the Public Health Passenger Locator Form within 48 hours of your arrival in Belgium.
  • Based on your answers, the form will calculate whether you are at high risk of corona.
  • Did you receive a text message ? You have a high risk of corona. You have to quarantine. This is compulsory if you come from a red zone. The text message contains a code with which you can get tested.
  • Did you not receive a text message ? You don’t have to be quarantined.

Travelling to Belgium as a non-Belgian

You may travel to Belgium when:

  • You are a resident of the European Union, Schengen Area or the United Kingdom.
  • You are travelling from a country that has been included in the list of the FPS Foreign Affairs.

All other countries are banned from travelling to Belgium. You may only travel from these countries to Belgium for an essential reason. A list of the essential reasons can be found at the frequently asked questions

Are you travelling to Belgium ?

  • Fill in the Public Health Passenger Locator Form within 48 hours of your arrival in Belgium.
  • Based on your answers, the form will calculate whether you are at high risk of corona.
  • Did you receive a text message ? You have a high risk of corona. You have to quarantine. This is compulsory if you come from a red zone. The text message contains a code with which you can get tested.
  • Did you not receive a text message ? You don’t have to be quarantined.

More information about testing and quarantine can be found here: