Closed for Travel

Belgium

  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen for takeout and delivery
  • QuarantineFor some origins
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: February 11, 2021
Reviewed: February 19, 2021

General

Belgium's borders are closed for all non-essential travel, and domestic restrictions are in place again, due to a spike in cases.

Can I travel to Belgium?

  • All leisure and non-essential travel to Belgium is banned.
  • Only citizens, residents, businesses travelers and other exceptions may enter.
  • All arrivals must fill in a passenger locator form, 48 hours before arrival.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Belgium?

  • Anyone entering Belgium from high-risk countries is required to enter a 7 days self-quarantine.
  • Arrivals from the UK, South Africa and South America, will undergo a 10-day self-quarantine.
  • At the moment, only few countries are considered low-risk, including Finland, Iceland, Greece, Norway and Denmark.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Belgium?

  • Anyone entering Belgium for more than 48 hours is required to submit a Public Health Locator Form, in the 48 hours before arrival.
  • All arrivals are required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours.
  • Arrivals from high-risk countries will be required to undergo a second test, after the 7-days quarantine.
  • Arrivals from the UK, South Africa and South America, will also undergo a test on the first day of quarantine.
  • At the moment, only few countries are considered low-risk, including Finland, Iceland, Greece, Norway and Denmark.

Is public transportation open in Belgium?

Public transportation in Belgium is operating.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Belgium?

Restaurants, bars and cafes in Belgium are open for takeout and delivery only.

Are businesses and attractions open in Belgium?

  • Most non-essential businesses and attractions in Belgium are closed.
  • A nightly curfew is in place in regions with high infection rates.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Belgium?

Wearing face masks is required whenever social distancing can't be maintained. This includes public transportation, shops and busy streets.

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