Belgium

  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen for takeout and delivery
  • QuarantineFor most origins
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: April 29, 2021
Reviewed: May 1, 2021
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General

Belgium's borders are open for travel from certain countries, while domestic restrictions are being lifted again.

Can I travel to Belgium?

  • Leisure travel to Belgium is permitted from the EU, Schengen, an a few third countries, whitelisted by the EU.
  • Only citizens, residents, businesses travelers, diplomats and few other exceptions may enter from other countries.
  • All travel from India, Brazil and South Africa is suspended, except for returning citizens and residents.
  • 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 Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.

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 tested again on the 7th day.
  • Arrivals from the UK, South Africa and South America, will also undergo a test on the first and seventh days of quarantine.
  • At the moment, only few countries are considered low-risk, including Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.

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.
  • Non-essential shops are open, only by appointment.
  • A nightly curfew is in place from midnight to 5:00, and from 22:00 in Brussels.

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.

Sources

  1. https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/
  2. https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en
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