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COVID Measures & Services

Enjoy a Safe and Worry-Free Trip to Belgium

Your health and safety are our priority. Please see below for a summary of the COVID measures and services we have implemented in response to the latest travel advice for Belgium.

Please note: the following information has been researched with the utmost care. However, we can provide no guarantee of accuracy. For the Belgium government’s latest COVID measures please see here.

Latest update: 13.12.2021

Travel

Please note: the following information has been researched with the utmost care. However, we can provide no guarantee of accuracy. For the Belgium government’s latest COVID measures please see here. Belgium operates a travel colour code traffic light system, identifying very high, high, medium and low risk regions. Entry requirements vary depending on the colour code assigned to the country or region a person is travelling from, and whether an individual is resident in Belgium or another country. There are also different entry requirements for travellers aged 12 and over who are fully vaccinated (classified as being from two weeks after a final dose) and unvaccinated.

Travellers who are fully vaccinated with a Belgian COVID Safe Ticket (CST – Tourists/non-residents of the EU can obtain a temporary Belgian CST), EU Vaccination Certificate or an NHS COVID Pass or certificate with a QR code (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) must:

  • Complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF), unless you fall under a very limited list of exemptions listed on the Belgian government website (under the Transport and International section).
  • Take a PCR or RAT (Rapid Antigen Test) test on day 1 or 2 after arrival and quarantine until you receive a negative result.
  • Travellers who can present a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old or a negative RAT test from the day before or day of arrival will no longer be required to be tested on day 1 or day 2.
  • Carry documentation that proves your essential reason for travel. You may need an Essential Travel Certificate. Applications need to be submitted to the Embassy of Belgium at least five days before your departure.
  • Complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF), unless you fall under an exemption listed on the Belgian government website (under the Transport and International section).
  • Non-residents must provide evidence of a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours before arrival or a RAT test the day before arrival or the day of arrival.
  • Quarantine for 10 days on arrival and take a PCR or RAT test on day 1 and day 7. If the day 7 result is negative, you may end quarantine early.

Latest COVID Measures

Due to a recent increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, restrictions have been reintroduced by the government to curb further outbreaks.

  • Private indoor gatherings, not including home visits, are prohibited until further notice.
  • Self-testing is strongly encouraged.
  • A CST (EU Digital Certificate) as proof of vaccination, negative test result, or previous recovery may be required to access some establishments and to attend public events. Visitors can apply for COVID Safe Ticket at https://covidsafe.be/en
  • Face masks are required in indoor public areas, for contact professions, and on public transport.
  • Public transport is operating as normal.
  • Restaurants are open until 11pm for customers with a CST. Seating is limited to a maximum of six people per table or one household.
  • Bars are open until 11pm for customers with a CST. Seating is limited to a maximum of six people per table or one household.
  • Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitiser and social distancing.

Hygiene

Our hygiene and safety standards are subject to Belgian Government guidelines. Sanitiser dispensers in all public areas ensure you are able to top up your hand-hygiene regime at all times.