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Europe > Belgium: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 4.1 millions

Active cases: 244 852

Recovered: 3.9 millions

Deaths: 31 656

Vaccination count: 9.2 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2022-05-18

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Partially Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Covid-19 tests required for some countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are recommended

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Partially Allowed
According to the recommendation, the following categories of persons should be allowed to travel into the EU under certain conditions:

-vaccinated and recovered persons
-essential travellers
-non-essential travellers from countries on the EU's list

Where travel restrictions continue to apply, the following categories of persons should be exempt, regardless of where they are travelling from:

-EU citizens and their family members
-long-term EU residents and their family members

Travel should also be allowed for travellers with an essential function or need, including:

-healthcare and elderly-care professionals, health researchers
-frontier workers, seasonal workers in agriculture, transport personnel and seafarers
-highly qualified workers if their employment is necessary and the -work cannot be postponed or performed abroad
-diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers
-passengers in transit
-passengers travelling for imperative family reasons
-persons in need of international protection or travelling for other humanitarian reasons
-persons travelling for the purpose of study

Non-essential travellers from countries on the list should be allowed to travel into the EU.

The list was last updated on 17 January 2022 and includes:

China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity)
New Zealand
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
United Arab Emirates

Travel restrictions should also be gradually lifted for the two special administrative regions of China:

Hong Kong

Under the category of entities and territorial authorities that are not recognised as states by at least one member state, travel restrictions for Taiwan should also be gradually lifted.

Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican should be considered as EU residents for the purpose of the recommendation.

Vaccinated and recovered persons should be allowed to enter the EU if they meet one of the following conditions:

-they have completed the full primary vaccination series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the EU or the World Health Organization (WHO) and fewer than 270 days have passed since the completion of that series

-they have received a booster of an EU or WHO approved COVID-19 vaccine

-they have recovered from COVID-19 within 180 days prior to travel

Member states should use the EU digital COVID certificate or third- country equivalent certificates as proof of vaccination and recovery.

For persons vaccinated with a WHO-approved vaccine, member states could also require a negative PCR test taken at the earliest 72 hours before departure and could apply additional measures such as quarantine or isolation.

A negative PCR test before departure could also be required for persons who have recovered from COVID-19, as well as for persons who have been vaccinated with an EU-approved vaccine but do not hold an EU or equivalent certificate.

-EU digital COVID certificate: how it works (https://bit.ly/3JTeFb2)
-List of non-EU countries and territories that joined the EU digital COVID certificate system (https://bit.ly/3uA1XaO)

Tests: Covid-19 tests required for some countries.

Quarantine: Depends
Quarantine for 10 days required for some travelers.

Information updated on 2022-05-10.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
The Belgian Government has significantly eased COVID-19 restrictions.

Belgium’s regional authorities can implement specific territorial regulations.

Measures per region

Flanders (https://bit.ly/39Zps6v)
Wallonia (https://bit.ly/3LaDkYx)
Brussels Capital Region (https://bit.ly/3wbrcC4)
German-speaking community (https://ostbelgiencorona.be/)

The use of facemasks is recommended when using public transport and in hospitals and residential care centres.

Indoor and outdoor events can be held in private and private venues without restrictions in place.

Mask use
Masks are recommended

Gatherings: Allowed
No restriction.

Restaurants and bars: Fully Open

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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