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Temporary ban on travel for recreational and tourist purposes from and to Belgium

The federal government and the governments of the regions have decided in the Consultative Committee to impose a temporary ban on trips for recreational tourism purposes to and from Belgium.
This ban will apply from Wednesday January 27th to April 1st 2021. The travel ban will be monitored for road, air, sea and rail traffic.
Anyone travelling to or from Belgium will be required to carry a sworn statement. Download the form here. The online version of this form in English will be available later. The traveler must carry this form with him / her during the entire journey.
Only essential travel is allowed during this period. The list of essential reasons can be found on the form and on the website https://www.info-coronavirus.be/nl/reizen/ or https://www.info-coronavirus.be/fr/voyages/.
For business trips, a Business Travel Abroad code must be requested from the FPS Economy via this link.
As of Monday 25th January, all travelers to Belgium from the United Kingdom, South Africa or South America must quarantine for 10 days with a PCR test on day 1 and day 7.
Finally, anyone who test positive for COVID-19 will now have to isolate themselves for ten days. After a high-risk contact or upon arrival in Belgium, the duration of quarantine remains ten days. This period may be reduced to a minimum of seven days on condition of a negative test result, where the test was taken, at the earliest, seven days after exposure.


Mandatory form for travel to Belgium 'Public Health Passenger Locator Form"

The traveller must complete the Public Health Passenger Locator Form (PLF) in all the situations described on the PLF and carry the proof of introduction of the completed PLF with him/her throughout the journey to the final destination in Belgium and for the next 48 hours. If it is not possible to obtain such proof, the traveller is required to carry a copy of the completed PLF with him/her throughout the journey to the final destination in Belgium and for the next 48 hours. (Entry into force: 21/12/2020)


Negative Test Result

From 25/12/2020, any traveller, from the age of 6, arriving on Belgian territory, must have a negative test result based on a test carried out 72 hours before departure to Belgian territory. If necessary, the transporter is obliged to check that passengers present a negative test result before boarding. In the absence of a negative test result, the transporter is obliged to refuse boarding.

The traveller has to respect the sanitary measures taken by Belgium. Therefore, he/she must keep updated on the evolution of the health situation in Belgium on the website https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/


Gradual recovery on a global scale of the introduction and the processing of C and D visa applications, and, if necessary, the issuance of visas for travellers with an essential function or need. For more information, visit the website of the Belgian Immigration Office.

All non-essential travels are prohibited. On the website of the Belgian Crisis Centre you will find further information about whether or not a travel is essential and which sanitary regulations must be complied with when you can still travel, including the mandatory self-isolation. This information is available in English, Dutch, French or German (https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/).

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