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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Belgium

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This article was published on March 9, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Belgium?

As of the beginning of 2022, you can enter Belgium. Nevertheless, please check the COVID-19 restrictions in place.

All foreign travelers coming to Belgium from a country outside the EU have to complete a Passenger Located Form within six months before arriving in Belgium.

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Can I enter Belgium if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Belgium if you are fully vaccinated. You can be considered fully vaccinated if you have received both doses of double-dose vaccination or one dose of single-dose vaccination at least 14 days before arriving in Belgium.

As of January 2022, five vaccines are approved in Belgium:

  • Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty)
  • Moderna
  • AstraZeneca / Oxford (Vaxzevria)
  • Janssen / Johnson & Johnson
  • Covishield

Travel documents if you are vaccinated

If you are fully vaccinated, you have to present:

  • A certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 in paper or electronic format (the EU digital COVID certificate is also valid)

Can I enter Belgium if I am unvaccinated?

You can enter Belgium if you are unvaccinated. 

Travel documents if you are unvaccinated

If you are unvaccinated, make sure to present at boarding one of the following documents:

  •  A negative PCR test no older than 72 hours or a RAT test no older than 24 hours
  •  A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 that is no more than 180 days old

Traveling to Belgium from “red” and “non-red” countries

Presently, Belgium divides countries into different categories listed below. 

“Dark red” EU countries

  • Andorra 
  • Austria 
  • Bulgaria 
  • Croatia 
  • Cyprus 
  • Czech Republic 
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland 
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway (Oslo and Viken, Western Norway, Adger and South Eastern Norway)
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Vatican City

“Grey” EU countries

  • Norway (Trøndelag, Innlandet, Northern Norway)
  • Sweden

“Green” EU countries

All the EU countries that are neither in the “red,” nor in the “grey” list.

“Very high-risk” European countries

There are no countries on the list currently.

“White” non-EU countries

“Dark red” non-EU countries

All other territories that are not in the “white” list are considered “dark red” countries.

“Very high-risk” non-European countries

There are no countries on the list currently.

Who cannot enter Belgium?

Travelers from these categories cannot enter Belgium:

  • Unvaccinated non-European residents traveling from “red” non-EU countries (entry is permitted only for essential purposes)
  • All foreign travelers from “very high-risk” non-European countries

Can I leave Belgium?

There are no tight restrictions for leaving Belgium.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 in paper or electronic format

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

If you are unvaccinated, please present one of the following documents:

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Belgium currently

As of January 2022, the COVID-19 situation in Belgium is moderate. 

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Is it safe to travel to Belgium right now?

International travel to Belgium is possible. Nevertheless, please adhere to basic regulations, like wearing masks and quarantine-related requirements.

Is Brussels open for travel?

Presently, Brussels is open for travelers. Countrywide COVID-19-related restrictions in the capital are also in place.

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Belgium?

You are obliged to self-isolate only if you have a compelling reason and arrive from a “very high-risk” country outside the EU. You have to:

  • Self-isolate for 10 days
  • Undergo a PCR test on day one and seven

In addition, arrivals from a “very high-risk” country inside the EU have certain requirements:

  • Get tested (PCR) up to 72 hours before arrival or get tested (PCR) on arrival and self-isolate until the results are received
  • Take one more test on day seven

All other travelers are exempt from quarantine in Belgium. The list of countries is presented at the “Traveling to Belgium from “red” and “non-red” countries” section.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Belgium?

It would greatly benefit you to install the EU Digital COVID Certificate when traveling from the EU and Schengen Area countries. If you are traveling from outside the countries mentioned above, please carry your paper documents.

What are the most popular direct flights to Belgium?

Here are the top five cities you can fly from directly to Belgium:

What are the biggest international airports in Belgium?

These are the top three biggest international airports in Belgium:

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