COVID-19: Please note that all non-essential travels are suspended to/from Belgium from January 27th to March 1st, 2021.
Tourism/Leisure trips are not considered essential.
Trips for work, studies, health/medical issues, family emergencies (shared parenting, funerals) fall under essentia journeys still.
Entry to Belgium
If you’re coming from the UK and are a non-resident travelling to Belgium:
Before travelling to Belgium
- A negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival is necessary for all non-residents, regardless of their nationality. An antigen test will not be accepted by the authorities.
- You will be refused entry if you fail to comply with these restrictions. Please note that you will be responsible for any associated costs.
- Please consult the Belgian Embassy’s website for the latest information and guidelines.
- You must also complete an electronic Passenger Locator Form in the 48 hours before arriving in Belgium from abroad.
Once in Belgium
- You will need to self isolate for 10 days
- You will need to take a PCR test on the first and seventh day of your quarantine period
A traffic light system has been introduced of high, medium and low risk regions in the EU, non-EU Schengen countries and the UK. Travelling from a Medium and/or high risk region requires to take a test and self-isolate. Click here for more information.
Returning to the UK
International travellers will need to show a negative Covid-19 test before being allowed into the UK. The rule applies to returning UK nationals as well as foreign citizens. Passengers will need to produce a test result taken less than 72 hours before boarding planes, boats or trains to the UK.
Arrivals will still need to quarantine for 10 days, even with a negative test, unless they are coming from one of the limited number of countries deemed low risk on the government’s travel corridor list.
You will also need to fill this online form before travelling back. You will need to show your completed document when you arrive at the UK border, either by printing a copy or showing it on your phone. This is simply for the government to contact you if you or someone you have travelled with develops coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.
Please note that...
We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you hope to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply by visiting their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions.
- Touristic sites, theme parks, attractions are closed for the time being
- Access to wildlife parks also is limited. It is important for all to follow the regulation in place
- Lodgings can still welcome visitors. Their catering services will only serve customers spending the night. Their lobby, bar or any counter serving drinks are closed for the time being
- Restaurants, bars and places serving drinks have been asked to remain closed
- Journeys, by your own means or by public transport are allowed in Wallonia within recommended times. The curfew starts at 10 pm and finishes at 6 am
- Groups of 4 persons max can meet outdoors
We all have a role to play
Please join us in respecting these simple rules:
- Wash and disinfect your hands regularly
- Respect social distancing
- Wear a mask (mandatory in public transports, shops and wherever social distancing is not possible. Some cities have made it mandatory in the streets as well)
- Use bins to discard masks, gloves, tissues and wipes