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Belgium travel restrictions & quarantine rules

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Belgium. Belgium is Major restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Belgium. Belgium is part of Europe with main city at Brussels. Its Developed country with a population of 11M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are French, German and Dutch.
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๐Ÿšจ Travel Advice for Belgium

Major restrictions

for travel
International travel to Belgium is permitted for vaccinated travelers. There are exceptions for non-vaccinated citizens of the European Economic Area and those traveling for 'essential reasons'.
It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Exceptional travel

Exemptions to the border closure are in place for essential reasons, including travel for essential work, studies, or compelling family reasons. Travel for tourism is not permitted unless fully vaccinated.
A full list of exemptions can be found at https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels-outside-eu-schengen/
Travel exemptions are revoked for most travelers if a country considered high-risk has been visited within the 14 days before travel. A list of affected countries can be found at https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/countries-with-high-risk/

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, can enter without an essential reason and are exempt from quarantine requirements.
Vaccinated travelers must still provide a pre-departure test and further testing will take place on arrival and on day 7. Foreign travelers must quarantine until the on-arrival test is confirmed negative.
The final dose of a vaccine authorized by the European Medicines Agency or Covishield must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Full details on accepted vaccine certificates can be found at https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/recognised-vaccins-and-certificates/#vaccinationcertificates

Digital COVID Certificate

Travelers may provide their COVID-19 certificate or passport as proof of vaccination on entry. EU Digital Certificates and NHS COVID Pass issued in England and Wales are currently accepted. Additionally, the EDC may be used for proof of a negative test result or previous recovery.
Full details on the EU Digital Certificate, including how EU residents can access their certificate, can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificateen

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to quarantine for 10 days on arrival. A PCR test will be administered on days 1 and 7, the quarantine period may be shortened if the second test is confirmed negative. If a positive result is confirmed, travelers must follow the instructions of health officials.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine requirements and may provide proof of a positive antigen or PCR test, taken not more than 180 days before departure. Recovered travelers will be administered a test on arrival.
Those visiting Belgium for a maximum of 48 hours are exempt from quarantine requirements.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on arrival. Alternatively, a negative antigen test can be provided, taken within the previous 36 hours of arrival. The certificate must be in Dutch, English, French, or German.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements and may provide proof of a positive antigen or PCR test, taken at least 11 days and no more than 180 days before departure.
Testing requirements do not apply to residents of Belgium.

Additional documents required

An online public health passenger locator form must be completed 48 hours before arrival. - Public health passenger locator form
For more details Federal Public Service, Belgium

Government 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 when receiving guests at home. More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the region you are visiting.
A Covid Safe Ticket (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
These restrictions may change at short notice as the situation develops. Further information on the current measures across Belgium, including additional restrictions for some regions, can be found at https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/

Use of masks

Face masks are required in indoor public areas, contact professions, and on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open between the hours of 5 am until 11 pm for customers with a Covid Safe Ticket. Seating is limited to a maximum of 6 people per table or an entire household.

Bars

Bars are open for customers between the hours of 5 am until 11 pm with a Covid Safe Ticket. Seating is limited to a maximum of 6 people per table or an entire household.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs must remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from the pre-departure testing requirement. Only vaccination certificates issued in specific countries are accepted.
The list of countries can be found at https://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/citizens/travel-serbia/covid-19-entry-requirements

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR issued within the previous 48 hours, must be presented on arrival.
Alternatively, those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements and may provide a recovery certificate on arrival, taken at least 14 days before departure and not more than 180 days from when the first test was taken. Only recovery certificates issued in specific countries are accepted. The list of countries can be found at https://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/citizens/travel-serbia/covid-19-entry-requirements
Nationals and residents may choose to self-isolate for 10 days. This period can be shortened by providing a negative PCR test result taken during the self-isolation period. Travelers must report to a healthcare center within 24 hours of arrival by registering at http://www.e-zdravlje.gov.rs.
Business travelers entering Serbia with prior notification of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce may enter without health documentation but must submit a negative RT-PCR or antigen test to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce within 24 hours post-arrival.

Travel restriction details for Belgium

๐Ÿšซ Destination Quarantine required
๐Ÿ›ฌ Return No quarantine
๐Ÿ–๏ธ Some Visitors
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Open shopping
๐ŸšŒ Operational transport
๐Ÿ“… events Partially Allowed

๐Ÿ”’ Lockdown Details for Belgium

From 27 June 2021, a household may receive up to eight people indoors at the same time. Children up to the age of 12 are not included in these limits.
Shops, hairdressers and beauty salons are open.
Restaurant, cafรฉ and bar terraces are open. Tables are limited to four people (unless all people are from the same household group). Schools are open. Teleworking remains mandatory, although going into work one day per week is now allowed. There should never be more than 20% of employees present at the same time.
Museums, animal parks and swimming pools are open. Indoor cultural and other events can take place with a maximum of 200 people or 75% of room capacity (seated, wearing masks). Outdoor events can take place with a maximum of 400 people Places of worship are open and services can take place.. You must respect the rules on social distancing requirements at all times, including on public transport.

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety for Belgium

Exercise a high degree of caution

COVID-19 restrictions have eased across Belgium. Youโ€™re no longer required to present a COVID Safe Ticket (CST) to access certain venues. You must wear a facemask if you're 12 years and older on public transport and when visiting healthcare facilities. The EU has categorised Australia as a โ€˜dark red zoneโ€™. If youโ€™re a non-resident of Belgium entering from a dark red zone outside the EU and Schengen Area, youโ€™re required to present a full COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate. You must have a full COVID-19 vaccination certificate. If not, you can only travel to Belgium if you're a citizen or resident of an EU/Schengen Area country, or if you're travelling for an essential purpose. You must complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) if you're travelling from Australia. See "Travel". We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Belgium due to the risk of terrorist attack.
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