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Travel to and from abroad

I live in Belgium

Travel is possible. However, it is not recommended. Always follow the measures that apply in the country of destination and when you return to Belgium.

What should I do?

To go on a trip, you must meet the following conditions:

  1. Have you stayed abroad for more than 48 hours or are you returning to Belgium by plane, ship, train or bus from a country outside the EU or the Schengen area? Complete the Passenger Location Form (PLF) no earlier than 48 hours before your arrival in Belgium.
  • Based on your answers, the form will calculate whether you are considered a high-risk contact.
    • If you receive a text message, you are a high risk contact. You have to adhere to a quarantine. Get tested on the first and seventh day of your quarantine. You will receive a code via SMS for this. These quarantines and tests are mandatory. You risk a minimum fine of 250 EUR for failing to comply.
    • If you don't receive a text message, you don't need to be quarantined or tested.
  1. Are you coming from Great Britain, South Africa, South America or India? Go into quarantine. Get tested on day 1 and day 7 of your quarantine. You will receive an SMS for this. These quarantines and tests are mandatory. You risk a minimum fine of 250 EUR for failing to comply.

In exceptional cases, they do not need to be tested and / or quarantined. You can find an overview of the exceptions here.

I do not live in Belgium

This applies to persons who have the nationality or the main residence in a country of the EU or the Schengen area, as well as for persons who have their main residence in a third country listed on this website.

It is possible to enter Belgium. However, it is not recommended.

What should I do?

To go on a trip, you must meet the following conditions:

  1. You have the negative result of a PCR test that was carried out at least 72 hours before your departure from a red zone to Belgium.
  • For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions - “When do I need a negative test to travel to Belgium?”.
  • Exception: If you stay in Belgium for less than 48 hours and do not come to Belgium by plane or ship, or do not come to Belgium by train or bus from a country outside the EU or the Schengen area, you do not need one show a negative PCR test.
  1. Are you staying in Belgium for more than 48 hours or are you coming to Belgium by plane, ship, train or bus from a country outside the EU or the Schengen area? Complete the Passenger Location Form (PLF) no earlier than 48 hours before your arrival in Belgium.
  • Based on your answers, the form will calculate whether you are considered a high-risk contact.
    • If you receive a text message, you are at high risk of Covid-19. You then have to adhere to a quarantine and have yourself tested on the seventh day of the quarantine. You will receive a code via SMS for this. These quarantines and tests are mandatory. You risk a minimum fine of 250 EUR for failing to comply.
    • If you don't receive a text message, you don't need to be quarantined or tested.
  1. Are you coming from Great Britain, South Africa, South America or India? Go into quarantine. Get tested on day 7 of your quarantine. You will receive an SMS for this. These quarantines and tests are mandatory. You risk a minimum fine of 250 EUR for failing to comply.

In exceptional cases, they do not need to be tested and / or quarantined. You can find an overview of the exceptions here.

DANGER: If you are not a citizen of an EU or Schengen area and you live in a country that is not on this list, different rules apply to essential travel. Read more here.
Danger: If police services suspect that the PLF form or the certificate of a negative COVID-19 test has been forged, they create a log. This protocol is sent to the public prosecutor's office. In view of the particular severity of these violations with fraudulent intent and the fact that the corona policy depends on the authenticity of these documents, a direct summons to the corrective court for forgery and use of the forged document will be made if there are sufficient circumstantial evidence and mitigating circumstances.