Travelling to and from Belgium
Tourist trips to Belgium from the EU, Schengen area and from countries on the ‘European White List’ are allowed. Please take into account the following guidelines and recommendations:
Those travelling within the EU to Belgium must complete a Passenger Locator form (PLF) before arrival in the following cases: :
- Travel by plane or boat, regardless of the length of stay;
- Travel by train, bus, car, motorbike, bicycle or on foot, unless you are staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours.
- Before leaving, consult the colour status of the zone from which you will depart. Those travelling to Belgium from a green or orange zone, are not required to take a test or go into quarantine. If you come from a red zone and you have a certificate showing that you have been fully vaccinated or have fully recovered, you do not have to go into quarantine or be tested. If you do not have a vaccination or recovery certificate, you must be able to present a negative PCR test of max. 72 hours or a RAT test taken the day before or on arrival. On arrival in Belgium, you do not have to go into quarantine but you do have to be tested again on day 7. Children under 12 are exempted from the test.
Countries that are not part of the EU or Schengen area and are not on the ‘European White List’, including Great Britain, have the colour code red. Tourist trips from these countries to Belgium are allowed under the following conditions:
- A Passenger Locator form (PLF) must be filled in by travellers arriving in Belgium by plane, boat, bus or train, regardless of the length of the stay.
- A recognised vaccination certificate of complete vaccination (at least 14 days old) must be presented.
- A negative PCR test or a RAT test must be taken before departure to Belgium. You need to be tested again on day 1 and day 7 of your stay. Quarantine obligation applies until the negative result of the test on day 1 is known.
- The most recent information about travelling from Belgium to another country is easily found on the EU app Reopen Europe. Some countries ask returning travellers who have spent a certain time abroad to undergo a test before returning home. Travellers returning home to Belgium can take a test in the following transport hubs: Brussels Airport , Bruges-Ostend airport, Bruxelles Midi - Brussel Zuid (HST terminal). Visitors staying in Bruges:
- PCR-test: visitors staying in Bruges can have themselves tested (PCR test) in "Test and vaccination centre Bruges" in B-Park (Blankenbergsesteenweg 420, Bruges). Open from 9.00 to 12.30 and from 13.00 to 17.00, 7 days a week. This is only possible if you apply for a CTPC code (covid test prescription code) in advance via Mijngezondheid.belgie.be. A PCR-travel test costs 55€ and can be paid on the spot in the test centre. You will receive your test result within 24 hours.
- Antigen test: an antigen test can be taken at the following pharmacies. The pharmacist will create a Corona Test Prescription Code. After the test you will receive the code by SMS. Price: from € 26.7 (variable). You will receive the test result within 2 to 4 hours.