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Travelling to and from Belgium

Welcome to everyone wishing and able to visit our city! In Bruges, we will welcome you safely and with open arms. Before you leave, please consult this overview where you will find a status update on Bruges’ tourist attractions.

UPDATE 09/06/2021

Until 1 July 2021:

  • Tourist travel into Belgium from outside the EU and Schengen zone is currently forbidden, except for countries listed on the ‘European White List’. Tourist travel from the EU to Belgium is not prohibited but it is strongly discouraged.

  • Anyone travelling from the EU to Belgium and staying longer than 48 hours, or coming by plane or boat, is obliged to :
    • Complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) 48 hours before arrival. The PLF is used to generate a risk profile. Travellers with a high-risk profile are informed by text message and sent a QR code by text message instructing them to take a test. They are obliged by law to spend 10 days in quarantine, unless being able to submit a negative test on day 7.

    • If returning from a red zone, a negative PCR test, carried out no more than 72 hours before departure, must be shown.

    If you do not travel by plane or boat, but by other means, and stay less than 48 hours in Belgium, you are not required to complete a PLF nor to submit a PCR test. Those returning from a green or orange zone are not required to do a test or go into quarantine. Before travelling, consult the colour status of the zone from which you will depart.

  • 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, Brussels Midi station (HST terminal) Zuid .
    Visitors staying in Bruges can get tested in AZ Sint-Jan (weekdays between 8am and 4.45pm) and AZ Sint-Lucas (daily between 9am and 12 noon).

 

As from 1 July :

  • Tourist travel from the EU to Belgium is allowed. Tourist travel from outside the EU and Schengen zone to Belgium is forbidden, unless the countries are listed on the ‘European White List’. 

  • 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. Those coming from a red zone and aged 12 or over are required to submit a PCR test that is less than 72 hours old. Those who can use a European COVID certificate to demonstrate that they have fully recovered from COVID-19 or have been fully vaccinated are exempt from this test and possible quarantine.

  • 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, Brussels Midi station (HST terminal) Zuid .
    Visitors staying in Bruges can get tested in AZ Sint-Jan (weekdays between 8am and 4.45pm) and AZ Sint-Lucas (daily between 9am and 12 noon).