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Belgium Travel Restrictions

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Unvaccinated visitors from the United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Belgium.
Fully vaccinated visitors from the United States can enter Belgium without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Belgium for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Belgium entry details and exceptions

Non-essential travel to Belgium is prohibited for people who are not a national of the EU, nor of a country that is part of the Schengen Area, except for fully vaccinated individuals with a recognized vaccination certificate from 1 July 2021.

Travelers under the age of 18 who arrive in Belgium from a country outside the European Union or Schengen Area will now be permitted entry regardless of their vaccination status, but they should be accompanied by another person who holds a valid vaccination certificate.

Filling out the Passenger Locator Form is mandatory for those who will travel to Belgium with a carrier from a third country that is not on the white list of the European Union. Depending on the country or region you are traveling from, different measures apply after your arrival in Belgium.


Outgoing travel to BelgiumTraveling from the United States to Belgium

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) an 24 Antigen (quick-test)for RT-PCR (NAAT) an 24 Antigen (quick-test)for RT-PCR (NAAT) an 24 Antigen (quick-test)for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 Antigen (quick-test) for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) an 24 Antigen (quick-test)for RT-PCR (NAAT) an 2 for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Belgium.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
Unvaccinated travelers are subject to quarantine and two COVID-19 tests which have to be taken on days 1 and 7 of their isolation period.
Fully vaccinated arrivals and recovery certificate holders from red-listed countries have to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival and wait until the test results are released. Check out the Country Color Codes for updated list.
Children under the age of 12, residents of Belgium, and travelers who hold a valid vaccination, recovery, or test certificate would no longer be subject to pre-entry testing.
Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from the United States will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Belgium.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions
Travelers coming from a third country classified as a very high-risk zone must quarantine for 10 days. However, permitted travelers who hold a valid vaccination, recovery, or test certificate would no longer be subject to quarantine requirement.
Documents
The PLF is only mandatory for those who travel to Belgium with a carrier from a third country that is not on the white list of the European Union. This should be completed 48hrs prior to arrival in Belgium.

Return travelReturning to the United States from Belgium

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Belgium must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Belgium are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Belgium

Masks:Not required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Open

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