Quarantine means preventive isolation in order to limit the possible spread of the coronavirus.
Isolation means that you stay at home if you are ill or have tested positive for the coronavirus.
In both cases, this means that you have to stay indoors in a single place. This can be a private address, or another place to stay (e.g. a hotel). During this period, contact with other people must be completely avoided, also with people in the same house. Always keep a distance of 1,5m to others. Going outside is only allowed for essential trips and provided that you wear a face mask.
The Belgian authorities have imposed several measures such as a quarantine obligation and COVID-testing for certain people travelling to Belgium from abroad. Please note that these measures may change rapidly.
Make sure to check the website of your country’s foreign affairs office for specific information. If you have any questions, ask your embassy in Belgium. They will be best qualified to answer them.
The safety measures are updated frequently whenever the situation changes. So please check for updates shortly for departing.
For general information about the covid situation in Belgium:
A negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken no more than 72 hours before travelling to Belgium, is mandatory for all non-residents (this includes exchange students coming to Belgium). You should be able to present proof to the carrier.
Since 9 Juni 2021, wearing a face mask is no longer mandatory throughout the territory of the Brussels-Capital Region. However, when it is not possible to keep a safe distance, you should still wear a face mask.
All non-residents travelling to Belgium – regardless of the colour zone – need to get tested on day 1 after their arrival. Barring the exception for a few countries this may be done via either a PCR test or a rapid antigen test.
Additional measures for travelers coming from United Kingdom, South Africa and South America are as followed:
Quarantine is always 10 days.
An additional PCR test on day 1 and day 7 of your arrival is mandatory.