This Tuesday October 20 Minister of Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir participates to a ministerial roundtable aimed at mobilizing funding and political commitments to meet the needs in the Central Sahel region, particularly Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger.
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IMPORTANT: Due to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, travellers returning from a red zone will no longer be under the obligation to be tested, until November 15, except in the case of obvious symptoms. However, depending on their answers to the self-assessment questionnaire attached to the Passenger Locator Form, they may be required to comply with a quarantine extended to 10 days.
Travellers should be aware that new COVID-19 outbreaks abroad can greatly affect their trip and that repatriation cannot be guaranteed if commercial flights are suspended or borders closed.
Departure from Belgium:
On this website, you will find a map and a table, showing the same information, as well as detailed information about each country.
Below are the COVID-19 colours, based on information from CELEVAL and the FPS Public Health:
- The Belgian authorities strongly discourage travel to this zone; or
- The authorities of this country prohibit non-essential travel from Belgium.
- Travel is possible, but the Belgian authorities recommend increased vigilance; or
- Travel is possible, but the authorities of this country impose a COVID test and/or quarantine on travellers from Belgium -> light orange
- Green: travel is possible. Hygiene and social distancing rules still apply.
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Travel to Belgium:
You can find the mandatory return travel form here (Passenger Locator Form).
This must always be filled in if you are travelling to Belgium by plane or boat.
This does not need to be filled in if you travel by another means of transport and stay in Belgium for less than 48 hours or if you return by another means of transport after a stay abroad of less than 48 hours.
Click on the country or region where you are staying to find out what the conditions are when you return to Belgium.
These are the possibilities :
- A COVID test and a quarantine are mandatory;
- A COVID test and a quarantine are recommended;
- A COVID test and a quarantine are not mandatory on return to Belgium.
Transit is possible, by any means of transport, without conditions or measures upon arrival in Belgium, including travel through red zones.
If you have any questions regarding the Passenger Locator Form, the COVID-19 test and the quarantine obligation in Belgium, please contact the FPS Public Health on 0800 14 689 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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Caution : The map shows the colour of the travel advice to go to a certain country. Only by clicking on a region on the map, the applicable conditions for the return to Belgium will appear.
This map is purely indicative and provides users with a visual overview of the information published up until now, in the form of a table. In no event does the map bind the FPS Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. Reduced image quality was used to reduce the size of the map. The reduced image quality may affect the position of certain boundaries, names and characters. The borders, names and characters on this map in no way imply formal acceptance or recognition thereof by the Kingdom of Belgium.
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The Tenth Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) adopted a Belgian resolution aimed at combating the manufacturing and trafficking of falsified medical products. Trafficking in falsified medicines and medical products is a very lucrative business. This only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the demand for such products has increased exponentially. Globally, the most vulnerable are the first to suffer.
Former Minister Inge Vervotte has been appointed by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres as member of the five-member board of the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons (UNVTF).
Today we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for victims of human trafficking, especially women and children. The Trust Fund supports more than 3,500 victims of human trafficking every year through its NGO partners. With a contribution of 2 million euros, Belgium is the largest donor to the Trust Fund. Together with other partners, Belgium organized a panel discussion in the margins of the annual UNTOC conference (the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime), highlighting the achievements and the "lessons learned" over the past years, but also the importance of direct assistance to victims of human trafficking, with a special focus on women and girls who have been sexually exploited.
On the occasion of the 18th European and World Day against the Death Penalty, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès wishes to underline Belgium's commitment to the universal abolition of the death penalty.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès and Minister of Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir are very satisfied with the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Programme (WFP). WFP is one of Belgium's privileged humanitarian partners in order to respond quickly and efficiently in crisis situations. "Belgium has provided a record amount of 26.3 million euros in aid to the Nobel Prize Laureate for 2020," says Meryame Kitir.
Belgium chairs the Conference of the “Open Skies” treaty, a cornerstone of the European security architecturePress release
This year Belgium will chair the fourth Review Conference of the "Open Skies" treaty from 7 to 9 October. This conference takes place every five years. The previous three conferences were organized by Germany (2005), the USA (2010) and Belarus (2015). The "Open Skies" treaty offers the possibility to carry out unarmed aerial surveillance flights over the entire territory of the 34 states parties. In this way it is possible to fly over the territories of treaty states in order to make photo and radar images of each other's territory. Since the entry into force of the treaty in 2002, 1534 observation flights have already been carried out. The "Open Skies" treaty is designed to increase mutual understanding and trust by giving all treaty states - regardless of their size - the opportunity to obtain information about military or other activities of interest to them.
Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Philippe Goffin and United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium Ronald Gidwitz signed a “preclearance” agreement on Monday that will allow passengers boarding flights from Brussels Airport to the United States to clear U.S. customs and immigration prior to embarkation in Brussels, and to save time upon arrival. This agreement, which has been under discussion for several years, will help further strengthen the already substantial trade and investment between the two countries and promote Brussels Airport as a trans-Atlantic hub.