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Before continuing your reading, please note:

  • The advice below only concerns non-essential travel such as tourism​.
  • It is forbidden to travel to countries not mentioned below, except for essential travel.
  • This overview is based on currently available information obtained through CELEVAL and FPS Public Health. When necessary, this information will be updated daily at 16h. No rights can be derived from this overview.

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You are travelling to...

(Last update: 07/08 - 16.00)

Green: Travel is allowed

Travel is possible:

Austria 

Czech Republic

Croatia

Finland

France

Greece

Hungary

Italy

Liechtenstein

Poland

Portugal 

Slovakia

Spain

Switzerland

Orange: Travel is allowed, but subject to quarantine, a test or other conditions

Travel is possible under conditions:

Cyprus (test mandatory)

Denmark (test mandatory for Greenland and the Faroe Islands)

Estonia (quarantine)

Germany (quarantine) 

Iceland (mandatory test or quarantine)

Ireland (quarantine) 

Latvia (quarantine)  

Netherlands (quarantine)

Norway (quarantine) 

Slovenia (quarantine) 

United Kingdom (quarantine)

 

Increased vigilance for:

Austria: provinces of Upper Austria, Vienna 

Bulgaria: regions of Severen tsentralen, Yugoiztochen, Yuzhen tsentralen 

Croatia: provinces of Osijek-Baranja, Šibenik-Knin, Split-Dalmatia, Istria and Zagreb

Czech Republic: Central Bohemian Region, region of Jihovýchod, Moravian-Silesian Region, region of Prague 

France: Region Île de France, département du Nord, departments of Meurthe-et-Moselle and the Vosges, department Sarthe, department Ile-et-Vilaine, department Gard, department Haute-Garonne, departments Loire and Haute-Savoie, departments Alpes-Maritimes and Bouches-du-Rhône 

Luxembourg 

Malta 

Netherlands: provinces of South Holland, Zeeland and North Holland 

Poland: provinces of Silesia, Lesser Poland 

Portugal: region of Algarve, Lisbon metropolitan area

Romania: regions Vest, București-Ilfov, Nord Est, Nord Vest 

Slovenia: region of Eastern Slovenia 

Spain: Autonomous region of  Madrid; province Girona and province Tarragona (autonomous region of  Catalonia); autonomous region of  the Basque country; autonomous region of La Rioja; province Soria (autonomous region of Castilla y Leon); province Guadalajara (autonomous region of Castilla-La Mancha); province Castellón and province Valencia (autonomous region of  Valencia); autonomous region of  Murcia; province Almeria (autonomous region of  Andalusia); Balearic Islands 

Sweden 

Switzerland: cantons of Grisons, Zug and Schaffhausen 

Red: Travel is currently not allowed

Travel is not possible or not authorised:

Bulgaria: regions of Severoiztochen, Yugozapaden 

Croatia: province of Vukovar-Srijem

France: department of Mayenne

Lithuania

Romania: regions of Centre, South-East, South-Muntenia and Sud-Vest Oltenia

Spain: Autonomous region of Aragón; autonomous region of Navarra; province of Barcelona and province of Lleida (autonomous region of Catalonia) 

Switzerland: canton of Genève

United Kingdom: Leicester, Aberdeen

 
You are returning from...

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Hazard triangle

Mandatory quarantine (*) and test on return from:

All countries outside the EU and Schengen

Bulgaria: regions of Severoiztochen, Yugozapaden 

Croatia: province of Vukovar-Srijem

France: department of Mayenne

Romania: regions of Centre, South-East, South-Muntenia and Sud-Vest Oltenia

Spain: Autonomous region of Aragón; autonomous region of Navarra; province of Barcelona and province of Lleida (autonomous region of Catalonia) 

Switzerland: canton of Genève

United Kingdom: Leicester

stethoscope

Quarantine (*) and test are recommended on return from: 

Austria: provinces of Upper Austria, Vienna

Bulgaria: regions of Severen tsentralen, Yugoiztochen, Yuzhen tsentralen

Czech Republic: Central Bohemian Region, region of Jihovýchod, Moravian-Silesian Region, region of Prague

Croatia: provinces of Osijek-Baranja, Šibenik-Knin, Split-Dalmatia, Istria and Zagreb

France: Region Île de France, département du Nord, departments of Meurthe-et-Moselle and the Vosges, department Sarthe, department Ile-et-Vilaine, department Gard, department Haute-Garonne, departments Loire and Haute-Savoie, departments Alpes-Maritimes and Bouches-du-Rhône

Luxemburg

Malta

Netherlands: provinces of Zuid-Holland, Zeeland, Noord-Holland

Poland: provinces of Silesia, Lesser Poland

Portugal: region of Algarve, Lisbon metropolitan area

Romania: regions Vest, București-Ilfov, Nord Est, Nord Vest 

Slovenia: region of Eastern Slovenia

Spain: Autonomous region of  Madrid; province Girona and province Tarragona (autonomous region of  Catalonia); autonomous region of  the Basque country; autonomous region of La Rioja; province Soria (autonomous region of Castilla y Leon); province Guadalajara (autonomous region of  Castilla-La Mancha); province Castellón and province Valencia (autonomous region of  Valencia); autonomous region of  Murcia; province Almeria (autonomous region of  Andalusia); Balearic Islands

Sweden

Switzerland: cantons of Grisons, Zug and Schaffhausen

United Kingdom: East Midlands, North East & Yorkshire, North West and Northern Ireland

Thumb The other zones in the EU, Schengen and the United Kingdom

 
(*) Quarantine and tests are a responsibility of the communities and regions. Please consult www.info-coronavirus.be.

 

The call centre of the Foreign Affairs crisis centre can be reached at +32 (0)2 501 4000 on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Belgian time). The call center is closed during weekends and on holidays and bridge days.

 
Useful information:

News

  • Press release

    Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence, Philippe Goffin, just announced that a C130 military transport aircraft will leave from Melsbroek to Beirut tonight at 8pm with urgent medical and humanitarian equipment for the victims of the huge explosion. Besides the victims and wounded, the enormous devastation has also left many people homeless. To help them, material for temporary shelter will also be sent along.

  • Press release

    The world of multilateral diplomacy and international justice - of which the International Criminal Court is part - is going through a deep crisis and has to face threats and hostile action. The relevance of multilateral institutions is being questioned and countries are increasingly withdrawing into themselves. On International Justice Day, Foreign Minister Philippe Goffin emphasizes that Belgium will continue its efforts to strengthen the rule of law and the unique and essential role of the International Criminal Court. This permanent and universal Court is complementary to the national criminal jurisdictions.

  • Press release

    Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Philippe Goffin, welcomes the compromise reached by the members of the United Nations Security Council, which extends the "cross-border" mechanism aimed at providing humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people for 12 months via the Bab al-Hawa border point. However, the possibilities for delivering humanitarian aid through Bab al-Salam need to be improved.

  • Press release

    July 11, 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the Srebrenica genocide. It was on July 11, 1995 that the town of Srebrenica fell into the hands of Bosnian-Serb forces led by General Ratko Mladic. In the days that followed, in less than a week they abducted and murdered more than 8,000 people, mostly men and teenagers, simply because they were Bosniacs.

  • Press release

    The COVID-19 crisis has shaken up all habits and forced everyone to review certain operating modes. This was also the case for the FPS Foreign Affairs, where teleworking was the rule, even though it had to carry out one of its fundamental tasks: assisting Belgians abroad. Not simple when the crisis was worldwide: “It is as if you had 200 earthquakes and many aftershocks at the same time, including in Belgium”, says Minister Goffin.

  • Press release

    The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Philippe Goffin (MR) states that: "Following the adoption on 30 June of the European recommendation which gradually authorises non-essential travel from some 15 countries outside the European Union, Belgium has begun consultations with experts from the public services concerned with a view to achieving a cautious reopening of its borders".

  • Press release

    Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Philippe Goffin welcomes the adoption on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 of new conclusions of the Council of the European Union concerning the relationship between the European Union (EU) and Africa, to which Belgium has actively contributed and which will serve as a basis for discussions with a view to redefining our relationship with our African partners.

  • Press release

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Philippe Goffin welcomes the resolution adopted today by the United Nations Security Council in New York on the Covid-19 pandemic. With resolution 2532, the Security Council calls for ninety-day humanitarian ceasefires in all conflict zones around the world to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. The Security Council thus builds on the call previously made by Secretary General Antonio Guterres for a global humanitarian ceasefire - an appeal to which Belgium has subscribed from the start and which is of great importance for several conflict zones, such as Yemen and Syria.

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