Foreign Affairs advises against all trips abroad

Countries around the world are taking action to contain the coronavirus and end the pandemic. Many have put in place mandatory quarantine measures or have closed their borders. As a result normal border crossing can no longer be guaranteed. Many airlines are also drastically reducing the number of flights they offer.

Consequently, the risk that Belgian citizens get stuck in a foreign country is becoming a lot higher. We therefore advise against any travel abroad.

People who are already abroad and want to return to Belgium are advised to contact their travel agency, tour operator or airline company. In case of emergency, you may contact the local Belgian Embassy for assistance.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Philippe Goffin has also decided to open the Foreign Affairs call center, to facilitate assistance to Belgians facing difficulties abroad due to coronavirus-related restrictive measures. The Foreign Affairs Crisis Center can be reached by phone on 02/5014000 from 9.00am to 8.00pm.

We emphasize that this number is strictly reserved for emergency situations abroad. For any question on measures taken against the coronavirus in Belgium, connect to or call 0800/14689