Travel and entry restrictions

Travel regulations for Belgium

All passengers travelling to and transiting on Belgian territory need to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) regardless of their departure point and nationality. This is possible as from 48h before boarding their flight.

The PLF must be completed:

  • online, where you will obtain a QR code receipt to be presented at check-in and/or boarding
  • manually, to be filled out and handed over before boarding.
    Note: only people who are technically unable to fill in the electronic form will still be allowed to use the paper form.

Passengers failing to submit this form or providing misleading and incomplete information will be denied boarding.

Passengers arriving in Belgium without a valid QR-code (e-PLF) or a paper PLF might be fined EUR250

IMPORTANT: All non-essential travel to Belgium is temporarily prohibited for passengers coming from countries who are not part of the EU or the Schengen area. More information regarding non-essential travel can be found here.

Belgian citizens travelling abroad

The latest updates on travel regulations for Belgian citizens travelling abroad can be found via https://diplomatie.belgium.be

COVID-19 testing centres in Belgium

Passengers arriving from or departing to a country requiring a negative COVID-19 test need to make an appointment in advance with their general practitioner or one of the official testing centres. A list of recognized testing centres in Belgium is available via following link:

A COVID-19 test centre will be available at Brussels Airport. More info »

Travel regulations for Europe

Croatia

Prior notice of entry to republic of Croatia shall be done through web application on:
https://entercroatia.mup.hr/

Denmark

Belgian Citizens or Belgian Resident Card Holders are currently not allowed to enter Denmark for tourism reasons; travel for other professional/private travel reasons is possible. More info »

Germany

Passengers travelling to Germany need to present a negative COVID-19 test dated less than 48 hours before boarding. Without a negative certificate, they will need to go in quarantine upon arrival, undergo a COVID-19 test and wait for the results.

Please find the general entry regulations into Germany under the following link:
https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus-infos-reisende.html

Important notice: Persons entering Germany from a country or area with an increased risk of infection are legally mandated to go into a 14-days quarantine. Risk areas are defined by Robert Koch Institut (English version at bottom of the page): https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html

Greece

Passengers flying from/via Belgium to Greece need to present a negative COVID-19 test dated less than 72 hours. This obligation does not apply to children younger than 10 years old. If you fail to comply with this regulation you will be denied boarding.

The Greek government also requires that all travellers complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) at least 24 hours before entering the country, providing detailed information on their point of departure, the duration of previous stays in other countries, and the address of the stay while in Greece. It is recommended to apply for a QR code for each family member separately. Passengers failing to provide their e-PLF confirmation email upon arrival to the Greek authorities are subject to a fine of EUR 500.

Find the form and more information under following link (only via Firefox or Chrome):
https://travel.gov.gr/#/

NOTE: It is recommended that all visitors download the Visit Greece App, where the PLF can also be found.

Hungary

Travelling to Hungary is strictly limited to Hungarian passport holders and resident card holders. Exceptions are limited to essential travel and business travel.

Israel

All passengers arriving to or departing from Israel must complete a digital process through the Israeli Ministry of Health website, not more than 24hours prior to their flight.

The government of Israel requires until further notice all arriving international travelers to enter a 14-days self-isolation.

Upon arrival at an airport in Israel, international travelers must be able to prove they can enter isolation at home or another available dwelling in full compliance of the isolation guidance.

Upon entering isolation, following report must be filed with the Ministry of Health: https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/HouseIsolation%40health.gov.il?displang=en

Complete and regularly updated instructions are available at: https://govextra.gov.il/ministry-of-health/corona/corona-virus-en/guidelines-2/en-home-isolation/

Italy

Passengers originating from or transiting through Belgium need to present to the carrier upon boarding the attestation of having undergone, in the 72 hours prior to entry into Italy, a molecular PCR or an Antigen COVID-19 test, with a negative result. Alternatively, they have the obligation to undergo a molecular PCR or Antigen test, to be carried upon arrival at the airport in Italy (where possible) or within 48 hours of entering Italy at the local health company at your destination. While waiting to undergo the test at their destination, passengers will be subject to isolation at their home or residence.

All passengers need to fill out the form "Self Declaration in case of entry into Italy". This form specifies the requirements for entry, including the mandatory COVID-19 test when travelling from specific countries.

For the Italian regions Apulia, Calabria, Sardinia and Sicily an online registration form is available. All passengers who intend to travel to one of these regions are asked to fill in the online application form before arrival. After successful completion, passengers receive an electronic receipt, which must be shown upon departure and/or arrival.

Use the following links for your application:

IMPORTANT: The wearing of surgical masks or FFP2/FFP3 masks (without valve) is mandatory in Italian airports. Cloth masks are not allowed.

Lithuania

Belgian Citizens or Belgian Resident Card Holders are currently not allowed to enter Lithuania. More info »

All other passengers allowed to travel to Lithuania need a medical certificate with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result issued at least 72 hours before arrival. More info »

Norway

A quarantine period of 10 days applies to Belgian travellers visiting Norway. The quarantine period must be carried out at one registered Norwegian address and communicated to the Norwegian authorities upon arrival. For stays shorter than 10 days, you will still need to provide documentation. More info here.

Portugal

All travelers to Portugal mainland need to fill out a mandatory electronic Passenger Locator Card (PLC).

The island of Madeira allows tourists upon presentation of a negative COVID-19 test certificate (not older than 72 hours). Those who are unable to present this certificate, will have to take a test upon arrival and go into temporary quarantine.

Spain

All travelers to Spain are requested to complete the online health control form to obtain the QR Code, which must be presented to the Spanish authorities upon arrival.
Link: https://www.spth.gob.es/

Switzerland

Travellers arriving in Switzerland are required to go into quarantine for a period of 10 days and register with the cantonal authorities within two days of arrival. Latest updates regarding mandatory quarantine for persons arriving in Switzerland can be found here: www.bag.admin.ch/entry

United Kingdom

Travellers to UK are requested to provide their travel and contact data (earliest 48h before departure):
Online contact form »

Furthermore, travellers are requested to self-isolate for 14 days. More information can be found here »

Travel regulations for Africa

Benin

All travellers to Benin must complete the health declaration form (www.centresurveillancesanitaire.com) before boarding and submit to COVID tests (TDR and PCR) on arrival at their own expense (€77 / 55,000 FCFA, payable only online via the same link).

Travellers departing from Cotonou must also submit to a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours before departure (at the Palais des Congrès). The payment of €77 / 55.000 FCFA should also be done via the link www.centresurveillancesanitaire.com

Burundi

All passengers travelling to Bujumbura will need to present a negative Covid-19 test taken less than 72h before boarding.

Cameroon

Please note that the Cameroonian authorities impose that passengers travelling to Cameroon need to present a negative COVID-19 test dated less than 3 days before boarding the flight at their airport of departure.
For more information, we refer to the website of the Cameroonian authorities.

D.R. Congo

All passengers travelling to Kinshasa will need to present a negative COVID-19 test dated less than 7 days before their arrival in the D.R. Congo.
Passengers departing from Kinshasa will need to present a negative COVD-19 test dated less than 3 days before their departure.
The tests are required as from the age of 11, children younger than 11 years are exempt.

The Gambia

All passengers travelling to the Gambia will need to present a negative COVID-19 test dated less than 72 hours prior to boarding.

Ghana

All passengers travelling to Ghana must complete the Port Health Declaration Form (https://www.ghs-hdf.org/hdf/) and will need to present a negative COVID-19 test dated less than 72 hours prior to boarding.
Upon arrival, all passengers will also be subjected to a new COVID-19 test at the cost of the passenger (150 USD). This cost must be paid online before departure via https://myfrontierhealthcare.com/Home/Ghana. A payment receipt must be presented prior to boarding.

Ivory Coast

Passengers travelling to Abidjan need to:

  • to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test, dated max. 7 days before travel
  • declare their travel online on https://declaration.transports.gouv.ci/phone (you will be requested to pay 2,000 Francs CFA to register your travel) and print the receipt. You will need to present your travel declaration before boarding.

Passengers departing from Abidjan need to:

  • declare their travel online on https://declaration.transports.gouv.ci/phone and print the receipt. You will need to present your travel declaration before boarding.
  • no COVID-19 PCR test is required if travelling to Brussels

Rwanda

Passengers travelling to Rwanda must consult all needed requirements on https://www.rbc.gov.rw/travel, including the following main points:

  • All passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate dated within 120 hours of departure
  • All passengers must complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) online and save their UHC (Unique Health Code) after submission of the PLF.
  • No unaccompanied minors can be accepted and no passenger younger than 16 years old can travel on their own
  • Any passenger with reduced mobility, especially those who are unable to look after themselves, must be accompanied.

Any infringement on COVID-19 requirements or the non-completion of the PLF form will result in a fine of $1000 for the passenger.

Senegal

As from 01 November 2020, passenger travelling to Dakar need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate, dated max. 7 days old (from the date of the test result) before boarding.

Sierra Leone

Passengers travelling to Sierra Leone need to present:

  • Proof of registration on the website https://www.travel.gov.sl/
  • Proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test, dated less than 7 days before departure from point of origin

Arriving passengers will be tested again at Freetown airport; payment of 80USD can be done upon arrival.

Passengers departing from Sierra Leone need to present:

  • Proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test, dated less than 72hours/3days before departure from point of origin

Only printed or scanned copies of the negative test certtificate are accepted. SMS messages are not accepted.

Togo

Passengers travelling to Lomé must fill in the Immigration and Health Declaration Form and show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 5 days prior to boarding. On arrival, they will be subject to another mandatory test, to be paid for before departure via the online form. Also travellers departing from Lomé must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours before departure.

Passengers failing to comply with the regulations will be refused boarding.

Uganda

All passengers travelling to Uganda will need to present a negative COVID-19 test dated less than 72 hours prior to boarding.

Travel regulations for other countries

For all other countries, we strongly advise that you verify the latest updates on the IATA Travel Center website shortly before starting your journey.


Go to the IATA Travel Center website »