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>>> Updated on December 19, 2021

 

Travel from Belgium to the U.S.: fully vaccinated persons can travel, but are required show a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than 1 day before travel. The details on the proof of vaccination and the pre-departure COVID-test are explained on the website of the U.S. Department of State

Travel from the U.S. to Belgium:

  • fully vaccinated persons can travel, but are required show a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in Belgium (if PCR test) or 36 hours before arrival (if rapid antigen test). Travelers who live in Belgium are exempted from the pre-departure testing requirement.  
  • The conditions for a valid vaccination certificate are explained here. Travelers should take all available proof of vaccination when traveling, both the CDC card and – when available – State-issued certificates.
  • Upon arrival in Belgium, all travelers must undergo mandatory tests on day 1 and on day 7. Vaccinated travelers must stay until quarantine until the negative result of the first test comes in.  
  • Unvaccinated travelers can only travel in very exceptional circumstances, listed here. They must quarantine for 10 days.   

Please note that airlines decide under which conditions they carry passengers. We recommend you enquire about those conditions before booking your flight.

Belgian citizens and (former) residents are encouraged to contact their Belgian family doctor in order to register their U.S. vaccination in the Belgian database and to obtain an EU Digital Covid Certificate. More information can be found here. In case of problems, please contact the CovidSafe helpdesk: +32 78 78 78 50 (Flanders), +32 2 214 19 19 (Brussels), +32 71 31 34 93 (Wallonia). 

Visitors to Belgium can upload their vaccination information here in order to obtain a Covid Safe Ticket for their visit, allowing access to restaurants, museums, etc. 

 

1. I am traveling to/via Belgium from the U.S.

  1.1 Travel restrictions : Am I allowed to travel and under which conditions?
  1.2 What are the COVID-19 related health measures in place in Belgium?

2. I am traveling to the U.S. from Belgium

  2.1 Travel restrictions : Am I allowed to travel and under which conditions?
  2.2 What are the COVID-19 related health measures in place?

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1. I am traveling to/via Belgium from the U.S.

 

  1.1 Travel restrictions : Am I allowed to travel and under which conditions?

 

U.S. residents are eligible to travel from the U.S. to Belgium, if they are fully vaccinated and can present a valid vaccination certificate (more information here).

They are also required to show a negative COVID-19 viral test result taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in Belgium (if PCR test) or 36 hours before arrival (if rapid antigen test). Travelers who live in Belgium are exempted from the pre-departure testing requirement. 

What documents do I need to travel?
     √ Your travel documents (passport, residence card, visa if applicable…)
         For visa application: see Visa for Belgium
     √ Vaccination certificate
         See: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/recognised-vaccins-and-certificates/    
     √ Negative COVID-19 viral test result
     √ Passenger Health Locator Form
         See: https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form

For unvaccinated travelers, please refer to https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/ for more information.

Please note that airlines decide on the conditions under which they carry passengers. The Belgian Embassy and Consulate Generals have no influence over their decision.
We therefore recommend that you enquire with your airline about the conditions that they apply before booking your flight.

1.2 What are the COVID-19 related health measures in place in Belgium?
 

In the Passenger Locator Form (PLF), you have to indicate where you have been during the last 14 days before coming to Belgium. Depending on the countries you visited, the measures explained on the following website apply: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/

The U.S. is currently a red zone. Therefore, all travelers must undergo a mandatory test on day 1 and day 7

Vaccinated travelers should stay in quarantine until the negative result of the fist test comes in.

Unvaccinated travelers can only travel in very exceptional circumstances, listed here. They must also quarantine for 10 days after arrival. 

For more information on testing and quarantine requirements and the latest measures in place, visit: www.info-coronavirus.be

 

2. I am traveling to the U.S. from Belgium

 

    2.1 Travel restrictions : Am I allowed to travel and under which conditions?

 

For our complete travel advise, please click here.

Can I travel ?

As of November 8, 2021, all fully vaccinated persons are able to travel from Belgium to the U.S. The details on the proof of vaccination and the pre-departure COVID-test are explained on the website of the U.S. Department of State

Please contact the U.S. Embassy in Brussels to know which visa services are currently available given the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the resumption of visa services. 

What documents do I need to travel?

All air passengers aged two years and older travelling to the U.S. need to get tested before their flight departs. All travellers should get tested no more than one day before departure. If you have recently recovered from COVID-19, you should provide documentation of recovery. All details are explained on the website of the CDC

2.2 What are the COVID-19 related health measures in place?
 

For testing and quarantine measures, please visit the website of the CDC and the COVID-19 measures of the State where you will stay.

     ⦁  Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 
     ⦁  Public Health Departments by State
     ⦁  World Health Organization