>>> Updated on March 14, 2022
Travel from the U.S. to Belgium:
- Fully vaccinated individuals can travel. Testing prior to arrival is no longer required. Travelers aged 12 and older who do not reside in Belgium must present a valid and recognized vaccination certificate. Both the CDC vaccination card and - when available - State-issued vaccination certificates are accepted as valid proofs of vaccination.
- Upon arrival in Belgium, vaccinated travelers no longer need to test or quarantine.
- Unvaccinated travelers can only travel in exceptional circumstances with an essential travel certificate and must present a negative COVID-19 test. PCR tests must be performed no more than 72 hours prior to arrival and rapid antigen tests (RAT) must be performed no more than 24 hours prior to arrival. Further information about testing and quarantine can be found here.
Please note that airlines decide under which conditions they carry passengers. We recommend you enquire about those conditions before booking your flight.
Travel from Belgium to the U.S.:
Fully vaccinated individuals 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.
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).
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 and recognized vaccination certificate (more information here). Please note that vaccine certificates including only 2 vaccination doses are valid for up to 270 days dating from the date of the last dose received. Vaccination certificates including a third dose, "booster shot," are valid indefinitely.
Recovery certificates issued by a U.S. physician and/or U.S. public health official are not accepted by Belgium. Therefore, it is not possible to travel to Belgium from the U.S. with a recovery certificate unless you possess an EU recovery certificate.
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
√ Passenger Health 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/
Vaccinated travelers no longer need to test or quarantine.
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 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.