Travel Restrictions Entering Belgium from Sierra Leone

International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Sierra Leone to Belgium.

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Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Policies
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Changed
Cases Per Million
2,198.86
Decreased by647.24
at 1/14/2022
Vaccinated
77.39%
Increased by0.48%
at 1/16/2022
Return Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Description

Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from selected countries are allowed to enter Belgium. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Belgian citizens or those whose main residence is in Belgium;
  • Travelers with essential reasons;
  • Unvaccinated travelers under 18 years of age are allowed entry as long as they travel with an adult with valid proof of vaccination.

For more details and exemptions, please see the source.

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Start Date
1/7/2022
Changed

Visas

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results before exiting Sierra Leone

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Description

Departing travelers must book a test on the government online portal. The test must be a COVID-19 PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure from Sierra Leone. A negative COVID-19 PCR test result should contain a QR code.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 5;
  • Travelers staying for 5 days or less.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result required for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers must have negative COVID-19 PCR test results taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival, or negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test results, taken a maximum of 36 hours before arrival. Travelers with only a vaccination certificate will be required to quarantine. Only vaccine certificates recognized by the European Commission or by Belgium are accepted.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Residents in Belgium;
  • Travelers with a recognized recovery certificate no older than 180 days;
  • Travelers under the age of 12.

Please see the source for more details and exemptions.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Arrival
  • A Antigen Test Up To 36 hours Before Arrival
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Mandatory

Mandatory passenger locator form

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Travel Purpose
TourismMedicalBusinessTransit
Description

All travelers are required to complete a Passenger Locator Form a maximum of 6 months before arrival in Belgium. The form should be completed online and travelers will receive a QR code via email.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers arriving by train or bus from a country in the European Union or Schengen area, and staying less than 48 hours;
  • Travelers returning to Belgium after a stay abroad of less than 48 hours.
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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers must have a vaccination certificate. Travelers must have received the last dose required at least 2 weeks before travel. Vaccine certificates recognized by the European Commission or by Belgium and their non-European equivalents are accepted.

Approved vaccines: Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Covishield.

Travelers with access to the EU Digital Certificate may use it to present proof.

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Unvaccinated travelers under 18 years of age are allowed entry as long as they travel with an adult with valid proof of vaccination.

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On Arrival

Not Required

Mandatory quarantine and testing for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test on day 1 after arrival and quarantine until they get a negative test result. Travelers are required to take a second COVID-19 PCR test on day 7.

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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers aged 6 years and older must wear masks in public places, and on public transportation. Please check the source for more details.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Belgium.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
2,198.86
Decreased by647.24
at 1/14/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
29.10%
Decreased by7.10%
at 1/11/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
77.39%
Increased by0.48%
at 1/16/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
9,001,700
Increased by55,709
at 1/16/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.54
Decreased by0.06
at 1/14/2022

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

Due to a recent increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, restrictions have been reintroduced by the government to curb further outbreaks. Indoor mass events and private indoor gatherings, not including home visits, are prohibited until further notice. Self-testing is strongly encouraged when receiving guests at home. Public indoor events are currently limited to a maximum of 200 people. More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the region you are visiting. A Covid Safe Ticket (EU Digital Certificate) as proof of vaccination, negative test result, or previous recovery may be required to access some establishments and to attend public events with more than 50 people. Visitors can apply for a COVID Safe Ticket at https://covidsafe.be/en These restrictions may change at short notice as the situation develops. Further information on the current measures across Belgium, including additional restrictions for some regions, can be found at https://www.info-coronavi...
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Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in indoor public areas, contact professions, and on public transportation.

Public transportation

Operating
Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open between the hours of 5 am until 11 pm for customers with a Covid Safe Ticket. Seating is limited to a maximum of 6 people per table or an entire household.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Bars are open for customers between the hours of 5 am until 11 pm with a Covid Safe Ticket. Seating is limited to a maximum of 6 people per table or an entire household.

Nightclubs

Closed
Nightclubs must remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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