International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Summary

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

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Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Policies
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Cases Per Million
1,475.36
Decreased by286.70
at 11/27/2021
Vaccinated
75.84%
Increased by0.21%
at 11/25/2021
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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Belgian Government
Start Date
11/27/2021
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Before You Leave

Optional

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

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers coming from selected countries with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival, or a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result taken a maximum of 36 hours before arrival, are not required to quarantine on 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:

  • Travelers with a recognized recovery certificate no older than 180 days.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Arrival
  • A Antigen Test Up To 36 hours Before Arrival
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Belgian Government
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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.
Relevant Documents and Resources
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Belgian Government
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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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Belgian Government
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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers arriving from selected countries are not required to quarantine on arrival in Belgium.

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Belgian Government
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers aged 13 years and older must wear masks in public places. Please check the source for more details.

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Belgium Government
Start Date
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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
1,475.36
Decreased by286.70
at 11/27/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
16.20%
Decreased by1.40%
at 11/24/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
75.84%
Increased by0.21%
at 11/25/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
8,821,402
Increased by23,680
at 11/25/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.37
Increased by-0.04
at 11/25/2021

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. Private indoor gatherings, not including home visits, are prohibited until further notice. Self-testing is strongly encouraged when receiving guests at home. 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. Visitors can apply for 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...
Checked
11/28/2021

Use of mask

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

Public transportation

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Operating
Severity
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Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

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Restrictions in place
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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

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Restrictions in place
Severity
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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

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

Shops

Status
Open
Severity
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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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