Open with restrictions

Belgium Travel Restrictions

74,53% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 74,44% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Belgium.
Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Belgium without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Belgium for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Belgium entry details and exceptions

Non-essential travel to Belgium is prohibited for people who are not a national of the EU, nor of a country that is part of the Schengen Area, except for fully vaccinated individuals with a recognised vaccination certificate from 1 July 2021.

Travellers under the age of 18 who arrive in Belgium from a country outside the European Union or Schengen Area will now be permitted entry regardless of their vaccination status, but they should be accompanied by another person who holds a valid vaccination certificate.

All incoming travelers to Belgium should fill in the Passenger Locator Form within 6 months of your scheduled arrival.


Outgoing travel to BelgiumTravelling from South Africa to Belgium

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Belgium.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Children under the age of 12 and residents of Belgium are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 PCR-RT test result.

Fully vaccinated travelers with recognized proof of vaccination are also exempted from this requirement

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Belgium.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

A 10-day quarantine is required, alongside a test requirement on the 1st and 7th days of quarantine.

Exception applies to fully vaccinated travelers, negative covid test certificate holders, and those with a recovery certificate not older than 180days. They will be allowed a quarantine-free entry to Belgium.

Documents

Return travelReturning to South Africa from Belgium

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Belgium must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Belgium are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Belgium without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Belgium.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Belgium without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Belgium.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from South Africa are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from South Africa will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from South Africa are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travellers from South Africa are required to isolate for 10 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Belgium is not required

  • Restaurants in Belgium are open. Bars in Belgium are open.