Liebe Flandern Freunde, Liebe Besucher,

um die Sicherheit von Einheimischen wie auch Besuchern zu gewährleisten und die Ausbreitung des Corona-Virus einzudämmen, hat die belgische Regierung entsprechende Maßnahmen ergriffen.
Die aktuellen Informationen dazu finden Sie hier:

COVID-19 | Informationen über Maßnahmen und Einschränkungen in Belgien
Deutschland – Auswärtiges Amt
Österreich - Bundesministerium für europäische und internationale Angelegenheiten

Wenn Sie für eine Dauer von 48 Stunden oder mehr nach Belgien reisen, müssen Sie 48 Stunden vor Ihrer Ankunft in Belgien ein Passenger Locator Formular ausfüllen. Klicken Sie hier für das Passenger Locator Online-Formular.

Wir freuen uns darauf, Sie so bald wie möglich wieder mit der gewohnten Gastfreundschaft in Flandern begrüßen zu können.

Auf bald und passen Sie gut auf sich auf.
Ihr Team von VISITFLANDERS.

If you are a travel agent or a tour organizer, this it the place for useful information and up-to-date links on Covid-19 related measures in Flanders, to assist you in planning your future tours to our destination. If you’re looking for promotional material or other useful information (not related to Covid-19), please contact your local team.


Latest information on Covid-19 and travel here.

More useful updated information about travelling from and to Belgium from any European country can be found on the „Re-open EU“ website here

The COVID Event Risk Model helps you organise a COVID-safe event. Click here for more information.

Travel with our YouFlanders app - the app shows you which places are quiet or busy and helps you to make the right choice when travelling through Flanders. Moreover, it gives you practical information about health and safety measures. Click here for more information and/or download.

Here the latest about Covid-19 measures in Flanders (last update 1st December 2021, 8:00 am):

  • The golden rules remain in force, namely:
    - respect the hygiene regulations (wear your face mask and wash your hands regularly)
    - take extra precautions for people belonging to risk groups
    - respect the physical distancing of 1.5 meters
    - masks are mandatory in most indoor public places (public transport, shops and shopping malls, museums, theatre halls, restaurants and bars, conference venues …) and in outdoor spaces where the distance of 1,5m can’t be maintained (markets, christmas markets, iceskating rinks…). A mask is required for everyone from 10 years on.
    - visitors need a Covid Safe Ticket (CST) or ad Digital EU Covid Certificate with a QR code to enter restaurants and bars, any events (theatre, concerts, sports,...), any sports club, activities over 50 attendees, museums and exhibitions, and some of the Christmas markets and winter activities. For more information about the CST for non-EU foreigners click here 
      
  • Borders & Travelling:
    - what are the current travel restrictions from and to Belgium? Click here for more detailed information about the current restrictions.
    - Europeans who are fully vaccinated can travel freely from one EU country to another.
    - a fully vaccinated traveller from a third country, outside of the EU/Schengen zone, will need a PCR test 72hrs before arrival.
    - travellers without a valid vaccination certificate will need a PCR or Rapid Antigen Test before or on arrival from a red region in Europe.
    - non-vaccinated travellers from countries outside of the EU/Schengen zone can only come to Belgium for essential reasons. They will need to take PCR or RA Test and to self-isolate for 10 days.
    - travellers from very high risk countries (currently 9 sub-Saharan countries) are banned from entering Belgium, except if they have the Belgian nationality or live in Belgium. 
    - if you are travelling to Belgium for a duration of 48 hours or more, or if you travel with a carrier, and you´re older than 12, you are required to fill in a Passenger Locator Form 48 hours before your arrival in Belgium. This form will be used both for leisure and business trips. Click here for the Passenger Locator online form
  • - before you leave and during your stay in Flanders, we advise you to regularly consult the websites of cities and/or provinces  in order to be well informed about the measures applicable there. 
    - also check the current travel advice from your national authorities before travelling
  • Accommodation:
    - all types of accommodations are open (incl. hotels, apart hotels, B&B`s, holiday homes) with the exception of their restaurants, and other communal facilities (e.g. shared bathroom, pool and fitness room). Meals can be taken in the room. It is urgently recommended to make reservations beforehand. 
  • Culture & Recreation: 
    - all cultural and recreational venues are open (museums, exhibitions, animal parcs, theme parcs, theatres…). Nightclubs and dancings are closed. Concert halls are open but only for seated concerts. 
  • Gastronomy / Restaurants / Bars:
    -  cafés, bars and restaurants close at 11.00 pm every night
    -  the maximum number of people per table is 6. A distance of least 1.5 meters must be maintained between tables.
    -  wearing a face mask is mandatory when entering, or moving around, in restaurants/bars. You can only take the mask off when sitting down and when the CST has been checked. Remark: the face mask mandate now applies to everyone older than 10 years.
  • Guiding and Tour Escorts
    - outdoor: organized guided tours with a maximum of 25 people over 12 years old are allowed again (1 guide + 24 guests, children up to and including 12 years are not counted) 
    - indoor: organized guided tours with a maximum of 25 people over 12 years old are allowed again (1 guide + 24 guests, children up to and including 12 years are not counted), as far as the building allows this with regard to the measures concerning the available space and good ventilation and/or extraction. Based on this criteria, each museum decides for itself how many people can take part in a guided tour in a safe and high-quality manner (lower limit: undetermined, upper limit: max. 25 people). The museums are free to decide whether and when they want to organise guided tours.
    - detailed information can be found on the websites of the respective cities under Cities & Regions
  • Cultural and sportive events:
    - you can find all useful information and links to assist you in planning your future events in Flanders on the website "Meet in Flanders" *
    - further restrictions include: mandatory face masks, seated audience, and continuous social distance of 1,5 meters, mandatory pre-bookings
  • Conference, meetings & events:
    - indoor public events must be seated, use the Covid Safe Tickste (CST) and face masks  
    - you can find all useful information and links to assist you in planning your future conference in Flanders, once it is allowed again, on the website "Meet in Flanders" *
  • Receptions & banquets:
    - private events are banned, except for marriages and funerals, where you still have to wear masks and keep your distance
    - you can find all useful information and links to assist you in planning your receptions & banquets in Flanders on the website "Meet in Flanders" *
  • Festivals and other big events attracting masses of people:
    - most of these events have been cancelled, please check the event organizer´s website
    - you can find all useful information and links to assist you in planning your future events in Flanders on the website "Meet in Flanders" *
  • Shopping
    - markets are open
    - restrictions: face masks are mandatory and you should keep a distance of 1.5 meters
  • Health & Safety: The Belgian State health care system provides free emergency care for visiting EU citizens, under the same terms as locals, using the European Health Insurance Card, EHIC (formerly E111). Anyone else requires private health insurance – e.g. tourists, as part of their travel insurance – in order to be able to recuperate any potential costs, and receive any non-emergency care (including repatriation) etc.
    Click here for more information.

     (the information contained in this website is subject to change without notice)
Travellers who are currently in Flanders, or who are planning a trip soon, are advised to check the travel advice issued by their national government to get the latest news on travel restrictions.

We hope to welcome you and your guests soon, with twice the heart, love and hospitality.

Warm regards and take good care of yourself,

Your VISITFLANDERS TRADE TEAM
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