The Passenger Locator Form, is an online form, which must be completed before your travel. This online formular helps in the contact tracing. The Passenger Locator Form does not replace an Evisa and must be completed separately from the Evisa.


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Visiting Belgium

Last updated: 5 October 2022, 12:00 Belgium (GMT +4)

All passengers regardless of their country of residence and nationality must complete the electronic passenger locator form, EPLF, which will be available 180 days before their arrival in Belgium.

The travelers who have the below status are allowed to travel to Belgium for non-essential travel:

• Nationals and residents of EU member states or the Schengen area

• Nationals of a third country holding a valid residence permit issued by a State of the Schengen area, or a valid type D visa

• Travelers from a whitelisted third country are allowed to travel to Belgium for non-essential travel. Passengers belonging to this category must respect the conditions of entry into Belgium.

It is compulsory for all travelers to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before arriving in Belgium, regardless of their mode of transport or the duration of their stay in Belgium or abroad.

Vaccination or a negative PCR test result is no longer mandatory to travel to Belgium for travelers residing in countries classified on the green list.

All countries of the EU and the Schengen area have a green color code except some regions and departments of certain countries visible on this link

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Last updated: 18 october 2021, 9:00 Belgium (GMT +4)

Eligibility to travel

To be able travel to Belgium, you must complete a passenger tracking form and respect a quarantine on arrival.

Non-essential travel to Belgium is prohibited. Travel restrictions do not apply to nationals of the EU and Member States of the Schengen area as well as to nationals of third countries holding a residence permit issued by a Schengen area State or 'a valid D visa.

Passengers residing in other Member States of the EU or of the Schengen area and going to Belgium must provide proof of their journey (plane / bus / train ticket) from Belgium to the Member State of the EU / Schengen area.

The following exceptions require the presentation of a certificate from the employer, a death certificate, photos justifying the link, etc. during registration:

  • Business trips
  • Medical reasons
  • Essential workers
  • Humanitarian reasons
  • Study trips
  • Travel to assume parental role
  • Death or marriage in the immediate family
  • Visit of a partner as part of a lasting relationship
  • Care of a vulnerable person
  • Frontier residents (can continue their usual activities, such as going to the nearest bakery)

Information for travel from Brazil, India and South Africa

Passengers to Belgium from Brazil, India and South Africa are subject to an entry ban. Only passengers with Belgian nationality and passengers mainly residing in Belgium are allowed to return to Belgium.

All other passengers traveling by plane, train, boat or coach, including in transit, are subject to the ban, with the exception of the following authorized essential travel:

  • Professional trips for staff in the field of transport and seafarers
  • Travel of diplomats, staff of international organizations and persons invited by international organizations, whose actual presence, in the performance of their duties, is essential for the proper functioning of these organizations

Note: Authorized trips require the presentation of a certificate from the employer and a certificate issued by the Belgian diplomatic or consular representation, after determining the essential nature of the trip.

COVID-19 Testing Requirements

All passengers including children who are 6 years old,arriving on Belgian territory from a country placed in the red zone and whose main residence is not in Belgium must produce a negative result in a COVID? 19 PCR test carried out 72 hours before departure to Belgian territory.

Since February 13, 2021, the COVID? 19 PCR test obligation applies to passengers from 6 years of age.

Since January 27, 2021, in addition to the mandatory standard COVID-19 screening test to be performed 72 hours before boarding, foreign residents must screen for COVID-19 on the first and seventh day following their arrival in Belgium .

Belgian residents are not required to screen for COVID-19 before departure but will have to be tested on the first and seventh day.

The following criteria need to be met for the COVID19 PCR test certificate:

  • The document must be in paper or digital format and instantly searchable.
  • The document must be written in Dutch, French, German or English.

The document produced by the traveler must include the following information:

  • The date the sample was taken must be clearly indicated: the document is valid for 72 hours from that date.
  • Only PCR tests for SARS CoV? 2 with the mention PCR are accepted.
  • The analysis must have been carried out in an official laboratory in the traveler's country of origin and be certified by a doctor or a pharmacist-biologist (equivalent INAMI number).

The following tests are not accepted:

  • RT LAMP;
  • Rapid antigenic tests;
  • Serological tests.

Compulsory requirement:

All passengers taking a flight to Belgium from a region outside the Schengen area must complete the passenger tracking form for public health online before departure and then present it during check-in.

You must complete the form within 48 hours of the flight. You will receive a QR code once the form is completed. You will need to present this QR code during check-in.

Passengers who cannot prove that they have completed the electronic passenger tracking form for public health will not be allowed to board flights to Belgium.


You will find information on quarantine measures on the Belgian diplomacy website.

All travelers from the UK, South Africa and South America must observe a 10-day quarantine and take a COVID-19 PCR test on the first and seventh day of the quarantine.

Other information

For more information on travel restrictions, red zone countries and non-essential travel, visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.

Traveling from Belgium

The Belgian authorities strongly advise against travel to certain countries. For more information, visit the website of the Belgian government.