COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
Quarantine RequiredCOVID-19 Testing Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers Fully vaccinated and recovered travelers typically do not have to carry a test upon entry. Vaccinated travelers carry an accepted vaccination certificate (EU Digital COVID Certificate, UK NHS COVID Pass or other accepted certificate) confirming vaccination with a recognized vaccine. Recovered travelers must be fully recovered, carrying a positive COVID-19 PCR test issued 11-180 days before entry, or a recognized recovery certificate (e.g., EU Digital COVID Certificate, UK NHS COVID Pass). Vaccination certificates are accepted up to 270 days up since the date of the last dose. After the booster dose, the vaccination certificate remains valid indefinitely. Recovery certificates are accepted up to 180 days after recovery. Travelers from Ukraine are not required to carry proof of vaccination or recovery. Non-vaccinated Travelers Negative COVID-19 PCR test, completed no more than 72 hours before entry, or negative rapid antigen test completed no more than 24 hours before entry. The certificate must be in Dutch, French, German, or English, and can be presented on paper or in electronic form. Exemptions include border residents and eligible transiting travelers. On-arrival tests are typically required on day 1 after arrival. Travelers from Ukraine are not required to carry a negative test. Quarantine Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers Fully vaccinated and recovered travelers are not required to quarantine. Non-vaccinated Travelers Travelers quarantine until testing negative on their on-arrival test (completed on day 1 after arrival).
ImmigrationApplicants are advised to check and/or contact their consular post before visiting. Consular posts may offer limited services in very high risk countries. Regional Employment Offices and the federal Foreigner’s Office continue to process work and residence (single) permit applications. Applicants are advised to contact town hall by phone or email to schedule an appointment. Travel Restrictions Entry is permitted for the following categories: Travelers from Ukraine; Travelers from EU/Schengen Area countries or from 'white list' countries; Belgian nationals and residents and their family members; EU/Schengen Area nationals and residents; Fully vaccinated travelers, carrying an EU Digital COVID Certificate, UK NHS COVID Pass, or other recognized vaccination certificate; Recovered travelers, carrying a recovery certificate and seeking entry 11-180 days after their positive test; and Essential travelers. Permitted entrants should hold a Schengen C visa or long-term visa; attestation of essential travel issued by a consular post; or clear proof of essential entry purpose (e.g., recognized vaccination certificate, proof of residence). No countries are currently listed as ‘very high risk’. Countries listed as such are subject to strict travel restrictions.
• Home searches are being carried out with a reduced number of viewings due to extra measures in place.
- Visits can only occur if no one is present in the property.
- Visits are assisted by RC and Realtor.
- Sanitary measures remain in place including: Aeration of property between visits/ Realtor leaving open doors as much as possible/ Wearing of facial masks during visits imposed.
• Yes, bookings are being made virtually and apartments are available.
• All temporary accommodations are operational.
• Sanitary measures in place including disinfection after each visit or occupation are in place.
• Cleaning resumed as usual but the tenant can decide not to have the service.
• Nurseries and schools
• Belgium advice to protect yourself against Omicron - Get the booster vaccine - Restrict contacts - Waer a face mask - Ventilate indoor areas - Use self-tests - Keep your distance - Follow the rules on working from home - Follow the quarantne and isolation rules
• Coronavirus - what should you do: - Respect the hygiene rules - Take your activities outside - Think about vulnerable people - Keep your distance (1,5m) - Limit your close contacts - Follow the rules on gatherings
• Face masks - In busy places (such as the supermarket, in a shopping street, etc.) it is not always possible to keep a distance of 1.5 metres. That is why you have to wear a face mask in these places. - More information about where and how to wear them can be found at - https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/
• Journeys - In Belgium: - You are allowed to move around freely - If you are using public transport (bus, tram or train) and over 6 years old, wear a face mask covering your mouth and nose.
• Travelling abroad - Travel is permitted. More info on: - 'Travelling abroad' - https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/ - 'Travelling or returning to Belgium' - https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/safe-travel/ Do you have a question about journeys, go to: - FPS Mobility for more information on road traffic, aviation, shipping or rail transport - https://mobilit.belgium.be/en - FPS Foreign Affairs for travel advice - https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en - NMBS, STIB/MIVB for more information about the measures on public transport in Belgium - http://www.stib-mivb.be/article.html?l=en&_guid=002eeb34-334b-3810-aea3-aa16619abec2
Household GoodsSurvey (Video/In-person)
• Video recommended
Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
• Yes, under strict sanitary regulation from government
• Air: Limited services
• Sea: Limited services
• Limited trucking capacity available; high rates.
• Trucking between Belgium and neighboring countries could be subject to additional checks.
Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
• No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative.