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Prohibition of non-essential international travel

Travel for leisure and tourism purposes to and from Belgium is prohibited until Monday 18 April 2021.

Anyone travelling to and from Belgium must be in possession of a declaration of honour. An example form will be made available by the Minister of the Interior. The declaration on honour must be linked to the Passenger Location Form and supported by the necessary documents.

Only the following essential international journeys are permitted:

  • Compelling family reasons
    • Family reunification
    • Visits to a spouse or partner who does not live under the same roof, if plausible proof of a stable and lasting relationship can be provided
    • Trips for co-parenting, civil and religious weddings, funerals or cremations (of relatives or next of kin)
  • Humanitarian reasons
    • Relocations for medical reasons and continuation of medical treatment
    • Assistance to an elderly, minor, disabled or vulnerable person
    • Visiting relatives in palliative care
  • Study reasons
    • Journeys by pupils, students and trainees on exchange as part of their studies
    • Researchers with a hosting agreement
  • Inhabitants of border regions 
    • Journeys as part of daily life for activities that are also allowed in Belgium
  • Professional reasons for exercising the professional activity
  • Miscellaneous
    • Care of animals, travel within the framework of legal obligations (insofar as these cannot be done digitally), urgent repairs within the framework of vehicle safety and moving are also considered essential

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