When you arrive in Belgium, extra documents are required during these COVID-19 times:
All passengers travelling to Belgium must fill in a form in advance, i.e. the "Public Health Passenger Locator Form":
Upon correct registration of the document, you will receive an activation code. The Passenger Locator Form (PLF) is electronically available:
When boarding for your flight abroad, you will be asked to show the activation code as proof of submission of the form. This means that you must be able to present the code or document at check-in or when boarding the flight abroad.
Every person aged 16 years or older must be able to submit an activation code. Only persons for whom it is technically impossible to fill in the electronic form or who do not have a mobile phone number can still use the paper form. They keep a printed copy with them.
If you arrive in Pier B (from outside the Schengen area), you will be asked again to show the activation code at border control or hand over the paper document.
Only arriving passengers, i.e. those returning from abroad, need to fill in a Passenger Locator Form. When departing from Belgium, you must follow the rules of the country of destination.
Do you live in Belgium?
Based on the answers you give and the colour code of the country you are departing from, the form will work out whether you are regarded as a high-risk contact.
Quarantine rules after arrival in Belgium, can be checked on the following website.
You can be tested at the COVID-19 Test Centre at Brussels Airport with the activation code you received from the authorities by text message after filling in the Passenger Locator Form.
Arriving passengers, not living in Belgium (non-residents) and travelling to our country from a red zone, must get tested prior to departure.
A vaccination certificate (or any other document confirming you received a vaccine) does not replace a negative PCR test.
Are you coming to Belgium from outside the EU or Schengen Area? In that case, please have a look at the rules for essential travel on the official COVID-19 website of Belgium: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels-outside-eu-schengen/
More information about the COVID-19 Test Centres at departure and arrival at Brussels Airport can be found below. Online registration for the test is mandatory.
For more details on currently applicable government measures, please:
Once you have arrived at Brussels Airport, you have to retrieve your luggage, go through customs, meet the person that comes to pick you up or find the train or bus station ,.... Want to know all about arriving at Brussels Airport? Check out our Travel Planner Arrivals here