Most of the COVID-19 related restrictions have been eased down in Belgium as of Monday, March 7, with the nation discontinuing vaccine pass and mask mandates in several parts of public life.
The federal government has made a decision on Friday to lower down the nation’s coronavirus barometer from code orange to code yellow, by easing most of the rules around two years after the nation entered into lockdown.
As of March 7, Monday, people are not required to show their COVID Safe Tickets any longer to enter any restaurant, cafe, gyms, and cultural events, whereas, cinema halls and concert halls will no longer be required to follow limited participants or audience.
Meanwhile, with the exception of medical health care, hospitals and the public transport system, people are no longer need to wear masks, even not during while making an entry into public venues, such as shops, stores, schools or public administration offices.
At the same time, people travelling to the nation can now step into the country without adding the paperwork of the so-called Passenger Locator Form, which has also been scrapped.
The Belgian government decided on the first package of COVID-restrictions in the country on March 18, 2020, while imposing a nation wide lockdown across the country.