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Belgium authorities have recently made a change in the nation’s incoming passengers policy. Travellers who present a complete vaccination, proof of recovery, or a negative test result would be allowed to enter Belgium and are exempted from additional test requirements.

The measures was approved at the Interministerial Conference on Health yesterday, during which a new rule on travelling has been introduced.

Beginning today, February 18, both residents and international arrivals who present one of the above certificates will no longer need to be tested on day one or seven, as they previously did. In addition, the requirement for quarantine has also been expired.

Meanwhile, Belgian citizens who cannot present a vaccination certificate or recovery test certificate and are coming from any of the unsafe countries must perform a rapid antigen or PCR test within 24 hours of arrival.

The rules are applied for countries under the dark red list in the European Union and third countries outside of the EU’s white list.

Whereas the need of getting tested and quarantined upon arrival remains effective for travellers coming from a variant of concern areas.

Additionally, the Belgian government has introduced the requirement for extra booster dose after the Janssen vaccine, considering measures across the 27-nation-bloc. More specifically, a full vaccination course with Jansenn is considered after the traveller has received the first and booster dose of the Jansenn vaccine.

The booster shot will make the traveller or resident eligible enough to obtain the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate and enter leisure facilities. Moreover, all people who wish to go with the Janssen vaccine can do so three months after receiving their first shot.

In contrast to Belgium, its neighbouring nations such as France and Germany accept the vaccination with Janssen if it is followed by two mRNA vaccines- one to complete the basic schedule and the other as a booster shot.


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Belgium relaxed COVID-19 restrictions for incoming passengers