Information About COVID-19 and Travel to the United States

The Biden Administration announced a new international air travel policy that is stringent, consistent across the globe, and guided by public health. Starting on November 8, foreign national air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to fly …

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NOTICE for U.S. Citizen Travelers

STEP: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program Subscribe to get up-to-date safety and security information and help us reach you in an emergency abroad. Enroll for alerts at  step.state.gov . In Case of Emergency: Call 1-888-407-4747 (U.S./Canada); +1-202-501-4444 (overseas); or contact the nearest embassy:  go.usa.gov/xduQM. Recommended Web Browsers: Internet Explorer 11 with compatibility view or Google Chrome.

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: November 08, 2021 ***  Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States. U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) who are eligible …

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Health Alert

November 03, 2021 Location: Worldwide   Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Brussels, Belgium

Location:  Belgium Event:  U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. You qualify for this exception if all of the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Webinar for U.S. Citizens – Benefits and Beyond in the Benelux

The U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam, together with the U.S. Embassies in Belgium and Luxembourg, and the Social Security Administration’s Federal Benefits Unit, invite U.S. citizens to a webinar on Social Security Services and other Federal Benefits.  The event is an opportunity for U.S. citizens to not only learn more about the services available to U.S. …

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Demonstration Alert: Brussels, Sunday, January 31, 2021

Location:  Central Station, Possibly Atomium Area, Brussels, Belgium Event:  A demonstration in opposition of Belgian government measures to contain the coronavirus is expected on Sunday, January 31, 2021, beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m. near Central Station in Brussels.  It is possible that additional protests will take place near the Atomium in Brussels at the same …

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Health Alert: Update on Travel Restrictions Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

January 27, 2021 Location:  Belgium Event: U.S. citizens in Belgium are advised of the following key travel restrictions: First, Belgium is restricting all non-essential travel to and from the country from January 27, 2021 to March 1, 2021.  Belgium has defined non-essential travel as travel that does not fall into one of six categories, as listed …

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Health Alert: CDC COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Travelers to the United States

January 19, 2021 Location: Worldwide: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event: Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar …

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Health Alert: Information for U.S. Citizens in Belgium during the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 2, 2020 U.S. Embassy Brussels, Belgium Location:  Belgium Event:   International commercial flight options currently exist for U.S. citizens in Belgium to return to the United States via neighboring countries.  The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Belgium at this time.  Please review our webpage,  Information About COVID-19 and Travel to the United States , for further details.  If you will …

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Health Alert: Information for U.S. Citizens in Belgium during the COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. Embassy Brussels, Belgium June 12, 2020 Location:  Belgium Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist for U.S. citizens in Belgium via neighboring countries.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. …

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Demonstration Alert: Palais de Justice, Brussels, Sunday, June 7, 2020

Location:  Palais de Justice, Brussels, Belgium Event:  A demonstration in support of ongoing protests throughout the U.S. is expected on Sunday, June 7, 2020, beginning at approximately 3:00 p.m.  The demonstration has not been approved, but is likely to still take place.  It is possible that additional protests will take place in other Brussels locations …

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Health Alert: Information for U.S. Citizens in Belgium during the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 15, 2020 U.S. Embassy Brussels, Belgium Location:  Belgium Event:  International commercial flight options currently exist for U.S. citizens in Belgium via neighboring countries.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  The U.S. …

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Health Alert: Travel to the United States until Direct Commercial Flights Resume from Brussels

Location:  Belgium Event: Note: Note: This information will continue to be sent regularly for the benefit of new enrollees in STEP.  (NEW) information from previous emails is marked. (NEW) International commercial flight options currently exist for U.S. citizens in Belgium via neighboring countries.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements …

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Health Alert: Travel to the United States until Direct Commercial Flights Resume from Brussels

March 30, 2020 U.S. Embassy Brussels, Belgium Location:  Belgium Event: Note: This is new information from previous emails. According to current information, there will be no direct commercial air service from Belgium to the United States until at least late April.  In the meantime, commercial flights to the United States on a variety of carriers are …

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Health Alert: Remaining Flights From Brussels to the United States

March 26, 2020 U.S. Embassy Brussels, Belgium Location:  Belgium Event: Note: This information will continue to be sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  We will be sure to highlight any new information from previous emails. U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their …

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Health Alert – Update on Remaining Flights From Brussels to the United States

March 24, 2020 Location:  Belgium Event: There are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Belgium and the government has implemented measures to reduce the spread of the virus.  Citizens are required to stay at home in order to avoid contact outside their immediate family, except for essential travel, such as for food and medical needs, as …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Brussels, Belgium

March 20, 2020 Location: Belgium Event: Effective March 19, 2020, U.S. Embassy Brussels has suspended routine consular services. For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information  https://be.usembassy.gov/information-about-covid-19-and-travel-to-the-us/ . The government of Belgium has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Citizens are required to stay at home in …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Brussels, Belgium

Location: Belgium, countrywide Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Brussels, Belgium

Location:  Belgium, countrywide Event: During the holiday season, security measures in Belgium remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Violent extremists continue to focus on locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft …

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Security Alert: Public Safety Reminder

Event:  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children. Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings. In the past they have used knives, guns and vehicles as ramming devices. They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public …

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