March 31, 2020
- Country-Specific Information:
- The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.
- Belgium has 12,775 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. There are cases in all three regions (Brussels, Flanders, and Wallonia).
- There have been 705 reported deaths in Belgium from COVID-19.
- The Government of Belgium has implemented measures to reduce the spread of the virus, including extending its confinement measures through April 19 with an option to extend further to May 3. 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 well as for physical activity. Visit the local government COVID-19 website https://www.info-coronavirus.be/ and http://www.crisiscentrum.be/ for updated information.
- Entry and Exit Requirements:
- The Government of Belgium has imposed entry and exit controls on non-essential travel to and from the country.
- U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available. Please see our webpage: Information About COVID-19 and Travel to the United States for the latest.
- Quarantine Information:
- Travelers arriving to Belgium from abroad must stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing.
- Travelers arriving from Belgium to the United States must stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing. For more information, please see visit DHS and CDC websites.
- Local Resources:
- View U.S. Embassy Brussels Most Recent Alerts.
- If you have fever and/or respiratory problems such as coughing and breathing difficulties, stay home and call your doctor and report your symptoms. Do not go to the waiting room or the emergency department. The doctor will determine by telephone whether you can stay ill at home or should go to hospital. In case you do not have a general practitioner, the Brussels Region has set up a hotline which you reach by dialing 1710. In order to prevent further contamination, it is advisable to stay away from other people. Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable handkerchief when sneezing or coughing. Dispose of used handkerchiefs into a rubbish bin with a lid and wash your hands.
- Information for healthcare workers: Website Sciensano
- The official Government of Belgium website (in Dutch, French and English) for COVID-19 information is www.info-coronavirus.be
- Other links:
COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
CDC page on COVID-19
Belgium Country Specific Information
- For U.S. Citizen Services:
U.S. Embassy Brussels, Belgium