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COVID-19 Information
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Last updated: January 20, 2023

The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  All non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

For travelers to the United States, please be aware of a new, temporary pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirement for all travelers over the age of 2 departing the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Macau who are traveling to the United States.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor Travel.State.Gov and the CDC website for updates.  Air travelers should reach out to the airlines for specific questions regarding testing requirements.

  • Entry and Exit Requirements:
    • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? No.
      • As of May 23, 2022, travel for U.S. citizens is permitted. There is no testing or quarantine requirement for U.S. citizens. There is no need to present a Passenger Locator Form or valid vaccination, recovery, or test certificate.
      • As these policies are subject to change without notice, we recommend U.S. citizens with questions about travel regulations to Belgium contact their airline or their local Belgian embassy – in the USA the website is https://www.belgiumintheusa.be/
      • International commercial flight options currently exist for U.S. citizens in Belgium to return to the United States.
    • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
      • As of May 23, 2022, travel for U.S. citizens is permitted. There is no testing or quarantine requirement for U.S. citizens.  There is no need to present a Passenger Locator Form or valid vaccination, recovery, or test certificate.
      • Please note that airlines decide under which conditions they carry passengers. We recommend you inquire about those conditions before booking your flight.
    • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No
    • U.S. citizens in Belgium seeking to extend their residency permit or permitted time of stay should contact the relevant municipal office.
  • Quarantine Information:
    • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
  • COVID-19 Testing:
    • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Belgium? Yes.
      • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes.
      • Federal Public Service (FPS) Public Health’s COVID-19 Testing page provides complete information on testing, including a link to an interactive map of test centers throughout the country.
      • Brussels Airport also offers a COVID-19 testing site for both arriving and departing passengers.
      • Depending on your affiliation to a Belgian health insurance fund and the site, reason, and type of COVID-19 test requested, the test could be free of charge or up to €120 or more.
      • Options for delivery of test results will depend on the site.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
    • Are vaccines available in Belgium for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes.
      • The Government of Belgium has approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use. BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, Oxford/AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available for use.
    • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
    • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.  For Belgium, this information can be found on FPS Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination page.  The vaccination is voluntary and free of charge for every resident.
  • Local Resources:
  • For U.S. Citizen Services:  U.S. Embassy Brussels, Belgium // USCitizenBrussels@state.gov