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You can walk around in belgium not having a vaccin because of law. Own choice. And crossing the border. But you may not enter some events or pubs only outside to name a few.. Unless fast test or certificate. the fast test can done at a local pharmacy.


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I travelled through Belgium (less than 48hrs) last month. The regulations are laid out on the UK Government site here:



Are you fully vaccinated - makes a difference both to your chances of catching, passing on, and suffering COVID? And specifically what you must do when entering Belgium and most other countries.


"The UK is currently classified as red zone (high risk) on the Belgian government’s travel colour code system. If you do not hold a Belgian, EU Digital COVID Certificate or an equivalent recognised by Belgium such as a NHS COVID Pass or certificate with a QR code from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, you are considered to be unvaccinated by the Belgian government and should follow entry requirements for unvaccinated travellers."


I am fully vaccinated so it was only necessary for me to fill in the Belgium Passenger Locator Form here:



Even if you are fully vaccinated you need to:


" take a test on day 1 or 2 after arrival and quarantine until you receive a negative result. Alternatively, you can provide evidence of a negative PCR test upon arrival, taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in Belgium. If you have a negative pre-departure test, you do not need to take tests on day 1 or day 2."


But also


"All arrivals from countries classified as high-risk, which currently includes the UK, are required to take a test on day 7, even if you are fully vaccinated and provided evidence of a negative pre-departure test. If any of the test results are positive, you must self-isolate in line with Belgian government guidance."


If you are not fully vaccinated then you are out of luck since you are coming both from outside the Schengen zone and a Red zone country and are prohibited from entry unless you fall within some very specific categories.




Specifically see the answer to this example question, on that page.:


I am not a national of the EU, nor of a country that is part of the Schengen Area, AND my primary residence is in a third country which is not included on the white list https://www.info-coronavirus.be/nl/kleurcodes-per-land/#white%20list , and is not considered to be a very high-risk country https://www.info-coronavirus.be/nl/hoog-risico-landen/ . May I travel to Belgium?



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