Summary

COVID-19 entry restrictions for Belgium

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Belgium’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you’re planning travel to Belgium, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

There are rules about taking food and drink into the EU. See Taking food and drink into Belgium for further information.

Travelling via Calais? Check travel advice for France.

If you’re currently living in or moving to Belgium, check the Living in Belgium guide in addition to this travel advice.

Demonstrations often take place in Brussels, including around transport hubs and the Schuman area. See Demonstrations

Theft and pickpocketing is a problem in crowded areas. Take care of your belongings and passports at all train stations in Brussels. See Crime

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Belgium. Attacks could happen anywhere, including on public transport and transport hubs and in other places visited by foreigners. See Terrorism

Security operations are likely to be carried out at short notice. You should remain vigilant and follow the instructions of the Belgian authorities. Police have asked the public not to comment on police operations on social media. You can find more information on the Belgian Crisis Centre website and Twitter channel.

If you need to contact the emergency services, call 112.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.