What should I do if I return to Belgium after a trip during Covid times?

You are returning to Belgium after a stay abroad. What conditions must you fulfil before you can start working again or be released from quarantine?


Did you stay abroad for longer than 48 hours or are you returning by plane, boat, train or bus from a country outside the EU or Schengen area? Then you are required to complete the Passenger Location Form. Please note: this must be done at the very earliest 48 hours before your arrival in Belgium. A combination of your answers and colour code will determine whether you are considered a high-risk contact or not.

Travellers returning from abroad and receiving an SMS are considered high-risk contacts and must go into quarantine. They are required to be tested for Covid-19 at the latest 1 day after arrival. This should be repeated on day 7 after arrival. A PCR test offers the highest reliability. If you are unable to work due to this quarantine, you can request an official quarantine certificate on the website of mijngezondheid.be or via contact research. You can reach this number via 02 214 19 19.

If you return from a red zone, for your own safety and the safety of those around you, it is advisable to strictly follow the Corona measures and advice.

I have done a PCR test, what now?

As long as you have not received the results of your test, you remain in home quarantine. Normally you will receive your test result within 48 hours. Via mypcrtest you will receive the result within 4 hours. Do you test negative after 7 days? Then you can be released from quarantine again.