Belgium Travel Health Certificate

Passenger Locator Form for Belgium

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COVID-19 entry requirement: The Passenger Locator Form for Belgium is a mandatory travel document for most visitors entering the country.

Belgian authorities have introduced a mandatory travel health document ⁠— the Passenger Locator Form, or PLF. This is a safety measure in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The form is a requirement for most passengers. It must be completed before departure and shown to officials when traveling to Belgium.

If you are required to have the PLF for Belgium and you fail to show a completed form, you will not be allowed to enter the country.

This page outlines:

  • What the Belgium travel health form is
  • If you need it to travel
  • How to apply online

What is the PLF for Belgium?

The Passenger Locator Form for Belgium is a type of Travel Health Certificate that records the details and current health status of each passenger. The information helps authorities to control the spread of COVID-19 in Belgium.

The form is one of a number of travel restrictions introduced by the Belgium government. This policy must be followed, along with all other overseas visitor requirements.

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What is the form used for?

The Belgium health declaration form acts in different ways, all to help manage the current coronavirus pandemic.

Health screening passengers

One of the main purposes of the PLF is to health screen passengers coming into Belgium.

The form is a declaration that you are following the country’s current travel requirements, by holding the necessary certificate(s).

The documents you need depend on what country you are traveling from. The Belgian government has categorized each region into zones of green, orange, red, and very high-risk. 

Track and trace cases

Another important function of the Passenger Locator Form for Belgium is to track and trace positive COVID-19 cases.

By providing your contact details, you give health authorities a direct way to communicate with you. This way, if you have been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for the virus, officials can contact you as quickly as possible. 

Who Needs to Complete the Passenger Locator Form for Belgium?

All international visitors traveling to Belgium, both directly and indirectly, must show a PLF. This includes anyone traveling by:

  • Air
  • Sea
  • Train or bus from outside the EU or Schengen area

If you have stayed in a very high-risk country within 14 days of your trip, you are also required to complete the form. This is regardless of the mode of transport you have taken.

Is anyone exempt from completing the travel health form?

The only exemptions for the Belgium travel health form are passengers who:

  • Stay in Belgium for less than 48 hours
  • Have been abroad for less than 48 hours

This does not apply to passengers who:

  • Travel by air or sea
  • Travel by train or bus from outside the EU or Schengen area
  • Have been in a very high-risk country within the last 14 days

Do I need the PLF to transit through Belgium?

You must still show a completed Belgium health declaration form if you are transiting through Belgium.

The only exception is if you are transiting through for less than 48 hours, and arrive by train or bus from within the EU or Schengen area.

Do children need to complete the form?

All children over the age of 12 years old need to have their own PLF for Belgium to show to officials during their journey.

Minors under 12 can be registered on an accompanying adult’s form. There is an option to do this on the application.

Belgium Health Declaration Form Requirements

In order to start the application process for the Passenger Locator Form, you will need to have the following prepared:

  • Travel details
  • Accommodation in Belgium
  • Required COVID-19 certificate(s)

Belgium’s current travel restrictions depend on each passenger’s country of origin, and what areas they have been in within 14 days of arrival.

Traveling to Belgium from a green or orange zone

If you are traveling from a green or orange zone, you need to have one of the following:

  • Proof of full vaccination
  • Recovery certificate
  • Negative PCR or RAT test result

Traveling from a red zone within the EU or Schengen area

If you are traveling from a red zone that is in the EU or Schengen area, you need one of the following:

  • Proof of vaccination
  • Recovery certificate
  • Negative PCR or RAT test result

Passengers over the age of 12 that can only show a test result must take another test on day 7.

Entering Belgium from a red zone outside the EU or Schengen area

If you are not an EU national or resident, you can only travel to Belgium for essential reasons, unless you are fully vaccinated.

Fully vaccinated travelers

You can travel to Belgium from outside the EU and Schengen area if you are fully vaccinated. You also need to do one of the following:

  • Show a negative test result on arrival
  • Take a test on day 1 or 2 after you arrive

Unvaccinated travelers

Unvaccinated passengers coming from outside the EU or Schengen area must do the following:

  • Show a negative test result on arrival
  • Quarantine for 10 days
  • Get tested on day 1 and day 7 in Belgium

If the day 7 test is negative, you can leave quarantine early.

Traveling from a very high-risk country

If you are coming from a country deemed as very high-risk, from within the EU or Schengen area, you must have:

  • Vaccination certificate
  • Negative test result on arrival or day 1

You must also be tested again on day 7.

If you are traveling from a very high-risk country that is not in the EU or Schengen area, you are not allowed to travel to Belgium.

PLF Online Registration for Belgium

Once you have checked the relevant travel restrictions and confirmed that you have the correct documents, you can start the process for the PLF.

The form must be completed within 6 months of your arrival to Belgium. It is recommended to apply for the Belgium travel health form once you have completed online check-in for your journey, as the form will ask for your seat number.

The form is quick and easy to complete, and it can be done completely online.

You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Personal details
  • Transport information
  • Address in Belgium
  • Travel history
  • COVID-19 certificate

Once you have completed the PLF for Belgium, the approved travel document will be sent to you by email.

You can either print a paper copy of your form, or show it on a mobile device.

Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive Health Certificate
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Travel Health Certificate FAQS

  • Do I need a negative COVID-19 test to travel to Belgium?

    Testing requirements depend on the country you are traveling from.

    If you are coming from a very high-risk country, you must show a test on arrival or on day 1. You must also take a test on day 7.

    If you have been in a red zone country that is outside the EU or Schengen area, and you are vaccinated, you must show a test on arrival or on day 1 or 2. If you are unvaccinated, you must show a test on arrival plus take tests on day 1 and 7.

    You do not need to take a test if you travel from other countries and you are vaccinated or have a recovery certificate.

  • Do you have to quarantine in Belgium?

    You only need to quarantine if you are coming from a red zone country that is outside the EU or Schengen area, and you are unvaccinated.

    In this case, you must quarantine for 10 days.

  • Is the PLF for Belgium mandatory?

    The Passenger Locator Form for Belgium is mandatory for almost all passengers.

    The only exception is travelers entering Belgium by train or bus from within the EU or Schengen area, who are staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours.

  • Do I need to be vaccinated to travel to Belgium?

    You do not need to be vaccinated to visit Belgium, but you do need to show a negative test result or proof of recovery.

    You may need to take more tests and/or quarantine, depending on the country you are traveling from.

  • When do I have to apply for the Passenger Locator Form?

    You must apply for the PLF within 6 months of travel to Belgium.

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