COVID-19 Information

** UPDATE – March 16 **
To stay up-to-date with information about how COVID-19 could impact your travel to the United States, please visit the U.S. Embassy in Belgium’s U.S. Citizen’s Services page. Here you can find all messages and alerts for U.S. citizens in Belgium, as well as updated travel guidance.

COVID-19 Information
February 24, 2020

Country-Specific Information – Belgium:

    • Belgium has one confirmed case of COVID-19 within its borders.
    • Belgium has reported its first confirmed coronavirus case after one of the nine Belgian citizens repatriated from China tested positive. In the meantime, the patient has been discharged after two weeks in quarantine in a military hospital.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

    • No travel restrictions have been implemented by the Government of Belgium in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Quarantine Information:

    • Only travelers returning on government-provided evacuation flights are placed in quarantine.

Local Resources:
If you are sick and have recently been to China, or if there is someone in your immediate entourage who is sick and has been to China, contact your GP and mention your travel history and your symptoms. Do not go to the GP’s waiting room or to the Emergency department. In order to prevent further contamination, it is advisable to stay away from other people. Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable handkerchief when sneezing or coughing. Dispose of used handkerchiefs into a rubbish bin with a lid and wash your hands.

Information for travelers: website FPS Foreign Affairs
Information for healthcare workers: Website Sciensano
The official Government of Belgium website (in Dutch, French and English) for COVID-19 information is www.info-coronavirus.be

Other links:
COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
CDC page on COVID-19
Belgium Country Specific Information

Assistance:
U.S. Embassy Brussels, Belgium
+32-2-811-4000
USCitizenBrussels@state.gov