Belgium to Lift Passenger Locator Form Requirement for Travellers From Next Friday -

2022-04-02 08:29:26 By : Ms. Mikayla wang

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Starting from March 11, next Friday, travellers reaching Belgium will no longer be required to present a Passenger Locator Form (PLF), as the government is set to remove the requirement in ‘eve’ of the COVID-19 pandemic’s end.

The decision was announced by Belgium’s Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety, and Environment website in a press release issued on March 4.

“The general obligation to complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) is no longer valid. The PLF is only mandatory for those who travel to Belgium with a carrier from a third country that is not on the white list of the European Union. For those who travel to Belgium and have one of the three COVID certificates (vaccination, test or recovery), there is no test or quarantine obligation,” the press release notes.

It also clarifies that those living in Belgium who do not hold a vaccination or recovery certificate, and neither COVID-19 negative test results, reach Belgium from another country where there is a high rate of Coronavirus cases, must take either a rapid antigen test or PCR test within 24 hours upon arrival in the country.

“Countries with an unfavourable situation include dark red countries on the ECDC map and third countries that are not on the European Union’s white list,” the press release also notes.

Currently, only a few regions of Norway, Poland and Romania are not coloured dark red on the EU’s map. Whereas the countries part of EU’s white list are:

The entry ban on travellers from third countries who do not hold a vaccination or recovery certificate remains effective.

“An entry ban continues to apply from countries or regions with a new variant of concern (zone with a very high-risk VOC),” the press release further notes, explaining that individuals permitted to enter Belgium from these areas remain subject to testing and quarantine restrictions.

Whereas starting from today, March 7, Belgium has ended the epidemic emergency, which means that several COVID-19 domestic restrictions, including here the requirement to carry a Covid Safe Ticket in order to access places like restaurants, bars, etc., as well as events, have been terminated.

The move has been taken in line with the high number of vaccinated people in the country, which is over nine million Belgians with primary vaccination, and over seven million with booster doses. The number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 has also dropped.