The good health and safety of our guests is the upmost importance to EASPD. Our events will be held in accordance with current Belgian measures on COVID-19. We also ask our guest to follow the below guidelines and remain considerate of those who may be deemed more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. You may also find below further information on the COVID-19 travel requirements to enter Belgium.
Please note that this information is valid and correct as of 14/09/2021. This page will be updated again on 30/09/2021.
All participants travelling to Belgium must complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) within 48 hours before arriving in Belgium, even if you are vaccinated.
The PLF must be completed by all people travelling to Belgium, except:
You may complete the form either electronically or on paper. If you decide to use the paper version, make sure to fill in two copies, as the airline or train service will keep one for themselves. For the electronic version, you will receive a QR code to your email which you should show when you board and disembark.
For more information on the form and where to find it, use the following link: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/plf/
If you are travelling from the European Union or Schengen area or from red code white list third country and possess a vaccination certificate, the PLF is the only step needed to complete.
However, we would strongly advise you to double-check with your airline/travel provider as they may ask for further information. Please also make sure to check the rules for returning to your own country as this will differ from country to country.
To check the rules specific to your country, you can use the following link to see what steps need to be taken when arriving in Belgium. This includes whether you need to complete some form of testing or quarantine to enter. https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/
Belgium has implemented a colour code travel system with varying travel requirements for each colour code. The codes are as follows:
If you are told after completing your PLF that you will need a test, you can use the following links to find an appropriate testing location.
You can also conduct a test at Brussels Airport: here is more information on this process. A standard PCR test for costs €55 from the airport. https://www.brusselsairport.be/en/passengers/the-impact-of-the-coronavirus/covid-19-test-centre-at-brussels-airport
If you need to book a private PCR test, for return or ongoing travel, you can also do so via SYNLab. Further information on their test centers can be found here: Appointment (synlab.be).
If you need to complete a rapid antigen test, here are some pharmacies in Brussels, close to the conference venue, that you can contact:
Place de Luxembourg (near the EASPD offices) - https://www.easypharm.be/fr/pharmacies/bruxelles/pharmacie-du-luxembourg
Multipharmas in Brussels: Test & Go (multipharma.be)