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Corona update: recent (72 hours) negative test mandatory on arrival in Belgium from 25.12.2020.

The following measures apply in the case of cross-border movements to Belgium lasting more than 48 hours, after a stay abroad of more than 48 hours:

  1. All non-residents travelling to Belgium from a red zone must submit a recent negative test result on Covid-19 (72 hours) from 25/12 onwards.
  2. The mandatory completion of the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) with a self-assessment by everyone (i.e. residents and non-residents).
  3. Placing oneself in quarantine and/or having a test carried out if necessary after completing the PLF
  4. Before the start of employment in the following sectors:
    • Construction sector
    • Agriculture and horticulture
    • Cleaning sector
    • Meat sector

the employer or client must check whether the negative test was carried out at the earliest 72 hours before arrival in Belgium (travel by plane or boat) or 72 hours before the start of the employment of an employee or activities of the self-employed person (other means of transport).

The 48-hour period was therefore replaced by 72 hours.

Inspections on the presence of a negative test can be carried out by:

  • the prevention advisor-labor physicians, and
  • the physician-social inspector of the General Directorate for Supervision of Well-being at Work.

Keeping the data in the contact tracing register is still mandatory in the sectors mentioned above, but it is no longer mandatory to archive the negative test results in this register.

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