Belgian health authorities have decided to lift several restrictions from September 1, as the country is close to meeting the goal of 70 per cent of the population being vaccinated in all municipalities.

Following the news shared in a press release, tourists travelling to Belgium will be able to attend numerous events and activities, such as private gatherings, parties and organized activities with no curfew or capacity restriction imposed.

Furthermore, travellers visiting bars and restaurants will no longer be limited to strict opening and closing hours and no distance between tables have to be applied. However, the serving personnel are obliged to continue wearing a face mask, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

But travellers will be able to attend nightclubs and dance halls only after October 1.

Moreover, tourists visiting Belgium will be able to attend indoor events with less than 200 participants or outdoor events with less than 400 attendees, which from October 1, is set to be raised to 500 attendees. However, travellers won’t be able to visit the Brussels-Capital Region, as the region will not be relaxing restrictions to that point.

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Tourists will be free from wearing a mask requirement from September 1, unless they are visiting an indoor event with more than 200 spectators or an outdoors event with 400 attendees.

Previously, the Belgian government has facilitated even more travelling to the country, after recognising England’s and Wales’s COVID-19 vaccination passport.

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“Today, no Schengen country is on this list, but this situation could very well evolve. In this case, we should be able to act quickly,” Belgium’s Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said.

This document will allow vaccinated travellers to enter the country without having to undergo quarantine or testing requirements upon arrival.

Furthermore, Belgium has successfully connected to the EUDCC previously, starting to issue the EU Digital COVID-19 Vaccination Passport to its citizens and providing safe travel amid the pandemic.

All people who have been fully vaccinated, who have recovered from the virus or tested negative are eligible to obtain the document. However, travellers have to be vaccinated with one of the European Medicines Agency authorised vaccines as the following list indicates:

  • Comirnaty (BioNTech, Pfizer)
  • Moderna
  • Vaxzevria (previously COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca, Oxford)
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

 

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