Tuesday, 31 August 2021
While they never fully went away, the Day 7 test is officially back with a vengeance as part of the new changes to Belgium’s Covid-fighting measures.
This time, however, the changes also apply to those who are vaccinated.
As of 31 August, all travellers returning to Belgium from a red zone outside the EU have to be tested on days 1 and 7 upon arrival in Belgium, even if they have a valid vaccination or recovery certificate, according to the latest changes to the rules.
Tests are free and a negative result on day 1 means that no quarantine is required. But regardless of the result of the first test, a day 7 test is still required and, you guessed it, if the test is positive, it’s time to self-isolate.
For those without a valid vaccination or recovery certificate returning from a red zone within the European Union or one of the non-EU countries on the white list, the same rules apply.
Today also marks the change to rules regarding high-risk contacts. So, despite some restrictions being relaxed tomorrow (more info on that very shortly), make sure you’re totally up to speed with what you need to know today.
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