Belgium starts using Covid Safe Tickets for events from today
Share article:
Share article:

Belgium starts using Covid Safe Tickets for events from today

Credit: Belga

As of Friday, organisers of outdoor events with at least 1,500 attendees can apply the Covid Safe Ticket (CST), meaning that social distance and face masks will no longer be required.

Unlike the EU Digital Covid Certificate, the CST is only valid in Belgium, and only concerns people aged 12 and over.

The ticket shows that the holder has been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks, has a negative PCR test of no more than 48 hours old or a negative antigen test of no more than 24 hours old, or a recovery certificate of less than six months.

Like the EU Digital Covid Certificate, the CST works by means of a QR code that people present on their smartphone via the CovidSafeBE app.

Related News:


The aim is to make the data as anonymous as possible: inspectors should only see a red or green screen, with no further details about the person’s situation.

It is also possible to obtain a paper version of this CST, by taking the same steps as for the EU Digital Covid Certificate, and by calling the region’s helpdesk: Flemish residents should call 078 78 78 50, Walloons can call 071 31 34 93, and people living in the Brussels-Capital Region can call 02 214 19 19.

Anyone who already has a valid European Covid Certificate does not need to apply for a CST.

The federal government agreed to allow the use of the Covid Safe Ticket in the wake of the Consultative Committee meeting on 19 July. It will be in force until at least 30 September.

A number of events, such as the Ronquières festival this weekend, have already indicated that they will require this ticket at the entrance. Football clubs in Belgium’s Pro League also intend to ask for it at the entrance to their stadiums.

The organiser of an event of more than 1,500 people is not obliged to use the CST system, but without it, attendees will be required to maintain social distance measures and to wear masks.

The Brussels Times

Latest news

Non-urgent care once again postponed in some hospitals
As the worsening coronavirus situation in Belgium is starting to take its toll on hospitals, it has been confirmed non-urgent care will once again be ...
Brussels Airport warns autumn holidaymakers to arrive early
Passengers leaving from Brussels Airport this autumn have been advised to factor in extra time to account for longer than normal check-in times and ...
27,000 Belgian taxpayers to pay more after incorrect tax break
About 27,000 taxpayers who wrongly received a tax reduction in the last three years due to an error by the tax administration will have to pay what ...
Wallonia launches first major survey for cyclist satisfaction
Following in the footsteps of France and Flanders, the Wallonia Region of Belgium is launching its first major satisfaction survey on municipal ...
After 5 rescues in 2 days, hundreds of migrants take shelter in Italy
After five rescues in less than two days, almost 400 migrants aboard the Geo Barents search and rescue ship in the Central Mediterranean, operated by ...
Belgian wind farm closed down to save migrants floating in sea
A wind farm near Zeebrugge had to be shut down on Wednesday morning as more than 25 migrants had been adrift in its vicinity off the Belgian coast ...
Cinemas will require Covid Safe Ticket from Friday
The Covid Safe Ticket (CST) will be required to attend cinemas across Belgium from Friday, which marks the start of the autumn holidays, the ...
Strong warnings issued ahead of climate change summit
New and updated climate commitments fall far short of what is needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, leaving the world on track for a ...
Disastrous year for Belgian beekeepers
Belgian beekeepers have experienced a disastrous year, with honey production 50 to 60 percent lower than last year due to heavy rainfall during ...
New measures for schools considered as situation becomes ‘untenable’
Belgium's various education partners met on Wednesday to discuss additional measures to implement in schools as the coronavirus situation worsens in ...
Belgium in Brief: Back To Masks
I really hope you didn't throw out all your masks. You'll be needing them again. Now I do appreciate that this isn't a huge change for ...
Belgium a climate slowcoach as EU reveals emissions progress
The European Union is on track to pass its first big climate test, according to new figures published this week. But Belgium has been singled out for ...