BRUSSELS – Updated travel advice for Belgium and its travellers

According to the latest update from Belgium’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Belgians can no longer travel to several new regions in France and Spain, which have been declared a ‘red zone’. At the same time, the EU’s capital has been declared a high-risk zone by several member states.

The French departments of Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne, Sarthe, Hérault, Alpes-Maritimes, Bouches-du-Rhône, Mayotte and French Guyana are off limits for travel, translating into mandatory quarantine and COVID-19 test.

The same applies to the Spanish regions of Cantabria, Aragón, Madrid, Navarra, the Basque country and La Rioja and the provinces of Barcelona, Lleida, Soria, Burgos, Salamanca, Valladolid, Guadalajara, Almería and the Balearic Islands.

Andorra and the Croatian provinces of Split-Dalmatia and Sibenik-Knin have been red-zoned as well.

An extensive list of all red and orange travel zones, as well as conditions can be found here.

At the same time, Brussels has been declared a high risk area by several European member states.

Most notably, Germany advises against unnecessary travel to Brussels. German citizens need to be tested upon return and risk having to quarantine, unless a negative coronavirus test can be presented that is less than 48 hours old.

The same applies to the Antwerp province, although the city is lifting its coronavirus curfew as infections decline.

Antwerp Governor Cathy Berx announced that the mandate imposing a late-night curfew in the province will not be renewed after it expires Wednesday at midnight.

(Alexandra Brzozowski,

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