According to the decisions announced by Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, businesses such as restaurants, cafes and bars will be open from 5.00 in the morning to 23.30 at night. Businesses that are allowed to open their interiors from June 9 will be able to accept a maximum of 4 customers per table, with at least 1.5 meters between tables.
The Belgian government has made some decisions about travel. Accordingly, people returning from the green and orange regions, where the epidemic situation is positive, will not have to go into quarantine.
As of July 1, people living in Belgium will be able to travel to countries in the European Union (EU) where the epidemic situation is negative and called “red zone” with the EU’s Digital Kovid Certificate. There will be no quarantine obligation for those who are “fully vaccinated” returning from the red zones.
For this, people will need to have the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at least two weeks before the trip, prove with a test that they are not infected with the virus, or document that they have survived the disease before. For those who have the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, a single dose will suffice.
The certificate, which is prepared for the opportunity to travel within the EU without being subject to restrictions, and will show that people have been vaccinated, the PCR test has been negative or has had the disease before, is expected to become available on 1 July.
People who have not yet had their second dose of vaccine in the two weeks before travel will be asked to have a PCR test. Children over the age of 12 will also be required to have the test. People who have not yet been vaccinated will be given two free tests.
People living in Belgium who stay longer than two weeks in “high risk” areas where variants of the virus are seen will need to be quarantined for 10 days, even if they are vaccinated. Foreigners who do not reside in Belgium will not be able to enter the country, except for compulsory travels.
Large outdoor events will also be allowed in Belgium. A maximum of 75 thousand people will be able to attend the outdoor activities to be organized after 13 August. Detailed decisions on how to organize events will be made later.