As of today, 23rd May, multiple Coronavirus-related entry prohibitions and other domestic restrictions have been lifted in Belgium.
Based on a decision by the Consultation Committee, Belgium’s Federal Public Service (FPS) Public Health, Food Chain Safety, and Environment announced on Friday, May 20, that code yellow, effective in Belgium since March’22, would be phased out beginning the following Monday.
Non-EU visitors will now be able to enter the country for non-essential reasons such as tourism. The authorities have simultaneously removed the requirement to get yourself tested on arrival and again on the seventh day, and also the ten-day quarantine period.
Before traveling to Belgium, there will be no need to fill out a Passenger Locator Form or present either a certificate of vaccination or recovery or test result.
“Visitors arriving from countries where a new variant of the virus has been identified, however, are exempt.” “The existing rules apply to them,” Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said in a statement announcing Coronavirus changes.
The requirement to wear masks in public places and on public transportation also has been removed. Despite this, the measure is still effective in hospitals, doctor’s offices, dentists, and nursing homes, as well as psychologists, speech therapists, physiotherapists, and pharmacies, and in crowded and busy areas.
This decision to relax some COVID-19 restrictions was made due to a limited incidence of hospitalizations and a subsequent decrease in the amount of new COVID-19 cases, according to the Consultation Committee.
“The reproduction rates of infection and hospitalization are always less than one, indicating that virus circulation is significantly slowed.” “For some time, the occupancy rate of covid patients in ICU has also remained around 100,” FPS notes.
When compared to other EU and Schengen Area countries, Belgium previously had one of the strongest Coronavirus entry limitations in the EU and Schengen countries.
Whilst the Coronavirus quarantine is now been lifted, Belgium’s Risk Assessment Group (RAG) is imposing a three-week quarantine for people who have monkeypox symptoms, making Belgium the first in Europe to do so.
Monkeypox has come out as a rare viral disease that primarily affects African visitors. Cases of the disease have already been discovered in ten countries, including Denmark, in which three people have tested positive for the virus. They’d all gone to the Darklands gay fetish festival together.