Travel restrictions in Belgium and the Czech Republic
19 June, 2020duguech
With the relaxation of restrictive measures on movement and displacement caused by the Covid-19, many people wonder if they will be able to travel. At Duguech & Dip you can find out about movement restrictions in the European Union.
- You can enter and leave Belgium without being subject to a mandatory quarantine if you are traveling from the European Union, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway.
- If you travel by plane to Belgium, you must respect the distance measures. Over 12s are required to wear a mask at the airport.
- Non-essential travel outside the EU and Schengen Associated States will remain prohibited until July 1.
- The use of a mask is mandatory on buses and trains.
- Social distancing measures and the use of a mask are mandatory in shops, museums, tourist spots and closed spaces.
- The Belgian Government recommends visiting shops near the place of accommodation and giving priority to the elderly, people with reduced mobility and care staff.
- Restaurants are open, but must be booked in advance and a maximum of 10 people per table is accepted.
- In cafes, one customer per table must provide their contact details to allow follow-up in the event of an outbreak.
- Outdoor activities are allowed. Conferences, cinemas, theaters, amusement parks and indoor playgrounds can only be reopened from July 1.
- Nightclubs can open in late August.
- Currently there is no confined risk area in Belgium.
- They can enter the Czech Republic if you are traveling from an EU country or from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
- Mobility restrictions at the air border last until June 30. Schengen flights can be made from any airport.
- International express train service is being restored as entry measures to the Czech Republic are relaxed. At the moment, there are trains to / from Slovakia, Austria and Germany.
- Restaurants, bars, museums and cafes are open, but distance measures should be maintained.
- Citizens and residents of EU countries residing on the territory of the Czech Republic, cross-border workers and students, may be subject to the 14-day self-quarantine instead of providing a negative certificate. The same applies to citizens of the Czech Republic who return from abroad except if they come from Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Germany.
- Travel from medium and high risk countries can only be authorized to exempt categories and the negative ITP test will have to be presented at the entry point. The list of countries is based on the epidemiological situation and will be updated weekly.
- EU citizens entering for economic activity for a period of more than 72 hours must present a medical certificate.
- Third-country nationals have to present a medical certificate supplemented by a negative test.
- Currently there is no risk area under confinement in the Czech Republic.
If you have questions regarding mobility restrictions in the European Union, contact Duguech & Dip, we will be happy to help you.
This information does not constitute legal advice under any circumstances, serving only for informational purposes. In case you need professional services in the field of Global Immigration and Mobility, contact us.
* It must be taken into account that the regulations of any of the countries analyzed, as well as the established procedures, may change at any time and without prior notice.
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