It has been announced that, from 18 December, everyone who comes back from a code red country must automatically go into quarantine. In principle for 10 days, with a compulsory test on day 7. If your test comes back negative, you can go outside and go to work again from as soon as you get the results. However, you still have to remain extremely vigilant up to and including the 14th day (limit contact with people as much as possible, keep your distance, wear a face mask at all times, etc.).
People who have planned a trip abroad over the festive and New Year period – which goes against all travel advice – must bear this in mind. It is also important to be aware that if you knowingly travel to a code red country, and then you go into quarantine, you will not be eligible for compensation for being temporarily unable to work due to force majeure.
The obligation to complete the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before arrival in Belgium remains in force. Tough controls have been announced for checking the PLF at the border and around compliance with the obligatory quarantine after arrival in Belgium.
This is subject to change.
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If you have any questions, please contact your Accent Foreign office