Limits to Belgium’s medical travel

Belgium’s borders have re-opened but testing restrictions will likely continue to limit inbound and outbound medical tourism.

Belgian borders have re-opened as have hotels, spas, bars, restaurants, and shops.

Inbound and outbound medical tourism could be restricted, as all travellers into Belgium must have a negative PCR test taken no later than 72 hours before departure.

All travellers must take a second PCR test in an accredited laboratory on arrival in Belgium with certified results on paper and electronically.

All travellers (including those resident in Belgium) must quarantine for 10 days on arrival and take a test on the first and seventh day of their quarantine. If the visit to Belgium is for less than 48 hours, they will not be asked to quarantine or take the tests.

Pre-pandemic, Belgium saw a steady stream of inbound and outbound medical and health tourists, mostly to and from Europe and the UK, but also from Russia and the Middle East.