Information on COVID-19

All higher education institutions in Flanders and Brussels take far-stretching protective measures in line with the legally imposed restrictions in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Recent news (6 August 2021)

Ban on travel from countries with high levels of coronavirus infections lifted.

The travel ban that had been in force since June applied to 27 countries where the situation with regard to the coronavirus pandemic was deemed to be giving cause for concern.

Since June the delta variant has become the most prevalent variant of coronavirus in Belgium and as a result of this, the strict travel ban is being dropped. Nevertheless, those travelling here from the countries on the list will still have to take a mandatory PCR test and quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival. To view the updated list (in Dutch) of countries concerned:

Below are the links to the corona information pages of all Flemish higher education institutions, which are best placed to provide (prospective) students with advice and support.

Scroll down for the latest information from the government and official bodies through the links at the bottom of this page.

Latest information, travel advice & restrictions

Webpages from the government and official bodies:

  • Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation - Travel advice. For incoming students travelling to Belgium from non EU countries (or EU countries with code red), a self quarantine and a corona test are compulsory. You can check this information here.
  • Travel to Belgium - travelling to Belgium to study is considered as essential travel, so travel restrictions will not apply. You can find the required entry documents via this link (passenger locator form). All passengers travelling to Belgium have to complete a Passenger Locator Form in the 48 hours before their arrival.


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