Belgium to go green on EU Covid-19 travel map
Viviane Vaz for Id International
(Brussels, 27 Jun 2021)
Did you know that EU Member States have agreed not to impose quarantine or PCR testing on travellers coming from green regions? The good news is that Belgium is about to turn green when it comes to Covid-19 case numbers.
When does an EU region receive a green colour? According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)., it receives a “green label” if for two consecutive weeks the coronavirus incidence rate is of fewer than 50 per 100,000 inhabitants.
The region of Flanders has turned green on the ECDC map last Thursday. Wallonia and the Brussels-Capital Region are still orange, but their warning colour is about to become green as well.
Last Tuesday, the Belgian virologist Steven Van Gucht explained at a press conference that Belgium is about to turn completely green this Summer. “At this rate, we will reach an incidence of fewer than 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants by 28 June,” he said.
Belgian travellers will have more freedom to book their holidays by then, dismissed from the obligation of counting quarantine days and planning PCR tests. It will also have a positive impact for events organising this Summer.