Belgium maintains its recommendation of do not travel to Spain, which continues to be considered in color code “red” due to the incidence of Covid-19, with the exception of the Canary Islands of Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, considered “orange” areas, where it asks to be extremely careful .
In an update of its map on the recommendation of travel abroad, the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expanded the orange zones in Spain, a category in which for the moment it only kept Tenerife.
As regards the red zones, the Belgian authorities strongly advise against traveling to these zones and, upon return to Belgium from them, they impose mandatory PCR test and quarantine.
In the orange areas, travel is possible but recommended increase vigilance and, around those areas, it is recommended to perform a PCR test and enter quarantine.
Last Wednesday, the Belgian government updated the sanitary recommendations in the face of the second wave of coronavirus in the country, and decided that, to favor a European “harmonization”, it would “ban” formally from this Friday move to the countries of the European Union considered high risk.
However, traveling to the red zones will still be “highly discouraged” and, upon returning, a seven-day quarantine and a test on the fifth day will be required.
The measure does not concern those who pass less than 48 hours in risk areas, as is the case of cross-border workers.
The mask will also no longer be mandatory in less crowded outdoor places and reduce quarantine from 14 to seven days preventive for those who do not have symptoms of Covid-19, but have been in close contact and without protection with a positive case.