Frequently Asked Travel Questions
Publication25 April 2022
Last Updated: 26 January 2023
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions on travel received by the Embassy of Ireland in Brussels in the context of COVID-19.
Citizens should exercise caution in any decisions about international travel, taking account of their overall health, their vaccine status, and the risk of testing positive for COVID-19 while abroad. If you contract COVID-19 when abroad, you may face delays and additional costs before returning to Ireland.
Anyone considering travelling abroad should be aware that restrictions are subject to change at short notice, and additional restrictions may be imposed by the country of your destination, including during your visit. Citizens should also be mindful of the possible limitations to any consular assistance that could be provided. It is also important to check with your travel insurance provider on coverage before travel.
Information for Belgian citizens seeking travel advice for Ireland is available from the Embassy of Belgium in Ireland (NL | FR | EN) or the Belgian Foreign Ministry "Travellers Online" website (NL | FR).
Belgian citizens may travel directly from Belgium to Ireland using a valid Belgian Identity Card OR Belgian passport. More information is available here.
Travel to Ireland from Belgium
Travel to Belgium from Ireland
- Entry requirements (passenger locator form, testing, quarantine)
Travel to Ireland from Belgium – What you need to know
A COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form is not required for travel to Ireland.
Passengers travelling to Ireland do not need to show proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative PCR test result.
Information on the public health measures in place in Ireland is available on gov.ie
COVID-19 travel requirements to enter Northern Ireland have been removed. Please see this page.
Northern Ireland consists of Counties Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone. Belfast is also in Northern Ireland.
Travel to Belgium from Ireland
Our travel advice for Belgium is available here.
Irish citizens travelling to Belgium are strongly encouraged to register their contact details so that we can contact you or your family in case of emergency.
Passengers arriving in Belgium do not need to complete a Passenger Locator Form.
The requirement to produce proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative Covid test result has ended.
Almost all public health restrictions in Belgium have ended. Information on the public health measures in place is available from the Belgian Health Ministry.
If you are returning to or travelling to Belgium via France, The Netherlands or Great Britain, it is advised that you inform yourself of the requirements for entry to these countries, as well as Belgium's entry requirements.
More information is available on the Re-open EU website and at:
- DFA Travel Advice for France & Embassy of Ireland, Paris: Travel FAQ
- DFA Travel Advice for The Netherlands
- Embassy of Ireland, London
A map of coronavirus testing centres in Belgium can be found here.
Testing facilities are available at Brussels Airport.
If you contract COVID-19 while in Belgium, you should follow Belgium’s quarantine and isolation guidance.
We make every effort to ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date, but you shouldn’t regard it as definitive or comprehensive in all respects. Situations can change quickly from one day to the next and from one part of a country to another. You are wholly responsible for making decisions about your own travel.
- Government of Ireland: Travel to Ireland
- Gov.ie: Current public health measures in Ireland
- DFA Citizens' Registration
- Belgian Health Ministry: public health measures in Belgium
- BE-Alert - Sign up to the latest updates from the Belgian authorities
- Re-open EU
- DFA Travel Advice: Belgium
- DFA Travel Advice for over 200 countries