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All actual information about COVID-19 (prevention, statistics, symptoms and more) you can find on WHO website and in Google feed.

2019 divided the history of most countries into «before» and «after». We are talking about a pandemic that has swept the whole world. The SARS-CoV-2 virus was first identified among residents of Hubei province (China). In just a few months, a disease called Covid-19 has spread to the inhabitants of the entire planet. Belgium and United Kingdom were not an exception.

Why is covid so dangerous? Regardless of the level of development of a particular state, medical care and other factors, millions of people have become victims of the coronavirus. According to the latest data, this figure is 177 039 062 people, among the total — 3 832 951 deaths. The main symptoms of the disease are: shortness of breath, high fever, dry cough, loss of taste and smell. The world’s leading countries have developed or are working on the production of their own vaccines that protect against COVID-19. Naturally, vaccination is not a 100% guarantee of protection against coronavirus, however, when infected, the disease is transferred much easier.

According to current data (statistics for Saturday, 5 June 2021), the number of cases in United Kingdom is 4 511 669 people, total deaths are 127 836, and 106 379 are sick right now. Such statistics forced the government of the state of United Kingdom to impose certain restrictions on flights and border crossing.

Is it allowed to enter United Kingdom from Belgium?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to United Kingdom:

  • Open to citizens: Yes
  • Open to s: Partially
  • Open to foreigners and tourists: Partially
  • Quarantine (lockdown) in United Kingdom: Partial

During the most «acute» periods of the pandemic, the following restrictions are applied in United Kingdom:

  1. Foreigners can enter the territory of United Kingdom only if absolutely necessary: study in United Kingdom, employment, residence permit. For more information about the conditions of entry, read the official sources of the government: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own
  2. Availability of the test: Negative PCR test is required for all countries.

All countries are divided into 3 main categories by the Ministry of Health:

  • «Green» (low rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Orange» (average rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Red» (high rate of spread of coronavirus)

In this regard, the government acts in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Association. The distribution of states into separate categories is updated regularly. At the moment, Belgium ranks among the states of the «Orange» category.

The main reasons for the introduction of new restrictions are coronavirus mutations, an increase in the number of cases, and insufficient vaccination rates.

Rules for entering United Kingdom from Belgium in 2021

At the moment, United Kingdom is partially opened to foreigners, including s. Quarantine measures are applied to tourism and trade.

Before travelling to United Kingdom, s must pass the PCR test no earlier than 72 hours in advance and submit a written document of an international standard (in English). Also, at the time of arrival, there should be no signs of SARS (fever, chills, runny nose, cough, etc.).

Is it necessary to comply with quarantine and take a PCR test when entering United Kingdom?

Negative PCR test is required for all countries.

Quarantine required for some countries.

For which countries are the borders with United Kingdom open?

Today (Saturday, 5 June 2021) the borders of United Kingdom are fully open for 50/ 32 countries, partially open for 0/ 32 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Estonia are partially or completely open:

In United Kingdom, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:

Effective May 17th, the rules for travel to England depend on where travelers have been in the 10 days prior to arrival to England bit.ly/3unbgZy (and whether those countries are on the green list, amber list, or red list).All travelers will still be required to present a negative pre-departure test. The test must have been taken no more than 3 days before the departure of the last flight to the U.K. Accepted tests include antigen, LAMP, PCR, and nucleic acid.People who have only been in green-list countries (https://bit.ly/3wyNyLa) in the past 10 days will need to take one PCR test on day 2 and will not have to quarantine.People who have been in amber-list countries (https://bit.ly/34oO7eH) in the past 10 days will need to take two PCR tests (on day 2 and day 8) and will need to self-isolate for 10 days (but they could end quarantine early under the Test to Release program if they have a negative test on day 5).People who have been in red-list countries (https://bit.ly/3wBVX0y) in the past 10 days (if allowed entry) will be required to quarantine in government-designated hotels for 10 days as well as take two PCR tests (on day 2 and day 8). Passengers who have been in or transited through these high-risk countries in the past 10 days are generally banned from entry. Only UK citizens, Irish citizens, and UK residents are allowed to travel from red-list countries and they have to prebook the hotel quarantine, which costs about £1,750 (about $ 2,400).These rules will apply for travel to England. Different rules may apply if flying directly into Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland.Travelers must also complete the public health passenger locator form before they arrive. The booking reference number for the tests or hotel quarantine post-arrival must be included in the passenger locator form.All travel restrictions and details are available on gov.uk.

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entering the territory of United Kingdom. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

For which countries are the borders with Belgium open?

Today (Saturday, 5 June 2021) Belgium’s borders are fully open to 10/ 32 countries, partially open — to 39/ 32 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Belgium are partially or completely open:

In Belgium, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:



At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entry into Belgium. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

The cheapest flights to United Kingdom from Belgium

The resumption of full-fledged air communication is gradual. At the moment, direct flights to United Kingdom are limited, so it is possible to get to United Kingdom with transfers. We offer the best air fares from Belgium to United Kingdom. Today you have the opportunity to book tickets at an affordable price. A pandemic is not a barrier to business and travel.

We constantly monitor the situation with the spread of coronavirus and are always ready to provide you with up-to-date information.

Actual data of COVID-19 in United Kingdom

Current coronavirus statistics in United Kingdom:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 4 511 669
  • Sick right now: 106 379
  • Number of deaths: 127 836
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in United Kingdom:

Reopenings vary depending on the area see detailed rules for:Wales (https://gov.wales/coronavirus) Scotland (https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/) Northern Ireland (https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19) England (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home)In England, on April 12, restaurants, cafes, pubs, and bars have been allowed to reopen for outdoor service. Gyms, salons, and retail stores have also been allowed to reopen. Indoor service at restaurants, cafes, and pubs is set to be allowed from May 17.Face masks are mandatory on public transportation and in many other public settings such as in shops, supermarkets, and other enclosed public spaces. Rules vary depending on whether you’re in England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland. See all the detailed rules for each region on gov.uk.Even when not mandatory, people are encouraged to wear face masks in all enclosed public spaces, particularly when social distancing is not possible.
Source:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

>Actual data of COVID-19 in Russia

Current statistics on coronavirus in Russia:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 1 068 406
  • Sick right now: 95 341
  • Number of deaths: 25 014
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Russia:

Between midnight and 05.00, gatherings may only take place in public areas with a maximum of 3 people or with members of the same household (people living under the same roof). In Brussels, it is forbidden to drink alcohol in the street between 22:00 and 05:00.The latest measures are available at info-coronavirus.beFrom the age of 12, face masks are mandatory in public transport (including at stops and stations), in shops and shopping malls, cinemas, theatres, concert and conference venues, auditoria, places of worship, museums, libraries, justice buildings, markets, flea markets and funfairs, public buildings for the parts accessible to the public, in catering establishments, in shopping streets, for close-contact professions and their customers.Wearing a mask remains strongly recommended in all other public places, and is mandatory when it is not possible to maintain a physical distancing of 1.5 metres.Local authorities may also take more restrictive measures. It is mandatory to wear a facemask in all outdoor and indoor public spaces in Brussels.Physical distancing of at least 1.5 meters is required, except for people living under the same roof, children under the age of 12, and for care takers. Each person can have close contact (less than 1.5 metres) with 2 persons from the same household per one month. Per household, you can receive maximum 2 close contact persons at home.Non-essential shops are open. Safety measures apply (avoid crowding inside and outside the shop, wear face masks, disinfect hands). Shopping with a maximum of 2 persons and for a maximum of 30 minutes is allowed (children under the age of 18 should preferably not go along). Capacity in the shops is reduced. Night shops are open until 22:00.Restaurants, bars and cafés are open. Clients are only allowed on an open terrace. Take away meals are permitted until 22.00. It is forbidden to sell alcoholic beverages after 20.00 and until 5.00.
Source:https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/

Thus, the restrictions associated with the coronavirus dictate living conditions in 2021. Each state has developed its own border crossing rules and entry rules. It all depends on the general situation with the spread of COVID-19.

However, even in a pandemic, you can leave Belgium for United Kingdom with the necessary permits:

Negative PCR test is required for all countries.

Quarantine required for some countries.

When will United Kingdom open its borders to Belgium and  during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021?