Belgium turns orange after nine months in red on European COVID-19 travel map

Belgium is about to become an orange area again after being a red zone for nine months. After the Kingdom of Belgium itself allowed leisure travel abroad again, turning orange is big factor for travel.

It’s simple, really. Red is bad, green is good. Orange lays in the middle. The risk for COVID-19 infection is moderate. 

As a resident of Belgium willing to travel abroad you want two things: 

  1. Belgium letting you and letting you in without systematically having to quarantine upon return. That’s the Belgian perspective.
  2. Your destination not compelling a quarantine upon arrival.

Belgium turning orange will convince other countries of the European Union to be more welcoming of people travelling from Belgium. 


If you ever watched an American disease or virus disaster film, you know the acronym CDC. The Centres of Disease Control in the United States. In Europe there’s the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). 

The ECDC has a coloured map of countries within the EU and somewhat associated with the EU. 


Romania and Monaco will turn completely green. For the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), these countries will be considered low risk.  

The same is true for Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany), Adriatic Croatia, Salzburg in Austria, large parts of Poland (Silesian Voivodeship, Greater Poland Voivodeship, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Opole Voivodeship, Łódzkie Voivodeship, Lublin Voivodeship), of Western Norway (yest that’s the name of a region) and the French TOM of Mayotte


Estonia, Portugal, Liechtenstein, Austria outside Salzburg, the rest of Norway are turning orange. 

Switzerland is become more and more orange, but Eastern Switzerland and Central Switzerland remain red. Unfortunately Zug is a canton of Central Switzerland.

Greece is turning orange except Attica with Greek capital Athens, Western Macedonia and Thessaly

In France the regions of Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine, Brittany, Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrenees will also be coloured orange.

Other new orange regions are Southern Denmark, Basilicata in Italy, and Pannonian Croatia and Zagreb in Croatia.


There’s also bad news. Catalonia in Spain with Barcelona is turning red, as is Andorra

Four countries are reporting worse numbers than Belgium at the moment: Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Denmark

The United Kingdom is not mentioned. But PM Boris Johnson has delayed ‘Freedom Day‘ to 19 July. The Delta or Indian variant is causing havoc in Albion

Don’t forget

Don’t forget that you always need to fill in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) when you’ve been outside Belgium for more than 48 hours. 

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