To help you plan and prepare for your journey, we've gathered country-specific travel requirements and restrictions. Below you'll find links to forms you may be required to complete before travel, plus links to the latest local government information. Please ensure to:
Passengers who do not have the appropriate documentation completed before travel or who make a false statement on any form will result in being refused travel or denied entry at their destination.
It is now mandatory for all passengers to wear a face mask or covering to fly with us unless you cannot do so for medical reasons in which case you must present a medical certificate confirming this.
All passengers travelling from Ireland to Belgium must complete a Passenger Locator Form. This form must be submitted at most 48 hours before arrival. After completing this form online you should be presented with a confirmation QR code which you must present to staff prior to boarding your flight.
Alternatively passengers may download, print and fill out the form. This form must be completed before boarding and presented to border control upon arrival in Brussels.
Passengers who have not completed the Passenger Locator Form will be denied boarding.
All passengers are obliged to fill in and sign the digital or paper version of a Sworn Statement. The passenger can find the Sworn Statement on the website https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/. The Sworn Statement must be supported by the necessary supporting documents. If a passenger has not completed the Sworn Statement, the airline is permitted to deny boarding.
Non-essential travel to Belgium is prohibited for people who have their primary residence abroad. Non-essential travel abroad is prohibited for people who have their primary residence in Belgium.Below is a list of reasons considered 'essential travel' applicable to people with EU or Schengen zone nationality or having their primary residence in a country of the EU, the Schengen zone or a safe country (Australia, South Korea, Japan, Rwanda, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand).
Passengers travelling from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, Croatia, Romania and the United Kingdom to Belgium are no longer required to go in quarantine for 14 days.
For more information on travel restrictions, quarantine & testing, please see the links to local government information on travel restrictions, quarantine & testing below.
Negative PCR test resultAll non-residents in Belgium, from the age of 6 years, arriving on Belgian territory, coming from a red zone must have a negative PCR-test result based on a test carried out at the earliest 72 hours prior to departure. Airlines are obliged to deny boarding to passengers that cannot present a negative PCR-test result before boarding process.
The following passengers are not required to have a negative test result:
Passengers who only transit by air and who remain exclusively in the transit zone without entering Belgian territory as far as the Passengers are not required to have a negative PCR test result to continue their journey.
The passengers must be in possession of a confirmed connecting flight ticket. If a negative PCR test result is required by the final destination, the passengers must already be in possession of the negative PCR test result before arriving in Belgium. It's not possible to have a PCR-test in Belgium because the entry conditions are not fulfilled.
Link to online Passenger Locator Form:
Download Passenger Locator Form (English):
Download Passenger Locator Form (French):
Download Passenger Locator Form (Dutch):
Download Passenger Locator Form (German):
Sworn Statement (Download):
Local government information on travel restrictions, quarantine & testing:
All passengers travelling from Ireland to Bulgaria must complete a Passenger Locator Form prior to boarding.
RestrictionsThe entry to the territory of the republic of Bulgaria is prohibited for all persons regardless of their nationality, except for:
Individuals permitetd to transit through Bulgaria as follows:
Note: transit travelling is only allowed when the immediate departure from the territory of Republic of Bulgaria can be guaranteed.
Passengers who are required to carry a negative Covid-19 test when the beginning of the journey is starting from:
Passengers allowed entry without Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction test certificate:
All passengers from Sweden, UK, Northern Ireland and Portugal, excluding the other EU States as well as from third countries excluding Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina,Montenegro,Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and Vatican shall be placed under quarantine for 14 days.
Exempt from quarantine:Bulgarian and other EU States, UK, Schengen States, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican citizens when travelling for humanitarian reasons; Bulgarian and other EU States, UK, Schengen States, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican citizens when travelling as representatives of commercial or economic and investment activities, building, maintaining, operating, ensuring security of strategic and critical infrastructure, implementation of projects under Investment Promotion Act, potential investors, other strategic activities for Bulgaria, persons involved in ship building and repair, medical and social workers staff when related to their professions, supply of medicines and devices staff when travelling for their profession, foreign officials, diplomats, international organisations staff, security and public order humanitarian workers, frontier workers when all performing their duties, aircraft crew flying to/from Bulgaria.
For passengers arriving from the UK
Restrictions Regarding flights from UK, the entry in Bulgaria is prohibited for all persons regardless of their nationality,
All individuals when arriving from UK shall be tested for COVID-19 and placed under quarantine for period of 10 days if negative and 14 days if positive except for:
Download Passenger Locator Form:
Local government information:
Persons permitted to travel to and enter Canada:
To be eligible to travel to Canada as a foreign national, you must meet the requirements for one of the following:
From the 18th of March:
For passengers in transit to a 3rd country (even if this entails a change of terminal) the following conditions must be met:
1. The traveler must not present any symptoms of COVID-19, as per the mandatory additional questions related to the Health Check;
2. The traveler must be booked and confirmed on an onward flight outside of Canada;
3. The traveler must not leave the airport (the traveler may not overnight at a hotel or drive to the USA border); and
4. The travel must satisfy all other documentary requirements (Electronic Travel Authorization, Transit visa, etc.).
Passengers must use ArriveCAN (app) before checking in at the airport or crossing the border to submit their:
You must bring your ArriveCAN receipt (electronic or paper) with you to show the border services officer upon arrival.
Arrival Testing and quarantine
In addition to a pre-arrival COVID testing requirement which came into effect on January 7, two new measures will also come into effect on February 22, 2021:
1.All air travellers arriving in Canada will be required to take a PCR test upon arrival. This will be in addition to the current pre-arrival testing requirement.
2.While waiting for their test results, all air travellers will be required to quarantine, at their own costs in a Government of Canada-approved hotel for up to three nights. If the test result come back negative, any connecting passengers travelling on AC intra-Canada may rebook on the next available flight and will be required to self-isolate at home for the remainder of the 14 day quarantine period. However, should the test result come back positive, travellers will be required to self-isolate for the remainder of the 14 day quarantine in a government-approved facility. Rebooking for connecting passengers on flights operated by AC for travel within Canada will be made on the next allowable flight after the quarantine period is over. In all cases, the passenger will contact the OAL/booking source to be rebooked. These passengers will be provided a home testing kit and will be required to take a third test before their quarantine is lifted.
At check in you will be asked questions on your health status. If a recent medical certificate is presented, no questions are required to be asked.
Based on the answers provided by a passenger you may be denied a boarding card.
The boarding agent is prohibited from allowing passengers to board the aircraft if:
In the event of a denied boarding the air carrier is required to refuse to board the passenger for travel for a period of 14 days or until a medical certificate is presented that confirms that the symptoms that the person is exhibiting are not related to the COVID-19 virus.
Passengers denied boarding can contact the Canadian Embassy Consular Services Worldwide for more details: https://travel.gc.ca/assistance/embassies-consulates
Local government information:
Canadian Embassy Consular Services Worldwide:
Chinese and non-Chinese passengers whose final destination is China are required to have a negative nucleic acid test report for Covid-19, issued within three days before boarding.
Those with negative tests will get health codes (for Chinese nationals) or health declaration forms with the embassy's stamp on it (for non-Chinese nationals). These will be checked during the boarding process.
For Chinese passengers, only those who can present the health code with an "HS" mark are allowed to board. The green health code is generated by the Chinese Embassay from the mobile phone app WeChat.
For Non-Chinese passengers, only those who can present health declaration forms issued by the embassy and with the embassy stamp are allowed to board. The health declaration form is different to a Chinese Visa. The declaration forms must be dated within 3 days of the departure time.
All passengers travelling to Croatia must fill in a travel announcement form online prior to check-in.
Entry to the Republic of Croatia is permitted for the citizens of:
Compulsory self-isolation measures may also be specified for passengers referred to in the exceptions list. Passengers on the exceptions list shall check whether they meet the conditions for crossing the border of republic of Croatia via this website: https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286210
Passengers coming from:
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Serbia will be subject to compulsory 14-day self-isolation measures. Exempt from this are passengers in transit through listed countries before they enter to republic of Croatia.
Link to online Travel Announcement form:
Check the conditions for crossing the border of republic of Croatia:
Local government information:
You can find further information on Covid-19 travel restrictions on the IATA TravelCentre website, including a useful interactive map outlining the existing restrictions.