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Travellers coming from Morocco face new restrictions

Due to the increase in hospital admissions in Brussels, Belgium has decided to introduce new restrictions for travellers coming from Morocco and other countries from the red zone.

After a long period of relaxation, the Belgian authorities tightened entry conditions on 10 september due to the increasing number of coronavirus infections.

“In addition to the federal requirement to have a blood test at the first and seventh day after his return from the red zone in the European Union, the Schengen area, or a red patch on the white list are of non-European countries, people who have not been vaccinated or have not a recovery certificate, and that after his arrival in Belgium, in Brussels, to abide therein, as of September 17, 2021 10 days in quarantine themselves.”, reports The Common Community Commission on its website.

The quarantine can be “shortened after receiving a negative result of the test that was taken on the 7th day”, continues the GGC. The new restrictions do not affect travellers from Morocco who have been vaccinated.

“More than a third of new coronavirus infections are recorded on return from a journey,” warned coronavirus crisis manager in Neven of the Common Community Commission a few days ago. She said that 10% of the 6,000 people who had returned from Morocco to Belgium in the last week of August had tested positive for the coronavirus.

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