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Latest update: - Authors: Mieke Croughs, Ula Maniewski-Kelner

New coronavirus

SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, is responsible for an outbreak of pneumonia. The COVID-19 outbreak initially started in Wuhan (China) and subsequently spread to other countries. Currently this country has registered more than 100 cases of COVID-19.

This page contains the main health risks for travellers and general recommendations. Travel conditions are different for everyone and each patient's health condition varies. Discuss your trip during a travel consultation with your doctor or in a travel clinic, preferably six to eight weeks before departure.

As a result of the global coronavirus pandemic caused by COVID-19, all non-essential travels have been banned by the Belgian Federal Government.

Check the current safety situation in this country on the website of the federal government.

Health risks

Mosquito-borne diseases

There is a risk of dengue and zika.

Rabies

Dogs and other mammals can be infected with rabies.

Vaccinations

Hepatitis A

Recommended

Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for all travellers.

Update of basic vaccinations

Recommended

Yellow fever

Mandatory for some travelers

Yellow fever does not occur here, but the vaccination is compulsory from the age of nine months:

  • If you are departing from another country where yellow fever can occur. 
  • If you have spent more than twelve hours in transit in an airport in a country where yellow fever occurs.

This vaccination must be administered at least ten days prior to arrival by an official yellow fever vaccination centre and must be registered in an International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis.

Other vaccinations

Recommended for some travelers

Discuss with your doctor whether one of the following vaccinations is recommended for you:

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