Coronavirus: impact on your international train travel

Update 24/08/2021, 9:25

In order to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, exceptional measures are still applicable when you want to take the train in Belgium (read details in French or Dutch) and in our neighbouring countries.

For train journeys to or within other countries, regularly check the advice of the Belgian authorities and the applicable measures for your country of destination

If you travel to Belgium (or return to Belgium after a stay of min. 48 hours), you must fill in a Passenger Locator Form within 48 hours before arrival in Belgium. The instructions you will receive after submitting this form will depend on the colour code of the country where you are travelling from and, if applicable, on having a Covid certificate (vaccination, test or recovery certificate) or not.

If you need to perform a PCR test on your arrival in Belgium, a test center is accessible at Brussels-Midi station (Avenue Fonsny 47b, 1060 Brussels) and at Antwerp-Central station (accessible from the main hall).

Thalys, TGV INOUI and Eurostar have eased the exchange or refund conditions of their tickets. Read the specific measures about international rail travel below (permanent updates).

Specific measures for your train journey Specific measures for the main carriers

IC Netherlands (Brussels-Amsterdam and Brussels-The Hague)IC Netherlands
ICE + other long distance trains operated by Deutsche BahnICE
Intercity trains to/from northern FranceIC trains to/from northern France
Trains from/to Luxembourg
local connections to/from Roosendaal or Maastricht
Regional connection Spa-Verviers-Aachen