Coronavirus: impact on your international train travel

Update 11/06/2021, 9:45

Following the health crisis that we are going through, exceptional measures are still applicable when you want to take the train in Belgium and in our neighbouring countries.

For train journeys in Belgium, please read about the measures taken by SNCB following the spread of coronavirus (in French or Dutch). Wearing a mask is mandatory from the age of 12 years in all public transports in Belgium, including in stations, on platforms and on the trains.

For train journeys to or within other countries, regularly check the advice of the Belgian authorities and the applicable measures for your your country of destination. Thalys, TGV INOUI and Eurostar have already eased the exchange or refund conditions of their tickets. Also read the specific measures about international rail travel below (permanent updates).

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. Until 30 June 2021, and depending on the instructions you will receive after submitting this form, you may have to self-isolate during 10 days and be tested on day 1 and day 7 of your arrival in Belgium.

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).

More about Covid-19 measures in Belgium >

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