Coronavirus: impact on your international train travel

Update 15/01/2021, 10:30

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. Please note that until further notice, a curfew is applicable everywhere in Belgium (from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. in Brussels and Wallonia and from midnight to 5 a.m. in Flanders).

Public Health Passenger Locator Form
Whoever travels to Belgium (or returns to Belgium, regardless of the duration of the stay) is obliged to fill in an identification form within 48 hours before arrival in Belgium. Anyone returning to Belgium from a red zone from 31 December 2020 must spend 10 days in quarantine and be tested on day 1 and day 7 of their return. The measure starts today and will apply provisionally until 15 January. More info on measures related to Covid-19 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).

For train journeys to or within other countries, regularly check the advice of the FPS Foreign Affairs and 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