Non-essential travel abroad appears to be banned. The Consultation Committee is said to have just made a decision on this. Various media report this.
At the moment, the Consultation Committee is still together to discuss the situation of the corona virus in our country. At the top of the agenda there was a ban on non-essential travel. Prime Minister Alexander De Croo (Open Vld) is a strong supporter of this because the situation in Belgium is better than in many other European countries. On Thursday, the European Union gave the green light to introduce such a ban.
Prohibition until March 1
According to both the VRT and HLN, the Consultation Committee has actually decided to ban non-essential travel. That ban would take effect from Wednesday January 27 and remain in effect at least until March 1.
More specifically, it will be prohibited to make a pleasure trip abroad for tourist reasons. An exception will be made for frontier workers and business trips. Traveling for family reasons is still allowed.