Coronavirus: travelers returning dune red zone can be tested without going to a doctor

travelers returning from a stay in the red zone, for which a screening test and a quarantine period are mandatory, and persons in close contact with a carrier o

Coronavirus: travelers returning dune red zone can be tested without going to a doctor

travelers returning from a stay in the red zone, for which a screening test and a quarantine period are mandatory, and persons in close contact with a carrier of the virus can now go directly to a sorting centre or in some laboratories to conduct a PCR test, obtaining a code which will have been sent by SMS, according to a new procedure adopted by Sciensano Friday. They do not will need, therefore, to turn first to their general practitioner but will be asked to do so in the case of a positive result or development of symptoms.

Since the 1st of August, any person returning to Belgium after a stay abroad of more than 48 hours must complete the ‘Passenger Locator Form’, a form allowing to know where the traveller is rendered. This applies to all stays abroad, regardless of the means of transport. It also allows the person concerned to know if she's back from a high risk area.

Updated Date: 15 August 2020, 09:35

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