Note: the most up-to-date information can be found here, and the most frequently asked questions are addressed here.
COVID-19 Safety Measures During the Conference
General COVID-19 measures
In Belgium, the coronavirus barometer has been lifted since 16 May 2022. As a result, there are no more restrictions. Nevertheless, we advice you to still keep in mind the following hygiene measures:
- Wash your hands frequently
- Stay home if you are feeling sick
- Use a tissue, or cough and sneeze into your arm, not your hand and turn away from other people
- Face masks are no longer mandatory in public spaces and public transport, only in hospitals, doctor’s offices and pharmacies
- If you are medically vulnerable, please wear a face mask
Responsibility of our attendees
In order to organise a safe meeting, both organizers and participants need to assume joint responsibility to follow the safety measures.
Traveling to Leuven, Belgium
COVID-19 travel restrictions have been lifted in Belgium. Travellers are not required to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test. Exceptions remain when entering from high-risk countries or areas (no such countries or areas are currently listed).
High-risk countries and areas: Travellers entering from high-risk countries and areas are required to provide proof of vaccination, recovery from COVID-19, or testing, and complete the Passenger Locator Form.
All participants should adhere to the governmentally issued travel restrictions and guidance issued by the Belgian authorities and the region you are travelling from.
- For all latest GENERAL INFORMATION concerning COVID-19 in Belgium, please check: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/.
- Participants travelling to Brussels from EU COUNTRIES: for information on the various measures in place, including quarantine and testing requirements (in various languages), please check: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/.
- Participants travelling from OUTSIDE OF THE EU: for information regarding travel requirements (e.g. COVID-19 vaccination approval & testing) and visa application, please contact the Belgian embassy or consulate in your country.
EU Digital Covid Certificate
A Covid-19 certificate is no longer needed to enter the congress venue.
Covid-19 PCR Test in Belgium
If you need to take a COVID-19 PCR test in Belgium, please find herewith an overview of the test centres:
PCR-travel or -event testing without CTPC testing in private test centres
PCR-travel or -event testing in public test centres with CTPC (Covid Test Prescription Code): 50 euro
- step 1: create your CTPC. This can only be done by yourself. Your GP or the test centre can’t assist you with this.
- step 2: book your online appointment
- mark that you have a CTPC, that you request a travel or event test appointment and that you don’t have symptoms
- select a test centre near the conference venue (Heilig Hart Hospital Leuven, Naamsestraat 105, 3000 Leuven), give your CTPC and book your appointment
- step 3: get tested
- step 4: receive your test result