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Covid-19

COVID-19 Country Response

COVID-19 epidemic evolution

To find out about the latest status of the COVID-19 pandemic evolution and the most up-to-date statistics on the COVID19 disease in the Belgium, please visit the dedicated page on the portal of the public agency Sciensano and the StatBel website (in French).
For the international outlook you can consult the latest
situation reports published by the World Health Organisation as well as the global daily statistics on the coronavirus pandemic evolution including data on confirmed cases and deaths by country.

Sanitary measures

To find out about the latest public health situation in Belgium and the current sanitary measures in vigour, please consult the national government’s dedicated website Info-Coronavirus and the official portal Belgium.be, including the up-to-date information on the containment measures put in place and public health recommendations.

Travel restrictions

The COVID-19 situation, including the spread of new variants, evolves rapidly and differs from country to country. All travelers need to pay close attention to the conditions at their destination before traveling. Regularly updated information for all countries with regards to Covid-19 related travel restrictions in place including entry regulations, flight bans, test requirements and quarantine is available on TravelDoc Infopage.
It is also highly recommended to consult COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map provided and updated on the daily basis by IATA.
The US government website of Centers of Disease Control and Prevention provides COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination.
The UK Foreign travel advice also provides travelling abroad advice for all countries, including the latest information on coronavirus, safety and security, entry requirements and travel warnings.

Import & export restrictions

For the information on all the measures applicable to movement of goods during the period of sanitary emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak (including eventual restrictions on imports and exports, if applicable), please consult the website of the Belgian Customs and Excise Authority (in French, Dutch and German).
The “Guidelines for border management measures to protect health and ensure the availability of goods and essential services” issued by the European Commission can be consulted
here.
For a general overview of trade restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic, please consult the section dedicated to Belgium on the
International Trade Centre's COVID-19 Temporary Trade Measures webpage.

Economic recovery plan

For the information on the economic recovery scheme put in place by the Belgian government to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national economy, please visit the websites of the Public Federal Service for Employment and that of National Bank of Belgium. Further information can be found on the Info-Coronavirus portal and on the Finance Ministry website (in French and Dutch).
The information on the EU’s economic response to COVID-19 and the actions to minimise the fallout on the EU member states’ economies of the COVID-19 outbreak is available on the websites of the
European Commission and the European Council.
For the general overview of the key economic policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak (fiscal, monetary and macroeconomic) taken by the Belgian government to limit the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, please consult the section dedicated to Belgium in the
IMF’s Policy Tracker platform.

Support plan for businesses

For the information on the local business support scheme established by the government of Belgium to help the business sector to deal with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic on their activity, please consult the official portal of FPS Economy (in French and Dutch). For an overview in English, refer to the dedicated page on KPMG's website.
For a general overview of international SME support policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak refer to the OECD's SME Covid-19 Policy Responses document.

You can also consult the World Bank's Map of SME-Support Measures in Response to COVID-19.

Support plan for exporters

To find out about the support plan for exporters put in place by the government of Belgium, please consult the Belgian Customs and Excise Authority (in French, Dutch and German).
A guarantee scheme to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak, which also covers public short-term export credit insurance, has been approved by the European Commission.

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