Like every Thursday, the ECDC map has been updated. It is therefore about this card which contains the different color codes for all European countries and which has governed our trips for a few months. And after several weeks of gradual greening, the reversal started last week is confirmed. While Portugal had been classified red for all its regions, it is now the turn of Spain where the last orange regions have also moved up to the next level, and even dark red for some regions.
In France, all regions are no longer green. The Île de France turns orange, like the entire French Riviera, Provence or the region of Toulouse, Perpignan or Montpellier. The situation is also complicated in Greece where green is less and less present and several islands have turned red, such as Crete.
The news is better in Italy, which remains totally green. Croatia is turning entirely orange, like Ireland.
And Belgium? Flanders and Wallonia are going orange again, like Brussels, which will not have had time to go green. Further north, the Netherlands turns entirely red, while Germany remains classified green everywhere.
As a reminder, here are the rules for returns to Belgium depending on the area. For returns from a green or orange zone, there is no obligation to quarantine or test. For red zone returns, people with a European digital Covid certificate attesting to a complete vaccination (+ 2 weeks), a recent negative PCR test (> 72 hours) or a certificate of recovery must not not quarantine. People who get tested on arrival (day 1 or day 2) should not self-quarantine. For young people from 12 years old, a negative PCR test is required Children under 12 years old are exempt from testing.
For returns from very high risk areas, quarantine remains mandatory for a period of 10 days with PCR test to be carried out on day 1 and day 7. This obligation also applies to people having a complete vaccination or having already carried out a test which turned out to be negative in the country in question.