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What type of covid test do I need to take on returning to BE from UK?


I'm vaccinated and Belgian citizen. I'm travelling to London for one day.

I can take an antigen test to enter the UK. I'm only there for one day so won't take a test in the UK (despite having to book and pay for a PCR test - grrr).

I'm confused on which type of test I need to take when I return to Belgium. On this page it just says

"Are you travelling from a red zone outside the European Union?
Do you have a vaccination? Get tested on day 1 or 2 after you return from your trip. Did you test negative? Then you can end quarantine as soon as you get your test result. "

But it doesn't specific which test I need to take antigen or PCR.


If the website isn't clear, then go to pretty much any pharmacy and ask.
They'll know what to do.

Aug 25, 2021 15:10

Pharmacy didn't know, which is why I asked. I called the Belgium covid helpline and they say PCR on the return to be released from quarantine.

Aug 31, 2021 16:12

You don’t need to take a test if you are fully vaccinated. You are required to complete a PLF - passenger locator form before you return

Sep 2, 2021 23:12

If you are fully vaccinated and not staying overnight, you don't need to take a test when you return. If you stay longer then you need to do a PCR test once you return.

Oct 24, 2021 16:35