New travel destinations are given a code red


The Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs has red-colored several regions in Bulgaria, Switzerland, Romania, France and Spain on Saturday. Several other regions in Europe will receive code orange from today.

In France, the Mayenne department turns red. Furthermore, Ile de France (except Seine-et-Marne, which remains green), Pays de la Loire, Région du Nord (Nord-Pas de Calais), Haut-Rhin, Haute-Savoie) turn orange.
Things are also changing in Spain. In addition to the province of Lleida in Catalonia and the province of Huesca in Aragon, the regions of Navarre and Barcelona are colored red. Girona, Tarragona, Basque Country, La Rioja, Extremadura, Soria and Guadalajara, Castellón, Valencia, Murcia and Almeria turn orange.

Code red now also applies to parts of Bulgaria (Severoiztochen, Yugozapaden), the Swiss region of Lake Geneva (Geneva, Lausanne and Montreux), Romania (Center, South-East, South Muntenia and Sud-Vest Oltenia). The other parts of Romania remain orange.

Furthermore, the orange code will take effect from today for large parts of Croatia (Adriatic area, eastern area, Zagreb), parts of the Netherlands (South Holland, Zeeland and North Holland), Malta, parts of Poland (Lesser Poland, Silesia, Slaskie and Malopolski) and Eastern Slovenia.

The analysis for the color codes is done by the Belgian experts, who base themselves on the epidemiological evolution in the different countries of the last fourteen days, explains spokesman Karl Lagatie of Foreign Affairs.

Those returning from the red zones, as well as from non-EU and non-Schengen countries, are required to undergo quarantine and a corona test. Upon return from the orange zones, the Foreign Affairs recommends a quarantine and a test.
The travel advice can be found on the website


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