EPHEC University College follows the instructions of the National Security Council and invites all members of its community to follow them in a scrupulous and responsible way. To protect yourself and others, respect the sanitary measures and keep your distances.

Wear a mask

Stay at home if you are or feel ill

Wash your hands regularly

Respect social distancing

If you test positive for Covid, immediately inform f.simonis@ephec.be

Respect the flow of traffic on campus

The detailed measures and general information about the sanitary situation in Belgium can be found on the federal government's website. We advise you to read the measures carefully.

Sanitary measures

All our international programmes remain available. At EPHEC, we are committed to providing quality education and do our utmost to remain close to our students despite distance learning.

As of now (4th of June, 2021), the current sanitary measures are:

  • COURSES: face-to-face classes are allowed, even if only partially for the moment. 20% of physical attendance is authorised, representing 2 half-days of presential classes per week for ou guest students.
  • EXAM SESSION: exams are organized both in presential and virtual modes.
  • SHOPS: all stores are open, including "non-essential" without any special restriction.
  • OUTDOORS GATHERINGS: are authorized with a maximum of 10 people.
  • BARS-RESTAURANTS: are open for take-away meals and only those with terrace are allowed to welcome customers.

The detailed measures and general information about the sanitary situation can be found on the federal government's website.

Travelling to Belgium

Your arrival in Belgium

Effective 1 August 2020, all individuals arriving in or returning to Belgium are required to complete the « Public Health Passenger Locator Form » within the 48 hours prior to their arrival.

Additional regulations apply depending on the country from which you departed. The Belgian government uses a colour code in which countries range from green to red, thus indicating any action you need to take upon arrival in Belgium. Check the updated colour coded list of countries on the Belgian Foreign Affairs website (scroll down to ‘You are returning from…’). Stay informed concerning the pandemic’s status in Belgium by frequently viewing www.info-coronavirus.be or Covid-19.sciensano.be.

Health measures

All international students / colleague must comply with Belgian rules and regulations. Whatever your situation, it is important to follow the travel advice and to respect the rules of hygiene and distance. If you come from a non-EU area or an EU area classified red, you must

  • present a negative test result at the earliest 72 hours before departure to Belgian territory.
  • respect a quarantine period of 10 days upon arrival in Belgium and have yourself tested a first time as soon as possible and a second time on the 7th day. You should receive by SMS a 16-character code, after having filled in the Passenger Location Form, which allows you to go to a testing centre for these tests, without going through a general practitioner.

During this quarantine period :

  • Outings are only allowed for the following essential movements: emergency visit to a general practitioner for medical care, purchase of basic necessities (food & medicines) or for urgent legal/financial matters. If you are leaving your accommodation for any of these reasons, please respect the distance of 1.5m and wear a mouth mask.
  • It is forbidden to go to school or to work.
  • Visits from outsiders are not allowed. Avoid contact with other people. Always keep a distance of 1.5m.
  • Avoid using public transport. Take a taxi from the airport when you arrive.

More information about quarantine can be found here: all information on quarantine and isolation.

To take a COVID test

More information about testing can be found here: all information on testing for the coronavirus.


Please contact our Center for International Relations : f.simonis@ephec.be