Belgium reclassifies Guadeloupe and Martinique from RED to ORANGE, just in time for Air Belgium to resume its flights


The Belgian Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs regularly updates its Covid table, showing in which countries Belgians may travel freely (GREEN), or under conditions (YELLOW), or with increased vigilance (ORANGE), or where travel is discouraged (RED).

No country is in the GREEN table and only a few are in YELLOW or ORANGE: French overseas territories (Martinique and Guadeloupe), Iceland, Ireland, Spanish Canary Islands, regions of Norway and UK, Rwanda and South Korea. All other countries are RED.

The last change concerned the French West Indies (Martinique and Guadeloupe) which were changed from RED to ORANGE. Good news for Air Belgium, which plans to resume flights from Brussels South Charleroi to both Fort-de France and Pointe-à-Pitre on 15 December with its Airbus A340-300 aircraft.

Air France is also resuming flights from Paris CDG to Martinique and Guadeloupe by Boeing 777 on 15 December, supplementing existing flights from Paris Orly.

Passengers must still undergo a mandatory test before departing to these French overseas territories and fill a Passenger Locator Form on return, but are exempt from quarantine.

The curfew at 20:00 recently introduced in mainland France doesn’t apply to its Caribbean islands, but restaurants must close at 24:00 and discotheques are closed.


  1. Air France is already servicing Guadeloupe and Martinique from Paris (ORY) for months now. In fact Air France never stopped flights to these overseas territories even during lockdown, from Paris-Roissy-CDG aiport when Paris-Orly airport was closed until June. Air France resumed flights from Paris-Orly once that airport reopened months ago. Actually what is new is that Air France adds services from Paris-Roissy-CDG during winter season.


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