Travel during the coronavirus pandemic – being fully vaccinated is required
What are the restrictions? What do you need to be able to travel safely between European countries or from a third country to Europe?
You’ll find all the necessary and most recent information on the official website of the European Union.
Safe travel between European countries: the commission has launched initiatives to help you travel safely accross Europe.
The EU Digital COVID Certificate will facilitate safe free movement of citizens in the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is advisable to consult the governmental website of your country of origin for the latest updates on measures that may be adapted when you re-enter your country.
Re-open EU provides information on the various measures in place, including on quarantine and testing requirements when you travel within Europe. The information is updated frequently and available in 24 languages.
Keep in mind that you need to be fully vaccinated to travel to Belgium.
Another interesting link: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
The site is up to date and here you can also find the map of Europe with the Covid color code for each country.
People traveling by plain, arriving in Brussels national airport will also need to fill in a Public Health Passenger Locator Form (PLF). You will need to fill in the PLF in the 48 hours before your arrival in Belgium. The PLF is mandatory!
This is the link to fill in the PLF online: https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form
This is a Covid-safe event. Everyone needs to be fully vaccinated.
Saturday 20 November
This meeting is taking place in Novotel Gent Centrum
Meeting room Minne + Bosch
Full day Membership coordinator training (MC’s & governors)
09:00 – 11:00 | session 1
11:00 – 11:30 (coffee break)
11:30 – 13:00 | session 2
Lunch break in the hotel restaurant, from 13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:30 | session 3
15:30 – 16:00 (coffee break)
16:00 – 17:30 | session 4
Translation during the meeting
The participants who asked for translation will need to bring their laptop & headset.
(no tablet or smartphone!)
Except for a few participants, everyone arrives on Friday 19 November and departs on Sunday 21 November.
Arriving by car?
The hotel has its own parking garage. A parking space has been reserved for those arriving by car. The cost of the parking is covered by Kiwanis Europe, so you don’t need to pay for your parking when checking out of the hotel.
The entrance to the hotel parking garage is located at: Hoogpoort 52, 9000 Gent
Traveling by airplane?
Some of you may share a taxi in Ghent. Have a look at the travel schedule.
We would strongly suggest to take a train in Gent-Sint-Pieters for your return that will arrive in Brussels airport about 2 hours before your flight departure. Take this into consideration to order your taxi upon your return to The trainstation of Gent-Sint-Pieters.
Traveling by train?
Please take a taxi for your travel between the trainstation and the hotel.
You are all accommodated in
Novotel Gent Centrum
The rooms have been booked according to your registration/request.
Novotel Centrum Gent, Hoogpoort 52, 9000 Gent
An overview of all organised lunches & dinners
Friday 19 November
Dinner in the center of Ghent
First we gather in the hotel lobby at 18:50 for a short walk in the city center.
Saturday 20 November
Organised lunch for the governors & the Membership coordinators & guests in the hotel at 13:00
Dinner in the center of Ghent at 20:30 in restaurant ‘Amadeus’
Everyone is invited for this dinner.
We gather in the hotel lobby at 20:15
Restaurant ‘La Cave’, Emile Braunplein 15, 9000 Gent
Reastaurant ‘t Vosken’, Sint-Baafsplein 19, 9000 Gent
Restaurant Amadeus Goudenleeuwplein 7, 9000 Gent
Sunday 21 November
Breakfast , check-out and safe travel home
For reimbursement of your travel or other expenses related to this event, you can download the KE expence sheet here.
You can send your completed expense sheet with proof of payment attached directly to Mr. Jan Boen(mail at: jboen(at)kiwanis.org) for reimbursement.