All young people who were on an official holiday in the Costa Brava with the Jongerentravel Youth Travel Organization tested positive for the PCR test, which was carried out at official Spanish testing centers – confirmed Catherine Korenz of Jongerentravel VRT NWS.

Despite the positive test, some of them were able to board the plane using a vulnerability in the system. This is because Belgians returning from the red zone only need to present a Passenger Location Form (PLF) upon arrival.

People without a Covid certificate must be tested upon return to Belgium and remain in quarantine until they are tested negative. Therefore, airlines do not require a negative PCR test result from Belgians who wish to return to their country.

Young people received airline tickets from their parents, and the organizer found out about this only after some time.

The system is incorrect. So can you get out of the dark red zone after a positive test result? This is crazy, Korens said.

Virologist and federal Covid-19 spokesperson Stephen Van Gucht has indicated that anyone who catches the virus abroad should stay there to be isolated.

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