COVID 19 Special Statement

As of 18 December 2020, and in accordance with Belgian law and the SHAPE Chief of Staff Order dated 25 Nov 2020, students travelling to NSOS from certain regions and countries are required to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Belgium.

The SHAPE COS order requires quarantine from the red areas listed in the Belgian Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs website: https://diplomatie.belgium.be.

As required, 48 hours prior to your arrival in Belgium, you have to fill out and submit the "Passenger Locator Form" (https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form). 

You will automatically receive a QR code as well as a text message with a "prescription code for corona testing." You don't have to get a doctor's prescription but instead, you show this text message at the Corona testing centre.

NSOS will continue to update this site with the most current information.

NATO Special Operations School COVID-19 “New Normal”

COVID-19 Shape Advice (English)

COVID-19 Information at the WHO website

NSOS New Student Welcome Package


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Across the spectrum of conflict, NSHQ provides strategic SOF advice, synchronizes NATO special operations activities and enables related SOF capability development in order to deter potential peer state and terrorist threats and defend the Alliance. 

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NSHQ 2020 Priorities

  1. Support NATO Operations and NATO Response Force (RSM, NMI, OSG, KFOR, NRF SOCC, NSHQ Deployable Entities).* 
  2. Implement SOF 3C Concept (Competition, Crisis and Conflict) and include Comprehensive Defence, Volckmann and JFO efforts, and aim for Theatre SOF Component (TSC) Initial Operating Capability by 15 December 2020. 
  3. Enable the NSHQ Operations Coordination Center (NOCC) and increase situational awareness of national SOF activities across NSHQ and nations.
  4. Expand Partnership activities.
  5. Align education, training and professional development to priorities.

* Includes planning and operations support, ensuring strategic SOF domain advice.