Changes in travel advice and border controls due to the corona virus

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Information about Covid-19 in Belgium

Belgian authorities have published a detailed Q/A-page on how the measures in place in Belgium are to be applied.

The FAQ page can be found here


What to do when you experience symptoms? 

Call your GP for guidance. If you are in Brussels and don't have a GP you can call 1710

General information: Coronavirus covid-19, telephone number 0800/14689. 


Since Friday afternoon 20.03 , Belgium has effectively closed its borders to what it considers "non-essential" traffic. 


Belgium has introduced reinforced measures. On Tuesday 17 March, the National Security Council decided to take additional measures to fight the spread of coronavirus.​ ​The measures set out below will enter into force at noon on Wednesday 18 March and shall be maintained until 5 April.​

The main points are:

  1. ​Citizens are required to stay at home to avoid contact outside of their family as much as possible,
  2. Companies - irrespective of their size - are obliged to organise working from home for every position where this is possible, without exception,
  3. Non-essential shops and retail outlets will remain closed, with the exception of food shops, pharmacies, pet food shops and newsagents.
  4. ​Public transport should be organised in such a way as to ensure social distancing.
  5. Non-essential travel outside Belgium is prohibited until 5 April.
  6. Outdoor markets are shut down. Food stalls are only allowed in areas where they are indispensable.

The full list of measures can be seen here:

See also the mesures that were introduced on Friday 13th of March

Coronavirus covid-19, telephone number 0800/14689.  

If you are in Belgium and have symptoms, call your GP or the doctors on call 24/7 +32 22 01 22 22.