Info about the Coronavirus

Last updated: 01 April 2020

We understand that as a passenger or an airport employee you are probably worried about the coronavirus, so we want to inform you. The Federal Public Service (FPS) Public Health emphasizes that there is no additional risk for people travelling through Brussels Airport or working at the airport. Just like in any other public areas, it’s very important to strictly apply all hygiene measures and to keep a distance of 1.5 metres from other people (e.g. when queuing).

The Belgian Health Authorities and our health sector are vigilant and use all means to protect public health. As an airport, we closely monitor the situation and are ready to immediately implement any additional measures if necessary.

Timeline with info & advice

Here you can find a contact list with details of all airlines.

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Alitalia
  • Bulgaria Air
  • Croatia Airlines
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Finnair
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Iberia
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Qatar Airways
  • Ryanair (Dublin)
  • Swiss
  • TAROM
  • Vueling (Barcelona)

Excludes charter flights to repatriate passengers.

The recent developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) unfortunately have a significant impact on the availability of our parkings, which are guarded 24/7.

Only P2, P3 and the ‘Reservation Zone’ are still accessible to park. In all other parkings, cars can only be picked up.

Do you have any other questions, such as ‘already made reservations’? Send a mail to brusselsairport@interparking.com or call +32 2 715 21 10.

Picking up a friend or relative?

Passengers arriving at Brussels Airport are only people who wish to go home.

Is this the case for one of your family members living under your roof in Belgium? If he or she is unable to take public transport or a taxi home, it is preferable that you wait for him or her outside the airport or in the car park.

Please respect the containment measures scrupulously and keep a social distance of 1.5 meter.

Here you can find a contact list with details of all airlines.

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Aeroflot
  • Alitalia
  • British Airways (until 30/3)
  • Bulgaria Air
  • Croatia Airlines
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Finnair
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Iberia
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Qatar Airways
  • Ryanair (Dublin until 15/04)
  • Swiss
  • TAROM
  • TAP Air Portugal
  • Thai Airways International (until 31/03)
  • Vueling (Barcelona)

Excludes charter flights to repatriate passengers.

Here you can find a contact list with details of all airlines.

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Aeroflot
  • Alitalia
  • British Airways (until 30/3)
  • Bulgaria Air
  • Croatia Airlines
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Finnair
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Iberia
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Qatar Airways
  • Ryanair (Dublin until 08/04)
  • Swiss
  • TAROM
  • TAP Air Portugal
  • Thai Airways International (until 31/03)
  • Vueling (Barcelona)

Excludes charter flights to repatriate passengers.

The federal police, in consultation with Brussels Airport, is carrying out reinforced controls at the airport.

Maintaining the social distance of 1.5 metres is particularly important to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Brussels Airport has taken numerous measures in recent weeks to make its passengers aware of the need to respect this social distance. These include ground stickers to indicate the distance, posters and information on the screens, voice announcements in the terminal and checks by airport staff and the federal police. It is in everyone's interest that this social distance is respected, which is the most effective measure to prevent contamination.

That is why, in order to raise awareness, the federal police, in consultation with Brussels Airport, is now carrying out tighter controls at the airport and is using the federal reserve for this purpose. Access to the airport will also be controlled from now on. Only people who are travelling themselves will be allowed to enter the airport. It is also no longer possible to wait for someone in the arrivals hall. Anyone who refuses to respect social distance can - as is the case throughout the country - be fined, and the airport is no exception. Brussels Airport Company appreciates the help of the federal police and the reinforcement that will be put in place, as these measures are important for public health.

Passengers arriving at Brussels Airport are only people who wish to go home.

Is this the case for one of your family members living under your roof in Belgium? If he or she is unable to take public transport or a taxi home, it is preferable that you wait for him or her outside the airport or in the car park.

Please respect the containment measures scrupulously and keep a social distance of 1.5 meter.

Will people be put under quarantine when arriving at Brussels Airport?

When during the flight, a passenger on board shows symptoms of the Coronavirus infection and/or is suspected to be infected with the Coronavirus, the airport crew immediately notify the airport. On arrival of the aircraft, a medical team stands ready to examine the (possibly) infected passenger(s) and, if necessary, refer them through to their GP or the nearest hospital.

In case of a (suspected) infection on board, all passengers as well as the crew on board fill in a passenger location card, allowing the authorities to inform the passengers if necessary. Any members of staff concerned will also be informed.

Passengers are not automatically quarantined on arrival. Body temperature measurements are not carried out because both the FPS Public Health and virologist Marc Van Ranst deem this does not have an efficient added value to trace a possible Covid-19 infection.

Passengers who are found to have symptoms prior to their departure are denied boarding and have to be looked after first in the country they’re staying in at that moment.

Which measures are considered being essential for travel?

We advise against any travel and kindly refer to the website of Foreign Affairs. We cannot comment on the nature of essential trips.

Will checks be carried out on access points?

Federal Police determines if checks need to be performed and which controls will be carried out.

What to do when your airline has cancelled your flight and you cannot return home?

Please contact your airline or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Contact details of the airlines are listed here.

Here you can find a contact list with details of all airlines.

  • Air Arabia
  • airBaltic
  • Air Malta (as of 21/3)
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Blue Air (as of 21/3)
  • Brussels Airlines (as of 21/3)
  • CSA Czech Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Eyptair (as of 20/3)
  • El Al Israel Airlines
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Ukraine International
  • SunExpress
  • Tunisair
  • Turkish Airlines (as of 21/3)

No. However, passengers or aircraft coming from Belgium are no longer allowed to enter certain countries. Many airlines are reducing the number of flights they offer or have cancelled all their flights.

We advise to contact your airline. Contact details of the airlines are listed here.

Can you come and pick someone up at the airport (arrivals) without any issues?

Yes, the arrivals hall is open as usual, please adhere to the social distancing-rule (1,5 metres) at all times.

Is public transport still running?

Public transport remains operational but it is advised to make essential trips only. If you make use of public transport to get to and from work, it is recommended to adapt your travel schedule to avoid peak hours. Please check the websites of the public transport companies regarding running times.

Are taxis still available?

The ‘airport express’ is no longer running, but taxis and other alternative services are still available, providing the number of passengers is limited and hygiene rules are increased.

Since Monday evening 16 March 2020 all lounges at the airport are closed.

Our Lost & Found service remains open, but with a few changes in our way of working. Have you lost an item at the airport? Contact lost.objects@brusselsairport.be and we will send your item to you by regular mail, at your expense. Your lost item was found but you prefer to come pick it up at the airport yourself? To prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, non-essential visits to the airport are advised against. We will therefore keep the item for you until airport operations are back to normal. We will then contact you to make an appointment for you to come and collect it.

Here you can find a contact list with details of all airlines.

  • Air Arabia
  • airBaltic
  • Austrian Airlines (as of 18/03)
  • CSA Czech Airlines
  • Corendon
  • Delta Air Lines
  • El Al Israel Airlines
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Ukraine International
  • SunExpress

Consult the FPS Foreign Affairs website and/or the IATA website for the most recent travel advice. You can find the advice by country on their pages.

Yes, Brussels Airport is open. However, several airlines have decided to cancel some or all of their flights. This means that there are fewer flights arriving and departing from the airport.

The airport remains open in order to guarantee a number of operational activities. Cargo flights continue as planned to transport pharmaceuticals and other products. Many travellers want to return to their own country through Brussels Airport and necessary travels must remain possible.

The status of all flights for the next four days can be found here: departures, arrivals. For a flight on a later date, we advise you to contact your airline. Here you can find a contact list with details of all airlines.

The more stringent measures taken by the government have a significant impact on the opening hours and/or offer of our services, shops, bars & restaurants. Restaurants and lounges are closed, but there are take-away options and you can also purchase drinks. Before security screening, some shops are open on weekdays (Monday to Friday). Our supermarket and the airport pharmacy remain open during the weekend. Past security screening a few shops remain open on weekdays and during the weekend.

The more stringent measures taken by the government have a significant impact on the opening hours and/or offer of our services, shops, bars & restaurants. Restaurants and lounges are closed, but there are take-away options and you can also purchase drinks. Before security screening, some shops are open on weekdays (Monday to Friday). Our supermarket and the airport pharmacy remain open during the weekend. Past security screening a few shops remain open on weekdays and during the weekend.

Yes. To date, public transport continues to run to and from the airport.

In applying a number of simple measures, you can help to prevent the spread of flu viruses, corona viruses or other viruses.

Consult the FAQ of the FPS Public Health website for more information.

Do you have a question about measures taken against the Coronavirus in Belgium? Call +32 800 146 89.

The Foreign Affairs Crisis Center can be reached by phone on +32 250 140 00 from 9.00am to 8.00pm. We emphasize that this number is strictly reserved for emergency situations abroad.

Do you have a question on the economic impact? Call +32 800 120 33.

Do you have another question for Brussels Airport? Call +32 2 320 30 30.