Prepare your trip

To make sure you know what to expect at our airport, we have brought together all you need to know to travel carefree in COVID-19 times in this dedicated Coronavirus page.


  • Catching your connecting flight smoothly
  • Keep your flight number close

Welcome to Brussels Airport! Check the local time and examine your second boarding pass to determine how much time you have to walk to the gate. Follow your connecting flight in our free app. This keeps you informed of the latest updates.


  • Follow the red Connections signage
  • Check which departure zone you are flying from

The app or information screens in the terminal display which departure zone your connecting flight is flying from: A, B or T. They also display the walking time to the specified areas. Please note: this does not take waiting times for security screening or passport control into account, so always add some extra time yourself.


  • Security screening for passengers and hand luggage
  • Check the rules concerning hand luggage

Keep your boarding pass close, as you'll need to to pass through the security screening. A sound preparation will let you progress through it smoothly, so make sure you check what's allowed in your hand luggage and what isn't in advance. The waiting times can be found on the info screens or on our free app.


  • If you arrive at gate A and depart from gates B or T or arrive at gate B and depart from gate A, you'll have to pass through border control.
  • You can pass through border control swiftly through the automatic gates.

Keep your passport or ID close to smoothly progress through border control. In possession of a visa? Then keep it close as well. If you’re travelling with an EU passport and you’re older than 12 years old, you can make use of the automated border control gates.


  • Shopping
  • Bars and restaurants

Waiting for your flight at Brussels Airport is an absolute pleasure. Explore the shops, sip a delicious drink or enjoy an excellent meal.  

  • Be at the gate half 30 min prior to the departure time
  • Check the latest flight information on the screens or app

Keep your boarding pass and ID or passport close to ensure a smooth departure. Did you purchase something after passing the security screening? Then that’s permitted on-board, even the drinks. Download the free Brussels Airport app to stay up to date!