Frequently asked questions

Travel to and from Belgium is allowed. Please find some destination insipiration in this overview.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more documents are needed prior to travel and some countries are subject to travel restrictions. Please click here for more information. 

For more details on current travel restrictions (colour codes), down to regional level, please check the Foreign Affairs website.

Since the 1st of August 2020, all passengers travelling to Belgium must fill in the "Public Health Passenger Locator Form" in advance.

More information about arriving at the airport can be found here.

In Belgium, a curfew was introduced which differs depending on the region.

In Flanders and Wallonia, it is forbidden to be out in the streets or in public spaces between midnight and 5 am. During that time, you can only be out for essential reasons.

In Brussels, it is forbidden to be out in the streets or in public areas between 10 pm and 6 am, except for essential reasons.

So, make sure to bring proof of your flight (e.g. your ticket) when you travel to the airport during the curfew. If possible, try to get to the airport by your own means or by public transport.

The airport is easily accessible by all means of transport. 

Public transport runs to and from the airport according to the normal timetable. From the age of 12, the wearing of a face mask is mandatory on the train/tram/bus as is the case in the airport terminal.

More information about the mobility around the airport can be found on this page.

At Brussels Airport you can have a COVID-19 PCR test taken. The COVID-19 Test Centre, operated by Ecolog, is located just outside the airport terminal on Departure level for departing passengers and on Arrival level for passengers arriving in Belgium.

More information concerning the COVID-19 test Centres can be found on this page.

Absolutely! Floor markings in the terminal remind passengers to observe a 1.5-meter distance from one another. Nevertheless, we also ask that you use your common sense.

Moreover, we have also put up posters everywhere.  To remind people of the covid-19 measures, the rules are also repeated on the information displays and broadcast through the PA system.

During your journey through the airport, you will come across hand sanitizing dispensers at various locations including in the departure hall, piers, baggage reclaim hall, ....  In total there are more than 200 fixed dispensers available. In addition, mobile gel dispensers  are provided, as well as hand wash basins for you to wash your hands.

Face masks are available in vending machines at the various entrances to the airport. For children there is even a Smurfs face mask, an exclusive design for Brussels Airport.

Take a look at all our safety measures here.

The symptoms corresponding to Covid-19 are fever, coughing, difficulty in breathing, loss of taste and smell, fatigue, ... If you show these symptoms, we advise you to postpone your trip.  You are requested not to come to the airport but to contact your doctor.

We still recommend that you arrive at the airport 2 hours in advance for a Schengen flight and 2.5 hours for a non-Schengen flight. 

Do you want to get a COVID test here first? Then you best check first how long you will have to wait for the results of your test. This depends on the time slot in which the test is taken.

COVID-19 Test Centre

Under the current circumstances, not all food & drink outlets are open. An attractive take away offer at a selection of restaurants is guaranteed both before and after the screening. All precautions (social distancing, mouth masks, hygiene rules,...) are strictly followed to guarantee a tasty departure. Please click here to have some inspiration.

Unfortunately, not all shops are open yet. However, our “Duty Free” shops and  “travel value” prices stay available, once past security screening. Click here for an overview of the shops that are already open. Or shop in advance on-line and pick it up on the fly.

Currently all lounges at Brussels Airport are closed. As soon as air traffic picks up, we will see if the lounges can be reopened.

First, there are adapted procedures for getting on and off the aircraft. This guarantees the necessary social distance in the plane.  

You will also be asked to walk around as little as possible during the flight. Also, you are required to wear a face mask during the whole flight. 

Moreover, aircraft cabins are equipped with HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters that guarantee air purification. This recirculation system for the air in the cabin is similar to what one would find in a hospital operating theatre.  These filters capture viruses and bacteria and thus ensure a safe flight.

We want to make sure that you can travel with confidence during these times. Here you will find all the information you need about connecting flights at Brussels Airport.

More information:

Would you like to know which health measures are put in place at your airport of destination? Detailed information is available here

Sorry to hear that your flight was cancelled. Unfortunately, as an airport, we cannot do much about this. We, therefore, recommend you contact your airline or your travel agency directly.

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

Do you have a question about your flight or the measures on the plane? Contact your airline.

Do you have a question about measures taken against covid-19 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 0900 700 00 (BE) or WhatsApp +32 2 753 77 53 (International number).