Temporarily only Belgian passports can pass through ABC gates.
Flying to countries outside the EU? Then you must first pass through passport control.
Who is permitted to use the automated border control gates?
*Currently only EU passports are eligible for use at the automated border control gates. EU national identity cards cannot be used for the automated border control.
Due to Brexit, UK passports are no longer recognized as EU passports. Passengers travelling with a UK passport are requested to follow “All Passports” at border control.
Passengers travelling with non-EU passports and EU passengers with children younger than 12 must pass through traditional border control. Your travel documents will be manually checked there.
Of course, the 3 golden sanitary rules continue to apply everywhere:
These measures also apply to the automatic border control. Only when you validate your passport at one of the automatic gates, it is important to pull your mouth mask up to your chin. This way, our machines can recognise your face properly. After opening of the gates, please do not forget to put your mask back on.
Check out all our sanitary measures.
Got a connecting flight at our airport? You only pass through border control if you are entering or exiting the EU. More specifically: if you are passing from gates A to gates B or T or from gates B to gates A.
Coming from a non-Schengen country, you then go through border control first. Here only the manned counters are open. For hygiene reasons, automated border control gates are not available. The officer at the counter will ask you to briefly take off your face mask. Please keep all travel documents including the required COVID-19 documents (eg. PLF document ) ready for smooth and fast control.
In the baggage reclaim hall, floor stickers and markings will help you keep enough distance. In the meantime, we take care of a maximum spread of flights over the baggage carousels so that keeping a safe physical distance becomes easier. Luggage trolleys are still available to transport your luggage and are, of course, thoroughly disinfected on a regular basis.