A smooth travel in the non-Schengen zone? Use your EU international passport (not your identity card).
Automated Border Control
You are permitted to use the Automated Border Control gates if you:
Manual Border Control
Are you travelling with a non-EU passport? Or do you have an EU passport and are you travelling with children younger than 12? Then you must go through Manual Border Control. Get your travel documents ready, they will be manually checked here.
Do you have a connecting flight at Brussels Airport? If you are entering or exiting the EU, you will have to pass through Border Control. In that case, you will pass from Gates A to Gates B or T, or from Gates B to Gates A. Below you can find the overview map of the Departure Gates.
Do you come from a non-Schengen country? Then you must go through Border Control first. Please have all your travel documents ready. This ensures a smooth journey through Border Control.
If you want to know when it's best to arrive at the airport, check the slot advice tool.
Want to make sure you're on time? For Schengen flights, arrive at the airport 2 hours in advance. For non-Schengen flights, make sure to arrive 3 hours in advance.