Border Control

  • Border Control at departure
  • Border Control for connecting flights
  • Border Control on arrival

A smooth travel in the non-Schengen zone? Use your EU international passport (not your identity card).

Border Control at departure

Automated Border Control

You are permitted to use the Automated Border Control gates if you:

  • are at least 12 years old
  • possess an EU passport
  • fly from Gates B

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.

Border Control for connecting flights

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.

Departures map

Border Control on arrival

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.


When to arrive at the airport

If you want to know when it's best to arrive at the airport, check the slot advice tool.

Slot advice

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.