Border control

The passport control booths are located to the right when you have passed security screening.

Reinforced checks for passengers travelling outside the Schengen area

As of 7 April 2017 the new Article 8.2 of the Schengen Borders Code Regulations enters in force. The article states that the border police will perform a reinforced identity check of every passenger leaving or entering the Schengen area.

Brussels Airport advises passengers flying outside the Schengen area to be on time at the airport. For flights outside the Schengen area the advice to be 2 to 3 hours in advance at the airport still applies.

More information about these checks can be found on the website of the federal police (Dutch, French).

+12 and EU passport? Use automated border control!

Passengers who are over 12 years old and have an electronic EU passport can make use of the automated border control gates if they travel to a destination outside the Schengen area.

Passengers who only have a Belgian e-ID or another type of passport or families with children below the age of twelve have to go through the classic border control where their travel documents will be checked manually.

Watch the movie below to see how to use the Automated Border Control gates:

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