Corona: Information and measures

Visit Antwerp is implementing the measures that have been imposed by the higher authorities to limit the further spread of coronavirus and protect at risk groups. More stringent measures are currently in force. Here is an update about the situation. 

What is coronavirus?
At the end of 2019, a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 ) was detected in China. The Belgian health authorities are doing everything possible to protect everyone’s health. You can find all the information about this virus online at www.info-coronavirus.be.

Updates services of the City of Antwerp and FAQ
In this article you can always find the most recent updates about city services as well answers to frequently asked questions. 

What should i do?

Can I still travel to Antwerp from abroad?
All persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out an identification form (Passenger Locator Form). Take into account possible border controls and compliance with compulsory quarantine if you come out of a risk zone. From 25 December onwards you must also be able to submit a recent negative test result if you come from a red zone. For the most recent travel advice go to www.diplomatie.belgium.be

Can I visit Antwerp when I am in Belgium?
You can visit Antwerp with a maximum of 4 people, we do ask you to respect the safety measures and rules about social distancing to avoid virus resurgence.

Visitor centres of Visit Antwerp
The visitor centre and the city shop on the Grote Markt are open for visitors.  For the time being, the visitor centre in the Central Station is only open in weekends, daily from the Christmas holidays onwards. You can also contact us by phone (Monday-Friday, 9 am-5pm) at +32 (0)3 232 01 03 or at info@visitantwerpen.be.

Cafés & restaurants

Shopping
All shops are open. 
For your safety and the safety of others, please follow these safety rules whilst shopping:

Cities, together with retailers will ensure that safety in the shoppingstreets remains guaranteed.

Sights & attractions
Churches and most tourist attractions are closed. The outdoor areas of the Middelheim Museum will remain open to visitors. 
The museums can reopen on 1 December. Strict measures apply to contain the spread of coronavirus.   Planning a visit? Always check the museum’s website beforehand and book your ticket online. 

Cultural activities

Antwerp City Card
The sale of the Antwerp City Card remains possible. As a result of the more stringent measures, the majority of suppliers are closed. Have you already bought an Antwerp City Card? Rest assured that unused cards will remain valid for one year from the date of purchase. 

Public transport
Public transport has resumed fully. Passengers must wear a face mask on public transport and in the station/on platforms. Public transport companies advise passengers to spread their travel as much as possible and try to travel during off-peak times (after 9 am or before 4 pm or after 6 pm). The public transport companies also ask passengers to respect the safety measures and rules about social distancing. De Lijn inspectors will issue municipal administrative fines if necessary. 

Travel
You are free to use any means of transport for your travel, including public transport, rental cars, shared cars, motorbike, shared scooters, and shared bikes.​  Do not make journeys between midnight and 5am, because there is a curfew, except for essential and non-deferrable travel, such as travel for urgent medical reasons, business trips and travel between home and work. 

Questions?
Do you have questions? Contact one of our employees by telephone on +32 (0)3 232 01 03 or via mail to info@visitantwerpen.be

 

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