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. Here is an update about the situation. 

This article was last modified on 24 March 2021.

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

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?
From 27 January to 18 April, it is forbidden to travel to Belgium for tourist, recreational purposes. 

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.

Visitor centres of Visit Antwerp
The visitor centres on the Grote Markt and at the Central Station are open for visitors. The city store is closed for visitors. You can also contact us by phone (Monday-Friday, 9 am-5pm) at +32 (0) 3 232 01 03 or at

Cafés & restaurants

All non-essential stores, such as clothing stores, are open by appointment only.. Cities, together with retailers will ensure that safety in the shoppingstreets remains guaranteed. For your safety and the safety of others, please follow these safety rules whilst shopping:

Sights & attractions
All churches are closed, except for St. James’ Church, St. Charles Borromeo Church and St. Andrew’s Church. Most of the touristic attractions, such as Chocolate Nation or the City Brewery De Konick, are open. De Ruien (Antwerp Underground) are still closed. 

The museums are open for visitors. Strict measures apply to contain the spread of coronavirus.   Planning a visit? Always check the museum’s website beforehand and book your ticket online. 

As of 13 February, a visit to the outdoor part of the Antwerp Zoo is possible again

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. 

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. 

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


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