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 20 July 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 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.
Visitor centres of Visit Antwerp
The visitor centres on the Grote Markt and at the Central Station are open for visitors. You can also contact us by phone (Monday-Friday, 9 am-5pm) at +32 (0) 3 232 01 03 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I still travel to Antwerp from abroad?
Travelling to Belgium for tourist and recreational purposes is possible. Please inform yourself well in advance about the entry conditions, because you need certain documents and certificates. On this federal website you will always find the latest information.
Where can I get a PCR test as a traveller?
People travelling (back) from Belgium to another country usually need a PCR test. Plan your test easily and inexpensively (€46.81) in advance in Antwerp, so that you can enjoy your stay. If you did not have time in Antwerp, a standard and rapid test at Brussels Airport is also possible, although it is a bit more expensive and the waiting times for the results are longer.
Can I visit Antwerp when I am in Belgium?
You can visit Antwerp during the day in groups of up to 10 people. We do ask you to observe the safety measures and distance rules.
What should i do?
Continue to comply with hygiene measures: wash your hands frequently with soap and water, cough and sneeze in the crook of your arm and don't kiss. Maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from one another and stay home if you feel sick.
Everyone over 12 years of age is asked to carry a mouth mask with them at all times. Wearing a mouth mask is compulsory in publicly accessible buildings (e.g. libraries, museums, city locations, cinemas, ...), on public transport, in shops and in places where you cannot keep a distance of 1.5 metres from each other.
Cafés & restaurants
Pubs and restaurants may be open from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., both indoors and outdoors.
There is no obligation to register, but booking in advance is highly recommended.
A maximum of 8 people can sit at one table (children up to and including 12 years of age not included).
Customers are asked to remain seated at their own table. When going to the toilet or paying inside, wearing a mouth mask is mandatory. Please follow the instructions of the staff carefully.
Take away is possible until 1 a.m.
All forms of accommodation are open, including their restaurants and other common facilities.
Each household may rent an accommodation together, or with up to 8 other people at the same time (children up to and including 12 years of age not included).
Tourist accommodations that accommodate more than 15 people have no restrictions, as long as applicable protocols are respected.
Night clubs remain closed.
All shops can be visited without making an appointment. There is no limit to the number of people that you can shop with.
The city takes many measures to ensure that shopping is as safe as possible. For your safety and the safety of others, please follow these safety rules whilst shopping:
Do your shopping alone.
Wear a face mask.
Disinfect your hands before entering a shop.
Keep 1.5 meters distance from other customers and the shop staff, also in the queue outside the shop.
Pay as much as possible by card, preferably contactless.
Sights & attractions
All churches are open for tourist visits. Check the website of the monumental churches for the latest info.
All tourist attractions and museums are open to visitors. However, 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 venues such as casinos, wellness centers, bowling alleys and cinemas are open again.
Events can take place again, albeit under specific conditions and with restrictions on the number of participants. Always check the website of the organizer or the event itself for the latest info.
Guide activities and tours can take place both indoors and outdoors for a maximum of 25 people. This means: 24 people plus 1 guide (children under 12 are not counted).
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 has resumed fully. Passengers must wear a face mask on public transport and in the station/on platforms. 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. If you travel by car, check whether you can enter the low-emission zone and find parking tips here.
Do you have questions? Contact one of our employees by telephone on +32 (0)3 232 01 03 or via mail to email@example.com
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