Corona: Information and measures

Visit Antwerp is implementing the measures that have been imposed by the Security Council to contain the further spread of coronavirus and protect at risk groups. 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?
Continue to comply with hygiene measures: wash your hands frequently with soap and water, cough and sneeze in the crook of your arm, 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.

Visit the city with a maximum of 4 people. 
From midnight until 5 a.m. a curfew is complied. 

Can I still travel to Antwerp from abroad?
From August, 1st, 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). 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 brand store/city shop in Grote Markt and the visitor centre in Central Station remain open. 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
All restaurants and cafés must close untill November 15th.   Restaurants may continue to deliver meals or offer a take-out service until 22.00 p.m.. The sale of alcoholic beverages including vending machines is prohibited from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m..

Some accommodations (hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, camping sites, holiday homes, ...) can be temporarily closed. Owners and operators may serve meals to their customers and must take several measures to guarantee your safety.

Night clubs remain closed for the time being.

Sights & attractions
Tourist attractions, museums and churches have reopened.  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
City walks are organised under conditions and with a maximum of 20 participants.  
Museum tours:

 

From 1 September, events can take place with a seated audience with a maximum of 400 visitors in open air and 200 visitors in indoor locations. 

Antwerp City Card
You can buy an Antwerp City Card again. Museums and attractions limit visitor flows as part of their social distancing measures.  Please always book your ticket online and check which coronavirus measures apply to your visit.

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. 

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 travel between midnight and 5 a.m. 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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