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On June 15, 2020 Belgium officially reopened its borders to tourists, first allowing select countries to visit.

Belgium was just celebrating a record year for tourism in 2019, with a whopping 9.4 million overnight tourists in Brussels alone. 2020 was projected to be an even bigger year until they had to close their borders.

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From June 15, following all other major EU countries, Belgium made the decision to reopen for tourism from countries in the European Union, including the UK, and the four EFTA nations (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway.)

Belgium Reopening Guidelines

Who Can Visit Belgium?

  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

Are There Any Testing and/or Quarantine Requirements?

No. If you are entering from one of the above countries with no symptoms, then you can enter without any mandatory testing or quarantine periods.

When Will Belgium Reopen To Countries Outside The EU?


The Belgian Embassy told us “At the moment, Belgium is still closed for non-essential trips (from non EU countries) and the allowed travelers (essential journeys only) must respect a 14 days quarantine”

At this time they are not accepting the recommendation of ‘safe' countries put forth by the EU.

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What Flights Have Resumed to Belgium?

Many airlines and flight routes have already resumed in June to many cities within Belgium. Belgium’s major airline Brussels Airlines is flying direct every day to many other European cities.

Other airlines that have also resumed direct flights in June include: WizzAir, RyanAir, Turkish Airlines, Alitalia, Aegean, Deutsche Bahn, Austrain Air, SAS, and Pegasus.TUI is expected to resume in July.

Although Belgium is currently not accepting American or Canadian tourists, Air Canada has direct flights scheduled from Montreal in July, and Brussels Airlines has direct routes from New York City also starting in July.

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What’s Open in Belgium

All throughout the month of June, restrictions have started lifting in all aspects of daily life, including tourism. Here’s what’s open in Belgium, however they may have capacity rules or shortened hours:

  • Hotels, AirBnB, cottages and campsites
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Shopping malls, markets and boutiques
  • Galleries, museums and tourist attractions
  • Hairdressers
  • Fitness Centers
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Since Brussels and Bruges are two of the most visited cities, here is more information on what is currently open within those cities.

What’s Open in Brussels

  • Over 30 museums/attractions including:
    Horta Museum, Choco-Story Brussels, Royal Military Musuem, Mini-Europe, Meise Botanical Gardens, Autrique House, Centre for Fine Arts, House of European History, Contreype, ADAM Brussels Design Museum, Musuem of the City of Brussels, and more
  • Guided tours of up to 30 people
  • Markets under 50 stalls
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What’s Open in Bruges

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What’s Still Closed in Belgium

Here is a list of things that are still currently closed, but set to reopen on July 1st as Belgium enters Phase Four of reopening:

  • Swimming Pools
  • Indoor Playgrounds
  • Amusement Parks
  • Theatres and Cinemas
  • Casinos and Gambling Rooms
  • Conference Rooms
  • Reception Halls and Banquet Rooms (limit of 50 people)

Read More: We have complied a complete list of all countries now reopening to tourists worldwide! 

Disclaimer: Belgium’s reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.

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