Antwerp Convention Bureau is implementing the measures that have been imposed by the Belgian National Security Council to contain the further spread of coronavirus and protect at risk groups. We herewith provide you, as a visitor to our city, with an overview of these measures, which are applicable until 3 April 2020. We are taking a step back temporarily, in hopes of being able to share a healthy, even more radiant city with you after this date.

 

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

FAQ

The most recent answer to many of your questions can be found here.

Can I still travel to Antwerp from abroad?
Belgium has closed its borders to all non-essential travel. You can no longer visit Antwerp travelling form abroad.

Can I visit Antwerp when I am in Belgium?
All non-essential travel in Belgium is forbidden, everyone needs to remain at home. The movement of people in Belgium is only allowed when absolutely necessary as in travel to work, for basic necessities (food, pharmacy, post, bank or gas) or for health reasons.

Visitor centres of Visit Antwerp
The visitor centres Grote Markt and Central Station are closed until May 3rd.   Questions? Do not hesitate to contact us by phone on +32 (0) 3 232 01 03 (from Monday till Friday from 09 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or by mail to info@visitantwerpen.be.

Cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops and leisure and sports activities

  • Museums, churches, cultural centres and sports centres will remain closed
  • All events will be cancelled or postponed
  • Clubs, cinemas, cafés and restaurants will be closed. You can only pick up food from chip shops but you cannot consume it onsite. Home delivery and drive-in are also allowed.
  • The Antwerp zoo is closed, the parks will remain open for the time being, limit your visit and respect the social distance of 1,5m.
  • All museum tours and city walks that are organised by the city are cancelled.
  • Hotels are allowed to remain open but only for essential travels and all rules regarding social distancing must be respected. All the restaurants in hotels are closed. Check the hotel websites for further information. Holiday homes, campsites and guest rooms must be closed.
    Only food shops, animal feed shops, newsstands and chemist will remain opened, also on weekends. No other types of shops will be opened.

Antwerp City Card
The sale of the Antwerp City Card is currently suspended. Did you already purchase an Antwerp City Card? Please be aware that the card is only activated when you first use it. If you wish to postpone your visit to another time of the year, you can keep your ticket for when you return. If you will not be returning to Antwerp any time soon, you can contact us at  Antwerpcitycard@visitantwerpen.be about a potential reimbursement.

Public transport
Public transport will continue to operate but must be organised in such a way that passengers can maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from each other. The authorities have, however, requested that you limit your use of public transport to essential travel and essential times, preferably outside the rush hour. Please also pay attention to basic hygiene.

Travel

  • This essential travel is currently allowed: to food shops, the doctor, the post office, the bank, the chemist, to refuel a vehicle or assist people in need
  • Physical exercise outdoors is also permitted. You may do this with family members who live under the same roof or with a friend. It is vital that you maintain a reasonable distance.
  • Gatherings are not permitted.

Cruiseships
Cruise ships may moor in the city and stock up on supplies. They may not disembark in the city, however, meaning passengers may not leave the ship.

What should I do?
Pay even more attention to hygiene: wash your hands with soap and water, cough and sneeze in the crook of your arm, don’t kiss others, do not shake people’s hands, maintain a safe distance and stay at home if you feel sick.

Antwerp Convention Bureau
The ACB-team is at your service to answer any questions you may have. Site visits and introductory visits are temporarily cancelled. Please let us know how we can assist you after April 3rd.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are searching for a solution for your event or conference as a result of these new measures.

Questions?
Do you have questions? Contact one of our employees at:
+32 (0)3 338 95 83
info@antwerpconventionbureau.be.

Welcome at Antwerp Convention Bureau

Are you organizing a conference or meeting in Antwerp?
Are you looking for a nice teambuilding activity or a restaurant for a group dinner?
ACB will gladly help you and let you discover Antwerp!

You can book your stay in Antwerp by the fast booker on the left:

If you are attending an event/congress in Antwerp you can book your room using the event Code communicated by the organisor.

If you are going to enjoy our city for a holiday or another occasion, you don’t need to use the event code.

We already wish you an memorable stay in Antwerp!

Would you like to know more about the services and support of Antwerp Convention Bureau?
Request a free quote or contact us via info@antwerpconventionbureau.be!