The Antwerp Convention Bureau is implementing the measures that were imposed by the Belgian National Security Council to prevent a further spread of the corona virus and protect at-risk groups. Below is an overview of these measures, which will remain in force until April 19, 2020. We are taking a step back in hopes of being able to share a healthy, even more radiant city with you afterwards.
What is the corona virus?
At the end of 2019, a novel corona virus (Covid-19) 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/en/.
Can I still visit Antwerp?
There are no travel restrictions in force for Antwerp. You can still visit the city but bear in mind that all the city’s Events venues and conference venues are closed, as well as restaurants and cafés. Check the advisories of your own country to see whether travel restrictions apply for Belgium.
Cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops and leisure and sports activities
- Events venues and conference venues will remain closed (Lotto Arena, FMCCA, Sportpaleis, Handelsbeurs, Waagnatie, Antwerp Expo,…).
- 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. Home delivery and drive-in are also allowed.
- The parks will remain open.
- All guided museum tours and city walks that are organised by the city are cancelled.
- Hotels will remain open, their restaurants and bars will be closed.
- Food shops, animal feed shops and chemist will remain open, also on weekends.
- All other shops and traders must close on weekends, but will remain open on weekdays.
Public transport is operating normally. 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.
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.
Do you have questions? Contact one of our employees at:
+32 (0)3 338 95 83