Coronavirus (COVID19) update | Brussels Special venues

Update 28 June 2021:
We are continuing to follow the guidance set out by the Belgian Government regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. So, check back here for regular updates.

Events in Brussels and in Brussels Special Venues may resume!

This is a very good news! Since 9 June 2021, meetings, conferences, receptions and banquets with audiences are taking place again (subject to capacity and events type restrictions). And since 27 June 2021, congresses, meetings, conferences, fairs and exhibition, receptions, banquets and team building activities are allowed again following the official rules as set by the Belgian Government:

Permitted capacity for events:

  • Indoors: an increase of 100% of the CIRM (Covid Infrastructure Risk Model) capacity to a maximum of 2,000 attendees, with an increase to 4,000 attendees for test events as soon as the COVID Safe Ticket is available and only when the COVID Safe Ticket allows access to the event.
  • Outdoors: an increase from 2,500 to 5,000 attendees, only when the COVID Safe Ticket allows access.
  • The number of attendees at banquets and receptions is no longer limited. For the remainder, specific rules for the catering industry are applicable and a maximum of eight people per table is allowed

Fairs and exhibitions: for more than 5,000 visitors, a one-way traffic system must be put in place with separate entrances and exits. Face masks are mandatory in July and August. Hands must be sanitised before the attraction and social distancing should be practiced between visitors or authorised groups. Applicable rules must be signposted at the stand or the attraction.

Ceremonies: up to 200 people indoors and 400 people outdoors. But when using  CERM (Covid Event Risk Model) or CIRM (Covid Infrastructure Risk Model), the provisions for the event sector apply.

Wondering what’s allowed after 01/09/21? Brussels Special Venues will communicate as soon as possible.

Please check the latest official information website for more information: 

In need of more details? Do you still have questions? You can also contact the Brussels Special Venue of your choice or contact the Belgian Government general information number:

  • From Belgium: 0800 14 689
  • From outside Belgium: +32 78151771
  • Opening hours: from 9 a.m to 5 p.m (Monday – Sunday)

Information about the situation in Brussels, to improve your travel experience:

  • Click here to improve your travel experience in Brussels (by visit.brussels)
  • Click here to find out more about the situation, please consult the set of rules, recommendations and FAQ (by the Belgian Government) 

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