Buetgenbach Hotel Buetgenbacher Hof 17(c)Christian Charlier

Coronavirus in East Belgium: The most important information

Safety during your holiday

Find here a summary of the current Covid-19 recommendations for your stay:
+++update 2/11/2020+++

Official information on the latest developments & regulations:
https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/news/

On 30th october 2020, the National Security Council decided to introduce a new risk management strategy. It is about:

  • to comply with the rules of hygiene,
  • to carry out its activities preferably outdoors,
  • to think about vulnerable people,
  • distance to be kept (1.5 m),
  • Meetings on public roads are limited to a maximum of 4 persons.
  • It is forbidden to be on the public road between midnight and 5 a.m., except for essential, non-postponable exits / trips, such as trips for urgent medical reasons, business trips and trips to and from work.
  • Restaurants, museums and touristical activities are closed untill november 17th.
  • Non-essentials shops must be closed.
  • Food shops remain open.
  • The sale of drinks and food is prohibited after 22 p.m.
  • The sale of alcohol is prohibited after 20 p.m.

Wearing a protective mask remains compulsory if safety distances cannot be guaranteed. However, as it is unnecessary to wear them always and everywhere, masks will no longer be compulsory outdoors from 1 October, except in places (determined by local authorities) where large numbers of people gather and where the safety distances cannot be guaranteed. Masks will continue to be compulsory in well-defined covered places such as public transport, shops, regardless of the number of visitors (see list in the Ministerial Decree).

Valid from Monday, 2020/11/2:

Hotels and Bed&Breakfasts, youth hostels and seminar centres are open. But: restaurants, bars and other common rooms must remain closed. Food and drinks (including breakfast) can only be served in the room. Rooms may only be occupied by members of the same household and no more than their one and only "cuddle contact".

Holiday homes are open. Maximum occupancy: exclusively one household + 1 ("cuddle contact"). In return, however, the wellness area is allowed to be in use, since it is or must be used for strictly private purposes.

Camping: Permanent campers are allowed to visit their vehicles (only members of the same household). Transit camping has to close. Common rooms must be closed - according to our current interpretation also sanitary facilities...

Holiday villages and holiday parks close, but those who have a secondary residence there, i.e. have their own bungalow etc., may visit it.​


Cafés and restaurants are closed. Takeaway meals are available until 22:00. Receptions and banquets are prohibited. The sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited after 20.00 hrs.
 

Are closed until november 17th:

  • Swimming pools and wellness centres;
  • amusement parks and indoor playgrounds;
  • theatres and cinemas;
  • congress halls.

Indoor cultural events are not allowed.

Latest information on travel advice are available at diplomatie.belgium.be
https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en

Please note the new travel regulations in Belgium, which are valid from 1 August: all travellers (both Belgians and foreigners) who have either been abroad for more than 48 hours and are returning or who wish to stay in Belgium for more than 48 hours must fill in a "Passenger Locator Form" online. This measure enables contact tracing in case of infection.

> You can find the form here:
https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/public-health-passenger-locator-form

> All information about restrictions on entry and exit at https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/BEL

See the official information at: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/