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Safe in East Belgium:
The most important information

Safety during your holiday

Welcome to the holiday region East Belgium. Accommodation providers, restaurants and excursion destinations are open and look forward to your visit. Please check in advance with the respective operator about specific opening hours or possible reservation requirements.

From 28 January, the public health situation will be assessed according to a barometer.   Depending on the epidemiological situation, the barometer is set to yellow, orange or red and the measures in force change with the colour code. Currently, the barometer is set to red. Thus, the following provisions apply: www.info-coronavirus.be/en/news/occ-2101/

UPDATE:  27/01/22

You can find the current federal regulations here:

Travel rules: 

Travelling within Belgium:


Excursion destinations:

Shops and restaurants:

Sport and culture:

  • All important information on sport and culture can be found here: www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#id_5
    Check in advance with the operator for specific regulations and possible reservation requirements.


  • According to the epidemiological situation, the regulations for events change. The following regulations are currently in force: www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#id_5
    Please check with the event organiser in advance for specific regulations and to ensure that the event is taking place.

When is the Covid Safe Ticket required?

Where does the mask obligation apply?

  • Masks are compulsory for the following locations: www.info-coronavirus.be/en/facemask/
    Please contact the organiser in advance for further information on the implementation and any specific conditions.



Due to the floods in East Belgium and their consequences (landslides, damage to nature and infrastructure,...), some zones and trails have to be temporarily closed. The following places are affected: 

  • Auel (Burg Reuland): closure of the bridge over the Our. Please take the signposted bypass road through the village. Routes concerned: Vennbahn cycling route, Ovelo route 11, Velotour network: junction nodes 55-75, hiking network: junction nodes 5-47.
  • Getztal (Eupen): closure of the trails in this valley. Routes concerned: Pleasure tour 26, Ovelo route 03, Velotour network: junction node 55, hiking network: junction nodes 36 - 96.
  • Hilltal (Eupen): closure of the trails in this valley. Routes concerned: Pleasure tour 26, Velotour network: junction nodes 57 - 68, hiking network: junction nodes 90 - 24 - 19 - 49 - 5 - 71 - 62.
  • Steinbach & Eschbach (Eupen): closure of the trails around these brooks. Routes concerned: Ovelo routes 02 & 03; hiking network: junctions nodes 38, 21, 87, 98, 93; Velotour network: junction nodes 46, 11, 28.

These closures are also indicated in our hiking and cycling route planners.