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 29/06/2020+++

  • Hygiene measures remain essential;
  • Outdoor activities should be favoured wherever possible. Where necessary, rooms should be adequately ventilated;
  • The rules regarding safety distance continue to apply, except for people within the same family, for children under the age of 12 and for people with whom there is closer contact, i.e. the extended bubble. Those who cannot respect the safety distance have to wear a mouth mask;
  • It is possible to have closer contact with 10 different people every week, in addition to the family members (= extended personal bubble). This is an individual right. These 10 people can change from one week to the next.
  • The extended bubble rule was increased from 10 to 15 different people per week in addition to the family. Reminder: This is an individual right;
  • Group activities may not involve more than 15 people, including children. This applies to all meetings without a frame, whether they take place indoors or outdoors.
  • The accommodations are open for guests again since 8 June;
  • 1.5 m distance is a basic rule for accommodation facilities;
  • Book in advance;
  • For gastronomy areas, the already existing regulations for gastronomy are applied;
  • Swimming pools and wellness areas may reopen from 1 July under certain conditions;
  • Family celebrations, banquets, seminars up to 50 persons will be allowed from July 1st.

> Guidelines for tourist accommodation establishments (french version)

  • Stay at home if you show symptoms of illness;
  • A maximum of 10 persons per table;
  • Each customer must remain seated at their own table;
  • Waiters have to wear masks;
  • All hospitality establishments are allowed to remain open until one o'clock in the morning, just like the night shops;
  • Keep a distance of 1.5 metres to other customers and our staff, even in the queue in front of the shop;
  • Limit your movements in our facility. Only leave your table to go to the bathroom;
  • Cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm or into a paper handkerchief and then dispose of it in a waste bin with a lid (e.g. in the toilet);
  • Disinfect your hands before entering;
  • Repeat this regularly during your visit;
  • Pay as much as possible with the card, preferably contactless.

> Guidelines for the catering industry

Under certain conditions, the following facilities may reopen from 1 July:

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

Despite all the precautions taken to inform you as well as possible, nothing beats contacting the service provider or visiting its website to find out the precise reopening times as well as the terms and conditions for booking and visiting.

Guidelines in the areas of leisure facilities and places of interest under


  • From 1 July onwards, events with up to 200 spectators will be permitted;
  • Until 31 August 2020, major events are prohibited. 

Since 15 June 2020, travel warnings have been lifted for many countries. The EU has launched a new web platform this week to support the safe resumption of travel and tourism throughout Europe. The platform will provide real-time information on borders, transport and tourism services in the Member States.

> 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/