What effect does the coronavirus have on my visit to Blankenberge?

Blankenberge is also taking measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus and this obviously also has consequences for tourist trips to our city.

Coronaproof activities in Blankenberge

  • The travel ban for non-essential travel within the European Union expires on 19 April 2021. For travel outside the European Union, the European rules will continue to apply. However, a negative travel advice remains in force for all non-essential travel. Consult the travel advice on the website diplomatie.belgium.be. Upon return, a strict regime of mandatory testing and quarantine applies.

  • A mouth mask is compulsory in the shopping streets and shops, at the weekly market, in public buildings and on public transport. You should always carry a mouth mask or other alternative in fabric with you and be able to show it at the request of the police.

  • Via www.visit-blankenberge.be/en/events you can see which events take place and which have been cancelled. This overview is continuously updated.
    There will be no mass events in Blankenberge this summer!

  • Non-organised gatherings outside are limited to a maximum of 4 people (from Monday 26 April 2021 up to 10 persons), respecting a safe distance and/or wearing a mouth mask. There is still a ban on gatherings and the police will also take action against this.

  • From Monday 19 October 2020, there will be a curfew and it is forbidden to go outside between midnight and 5 a.m., except for essential and non-delayable journeys (such as urgent medical reasons, professional journeys and commuting).

The curfew will be abolished from 8 May 2021 onwards and replaced by a ban on gathering, whereby between midnight and 5 a.m. one may only gather in public areas with a maximum of three people or with members of the same family.

  • From Saturday, 27 March 2021 until the end of April, alcohol will be prohibited 24/7 on public property

  • Non-essential shops may only receive customers by appointment as from Saturday 27 March 2021 (and until 25 April 2021), with the maximum number of customers allowed in at the same time depending on the size of the shop and with an absolute maximum of 50 persons. Two persons from the same family may enter the shop together. Home deliveries and click-and-collect are still possible provided there is no physical contact and no entering the shop.

From Monday, 26 April 2021, all shops will again be allowed to receive customers without an appointment. Shoppers no longer need to shop alone, but may be accompanied by one other member of the same family. 

  • Essential shops (including food shops, pharmacies, but also shops for hygiene products, clothing fabrics, flowers and plants, telecom shops and newsagents and bookshops) can continue to receive customers without appointment.

  • All attractions must close on 29 October 2020 (including the Casino).

  • The Belle Epoque Centre will reopen on Saturday 5 December 2020. A visit is only possible by reservation.

  • SEA LIFE will remain closed until further notice.

  • The swimming pool Farys Noordzeebad will reopen on Monday 7 December 2020. Reservations via the webshop are required!

  • Bars and restaurants will be closed from Monday 19 October 2020. Takeaway will be possible until 10 p.m.

    View the list of restaurants and snackbars offering takeaway and home delivery

From Saturday 8 May 2021, the terraces of restaurants and cafés may be opened again. The indoor area remains closed.

  • Hotels and B&B's remain open. The restaurants and bars of the hotels and B&B's will be closed. Meals are consumed in the room.

  • Holiday parks and campsites may reopen from 8 February 2021. Their restaurants, bars and other community facilities remain closed.

  • Non-medical contact professions (e.g. hairdressers, beauty, massage and nail salons) may reopen from Monday 26 April 2021.

  • Nightclubs will remain closed because no safety distance can be provided.

The Tourist Information Point remains open, be sure to check our current opening hours. When visiting our office, we kindly ask you to respect a number of precautions.