Coronavirus / COVID-19 update

UPDATE 1/12/2020

! For the latest updates we would like to refer you to this overview.

  • Wearing a face mask is mandatory in all public buildings and in the busiest area and shopping streets of the city (24h/24) (station surroundings: from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.). There is a curfew between midnight and 5AM.

  • All forms of accommodation, with the exception of campsites, may remain open to the exclusion of their restaurant, bar and other common facilities. Breakfast and guest meals can only be consumed in the room.

    All common facilities (wellness, swimming pool, ...) are closed.

  • The shops are open. Shopping has to be done alone, unless you need help or assistance. Minors may be accompanied by one adult. You may be in a shop for a maximum of 30 minutes, unless you have an appointment. To make sure shopping goes safely, the main shopping streets (Zuidzandstraat-Steenstraat and Geldmuntstraat-Noordzandstraat) will be made traffic free on Fridays and in weekends from 11 AM. Walking directions will be indicated and the amount of people in the streets will be monitored continuously.

    Wearing a face mask is mandatory in all shops and in the busiest area and shopping streets of the city (see plan for more details). At the beginning of the most important shopping streets you will have the possibility to disinfect your hands and buy a face mask.

  • Restaurants and cafés are closed. Some restaurants offer (until 10 PM) meal delivery and take-away meals. You can find an overview here.

  • The following museums and tourist attractions will be open as from Friday 4th December: Groeningemuseum, Saint John’s Hospital, Belfry Tower and the Basilica of the Holy Blood. Opening periods and times may deviate from what is customary. To ensure a safe visit, specific regulations apply and the number of visitors is limited. Wearing a face mask is obligatory. Booking in advance guarantees your visit. Tickets and information on www.museabrugge.be.

  • The horse-drawn carriages, horsetram, bicycle carriages and sightseeing minivans don’t make tours. The tourist boats don’t make tours neither.

  • Touristic tours with guides are not allowed.

  • Theatres and cinemas in Bruges are closed.

  • The taxis run without a limit on the number of passengers. Wearing a face mask is mandatory for both customer and driver.

  • Public transport runs at normal frequency and with normal capacity. On trains, busses, trams and in the stations it is compulsory to wear a face mask.

  • Public toilets are open at the Burg (Brugse Vrije) (9:30 – 17:30), Stadshallen (10:00 – 18:00), Gruuthusemuseum (9:30 – 0:00), 't Zand (9:30 – 18:00, as from 7 PM only accessible with your parking ticket), Biekorf (24/7) and Minnewaterpark (14:30 – 23:30).

  • The tourist information offices are closed. Visit Bruges can be reached by telephone (7/7 from 10h-17h) +32(0)50/44.46.46 and by e-mail visitbruges@brugge.be.

  • Events: There will be no more events from 29 October 2020 until at least 13 December 2020.


The city communicates updates on a regular basis at https://www.visitbruges.be/en.

  • © Map - Face mask required

    Map - Face mask required