COVID-19: measures and FAQs

Coronavirus measures by the city of Ghent, frequently asked questions and general information about COVID-19 in Belgium.

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City of Ghent COVID-19 measures and info

  • Ghent COVID-19 test centre

If you live in Ghent and you don't have any Covid-19 symptoms but you are at risk of carrying the virus, the Ghent Covid-19 Test centre is where you go to get tested. It's located at the AZ Jan Palfijn site. 
Feeling sick? Don't go to the test centre and contact your general practitioner instead. For more info on safety guidelines, read our quick guide

  • Visiting Ghent? 

Find out which measures currently are in hand in Ghent (shops, restaurants, transport, leisure and tourist activities) and what these measures imply to you as a visitor on Visit Gent, the official tourist information centre of the City of Ghent. 

  • Information for international students

FAQ about COVID-19 for international students: frequently asked questions and answers about studying, going to a student room and organizing activities in times of corona. 

Read all about measures at the different campuses, where you can go for mental support and how to keep in touch with fellow students. 

  • News and numbers

For recent figures of COVID-19 infections in Ghent (and other Belgian cities), visit Sciensona. For the latest news on COVID-19 measures and policy in Ghent, check out our information updates in English.

  • Face masks

In certain Ghent streets, wearing a face mask is mandatory

Frequently asked questions

The below FAQs are a translation of the most frequently asked questions concerning the corona measures in Ghent. We try to keep them updated as much as we can. For a selection of frequently asked questions in 10 other languages (dd 25 March), go to ('meertalige informatie').

Can't find what you're looking for? Call the Gentinfo service centre at +32 9 210 10 10 or ask your question via email:

Health guidelines

Travelling measures

General questions

Services provided by the City of Ghent

Social services, well-being and health

Education and childcare

Waste company 'Ivago'


Low emission zone

Shops, hotels, restaurants and bars

Work and enterprises




Housing and renovations

Nature and environment

Law enforcement

Measures and questions about COVID-19 in Belgium

General information number: 0800 14 689 
From outside Belgium: :+32 78151771 (Opening hours: from 9 a.m to 5 p.m (Monday - Friday)