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 - UPDATE

You currently can get tested at the Ghent Test centre at AZ Jan Palfijn when:

- You live in Ghent or one of the suburbs
- You have (mild) Covid-19 symptoms
- You have a prescription from your doctor or from contacttracing

The Ghent Test centre is accessible by appointment only, from Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 4 pm. 

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 the streets

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:


Travelling measures

Services provided by the City of Ghent

Social services and well-being

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)