COVID-19 measures in Ghent

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

Testing and vaccination

Corona testing

Read all about when, where and how at

Info (in Dutch) on testing in Ghent


Go to for all information about the different vaccines, the priority groups, and so on.

For more info on the vaccination strategy in Ghent, go to (in Dutch).

Face masks 

Face masks are mandatory for people aged 13 and over:

  • on public transport and when taking a taxi
  • in shops and busy streets and squares. Take a look at the overview map of all streets and squares where face masks are mandatory.
  • in cinemas, theatres, concert halls and museums.
  • at markets and in public buildings
  • at cemeteries and funerals
  • in hotels, restaurants and bars when moving from one place to another (e.g. when going to the toilet)
  • when entering or leaving sports facilities, but not on sports fields.

In certain Ghent streets, wearing a face mask is mandatory

Current measures since 27th of June

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Travelling measures

Services provided by the City of Ghent

Social contacts

Up to 8 people inside your home, excluding members of the same household and children up to the age of 12. This also applies to family holidays in tourist accommodation. In your garden: up to 50 people.

Ceremonies: up to 200 people indoors and 400 people outdoors.

Bars and restaurants

Bars and restaurants are open (both the inside and outside spaces), between 5am till 1 am. You can sit at a tables with maximum of 8 people.

Night shops are open till 1 am

Takeaway of meals is still possible until 1 am.

Culture and sports

  • Theatres, cinemas and opera re back open. So are the Historic buildings in Ghent, the musea, the libraries and the Van Eyck shop.
  • No restrictions in sports.


You are allowed to go back to the office one day a week. Physical team building activities are allowed again.

Measures and questions about COVID-19 in Belgium

General information number: 0800 14 689