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 www.info-coronavirus.be.

Info (in Dutch) on testing in Ghent

Vaccination

Go to www.info-coronavirus.be for all information about the different vaccines, the priority groups, and so on.

For more info on the vaccination strategy in Ghent, go to www.stad.gent/vaccinatie (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

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: gentinfo@stad.gent.

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.

Work

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 
E-mail: info-coronavirus@health.fgov.be