Coronavirus measures

The City of Brussels has taken several decisions in order to best respect the measures of the federal government in the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19). More info: coronavirus measures by the City of Brussels.


Alcohol ban in the centre of Brussels

Since Monday 5 October 2020, the ban on the consumption of alcoholic drinks in public spaces has been extended to a large part of the city centre of Brussels, 24 hours a day.

From 5 October 2020 to 5 October 2021, the consumption of alcoholic beverages (distilled or fermented, whether or not mixed) is prohibited in public places (in any quantity, 24 hours a day) within the following zone:

The consumption of alcoholic beverages will only be permitted on terraces with a license and at events authorized or organized by the City of Brussels.


A violation is punished with a municipal administrative fine of a maximum of 350 euros. The fine is increased in case of a repeat within 2 years after the imposition of an administrative fine, without ever being able to exceed the sum of 350 euros.


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Created on 30/01/2020 (modified on 09/06/2021)