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 pedestrian zone

From 1 February 2020, the use of alcoholic beverages in the public area of ​​the pedestrian zone will be prohibited from midnight to 6 am. 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.

These regulations apply from 1 February 2020 to 31 January 2021.


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.

The alcohol is confiscated in the event of a violation. In the event of an administrative seizure, the seized objects can be destroyed.



The regulations apply within the following perimeter:

Created on 30/01/2020 (modified on 02/08/2020)