Sainctelette bridge closed

Following a fire, the Sainctelette bridge was damaged and remains closed towards Basilique until further notice for safety reasons. More info about alternative routes and detours: Pont Sainctelette closed (Bruxelles Mobilité)

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. Please note: at the Administrative Centre & liaison offices, all citizens are asked to come alone, maximum 15 minutes before the appointment time, wear a face mask (obligatory) and disinfect their hands.


Extraordinary European Summit in Brussels on 24 and 25 May 2021

On Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 May 2021, an extraordinary European Summit will be held in Brussels in the buildings of the Council of the European Union, at the Rue de la Loi. A safety zone will be set up. Only authorized persons can enter this zone on foot.

The safety zone will be closed on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 May:

  • Schuman roundabout
  • Rue Froissart, between the Rue Belliard and the Schuman roundabout
  • Rue de la Loi, between the Schuman roundabout and 'Residence Palace'
  • Rue Juste Lipse

Important remarks:

  • Deliveries will not be possible
  • Garbage bags, bicycles and terraces are not allowed within the safety zone

With a vehicle:

  • the official delegations, with accreditation from the Council services and/or police forces
  • the emergency services
  • the residents with an accreditation of the police services (access only via the Avenue d'Auderghem)

On foot:

  • the residents registered within the zone and in possession of their ID card
  • the employees and shopkeepers in possession of their ID card and a pass (delivered via their employer)
  • persons in possession of a pass and their ID card

The demands are possible via Requests must be submitted at least 48 hours before the date of the summit. They must be sent electronically to the police station of the European quarter of the Brussels Capital Ixelles police zone, Boulevard Clovis 10 - 1000 Brussels - 02 279 85 35. The passes will be available there from 10 May 2021.

Certain streets will only be accessible for local traffic (above ground there will be a parking ban):

  • rue Archimède between the rue Stévin and the rond-point Schuman
  • avenue de Cortenberg, between the rue Stévin and the rond-point Schuman
  • rue de la Loi, between the avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée and the rond-point Schuman
  • avenue d'Auderghem, between the rue Belliard and the rond-point Schuman
  • rue Breydel

Parking will also be forbidden:

  • in the safety zone
  • in the streets with local traffic
  • Chaussée d'Etterbeek, between the Rue Belliard and the Rue Van Maerlant
  • Rue Van Maerlant
  • Rue Belliard, between the Chaussée d'Etterbeek and the Avenue d'Auderghem

For security reasons, all windows of the buildings must be closed.

The bus lines of the STIB and De Lijn that drive through the perimeter, are diverted.

More information: 02 279 85 35 or European Summit (in French)

The police station will be open for the delivery of the passes. An e-mail will be sent with the days and hours for the withdrawal.

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Created on 03/05/2021 (modified on 14/05/2021)