Coronavirus measures


Extension of terraces till 15 January 2022

To support restaurants and cafes (horeca), the City of Brussels may grant a temporary extension of the terrace under certain conditions. The City has extended these extensions until 15 January 2022. No extension will be granted after 15 January.

Please note: this 'Covid' terrace extension must be removed from the public space by 15 January at the latest. No extension will be granted after 15 January, in particular for reasons of town planning regulations. The annual terraces may remain installed in the same way.

The 'Covid' terrace extensions on the Winter Wonders course must be removed by 1 November 2021, to allow the installation of Winter Wonders.

Premium for removing terraces

To limit the financial impact of this dismantling, you can request a premium for removing the temporary terrace (maximum of 2,000 euros) :

Extension of terraces permanent from 2022

The City of Brussels has also decided to make the extension of terraces permanent from 2022.

From 2022, the extensions can be permitted every year within the classic terrace permits. Terrace extensions can be requested in the annual terrace permit and are permitted from April to the end of September, according to the regulations and rates of the terrace regulations.

Traders can now submit a request to the Horeca Unit for a seasonal extension of the terrace for 2022:

Covid terrace extension form (till 15 January 2022)

The requested extension must be located at the parking space in front of the restaurant or café, in the direct extension of the building. The form must be sent by e-mail to

Form in French:

Form in Dutch:

Created on 20/04/2021 (modified on 29/10/2021)