Hospitality rules lifted in Belgium
From September 1st, COVID-19 restrictions will be relaxed in the bars, cafes and restaurants in the Flanders and Wallonia regions of Belgium. There will be no restrictions on opening and closing hours, and bars and restaurants will be able to operate at full capacity and remove the limit for the number of guests per table. In addition, bars and cafes will allow customers to once again enjoy a drink at the counter. Masks are still mandatory for moving around hospitality establishments, but can be removed when sitting down.
Please note: The relaxation of these rules does not apply to Brussels, where the current COVID-19 restrictions still apply. In addition to the loosening of hospitality rules, the authorities have removed restrictions on all gatherings in private homes or tourist accommodation.
From lambic beers to pale lagers, explore the Belgian region of Wallonia through its extensive brewing heritage.
Belgium is a nation of beer lovers and famously once had more breweries than churches. Take a slow trip around Wallonia, the French-speaking region of southern Belgium, which is renowned for its beautiful medieval towns and villages, and historic Trappist abbeys. Explore the Walloon Beer Route and visit some of the 65 craft and micro breweries which make 500 different beers, from light amber ales, fruity saisons to rich Trappist beers, and meet the artisan brewers who lovingly create them.