Within the framework of the Coronavirus crisis management a Brussels Region Task Force has been established, with a first meeting held on 4 March 2020. visit.brussels is a member of this group. Since then this taskforce meets every week.
The objectives of this Task Force are to:
- make the evaluation of the socio-economic impact of COVID-19,
- hold a regular monitoring of the situation,
- analyse the measures to be put in place to support the sector.
visit.brussels undertakes to share all the questions, needs and demands of the sector with the Task Force. For this purpose, meetings shall be held with the partners in parallel. A first meeting was held on 11 March. Other meetings will be organised on a regular basis in order to share information and encourage the dialogue and consultation between the sector representatives.
Recovery plan - working groups
visit.brussels continues its regular activities. The situation is regularly monitored and may change from day to day. Together with the tourism related sector, we work towards a recovery plan that may be rapidly implemented as soon as the situation allows it.
In the coming days, we want to bring together, by video conference, working groups around 5 target audiences.
- Meetings industry
- International associations
- National and international B2C audiences
- B2B leisure
- Brussels public
The goal is to set up actions in the short, medium, and long term. We invite you to join the think tanks by completing the form.
1819.brussels, the information and guidance service for Brussels companies is available for all information related to economic support measures. A website has been created, containing the links to the information provided by the sectoral employers' organisations, BECI and the social secretariats.
We invite you to consult the following useful links:
- Travellers’ information
- FPS Economy, the Coronavirus and its consequences: Economic Impact, Information for businesses, Traveller Information
- FPS Employment and Labour, Coronavirus, preventive measures and consequences in terms of labour law
- Find the Decree with prohibition measures in the Brussels-Capital Region
- ONEM Website with information about temporary unemployment due to COVID-19
Good to know...
The tourist information offices of visit.brussels, located on Place Royale and Grand Place, as well as the exhibition experience.brussels and the convention centre located at the BIP will be closed until 19 April. The guided tours of the City Hall of Brussels are cancelled until 19 April.
All the professional events organised between now and 19 April by visit.brussels or at the BIP convention centre are cancelled or postponed.
The Welcome team will answer your questions by telephone from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm via 02 513 89 40.
Statement from the Brussels’ Hotel Association:
The Brussels’ Hotels Association together with the local hotel community are closely monitoring the situation to ensure the safety of all guests, partners and employees.
Hotels are invited to fully implement the World Health Organization (WHO’s) standard recommendations in addition to their regular high cleaning standard.
The Brussels’ Hotels Association continues to inform the local hotel community about the tightening authority’s regulations, with a view to reducing exposure to and transmission of the COVID-19 virus; the safety of our guests, partners and employees comes first.
If you have any questions, please contact Celine Batteauw : +32 476 82 77 31 or firstname.lastname@example.org