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30 March - Travel update

30 Mar 2020 11:44 AM | Tim Reynolds (Administrator)

As the COVID-19 lockdown in Belgium continues some news snippets on travel issues.


About 20,000 Belgians are still stuck abroad. In recent days, Belgians have returned from Mali, Vietnam, the Philippines and Haiti. Travellers from Asia will be able to return home this week.

The socialist railway union has asked SNCB to temporarily close all counters. 

Thalys will adjust its offer from Tuesday with only one return trip between Paris and Brussels, and one between Brussels and Amsterdam. The number of available places will also be limited to keep sufficient space between travellers. ICE and Eurostar have already adapted their schedules.

The STIB service in Brussels will be reserved for essential trips only during the weekend. 

UK shipping company P&O Ferries is no longer carring passengers on the Zeebrugge-Hull and Calais-Dover lines as it now wants to focus on maintaining freight flows between the British Isles and the European continent.

Finally, at Brussels Airport passengers flying in from Italy, Spain and Greece will be closely monitored on arrival. 

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