Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Belgium
Belgium has restricted the entry of all travellers who are not arriving from EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom.
Nationals, permanent residents, and long-term visa holders of EEA Member States, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, and their family members may still enter Belgium.
Diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, and military personnel may also enter the country.
Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City may enter Belgium with proof of connection travel to their home country.
Passenger flights are only allowed to operate between 7:00 am and 9:00 pm. This does not apply to humanitarian, repatriation, and United Nations flights.
All arriving travelers must stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing.
There are currently 1,047,124 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in BE and 25,051 deaths as of 9 Jun 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
Brussels Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and American Airlines have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Belgium. Confirm policies on booking site.
An average direct flight from the United Kingdom to Belgium takes 9h 39m, covering a distance of 307 miles. The most popular route is Manchester - Brussels with an average flight time of 1h 20m.
The cheapest ticket to Belgium from the United Kingdom found in the last 72 hours was £9 one-way, and £6 round-trip. The most popular route is Manchester to Brussels Bruxelles-National and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was £6.
Brussels Airlines, Ryanair & Malaysia Airlines fly the most frequently from the United Kingdom to Belgium.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Brussels (93% of total searches to Belgium). The next most popular destinations are Antwerp (6%) and Liège (1%). Searches for flights to Ostend (0%) are also popular.
Car seats are compulsory for children under 4 ft 5 in in Belgium. Most car-rental services and taxis will provide car seats if you book ahead of time.
The Meuse Valley spans across Belgium but the best place to see it is perhaps in Namur. Namur is also home to many tourist destinations, including the Citadel of Namur and Maredsous Abbey. To get to Namur, you can fly to Brussels South Charleroi airport and then take the train for about 45min.
Brussels Airport (BRU) will be the most convenient, as it is just over 16mi from Waterloo and the nearest airport. Waterloo makes for a good day trip if you are staying in Brussels. From Brussels, you can take the bus or train to Waterloo.
Several airlines offer direct flights to Belgium from the UK, including British Airways, Ryanair, VLM, Brussels Airlines, bmi regional and Flybe. Other airlines usually require a stopover in their home countries.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "service and timing were great"
Cons: "Our tickets had been cancelled when we got to the airport. Had to purchase new ones. Now we have to fight to get reimbursed. Not happy"
Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "No AC, we roasted. Seats uncomfortably small. Terrible on boarding and off boarding process."
Pros: "One of the crew member who served our food seemed in a rush and just dropped our food on our trays :( There was a lack of communication at the counter for travelers like us who was making this connecting flight. We were there four two hours and nobody bother to tell us we needed to check-in again."
Cons: "Better communication for people making a connection. Not to wait until you are showing your boarding pass and then telling us we needed to check-in again,"
Pros: "The flight attendants were wonderful and the movies and space for the kids was great!"
Pros: "The captain was able to make up much of the lost time spent boarding."
Cons: "The crew were 20 minutes late getting to the plane. The seats were also uncomfortable. Thankfully, it was only a 50 minute flight."
Pros: "That there were no group calls for boarding"
Cons: "My seat"
Cons: "Water could have been served complementary"
Pros: "Crew were helpful."
Cons: "I had asked for a Muslim.mealor a vegetarian but there wasn't anything so I had only cheese and fruits which was a disappointment"
Pros: "Way better than the others who fly into Accra via London,slight delay due to technical problem but overall my next choice for sure."
Pros: "The personnel AFTER passport control was wonderful, both airport and United. Passport control workers failed to recognize or help move us through to be able to board in time while they allowed other passengers to go ahead who had same departure. Plane waited 30 mins past take off for us."
Cons: "Brussels airport staff at pass control needed to acknowledge departure concerns to prevent plane delay of takeoff. Many passengers missed their connection in Chicago because of our delay boarding due to pass control wait and lack of help."
Pros: "fast lane boarding"
Cons: "no snacks"
Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Late boarding, had to check the bag, had to wait forever when landed in the plane"
Pros: "comfortable leg space"
Pros: "Excellent service. Friendly staff."
Pros: "Brussels Air ensured my safety. They made sure that the plane was airworthy."
Cons: "I was due to fly from London to Entebbe via Brussels. Sixteen hours after boarding the flight, I am still in Brussels. We try to complete the assignment another day. My criticism was the overoptimism of the captain how quickly things would happen and on arrival in Brussels the total unpreparedness of the ground staff to cope with half a plane load of people with connections having missed those connections."
Pros: "We loved the movie."
Pros: "Good value, Staff were polite and helpful. On time."
Pros: "Crew members were very friendly, plane was clean, seats were comfortable, and flight was much quicker than what I thought it was going to be. Boarding was a tiny bit unorganized, but overall flight was great."
Cons: "Boarding was a bit disorganized. I had brought my carry-on but the lady at the counter said I had to check it with baggage (which ended up getting delayed once we landed for an additional 15 minutes)"
Cons: "Service for my mom was great!"
Pros: "Staff was ok."
Cons: "Very poor service at brussels airport. It took 15 minutes to connect the bridge and evenually we had to go down the stairs to take a bus that also took 15 min to start. We also left late frm malpensa due to late check-in but i thin rhe plane actually camw in late too."
Cons: "Boarding late. Good for sale-not even a cup of water free, staff rude, there is no entertainment"
Pros: "Clean and somewhat comfortable"
Cons: "Delayed and JFK wasn't ready for us. So more delay"
Cons: "Crammed seats, not very clean, took pictures, very dirty."
Cons: "Over 2 hour delay"
Cons: "Lost my bags or did not make it on time for connection."
Cons: "The flight was delayed significantly and led to a travel nightmare and us missing an important meeting."
Pros: "Nice equip and staff, comfortable and on-time"
Cons: "Veg meal requested but not processed."
Cons: "Many passengers with their shoes AND socks removed. Chairs were extremely uncomfortable."
Pros: "The service was very very professional"
Cons: "Everything is fine"
Pros: "the cabin crew was wonderful. We were delayed by half hour on board they kept us informed and the service was excellent"
Pros: "all was good"
Pros: "Best business class for travel to and from Europe."
Pros: "Your airline 100% better then Air Canada."
Pros: "Did not like airline so much."
Cons: "Staff did not allow access to lavatories when they were serving drinks and the long waits after were ridiculous"
Cons: "Seats had no cushioning on bottom or back"
Cons: "Baggage handling"
Cons: "No water/fluid offered -- everything was pay-to-play."
Cons: "All of it. Missed an event because of their delay. An event I paid for."
Cons: "Required to pay even for a soft drink or juice."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "We don't know. Ask our suitcases. They arrived in Venice and we were in Athens."
Cons: "I have no words flew not honored and I had to buy a ticket at the airport. Thank you for your service!"
Pros: "Very old planes No entertainment Very nice stewardess"
Cons: "Lousy treatment to passengers/customers"
Cons: "It was cancelled on me and three of my classmates. No notification."
Cons: "I was there 10 minutes from my flight because of a lot problems from airline doesnt matter and they supposed to take a flight at 15:30 my flight was delay but we arrived at 15:40 and i was thinking i lost but suddenly i saw that it was missing 10 people more and i was running like hell on it and at the gate they didnt let us to take a bus ... The funny was that the plane departure at 16:20 that was freaking out and Im never gona take that airline ! I always chose Norwegian but i was thinkkng that they have change little bit ° , in Norwegian one time they wait for me 20 minutes 20 minutes ! Ryanair is the most Bad and i feel sad if i m writing for them as well !"
Cons: "Everything could be better"
Pros: "Comfortably seats and more reliability."
Cons: "It’s a classic ryanair flight. Need I say anymore!"
Pros: "Flight was on time, no issues experienced."
Pros: "Efficient and cheap"
Cons: "Another passenger had exactly the same seat number as me which caused confusion and an uncomfortable situation"
Pros: "Nothing about the flight did I like"
Cons: "If I had flown with a better airline Ryanair are appalling"
Pros: "Airport lounge"
Cons: "The obvious boredom of cabin crew due probably to poor wages and long hours."
Pros: "Really disappointed"
Pros: "Airport security was efficient."
Cons: "Every group on plane seemed to have been purposely split up even though there were many empty seats. Difficult to book luggage on the website. They said there were strict size limits on cabin bags, but when we got to the gate they didn’t check any - we had to pay for an extra bag in hold when we could have just used a bigger bag for hand luggage. Everything was difficult. Bag drop didn’t work - we had to queue to to go to the desk 3 times and the lady eventually did it herself. Staff were polite and nice."
Cons: "Boarding in Manchester was a disaster. Scanned boarding passes, let everyone down the stairs to the apron, only for to be told to come all the way back up the strairs again because of a change of aircraft. Had to do the whole pre boarding and boarding process all over again. More interested in selling hot Panninis rather than check if we had a belt for our baby. Even after doing safety checks, they passed us and still didn’t have a belt for our baby. Only when we called them back And asked for a belt did we get one, and all this whilst the aircraft was moving. Waited over 25 minutes for our buggy bag to come out the baggage belt in Dublin."
Pros: "The flight attendants were very friendly, courteous and professional."
Cons: "Literally everything from checking in to seat and baggage is unnecessarily monetized."
Pros: "A pleasant journey."
Cons: "It was fine. No complaints."
Pros: "Nothing late again dirty plane not allowed to bring alcohol on which is fair enough but they don’t mind selling you there own"
Cons: "Everything was rubbish"
Pros: "'ve Ry quick"
Cons: "40 mins late"
Cons: "The heat, insane air con not working"
Pros: "In flight snacks were good. Staff pleasant."
Cons: "Getting through security was a stressful nightmare. I had no idea what to put where. Was just given a tray and expected to know. Signs said inhalers needed to be in plastic bag but website said meds were ok but keep handy. Threatening notices said if you get it wrong your bag will be searched and you can be delayed for up to half an hour (the inference being you could miss your flight). Vowed not to fly again although may get over it!"
Cons: "Everyone stood up the entire flight and being split up from family."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "We boarded on time but ended up 30 minutes late due to the staff running around like headless chickens, seemed very unorganised. Guy making announcements on the plane spoke so fast you couldn’t understand a word. Engine made a terrible buzzing noise for half the flight, so loud you had to shout to hear anyone."
Cons: "I paid for my seats and the ask me to change next to the emergency door, something that i would never choose."
Pros: "Nice and cheap."
Cons: "The window was in the wrong place so I got a bad neck trying to look out."
Cons: "The flight was significantly delayed because of a woman having a panic attack. Other people should not have to wait because one person is afraid of flying."
Cons: "The staff, the crew none could english well enough for anyone to understand them"
Pros: "The ticket price"
Cons: "The lack of comfort"
Pros: "does not respond to normal standards - to little space seats can not move to the back"
Cons: "I was not allowed to come aboard because of not showing passport. This was a bad surprise to me."
Cons: "Delayed a little"
Pros: "Crew were friendly"
Cons: "Everything. I’d rather walk than use this company again"
Pros: "Ryan air crew very good"
Cons: "No vegatarian food"
Pros: "We didn't crash and I arrived at my destination safely."
Cons: "The flight was 90 mins late, we were herded like cattle onto the plane which was filthy with empty sweet wrappers littering the entirecabin, which in turn was full of crying children (whose parents appeared powerless/unwilling to comfort them). While none of this was helped by the poor weather creating epic turbulence and a near-miss with another aeroplane, I did take a flight the following day with EuroWings in identical weather which was far better controlled with less nausea-inducing turbulence so I do feel I can blame Ryanair for feeling quite sick as we left the plane. If we'd had to go in for a 3rd landing attempt, I'd probably have turned up for my meeting all covered in vomit as they don't even provide sick bags! Ryanair isn't just basic and cheap, they don't even do the basics properly. It's as though they're deliberately trying to make the experience as horrible as possible. Ryanair is dreadful. Never again!"
Pros: "Price of tickets!"
Cons: "Walking out on the tarmac to board."
Cons: "leaving later than scheduled"
Pros: "Comfortable seat"
Cons: "Flight delay and .no air bridge"
Pros: "Everything about it was smooth and easy"
Pros: "The price of the ryanair flights are great, and will probably be the reason I continue to use them"
Cons: "I am not bothered that there was no in flight entertainment, or that everything cost extra, a lot extra, like drinks (2.5Euros for a can of cola). It’s what you’d expect from a trip that only cost £14.99 each way... But, the things that don’t cost anything, the things you’d expect from any big brand weren’t there at all. Zero communication from staff about why the fliight was delayed (until we landed at Frankfurt) Zero personality from the staff. They looked unhappy, or overworked, or bored... Lufthansa, British Airways, AA, etc... all happy staff. Staff weren’t even communicating verbally... they mimed a lot of stuff... The safety breif was disorganised and they had to repeat it as the pilot interrupted... and the pilots announcements were very unclear, due to a lack of pronunciation of the words he was saying. If I was to offer a suggestion as to how this could be fixed, Inwould suggest that it has something to do with poor recruiting, low staff morale, or something similar"
Pros: "Not bad, got me from A to B cheaply."
Cons: "Seats do not recline."
Pros: "The staff were friendly, the boarding crew clear and quick."
Cons: "Late take off, shouldn't happen for a regular short haul flight, meant I was too late arriving at my final destination"
Cons: "The landing very bumpy"
Pros: "Once boarded the transportation task was undertaken professionally"
Cons: "- No information on the ground - 90 minute STANDING wait (like sheep in a barn) in unventillated/unairconditioned Budapest Airport discount airline departure 'hall' (barn would be a better term) - no toilet, no space, no air - On board staff was visibly exhausted, robotlike"
Cons: "Needed more self service bag drop off terminals and better instructions on how to use them. Queue to drop off bags was ridiculous."
Pros: "On time."
Pros: "Boarding was good. Left & arrived on time. Crew very efficient in spite of the problems encountered with passengers."
Cons: "The flight was not so much Ryanair as Liverpoolair. There were hen & possibly stag parties on board who had obviously had a lot to drink , were very noisy including when the safety procedures were being announced & the crew had to constantly deal with passengers who would not obey instructions."
Cons: "Everything, firstly I checked in early as recommended to find that my wife and I were not sat together. It gave me the option to change one of our seats, stating that it would only increase in cost if we select a more expensive seat. It turns out there were more free seats than reserved but to sit next to my wife (without changing hers) it was going to cost £10, no idea why as they hadn't selected her a more expensive seat. Guess what.....the exact same happened when checking in on our return journey, can't wait to board the plane in a couple of days! When arriving at the airport it is clear Ryanair are removing staff to keep cost down with no care for passenger satisfaction, you check your bags in automatically which appears a scam for over weighing your cases and charging you without having to speak to you. It coat us £10 for being over a kilo, we didn't believe we were but paid it as we thought we had no choice because no staff were close by. A couple beside us were supposedly 3 kilos over and believed this to be incorrect, they kicked off enough of a fuss to be able to go check in face to face and not pay a single penny, doesn't quite seem fair? The final nail in the coffin was the fact that at 8.45 (our supposed departure time) we were stuck in a huge queue watching people get off the plane we were due to board. No delays or hold ups had been announced yet we should have been boarding at 8.15 and told to go to our gate as normal for this time. No plain in sight and when it arrives we can't go straight on as people are getting off it! All in all Ryanair have been awful so far and I am dreading our flight home!"
Cons: "1 hour delay. To low on fuel."
Cons: "chaotic boarding process"
Pros: "Travel with you again and again"
Cons: "I am satisfied"
Pros: "Row 1 seating"
Cons: "40 mins late"
Pros: "Some crew nice"
Cons: "Not enough room for carry on bags."
Pros: "It was very cheap"
Cons: "Arrived late"
Airlines flying to Belgium have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Belgium
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Belgium
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Belgium
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Belgium
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Belgium
Cheapest flights to Belgium from United Kingdom found in 2021