Coronavirus: impact on your international train travel

Update 10/07/2020 11:15

SNCB is closely monitoring the situation regarding the spread of Covid-19 in Belgium and in Europe and has been in permanent contact with the FPS Public Health since the beginning of the outbreak. More information about this virus can be found on

For train journeys in Belgium, please read about the measures taken by SNCB (in French or Dutch) following the spread of coronavirus. Notice: from Monday 4 May 2020, wearing a mask (or any alternative that covers nose and mouth) is mandatory from the age of 12 years in all public transports in Belgium, including in stations, on platforms and on the trains.

Belgium has closed its borders to non-essential international journeys until Sunday 14 June included (only essential professional trips are allowed).

Regularly check the specific measures about international rail travel below (permanent updates):

Specific measures for your train journey Specific measures for the main carriers

IC Netherlands (Brussels-Amsterdam and Brussels-The Hague)IC Netherlands
ICE + other long distance trains operated by Deutsche BahnICE
Intercity trains to/from northern FranceIC trains to/from northern France
Trains from/to Luxembourg
local connections to/from Roosendaal or Maastricht
Regional connection Spa-Verviers-Aachen