Belgium (Brussels Morning Newspaper) Belgian Consultative Committee announced that restaurants and bars will be allowed to stay open until 1 am. This decision is significant because it eases restrictions that have limited nightlife. The new measures also allow people to dine without wearing face masks or wear a full mask. As of now, restaurants and bars are not allowed to stay open until 2 am. However, it still means that they can remain closed until 3 am.
The government will allow restaurants and bars to stay open until 1 am for up to 200 guests, but will restrict them to 400 for the time being. Those who are not vaccinated or have had their virus tested will not be allowed to attend events in this time. On Oct. 1, dance halls and discotheques will reopen. According to the latest estimates, more than 72 percent of Belgians and young people have been vaccinated against the disease. As of October 1, the Belgian federal government expects the first outbreak to subside.
The Brussels Capital Region has stricter rules when it comes to public spaces. As long as clients are over 12 years old, they can dine in the evenings. The government has also made it possible for restaurants to open until 1 am. Despite the strict rules, these establishments will still have to limit the number of tables to eight. The rule does not apply to children under the age of twelve and whole households can sit at one table. In addition, takeaway food services will continue until 1 am. This is also true for hotels. Furthermore, museums and cinemas will be able to open until 1 am as long as they follow specific protocol.
In Belgium, bars and resturants are allowed to stay open until 1:30 am. In some provinces, this law allows bars to stay open even later. The provincial government will grant extensions for clubs, while others do not. As long as they do not violate the rules, alcohol service will be available until midnight. If a restaurant or bar is licensed, the state will not regulate it.
The laws regarding the hours that bars and resturants can stay open in Belgium have been stricter than those in other countries. In the Netherlands, the limit is the same for restaurants and bars in the same city. It is not possible to stay open in a different municipality after midnight in other cities. The rules are the same for each. For example, in Oslo, the maximum time for bars to stay open is two hours.