Do you have your travel documents and luggage at hand?

3 tips to prepare your trip

Travelling can be really fun. However, it does require a bit of preparation. Naturally, you always aim to plan your trip as efficiently as possible. It is important to take the right travel documents with you. Or to know which luggage you are allowed to take. Moreover, it is best to arrive at the airport on time.

​​Prepare your trip with us and leave your stress at home!

Man with luggage at Brussels Airport.

1. Bring the right travel documents

The compulsory travel documents depend on your destination. Therefore, please check carefully what you need before departure. Don't forget your COVID-19 certificate which shows if you are fully vaccinated, if you have a negative PCR test or if you have recovered from COVID-19. Next to the digital version we advise you to also bring a printed version. Discover what is applicable for your destination here.

Identity card, visa and ESTA

Also don’t forget to bring your identity card or a Kids-ID. Be sure to apply for these Kids-IDs at your local municipality ahead of time. For travel outside the Schengen area you need a passport. Depending on your destination, you may also need a visa, vaccination certificate and ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation).

Travel advice in times of COVID-19

Can't wait to travel, but not sure where to go yet? Check the travel advice and COVID-19 travel regulations worldwide. Choose a country on the map to get started.

More Travel advice.

People with face masks at Brussels Airport.

2. Pack your luggage smartly

The amount of luggage you can take with you depends on the airline and the type of ticket you bought. The maximum weight is always mentioned on your ticket. The dimensions of your hand luggage are also determined by the airline and can sometimes differ. Be sure to check this in advance on the airline's website.

Mobility and flying

If you need a wheelchair or crutches to get to the plane, they can be taken on board. Parents with children up to four years old may take a foldable buggy with them to the gate. The buggy is then put in the hold of the aircraft together with the luggage.

What are you allowed to carry in your hand luggage?

In addition to your checked-in luggage, you may generally take one item of hand luggage on board. Remember that this bag or trolley bag must fit in the aircraft's overhead compartment or under the seat in front of you. Liquids and gels may be carried in bottles of no more than 100 ml, packed in a resealable plastic bag with a maximum capacity of 1 litre.

Make sure fragile items are properly protected and your electrical appliances, such as laptops, tablets, cameras, etc. are stored in your hand luggage. Arrange them in a way so that you can get them out quickly at the security screening and do not place any other objects on them.

Find out what you cannot take on the plane

Don’t forget your face mask

At the airport it is compulsory to wear a face mask from the age of 12. Don’t forget to put yours on before entering the building. Concerning the rules on the plane, it is best to consult the website of your airline. We also recommend bringing a few extra masks just in case.

Planning a flight during corona

Going on holiday in COVID-19 times is just that little bit different. We advise you to prepare your flight extra carefully. Brussels Airport has a Travel Planner, a handy tool to prepare your trip. Take a look and travel with peace of mind.

Man with luggage at Brussels Airport.

3. Be on time

Finally, we recommend that you always arrive at the airport on time. At the check-in for your flight, you will now also be asked to show the additional travel documents such as your COVID-19 certificate. Therefore we ask you to be on time.

Would you like to know what time that is for your flight? Enter your flight number here and we will tell you what time you should be at the airport.

You are now ready to prepare for your trip. Do you still have questions? Ask BRUce or contact us via Whatsapp. You will receive an answer as soon as possible.

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