On Wednesday July 14th, the public prosecutor’s office of Halle-Vilvoorde announced that increased passenger controls and targeted actions will be organized at Brussels Airport by the federal police. The airport, for which the health of travelers is the main priority, supports this decision, which is necessary for public health.
The airport supports the decisions necessary for public health and always puts safe travel first. We ask our passengers to be prepared, and to have the PLF and the necessary documents at handBrussels Airport
The controls will be carried out on a sample of passengers for all flights arriving in Brussels and will be coordinated and carried out by the Federal Police. Every passenger is subject to the possibility of being checked by the police. Brussels Airport has stated its support of the Federal Police’s initiative, and it will aim to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.
According to the Brussels Times, those passengers who are found to have filled out their Passenger Locator Form (PLF) wrongly or not at all, could receive a fine of up to €250. For their part, airlines that do not check passengers’ documents, could receive a fine of up to €48,000.
Checks will be carried out on a sample of passengers on all arriving flights, and are coordinated and carried out by the Federal Police. Every passenger has a real chance of being subjected to a police checkBrussels Airport
Brussels Airport has warned passengers that at peak times, the controls can cause long queues and delays. The airport has thus asked passengers to be prepared for the controls and to have their necessary documents and PLF at hand. Airlines have been asked to carry out the necessary checks on their passengers before boarding the plane at the departure airport.
As of today, Friday July 16th, Brussels Airport foresees a higher influx of passengers. The airport is traditionally busier on Fridays and weekends, and roughly 40,000 passengers are expected per day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.