Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Portland to Brussels
The Belgian Government has prohibited all non-essential travel to and from Belgium from January 27 to March 1. Certain exemptions apply for urgent family or professional reasons. Further details are on the Belgian Government Coronavirus website (in French) Belgium has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not arriving from EEA Member States or Switzerland.
Travelers entering Belgium will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.
From January 1, UK nationals are no longer classified as EU/EEA nationals and will not be allowed entry to Belgium. Essential travel is still permitted. These restrictions do not apply to UK nationals who are legally resident in Belgium. They will be allowed to re-enter the country, but will need to present proof of residency.
Travelers arriving from Australia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand or Uruguay are also allowed to enter Belgium.
Diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, and military personnel may 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.
All travelers must fill in a Passenger Locator Form 48 hours to their arrival.
Travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to their departure. Children under the age of 12 and residents of Belgium are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 PCR-RT test result.
From December 25, travelers arriving from the UK must present a valid medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 48 hours prior to arrival.
Belgium has created a 'traffic light' system to track countries and regions which are experiencing high incidence rates of COVID-19. All Travelers from "red zones" will be required to self-isolate for 7 days after arrival, while those entering Belgium from "orange" regions are asked to be vigilant. The updated list of regions can be found on this site (in French).
Residents returning from a red zone and staying there for more than 48 hours must undergo a mandatory test on day 1 and day 7 of quarantine. As from January 2, passengers will receive a text message upon their return with which they can register at a test center. The testing capacity at Brussels Airport will be further expanded to allow incoming travelers to be tested voluntarily upon arrival. Test capacity is being developed at Charleroi Airport and at Brussels-Midi station.
Travelers arriving from the UK, South Africa, and South America are subject to a 10-day self-isolation on arrival and must take a COVID-19 test on entry as well as on day 7 after arrival.
There are currently 986,504 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in BE and 24,483 deaths as of May 8 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 14h 51m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($1,041) and United Airlines ($1,145)
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Staff found us two seats together. Food was good."
Cons: "Email telling us about pre airport arrival check in and seat selection."
Pros: "The crew was kind and smiling (not like the worst crew I’ve ever had Brussels Airlines)"
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "Crew was very accommodating in light of the maintenance delay. Especially for those of us with small children."
Cons: "Look, delays suck. We fly about only once a year, and we ALWAYS have a delay. ALWAYS. Air traffic control at Newark will delay a flight for a hangnail."
Cons: "Missed my connecting flight. Had to pay my suitcase extra (60 dollars)."
Pros: "crew was great, seating perfect!"
Pros: "Comfort seating in premium Plus"
Cons: "Crew in this section needs to be more customer centric"
Cons: "i ordered a vegetarian meal and didn't get one."
Pros: "The staff was great but we hade one hour delay bording went very slow"
Cons: "My seat could not move and the antertainment system dident work"
Cons: "Did not actually get a Polaris type cabin layout. The plane had not yet been converted."
Pros: "Great flight"
Pros: "Comfortable. Good entertainment and good service. Crew was nice"
Cons: "Missed our flight from Brussels to Zurich. United said we were booked on next flight six hours later. Gave us vouchers and that was it. Went to check in and the carrier said sorry you can’t board United did not book you. The voucher just has prior info and this flight time. So we missed getting on that flight 3 total hours on the phone with United and they did nothing but put us on hold. Thank you to Brussels air who finally after many years and frustration helped us so we could leave. More than 10 hours later than we should have. Horrible experience and we lost a day of vacation and pre paid plans for the evening I will never use kayak again for international flights. As that was part of the problem per United (probably BS but won’t ever risk it again) and will never use United airlines again as their customer service and lack of caring showed that companies true colors. I hope the rest of this dream vacation is better than this nightmare was."
Cons: "3 hour mechanical delay"
Cons: "Wish I could have selected my seat when booking my flight"
Pros: "Wonderful uneventful trip!"
Pros: "An early departure!"
Pros: "IAD to Brussels Flight is ok, just stuck between 2 guys with BO. Not really the United Airline's fault. But I hope they can atleast put a sign or something."
Cons: "Checking was chaotic with non working terminals and insufficient staff Plane was real old (4” scree...even my phone has bigger screen) Onboard drinks were exorbitantly priced (paid 8.99$ for gin and tonic where I got only half can of tonic) Food was ok"
Cons: "I only made it as far as Chicago, and my bag was fairly comprehensively lost as I did so"
Pros: "Very friendly cabin crew made this trip pleasant and entertaining."
Cons: "Despite plenty of empty seats, the ground personnel would not consider changing our seat assignment at the gate to allow us to sit together."
Pros: "Loved the hindu vegetarian food. Incredibly tasty and I didn't expect it. No delays. All went smoothly."
Cons: "Movie selection was weak."
Pros: "Very good flight, good service and good night of rest."
Cons: "Person at ticket counter was rude did not want to wait in us when we was 1st in line. Did not greet and say good morning"
Pros: "AT THE TERMINAL IN PORTLAND THE ATTENDANTS WERE SUPER HELPFUL AS I WAS CONFUSED ABOUT GETTING MY TICKETS."
Cons: "JUST BEFORE BOARDING THOSE OF US PASSENGERS NOT ALREADY BOARDED WERE TOLD WE COULD NOT BRING OUR CARRY ONS WITH US AS THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH SPACE TO STOW THEM OVERHEAD. SO WE WERE TOLD TO SEND THEM DIRECTLY TO OUR FINAL DESTINATION. WHEN I BOARDED THE PLANE I COUNTED 7 OVERHEAD STORAGE BINS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE TO MY AISLE WHERE I WAS SEATED WERE NOT FILLED AND THERE WERE SEVERAL SUCH BINS ON MY SIDE OF THE AISLE (I DID NOT HAVE TIME TO COUNT THEM BEFORE I SAT DOWN). I ASKED AN ATTENDANT WHY THIS WAS SO GIVEN WE WERE TOLD THE BINS WERE FILLED JUST AS WE BOARDING FROM THE DEPARTURE AREA. SHE WAS POLITE AND SAID SHE WASN'T SURE ABOUT WHO MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE TERMINAL BUT THAT IN ANY EVENT MY CARRY ON WOULD ARRIVE SAFE AND SOUND IN VANCOUVER - IT DID BUT WITH MY BOOK FOOD SNACK WHICH i HAD INTENDED TO USE WHILE ON MY WAY TO CHI. AND VAN."
Pros: "First time first class flyer. It was great!"
Cons: "Being separated from my wife in seating when we booked before others that we talked to!"
Pros: "The flight attendants. Especially Meagan and Heather. Amber was a,sweetheart too. I had the same attendants 3 out of 4 of my flights that weekend. So cool. When they realized it was me again they spoiled me rotten. So good I feel like unless I have those 3 as my attendants I won't fly United again"
Cons: "No food options. No free food"
Cons: "Really awful, disorganized and unapologetic."
Cons: "space between seats!"
Pros: "no problems on flight. complimentary wine."
Cons: "seats bit tight for international flight. why do I have to pay more for more leg room"
Pros: "Great crew and flight attendants, kept us informed of everything, very helpful and prompt on all questions and requests. Movie selection was impressive. Boarding was efficient and flight even left early. Surprisingly pleasant experience in economy for a long flight."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "One extremely tiny bathroom for the whole plain for a 4.5 hours flight. The bathroom line snaked through the plane the entire flight No complementary water or any sort of drink Seats were very uncomfortable I fly a lot and this flight was the worst by far"
Pros: "Not u til lDr momie"
Pros: "Arrived early"
Cons: "The plane dropped during decent."
Pros: "1. We booked seats together then when I checked in they had moved my seat and we were no longer sitting together. And then I couldnt get the window seat I had paI'd for :( 2. No boarding announcement and the "gate" was under construction so was a madhouse to board. 3. The crew member put her sweater in my food and pushed the coffee so hard to the person next to me it spilled all over him. To be fair she did apologize for throwing coffee on him. 4. The TV screens were so old you had to push the "touch" screen so your headrest kept moving if the person behind you couldn't decided what to watch... and then hard to watch anything yourself. The food was nasty."
Cons: "See above. I didn't like anything, this might have been the worst flight I've ever had to Brussels. I thought I booked a European carrier, but ugh it was actually United. They only care about business class and first class."
Pros: "not much"
Cons: "Food was awful. earplugs terrible"
Pros: "Flight did not happen"
Pros: "Not a single thing!"
Cons: "Arrived late"
Pros: "Good selection of entertainment."
Cons: "Kayak did not provide me with confirming email for flight in either direction and I missed my first flight to LA from Portland This is the second time I was not contacted via email from Kayak on flight reservations"
Pros: "We stood in line forever to then be told the clerk couldn't ch we ck us in. When we tried the kiosk it didn’t work. Long story short we missed our flight due to their poor organization of the line and crowd."
Cons: "The confusion caused by lack of direction from the staff."
Cons: "See above comments."
Cons: "Seating next to the bathroom is gross"
Pros: "Friendly and polite! Crew."
Cons: "Middle seat. Space too small."
Pros: "We had nice flight even so the airplain was full."
Cons: "Not quite.little bit noisy."
Pros: "The plane is very comfortable ."
Cons: "The entertainment - not enough movies on Russuian or Hebrew"
Pros: "Couldn't really figure out your Wi-Fi system so I just read a book"
Cons: "It's not really easy to set up your Wi-Fi system through the United app"
Cons: "we have been sitting in the cabin for over an hour while they have feuled the plain as they forgot to complete it"
Cons: "No agent to check in when I arrived at airport. Only at gate. No advance check in or advance seating. Allowed passengers to have more than 2 bags. Flight was late. No help getting to next gate or holding aircraft. Absolutely uncomfortable sitting."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Crew did not get all passengers drink"
Airlines flying from Portland to Brussels have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Portland to Brussels
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Portland to Brussels
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Portland to Brussels
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Portland to Brussels
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Portland to Brussels