The National Security Council of Belgium announced some major relaxation of coronavirus countermeasures from 8 June.
For gay and bisexual men, overseas travel is on hold for 2020. That is one of the findings of a large Romeo survey concerning attitudes in a context of coronavirus COVID-19.
ILGA-Europe, Europe‘s umbrella for LGBTQI umbrella organisations, publishes each year its Rainbow Map and Rainbow Index ranking 49 European countries. 2020 is doomed to be coupled to the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, which also influences the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people.
33% of people of Flanders expect to be able to go on vacation within Belgium as of July. 16% as of August, 15% as of September. 17% expect to be able to travel outside the kingdom as of July, 10% as of August, 20% as of September. 35% expect to have to wait until 2021.
“Blijf in uw kot” is Belgium‘s powerful short message to its inhabitants. Kot is colloquial Flemish Dutch for ‘home’.
On Wednesday 15 April the National Security Council of Belgium reconvenes to evaluate the situation concerning coronavirus COVID-19.
Coronavirus COVID-19 or sars-CoV-2-virus is omnipresent. As I am writing this, Belgium is in a ‘lockdown light’. Quarantine. Confinement. Call it what you want.
Oriol and I returned form Catalonia in Spain with Vueling, flying from Barcelona–El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport to Brussels Airport in Zaventem, Belgium.
Oriol made a big effort showing me around in Barcelona. He made sure we tried all kinds of public transport in the metropolis.
In September the Tibidado Funicular wil cease activities as a regular mode of transport in Barcelona. It will close down for necessary security related engineering works and at reopening it will be part of Parc d’Atraccions Tibidabo, a theme park on Tibidado (the mountain).