Coronavirus Walloon Region: support for the hotel sector

Author: Anne Ghysels (Legal Expert)

The Walloon hotel sector can apply for a premium on the online platform from 22 April 2021. The premium amounts to € 1,000 per accommodation unit.

You can apply for the premium until 21 May 2021 inclusive.

Do you qualify for the premium?

You must meet the following conditions to qualify for this premium:

  • Be a micro, small or medium-sized enterprise;
  • Have a main activity under NACE code 55.100;
  • Have an establishment unit in the Walloon Region before 18 March 2021;
  • Comply with the social and tax legislation;
  • Have not been in difficulty on 31 December 2019.

What is the amount of the premium?

The premium amounts to € 1,000 per accommodation unit.

An accommodation unit is a room or any space of an accommodation where one or more persons can stay.

The number of accommodation units is determined on the basis of the licence referred to in the Walloon Tourism Code for hotel accommodation (Article 202 D) or any other document stipulated by the Minister for similar accommodation.

How to apply

You must apply for this premium at ('indemnité 11'). The application form will be available from 22 April up to and including 21 May 2021.

Source: Decree of the Walloon Government of 11 March 2021 on the granting of a specific allowance in favour of hotels and similar accommodation in the context of the crisis linked to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Belgian Official Gazette of 18 March 2021.

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