Brad Pitt sparks fury for making VIP ‘working trip’ to Belgium as Covid cases soar

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BRAD Pitt has sparked fury for making a VIP “working trip” to Belgium as it suffers a big rise in Covid cases.

The star flew to Brussels, which is closed to all but essential travellers and has imposed strict lockdown restrictions.

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Brad Pitt visiting the Royal Museums Of Fine Arts in Brussels[/caption]

Oscar-winner Brad, 57, stayed in a posh suite at a top hotel and was given a private guided tour of an art gallery — despite it being closed to the public due to the pandemic.

Belgium is in the grip of its third wave of the virus and has the world’s third-highest death rate per capita.

Non-essential travel in and out of the country is illegal.

Arrivals must sign a declaration “on their honour” that their trip is for “purely professional reasons”. There is no suggestion Pitt is in Belgium illegally.

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Pitt pictured after landing in Brussels[/caption]

It is thought he was allowed in to “support” his friend, LA-based British artist Thomas Houseago, 49.

The pair have grown close during Brad’s divorce battle with Angelina Jolie Houseago is preparing an exhibition at the Royal Museums Of Fine Arts, home of the Manneken Pis statue.

The actor was pictured standing close to Houseago and another friend in front of Pieter Bruegel’s 1562 ­masterpiece The Fall of the Rebel Angels inside the famous gallery.

Belgium has a one-and-a-half metre distancing rule in place. Locals took to social media to blast the Hollywood star’s actions.

The Hollywood superstar was given a private guided tour of the art gallery


One said: “Non-essential trips are forbidden? Not if you’re rich! And don’t say he’s here to support his friend. People here can’t visit family members abroad, but celebs can do whatever they want. It’s scandalous.”

Another said: “It doesn’t sound essential to me. And why do you need to start hugging each other?”

It comes as Pitt was said to be “heartbroken” after Jolie, 45 pledged to “provide proof of domestic violence” in their divorce fight.

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Pitt was said to be ‘heartbroken’ after Jolie pledged to ‘provide proof of domestic violence’[/caption]

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Oscar-winner Brad stayed in a posh suite at a top hotel[/caption]

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