Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Brussels, Belgium

Location:  Belgium, countrywide

Event: During the holiday season, security measures in Belgium remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Violent extremists continue to focus on locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by tourists.

Actions to take:

  • Exercise additional vigilance at holiday festivals and events, places of worship, and locations with large crowds
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Monitor local media for updates

Assistance

  • U.S. Embassy in Belgium, located at 27 Boulevard du Regent/Regentlaan, 1000 Brussels.   Tel. +32-2-811-4000, 08:00 am – 05:00 pm Monday through Friday, except U.S. and Belgian holidays.   After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +32-2-811-4000;
  • 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 08:00 am to 08:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays);
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  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages;
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