Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Brussels, Belgium (4 December 2018)



Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Brussels, Belgium (4 December 2018)


Location: Belgium


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


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.



  • S. Embassy in Belgium, located at 27 Blvd du Regent, 1000.  +32 (2) 811 4000, 9:00am – 6:00pm Monday through Friday. 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 from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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