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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Brussels, Belgium
January 7, 2020

Location: Belgium, countrywide

Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.

The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.

Actions to Take:

  • Keep a low profile.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists and locations with large crowds such as festivals, concerts, markets, and places of worship.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible


  • 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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