On the morning of March 22, 2016, two explosions hit Brussels Airport, followed by an explosion at Maelbeek subway station in central Brussels about an hour later. Belgium has called for three days of national mourning and the prime minister has advised people to “avoid all movement.”
Travelers should monitor media and local information sources, and be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions. US citizens and nationals should consider registering for the US State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), which allows you to enroll your trip with US Embassy or Consulate locations.
As the world learns more about these horrific attacks, we want to keep you informed of the latest news and security updates. Our thoughts are with the people of Belgium at this tragic time.
Read more about what you need to know about safety in Belgium right now.