Historically, Belgium has been generally free of terrorism attacks however that all started to change back in 2014. Since then, the country has been subjected to spontaneous attacks by extremist Islamists, aligning themselves with Daesh (ISIL) . This has led several foreign governments to warn travellers to exercise caution when travelling in Belgium.
The Belgian Government has issued a Level 3 security warning across the entire country, which indicates a serious threat of terrorism exists. Many foreign governments have suggested travellers keep a heightened level of vigilance in public places while travelling around major locations in Belgium especially around shopping centres, transport hubs, airports and at major events. It is also a good idea to listen to any announcements issued by Belgian authorities.
Security has also been increased at border crossings, transport hubs and airports.
Please check your government's advice for travel to Belgium before departure. We care about your personal safety and wellbeing and heed all government issued travel warnings.
Travel to this destination can have implications for your travel insurance and you should read and understand your policy documents thoroughly if you are considering travel to this destination. If you are a World Nomads policy holder and unsure as to how it will affect you, please contact our 24/7 Worldwide Emergency Assistance. as for some travellers, even the warning of "reconsider your need to travel" is enough for it to impact your travel insurance.
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