Belgium Travel Alerts and Warnings

Get the latest information on natural disasters, political instability, civil unrest and how it may affect your travel plans.

The Grand Palace in Belgium Photo © Getty Images/David Soanes Photography

Historically, Belgium has been generally free of terrorism attacks, however since 2014 the country has been subjected to spontaneous attacks by extremist Islamists who align themselves with Daesh (ISIL). Several foreign governments warn travelers to exercise caution when traveling 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 travelers keep a heightened level of vigilance in public places while traveling around major locations in Belgium, especially around shopping centers, transport hubs, airports and during major events. It's 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 it's important you adhere to 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 here. 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 travelers, even the warning of "reconsider your need to travel" is enough for it to impact your travel insurance.

Previous Travel Alerts

  • March 2016: Terrorists launch attacks on the Brussels National Airport and Maalbeek Metro Station in central Brussels. The bombings kill 32 people and injured more than 300. The incidents caused air and train services in and out of Brussels to be cancelled
  • August 2015: Three people were injured in a terrorism attack onboard a Brussels to Paris train in Northern France
  • May 2014: Four people were killed in a shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels by a terrorist.

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