TRAVEL ADVISORY ON BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (UPDATED AS OF 9.30 PM, 24 MARCH 2016 BELGIUM TIME)

Following the series of bomb blasts in the Brussels Zaventem Airport and the Malbeek Metro Station on Tuesday, 22 March 2016 in Brussels, Belgium, the Belgium Government on 24 March 2016 at 8pm (Brussels time) had reduced security level for the country from Level 4 to Level 3.

The Brussels Zaventem Airport remains closed till Sunday, 27 March 2016 until further notice.

Public transportation (buses, trams, trains) are incrementally reinstated including the reopening of train stations and the restarting of metro trains’ operations.

Malaysian residents in Belgium and those travelling to Belgium are encouraged to follow the Facebook page of the Embassy of Malaysia to Belgium and Luxembourg in Brussels for updates.

Malaysian residents in Belgium and those travelling to Belgium for any purpose are advised to comply with all directives by the Belgian government for their own safety and security. They can also refer to Belgian Crisis Centre twitter at @CrisiscenterBE for information and advice.

Malaysians residents in Belgium and those travelling to Belgium are to remain vigilant, take extra precautions, be aware of surroundings, and follow the advice of the authorities on the level of security as well as on areas advised not to be visited.

Those concerned about family members, friends or colleagues in Belgium may contact the Embassy as follows:

” Tel : +3227760340 (9.00 to 5.00 pm weekdays)

” Tel : +32475788314 (Duty Officer – 24 hours emergency line).

” Email : mwbrussels@kln.gov.my

” Address :

Embassy of Malaysia

414 A, Avenue de Tervueren

1150 Brussels, Belgium

” Office hours :

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(except for Malaysia and Belgium selected public holidays).

Embassy of Malaysia to Belgium and Luxembourg

and Mission of Malaysia to the European Union

In Brussels

24 March 2016

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia