Indonesian Embassy Issues Travel Advisory for Belgium

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 24 Maret 2016
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Indonesian Embassy Issues Travel Advisory for Belgium

Following acts of terror that hit several locations in Belgian capital Brussels which caused casualties and after the Belgium authority raised its terrorism alert to its highest level, the Indonesian Government through its Minsitry of Foreign Affairs has issued a travel advisory for Indonesian citizens in Belgium, particularly in Brussels, to increase their vigilance and to avoid crowded places that are potential targets of terrorist attacks.

“Indonesian citizens are also be reminded to follow the instructions and directives from local authority as well as to ensure personal safety and note the locations to be visited,” press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday (24/3).

For Indonesian citizens who are going to visit Brussels, the Ministry reminded them to consider the urgency of the visit and to postpone it if necessary.

They are also reminded to look for the information on security situation of the places to be visited beforehand.

The Indonesian Embassy in Brussels also reported that security situation in Brussels is still at level 4 or the highest alert level.

“Zaventem International Airport will be closed until 25 March 2016, while the operation of subway is still limited,” press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The Ministry also said that Indonesian citizens in Belgium who needs help or information could dial the hotline number of Indonesian Embassy in Brussels on +32 478957214 or +32 478405728.

Meanwhile, the Belgian Government has also set up a Crisis Centre that could be reached at crisiscentrum.be and centredecrise.be and an emergency hotline on +32 78151771. (ES) (RAS/EP/YM/Naster)

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