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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Brussels (Belgium), Explosion at Brussels Central Train Station

Europe > Belgium > Brussels

U.S. Embassy Brussels informs U.S. citizens that, according to local media reports, an explosion took place at approximately 2100 local time at or near Central Station in Brussels. Train and metro lines are no longer operating per police orders. We urge U.S. citizens to follow local Belgian authorities’ instructions, avoid the area, and monitor local press for updates.  Exercise caution if you are in the vicinity. Please contact loved ones to notify them that you are safe. 

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U.S. citizens in Belgium are reminded, in general, that if at any time you feel threatened or in danger, please call the Belgian authorities immediately by dialing 1-1-2 for emergency service.

For further detailed information regarding Belgium and travel:

·         See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, Belgium Country Specific Information, and the Traveler’s Checklist.

·         Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency

·         Contact the U.S. Embassy in Belgium, located at Blvd du Regent 27, 1000 Brussels,

+32 02-811-4000, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except U.S. federal and Belgian holidays).  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +32 02-811-4000

·         Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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