Late Tuesday evening, a crisis team from Falck Global Assistance arrived in Brussels to provide information and support to Nordic travellers and expatriates who are in the city.
“The team is now up and running in Brussels and ready to help the people who need our assistance. We are creating a full overview of the situation in the city and are having on-going dialogues with relevant parties such as the Swedish and Danish embassies,” says Alf Ingesson-Thoor, Chief psychologist in Falck.
All travellers and expatriates in Brussels are advised to follow the guidelines issued by the federal crisis centre of Belgian Internal Affairs:
- Changes in train and metro services. Further information is found atwww.stib-mivb.be/index.htm?l=en
- Expect massive traffic on all major roads in and around Brussels and country boarder. Further information is found atwww.bruxellesmobilite.irisnet.be
- Unless strictly necessary, avoid making telephone calls. Use text messages and social media for information and communication.
- The latest updates and official information is available atwww.centredecrise.beor via Facebook /crisiscenterbe and Twitter @crisiscenterbe
- The Belgian Crisis Centre has given the Belgian telephone number 0032 2753 7300 for concerned family/friends or 1171 for general enquiries.
- Business travellers in Brussels are advised to monitor the instructions of the Bel-gian Government in the media, to avoid, for the time being, unnecessary journeys and to follow the advice of the security forces. Substantial business interruption due to restrictions on movement and communications is to be expected
Other relevant travel advice
- Stay updated on the situation via media, embassies, etc.
- Pay attention and report any suspicious actions to the authorities
- Stay away from the places of incident
- Always bring identification when you are out
- Stay updated with your travel operator
In all life-threatening situations, travellers should call 1-1-2.
In case of non-life-threatening situations, contact Falck Global Assistance 24/7 emergency response centres
Denmark +45 7025 0405
Norway +47 2149 2415
Sweden +46 8 5877 1717
Falck Global Assistance, a part of the Assistance division of Falck, was founded in 2009 and delivers acute medical, travel risk management assistance to expatriates, business and leisure travellers around the world. Each year, we handle more than 100,000 cases from our six 24/7, global emergency response centres.
For further information, please contact Lotta Smith, Press officer, Falck Sweden at +46 733 730 112.