Brussels

Brussels terrorist threat reduced; some tourist attractions remain closed

The Belgian Coordinating Unit for Threat Analysis (OCAM/OCAD) yesterday lowered the terrorist alert for the Brussels-Capital Region from level 4 to level 3. After increasing the level to 4, during the night of Friday Nov. 20, causing the shutdown of a big part of the public transport and cultural life in the Belgian Capital, it was now announced that the greatest threat has passed.

“These were difficult days for Brussels, but we never lost confidence in our security services,” said Patrick Bontinck, CEO of visit.brussels.

Over-ground trains, including international services, airports, trams and buses should be operating as normal. The Brussels metro is expected to resume service today, with additional security in place.

Some public events will be cancelled and some tourist attractions will remain closed.