Foreign Ministry cancels Brussels travel warning

3/29/2016 12:30 PM
Source: BNS
Category: News

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs cancelled its travel warning concerning Brussels on Tuesday. The warning had been issued after the terrorist attacks in Brussels and advised Estonians to stay away.

“We’ve rescinded the warning against traveling to Brussels, since the Belgian authorities have lowered the threat estimate from level four to level three," spokesperson for the ministry Sandra Kamilova told the Baltic News Service on Tuesday. Kamilova added that public transport in Brussels had been restored largely to its normal schedule.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had raised its risk estimate for Brussels after the terrorist attacks at Brussels airport and in the city's metro stations last Tuesday.

The overall alert level for Belgium had not been not raised.

The ministry reminds travelers that while the Zaventem airport of Brussels remains closed, the metro is working shorter hours than usual, and delays and changes may occur in the operation of other kinds of public transport.

People travelling in the area are advised to make sure they carry an ID.

Editor: Dario Cavegn

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