Belgian government strives for ensuring the safety for its inhabitants and tourists
Update: Apr 20, 2016
(TITC) – According to the press release by the Embassy of Belgium in Viet Nam and Brussels Invest & Export on Brussels, after two attacks on 22 March, the Belgian government is doing everything to guarantee the well-being of its inhabitants and hundreds of thousands of tourists, officials and business people that daily pass by Brussels Capital.

The entirety of security and information gathering apparatus has been mobilized, day and night. The Belgian army is effectuating controls in all major stations and in public places. Since 10 April, 50 % of all airlines are operational - not serving all routes yet, but the airport is working at a capacity of 800 passengers per hour, with the safety of all of them being the first and ultimate concern of the authorities. As from 13 April, all 4 metro lines in the city are functioning again between 6 am and 10 pm. Buses, trains, international trains, shops and cinemas… have been running as planned, even with intensified security measures.

The Belgian OCAM (Coordination Unit for Risk Assessment) is constantly in touch with all actors in the field. In addition, tourism stakeholders have announced the recruitment of extra security staff. Brussels Airport, as well as (the Tourist Instance of the capital region) have opened special information lines and dedicated websites and stand ready to answer all questions of travelers (; and

Ms. Jehanne Roccas - Ambassador of Belgium to Viet Nam emphasized that Brussels Capital has always been an open, welcoming and generous place; and the best thing about Brussels is definitely its people.

Hong Nhung