There have been a number of police raids and arrests in the Brussels region and other Belgian cities in recent weeks. Belgian security operations are likely to be carried out at short notice. If you’re in an affected area you should follow the instructions of the Belgian security authorities. Police have asked the public not to comment on police operations on social media.
The Christmas market in Brussels opened on 27 November but with reduced hours and additional security measures in place. Other public events and busy public areas across Belgium are also likely to see additional security.
Some public events may be cancelled and some tourist attractions closed. Contact event organisers for information on whether specific events are going ahead.