Belgium advises against all foreign travel

BRUSSELS, Belgium Saturday issued a new travel advisory asking its citizens not to travel abroad.

The Belgian foreign ministry in a statement said countries abroad are taking drastic measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus and many have put in place mandatory quarantine measures or have closed their borders.

“As a result normal border crossing can no longer be guaranteed. Many airlines are also drastically reducing the number of flights they offer,” it said.

“Consequently, the risk that Belgian citizens get stuck in a foreign country is becoming a lot higher. We therefore advise against any travel abroad,” it noted.

The ministry advised Belgian nationals abroad to first seek assistance from the authorities of the country where they are, their tour operator or airline if they experience problems.

In emergencies the Belgian embassy in the country where they are staying can be contacted, it added

Source: Kuwait News Agency