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Brussels attacks: Travel advice for Belgium as trains and flights cancelled

Police control the access to the central train station in Brussels Credit: Reuters

The attacks in the Belgian capital Brussels has led to the cancellation of flights and Eurostar trains into the city. Here's the latest travel advice if you are planning to visit Belgium:

  • Brussels airport

Brussels airport is to remain closed on Wednesday. There will also be no flights on Thursday.

  • Foreign Office

The Foreign Office has updated its travel advice for Belgium, advising against all but essential travel to Brussels.

  • Eurostar

Eurostar reinstated some services to and from Brussels this afternoon.

The train operator is expecting to run a full service on Wednesday, but warned passengers stations would be busy.

It asked them to check updates and if they are travelling leave at least 60 minutes for check-in.

  • British Airways

BA flights to Brussels remain cancelled on Wednesday.

Get the latest information on flights here.

  • EasyJet

The budget airline has cancelled its flights to and from Brussels today.

EasyJet travellers can find information on their flights here.

  • Heathrow Airport

There is an increased police presence at Heathrow Airport, and passengers are being advised to check with their flight status with their airline before travel.

  • Gatwick Airport

Flights are departing and landing as normal from Gatwick, the airport says, but there are increased police and security patrols.

  • Ryanair

Ryanair said its flights to and from Brussels on Wednesday would operate from Charleroi airport, 46km from Brussels.

For more information, visit their website.

  • Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines flights from Manchester have been cancelled, the airline says.

Everyone with a booking from/to Brussels Airport up to 28 March, can request a refund or rebook their flight here.

  • Stansted Airport

Whilst there are no direct flights to Brussels Airport from Stansted, the airport says that police have increased their presence as a precaution.

  • Manchester Airport

A Manchester Airport spokesman, said:

In response to this morning's events at Brussels Airport, the police presence has been increased in land-side areas at Manchester Airport.

It is important to note that these are precautionary measures and we continue to closely monitor the situation.

If flying to Brussels please check your flight status with your airline.

– Manchester Airport
  • Increased police presence at UK transport hubs

Prime Minister David Cameron said police presence is being stepped up at ports, airports, Tube stations and international railway stations in Britain in the wake of the attacks in Brussels.

In a statement, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, the national lead for Counter Terrorism Policing, said:

As a precaution forces across the UK have increased policing presence at key locations, including transport hubs, to protect the public and provide reassurance.

This is not in relation to any specific information or intelligence.

– AC Mark Rowley

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