Belgium Travel Warning
Issued by US Department of State
Sep 17, 2001
There will be a meeting of European Union Finance ministers held in Liege, Belgium on September 22-23, 2001. The Belgian federal police are taking steps to address the fact that local groups may be on hand to demonstrate against globalization. Americans traveling to Liege while the conference is in session should be aware of the presence of the demonstrators and avoid sites of demonstrations whenever possible, bearing in mind that demonstrations at previous international meetings have sometimes turned violent.
In light of recent events, Americans traveling and residing abroad should monitor closely the Department's Internet web site at http://travel.state.gov, particularly the Department's Worldwide Caution, when considering travel abroad.
For further information on this announcement regarding Belgium, please contact the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Belgium which is located at 27 Boulevard du Regent, telephone (24 hours) (32) 2-508-2111, fax (32) 2-513-0409.
For further general information regarding travel to Belgium, please consult the Department of State's latest Consular Information Sheet on Belgium, which is also available on the Internet at http://travel.state.gov.
This Public Announcement replaces the Public Announcement on Belgium dated September 4, 2001, and it expires on October 17, 2001.