EUCOM implements travel restrictions to Brussels

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STUTTGART, Germany—As a precautionary measure to keep personnel and families safe in light of the March 22 attacks, U.S. European Command has implemented travel restrictions to Brussels, Belgium.

Unofficial travel to Brussels — leave, liberty and special pass — is prohibited until further notice. Those on official travel or emergency leave to Brussels will also require the approval of the first general or flag officer or senior executive service equivalent in the traveler’s or sponsor’s chain of command.

This EUCOM policy applies to military personnel, Defense Department civilian employees, contractors and command-sponsored dependents and family members. These restrictions do not apply to military personnel assigned to diplomatic posts in Belgium.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to our military family, the people of Brussels and all those impacted by these horrific terror attacks,” Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, EUCOM commander, said in a statement. “We will assist Belgium in any way our military can. We strongly condemn these attacks and will continue to stand by our NATO allies and partners to defeat these terrorists who threaten our freedoms and our way of life.”