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The Recap: Delays, Long Queues & Floods

Liège during the floods earlier this month. Credit: Belga

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Belgium turns fully orange on European travel map again: All of Belgium is now an orange zone again, following the latest update of the travel map of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) on Thursday.

European Commission launches legal action against Hungary for anti-LGBTQ+ law: The European Commission has officially started its legal action against Hungary for its recently adopted law, which has been criticised for being anti-LGBTQ+.

Friday’s Consultative Committee postponed due to bad weather: This Friday’s Consultative Committee has been postponed due to the bad weather, which has resulted in at least two deaths and heavy flooding across many parts of Belgium.

Brussels Airport warns of long queues due to strict checks on travel documents: Brussels Airport is warning travellers that long queues could form during peak hours, as the authorities earlier this week announced stricter checks on passengers’ Passenger Locator Forms (PLF).

Severe rainfall: Tap water in some Walloon municipalities now undrinkable: The heavy flooding of the last two days has had an effect on the water distribution networks in Wallonia, resulting in several municipalities being left without drinkable tap water.

‘Leave if you can’: Mayor of Liège seeks to evacuate city: As heavy rainfall continues in Belgium, the situation in Liège has become particularly critical, resulting in the city’s mayor calling on those who can to leave the city or travel to higher ground.

‘Pessimistic models’ predict fourth wave in Belgium, warns Van Gucht: As the number of coronavirus infections in Belgium continues to rise, some epidemiological models are predicting a fourth wave, stated virologist and interfederal Covid-19 spokesperson Steven Van Gucht.

Air France offers to integrate health information into its tickets: Air France will offer its customers the opportunity to add health information to their tickets in order to make travel through the airport more fluid.

Dutch journalist Peter R. de Vries dies after shooting in Amsterdam: The Dutch investigative journalist Peter R, de Vries has died in hospital in Amsterdam from injuries sustained when he was shot in the street nine days ago.

The Brussels Times

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