An unfortunate side effect of Belgium stepping up all forms of checks on the borders – as many have been calling for – is lines.
And this weekend certainly showed what happens when things go slightly wrong.
Social media was overwhelmed on the weekend – but specifically Sunday evening – with photos of Brussels Airport in particular, with angry, confused and concerned passengers showing massive lines and close proximity for people returning to the country.
This is, however, likely just the start. With the end of the winter break (which has either happened, is happening, or will happen this weekend depending on your preference) thousands of people are flocking back to Belgium and facing brand new measures that were not in place when they left.
On that note, if you find yourself in a sticky travel situation – let us know.
So, as we have a look into what the week will bring, let’s see what else is on the agenda.
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Travellers arriving in Brussels Airport this weekend have raised their concerns over the potential health risk of massive queues and crowds throughout the airport’s various checks.
After long lines formed on Sunday evening while passenger locator forms were checked, photographs and videos showing hundreds of people in close proximity to each other in the Airport began to circulate on social media, alongside exasperated first-hand reports. Read More.
The university of Leuven has announced new sanctions on seven members of the fraternity involved in the initiation ritual that caused the death of one student in 2018.
Sanda Dia, aged 20, was taking part in the ritual to join the exclusive fraternity Reuzegom when he became ill, lost consciousness and had to be brought to hospital in December 2018. He died soon after. Read More.
British nationals resident in Spain complained on Sunday that they had been prevented from boarding a Madrid-bound, British Airways/Iberia flight in London on Saturday as a result of Brexit.
Photographer Max Duncan, one of the passengers who were blocked on Saturday at London’s Heathrow Airport, tweeted that many British expatriates were devastated at not being able to return home after the airline told them their residence cards were “not valid after Brexit”. Read More.