"We have issued a travel advisory, and it is already on the foreign ministrys website. We make an appeal to Indonesian nationals," Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi stated here on Thursday.
The travel advisory has been issued as Belgium remains on threat level four, the highest in the Belgian scale.
The Indonesian government has urged all Indonesian citizens in Belgium and Brussels, in particular, to stay vigilant and avoid places that could be targets of terror acts.
The Indonesian nationals in Belgium are also reminded to always follow the directives and advice of the local authorities to ensure their personal safety and security in locations that they would visit.
Indonesians planning to go to Brussels have been advised to temporarily postpone their visit.
If they decide to go ahead with their plan, they are requested to obtain full information on the security situation in their destinations.
The Indonesian Embassy in Brussels has started hotline numbers: +32 478957214 and +32 478405728.
The Belgian governments Crisis Centres hotline is +32 78151771, and its website addresses are: crisiscentrum.be and centredecrise.be. (*)