The United Kingdom warned its citizens against travel to Brussels and said two British nationals were injured in the deadly attacks on the Belgian capital Tuesday. “The Belgian authorities are currently advising against travel to Brussels. You are advised to follow the instructions of the Belgian security authorities,” the Foreign Office said, updating its official travel advice. The ministry told British nationals in Belgium: “You should remain alert and vigilant, and stay away from crowded places.” In a separate statement, the Foreign Office said it was assisting two Britons who were wounded in the attacks on the main Brussels airport and a central metro station. “Embassy staff are providing consular assistance to two injured Britons and are ready to support any further British nationals that have been affected.” Up to 1.8 million British nationals visit Belgium every year, according to Foreign Office figures. The U.S. State Department is warning citizens about potential risks to travel in Europe after Tuesday’s airport and subway bombings in Brussels. It is advising U.S. citizens to “exercise vigilance” in public places or on mass transportation, and advising “particular caution” during religious events or large events.
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