Warning: this post is related to a rapidly changing event.
After the bombings in Paris, the subsequent high alerts across western Europe, and finally the Brussels lockdown situation we are getting an increasing number of questions asking information about the current situation. This is obviously understandable. It is also foreseeable that more similar questions will be asked in the near future. Below is a sample subset of the questions:
The question is how should we deal with such questions? Most of them are event-based, somewhat temporary, and should in theory have little to no place on TSE. For example, it is safe to assume that at some point the threat level will decrease, and border controls will go back to normal. Others are asking for tips and recommendations, the most popular being "should I not go to YYY / should I reschedule my trip?". Personally I think there is no way to answer this type of questions. For starters, they are IMHO opinion-based: I might want to keep on travelling around regardless of the possible threats, others might not. Secondly it's borderline impossible to know in advance how the situation will evolve and what will happen.
Wanna discuss this together?