The general strike was called in protest at the murder of the opposition leader Mohammed Brahmi on Thursday.
The Tunisian airline Tunisair is also on strike making air travel between Brussels and the North African country impossible. Tunisair has issued an apology to passengers due to travel today and has asked them to rebook “at no extra cost”.
Two flights to Tunisia that were due to leave Charleroi and Liège airports have also been cancelled.
1,000 Belgian tourists stuck
Around 1,000 Belgian tourists are being hit by the strike. They are either unable to leave for or return from their holiday in Tunisia. Belgians that are unable to return will stay an extra night in their holiday hotel at their tour operator’s expense.
While those that have seen their holiday shortened due to the strike action will be given compensation.