It was a last-minute decision according to press reports. Several armed police officers will accompany Bart De Wever on his holiday. "I didn't ask for this, I have to undergo this", De Wever was quoted as saying. "I will have to accept the fact that there will a police officer skiing in front of me and one behind me. This spoils my holiday, to a certain extent."
The terror alert for Bart De Wever in particular remains at 3, the Home Office confirmed after press reports suggested it had been lifted to 4. It has not been officially confirmed how many policemen will accompany De Wever and his family. Reports talking about 10 policemen are said to be exaggerated.