Travel Alert – London 22 March 2017

23 Mar 2017

At around 1500 GMT on Wednesday 22 March a man drove his car into a group of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London before crashing into railings.  He then exited the vehicle and stabbed a police officer who was protecting parliament before being shot and killed by police. 

At this stage, authorities are treating this incident as an act of terror and a major investigation is underway.  The area around Westminster remains cordoned off but public transport is operating as normal.

London's airports are open and operating although people may notice a stronger police presence in the airports and around the city. 

Campus Travel are contacting UQ travellers that may be in London. If you or your staff are impacted please contact the Campus Travel team by email at or phone (07) 3393 8855.

UQ travellers are provided assistance while travelling through the UQ insurance provider Chubb Assistance.  If you require assistance:

  • Call Chubb Assistance +61 2 8907 5995 (quote policy number 01PP529201) to speak to an operator who will advise you on what you need to do. Reverse charges are available.

UQ strongly advises travellers keep the Chubb phone number and the UQ insurance policy number with you at all times.