Exercise increased caution in France due to terrorism

Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in France. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.

If you decide to travel to France (between 25 Dec 2018 - 31 March 2019):

  • Be aware of your surroundings when traveling to tourist locations and large crowded public venues.

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities including movement restrictions related to any ongoing police action.

  • Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information.

An annual report produced in conjunction with the Regional Security Office at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France has been released on 22 Dec 2018. To read it Click Here.

As per eTravelAlerts - a travel risk management site the series of current events which may have led to the current advisory is as follows :

FRANCE - Country Risk Level - High

12/26/2018 TERRORISM - Exercise increased caution in France due to terrorism. 12/13/2018 TERRORISM - Strasbourg - UPDATE - The suspected gunman who killed 3 people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg earlier this week has been killed, in the Neudorf-Meinau area Dec 13. 12/13/2018 TERRORISM - France has raised its national terrorism threat level to the highest level. A range of increased security measures has been put in place. 12/12/2018 TERRORISM - Strasbourg - Movement within several areas of the city remains restricted and authorities request that the public remain sheltered in place. 12/12/2018 TERRORISM - Strasbourg - The Strasbourg attack on France's largest Christmas market by a man with a long criminal record has been declared an act of #terrorism.

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