British Foreign Office updates Paris travel advice

16th Nov 2015
British Foreign Office updates Paris travel advice

British travellers in Paris have been advised to “exercise caution” in public places during travel in France following recent terrorist attacks.

On Friday a number of terrorist incidents took place in capital Paris resulting in widespread casualties.

French authorities have heightened security measures due to a risk of further attacks.

The advice of the Paris Police is currently to keep movement around town to a minimum.

Systematic border control checks have been implemented at all entry points into France.


A national state of emergency and a three-day period of mourning have been declared.

Public gatherings, the flying of drones and use of fireworks in the Ile de France region (Paris and surrounding area) have been prohibited.

At the same time, there is on-going disruption to cross channel services due to migrant activity in and around Calais.

A statement from the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office said: “There is a high threat from terrorism.

“Due to on-going threats to France by Islamist terrorist groups, and recent French military intervention against ISIL, the French government has warned the public to be especially vigilant and has reinforced its security measures.”

Around 17 million British nationals visit France every year.


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