Current travel advisories for France

Last Update: Monday, 15. July 2019 at 07:22

We advice caution when travelling to France.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.6 / 5

France is a country in Europe (Western Europe) with around 65 million citizens and a land mass of 547,030 km². We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 1.3 / 5

France shares land borders with 8 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 1.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Belgium (2.2), Germany (1.5), Spain (1.5), Italy (1.5), Andorra (1.0), Switzerland (1.0), Luxembourg with (1.0) and Monaco with (1.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/france-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in France due to terrorism and civil unrest. 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. Demonstrations in Paris and other major cities continue in France and are expected to continue in the coming weeks. Property damage, including looting and arson, in populated tourist areas has occurred with reckless disregard for public safety. Police have responded with water cannons, rubber bullets, and tear gas. The U.S. Embassy is advising official U.S. government travelers to avoid travel to Paris and other major cities in France on the weekends. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/france

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in France due to the ongoing threat of terrorism.

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

Canadian government

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/france

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Danger level: 3

Exercise a high degree of caution.

Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Ministry wishes to advise Maltese travellers who will be visiting France that, due to the threat of terrorism, there has been a renewal of controls at the internal land borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, the Swiss Confederation, Italy and Spain, as well as at the air and sea borders from 1st May to 31st October 2019. Furthermore, travellers visiting the City of Lyon are adviced to exert caution and avoid the 2nd arrondissement in view of the latest incidents that happened in the area.

Danger level: 3

Exercise high degree of caution.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/france/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information.


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Basic facts

Citizens
around 65 million
Covering landmass
547,030 km²
Electricity
230V - 50Hz
Currency
Euro (EUR)
ISO 2-Letter Code
FR
Phone prefix
+33
Top Level Domain
.fr
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800/3G

Airports in France (extern)

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown if a first indicator.