National state of emergency and increased security in France

Following the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, security in France has been increased. The president of France may ask for a 3-month extension of the national state of emergency.

Advice For Travellers

The Paris Police are asking people to keep their movements around Paris at a minimum.

There is increased security at borders with border control checkpoints at all points of entry into France. Travel and movement in areas could be restricted at times. Some road border crossings may be closed. You may be asked to show identification. Public transportation could be disrupted at times. Travellers should plan for possible transportation delays.

The state of emergency gives security officials added powers, including restricting access to certain areas restrictions on large public gatherings, curfews. The use of fireworks or drones in Paris and surrounding areas is prohibited at this time. Large public gatherings are banned at this time.

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