Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France June 19, 2020 Location: Paris (Place de la Concorde, Place de la Nation, Place de la Bastille, Place de la République) and possibly major cities in France. Event: Demonstrations by various groups protesting police violence are scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 2020. All gatherings greater than 10 people …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France June 12, 2020 Location: Paris (Place de la Concorde and Place de la République) and other major cities in France, including Nantes and Caen. Event: Demonstrations by various groups protesting police violence are scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2020. All gatherings greater than 10 people remain prohibited under …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France June 5, 2020 Location:  Paris (Place de la Concorde) and other major cities in France, including Marseille, Strasbourg, Lyon, Bordeaux, and Rennes. Event:  Demonstrations by various groups protesting police violence are scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2020.  All gatherings greater than 10 people remain prohibited under COVID-19 social distancing …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

Health Alert U.S. Embassy Paris, France June 2, 2020   Location:  France Event: The U.S. Embassy in Paris is sending regular updates to ensure that all U.S. citizens in France have the latest information on COVID-19, and local security conditions in France. The following information has been updated on the  U.S. Embassy Paris COVID-19 website : The French Government has announced the next …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France May 29, 2020 Location:  Between Place de Madeleine and Place de Republique in Paris Event:  A demonstration by a group of protesters is planned for Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 14:30 in Paris, France. All gatherings greater than 10 people remain prohibited.  However, certain groups could defy these instructions …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France May 15, 2020 Location:  Two demonstrations in Paris (Place de la République and from the Place Vendome to the Place de la Concorde).  Additional rallies by separate groups in Toulouse, Montpellier, Albi, and Lyon. Event:  Demonstrations by various groups are scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020 in France. All gatherings …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

Health Alert U.S. Embassy Paris, France May 11, 2020 Location: France Event: The U.S. Embassy in Paris is sending regular updates to ensure that all U.S. citizens in France have the latest information on COVID-19, and local security conditions in France. On May 7, the Government of France announced its de-confinement strategy. A three-week progressive …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France April 30, 2020 Location:  Court of Human Rights near Trocadero in Paris.  Gathering points may also include the Place de la Bastille and the Place de la République in Paris and locations in other cities in France. Event:  Various organizations have called for Labor Day demonstrations on May …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

Health Alert U.S. Embassy Paris, France April 30, 2020 Location:  France Event: The U.S. Embassy in Paris is sending regular updates to ensure that all U.S. citizens in France have the latest information on COVID-19 and local security conditions in France.  All U.S. citizens in France must follow the Government of France confinement order  in place since March 17, 2020. …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

Health Alert U.S. Embassy Paris, France April 24, 2020 Location:  France Event: The U.S. Embassy in Paris is sending regular updates to ensure that all U.S. citizens in France have the latest information on COVID-19 and local security conditions in France.  All U.S. citizens in France must follow the Government of France confinement order  in place since March 17, 2020. …

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COVID-19 Information

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.   COVID-19 Information Updated August 5, 2020 Click here for answers to frequently asked questions. Country-Specific Information: France has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. Since January 24, 2020, there have been 192,334 …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

Health Alert U.S. Embassy Paris, France April 17, 2020 Location:  France Event: The U.S. Embassy in Paris is sending regular updates to ensure that all U.S. citizens in France have the latest information on COVID-19, and local security conditions in France. The following information has been updated on the  U.S. Embassy Paris COVID-19 website : France has confirmed more than 100,000 cases of …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

April 10, 2020 Health Alert U.S. Embassy Paris, France Location: France Event: The U.S. Embassy in Paris will be sending regular updates to ensure that all U.S. citizens in France have the latest information on COVID-19, and local security conditions in France. France has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. All U.S. citizens in …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

April 6, 2020 Health Alert U.S. Embassy Paris, France Location: France Event: The U.S. Embassy in Paris will be sending a daily update to ensure that all U.S. citizens in France have the latest information on COVID-19, and local security conditions in France. France has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. U.S. citizens who …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

April 3, 2020 Health Alert U.S. Embassy Paris, France Location: France Event: The U.S. Embassy in Paris will be sending a daily update to ensure that all U.S. citizens in France have the latest information on COVID-19, and local security conditions in France. France has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. All U.S. citizens …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

April 2, 2020 Health Alert U.S. Embassy Paris, France Location: France Event: The U.S. Embassy in Paris will be sending a daily update to ensure that all U.S. citizens in France have the latest information on COVID-19, and local security conditions in France. France has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. U.S. citizens who …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

April 1, 2020 Health Alert U.S. Embassy Paris, France Location: France Event: The U.S. Embassy in Paris will be sending a daily update to ensure that all U.S. citizens in France have the latest information on COVID-19, and local security conditions in France. France has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. U.S. citizens who …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

March 31, 2020 Health Alert U.S. Embassy Paris, France Location: France Event: The U.S. Embassy in Paris will be sending a daily update to ensure that all U.S. citizens in France have the latest information on COVID-19, and local security conditions in France. France has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. U.S. citizens who …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

Health Alert U.S. Embassy Paris, France March 30, 2020 Location:  France Event: The U.S. Embassy in Paris will be sending a daily update to ensure that all U.S. citizens in France have the latest information on COVID-19, and local security conditions in France. France has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. U.S. citizens who live in the United States …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

March 27, 2020 Health Alert U.S. Embassy Paris, France Location: France Event: The U.S. Embassy in Paris will be sending a daily update to ensure that all U.S. citizens in France have the latest information on COVID-19, and local security conditions in France. France has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. U.S. citizens who …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

March 26, 2020 Health Alert U.S. Embassy Paris, France Location: France Event: The U.S. Embassy in Paris will be sending a daily update to ensure that all U.S. citizens in France have the latest information on COVID-19, and local security conditions in France. France has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. U.S. citizens who …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

March 25, 2020 Health Alert – US Embassy Paris, France Location: France Event: France has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return home or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  You should have a plan to depart from France that …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

For the latest information, please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/travel-advisory-alert-global-level-4-health-advisory-issue.html The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared …

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Health Alert -U.S. Embassy Paris, France

March 16, 2020 Location:  France Event: Due to reduced staffing, only emergency American Citizen Services and emergency visa services are available at the U.S. Embassy in Paris and Consulate General in Marseille. The  CDC advises travelers to avoid nonessential travel to France  and  State Department currently recommends U.S. citizens reconsider travel . See CDC information regarding  high-risk traveler categories . On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in …

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Update on Travel Restrictions to the United States

March 12, 2020 For the most current information regarding COVID-19, the March 11 Presidential proclamation, and its impact on travel to the United States, please visit  www.dhs.gov  and  www.whitehouse.gov /. The restrictions do not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents and (generally) immediate family members of U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens who have been in the Schengen zone …

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Health Alert U.S. Embassy Paris, France

March 10, 2020 Location:  France, countrywide. Event:   Country-specific information related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in France is currently posted on the  U.S. Embassy website , which includes information on French official health guidance and government-designated affected areas. Actions to Take: Consult the  CDC website  for the most up-to-date information. For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk …

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Novel Coronavirus: Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants

White House Issued on: January 31, 2020 The United States has confirmed cases of individuals who have a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (“2019-nCoV”) (“the virus”) first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, People’s Republic of China (“China”).  The virus was discovered in China in December 2019.  As of January 31, 2020, …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Location:  Paris and possibly other major cities nationwide. Event:  A labor union demonstration in Paris is scheduled for January 24, 2020 beginning at the Place de la République and ending at the Place de la Concorde. Transportation and public services affected by recent strikes are improving.  However, various labor unions continue to call for demonstrations …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Location: France Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in locations …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in U.S. Elections

VOTING IN 2020 U.S. ELECTIONS Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Paris, France (Ongoing General Strike)

UPDATE: TRANSPORTATION STRIKE ONGOING (AS OF JANUARY 6, 2020) Location:  France, nationwide Event:  A general strike in France affecting transportation and other public service sectors remains ongoing .  There are significant disruptions to rail, air, and local transportation services. In conjunction with the strike, various labor unions are conducting large demonstrations in major cities.  The …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Paris, France U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in France Closed December 24-25

In accordance with the Executive Order signed by President Donald J. Trump, the U.S. Embassy in Paris, the U.S. Consulates General in Marseille and Strasbourg, and the American Presence Posts in Rennes, Lyon, and Bordeaux will be closed to the public on December 24, 2019 in addition to the December 25 holiday.  The Embassy will reopen …

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Holiday Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Location: France, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, security measures in France remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Violent extremists continue to focus on locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Paris, France

November 27, 2019 Location:  Paris Event:  French farming unions are currently staging a demonstration on major highways leading into Paris which will end near Avenue Foche in the 16th Arrondissement.  Over 1000 tractors are reported to be blocking the roadways as they make their way into the city.  French authorities have placed additional security forces on the …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

Location:  Mediterranean Region (Vallauris, near Cannes) and Caluire-et-Cuire, near Lyon Event:  Locally acquired dengue virus infection has been reported in France.  Six locally acquired cases of the disease were reported in the city of Vallauris, near Cannes, and one in Caluire-et-Cuire, near Lyon. CDC has issued a Level 1 Travel Notice ( https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/dengue-mediterranean ).   Travelers to …

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U.S. Consulate General Marseille, France: Reopening of In-Person Consular Services

Great news everyone! U.S. Consulate General Marseille is pleased to announce the American Citizen Services section will reopen to the public on Monday October 7, 2019. The Consulate will resume all regular services, including passport, citizenship, and notary services. U.S. Consulate General in Marseille suspended in-person consular services in May 2019 to complete security upgrades …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Location:  Villeurbanne Event:  French media is reporting that an attack by two men has resulted in one dead and eight injured near the Laurent Bonnevay metro station in Villeurbanne, a suburb of Lyon. The police have  suspects in custody and continue to search for others. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Seek secure shelter, if …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Location:  French-Spanish border from  Hendaye  to  Biarritz  in France and areas in and around  Irun, Spain .    Event:  Large demonstrations by the “Gilets Jaunes” (yellow vests) and other political activist groups are expected in advance of and during the G-7 Summit in Biarritz, France on August 24-26.  Demonstrations could turn violent.  A large police presence is expected in the region …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

July 19, 2019 Location:  Paris, Marseille, and other major cities including, but not limited to Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, and Toulon. Event:  Large gatherings in Paris, Marseille, and other major cities in France are expected on Friday, July 19, 2019, following the Africa Cup of Nations final soccer match between Algeria and Senegal. The match begins at 9:00 …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

April 30, 2019 Location:  France, countrywide. Event:  May Day demonstration will take place on May 1, 2019 in Paris and other major cities in France. The “Gilets Jaunes” (Yellow Vests) are expected to join labor union marches across the country. Previous “Yellow Vest” demonstrations have become violent with smaller groups splitting from the main demonstration and causing …

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Travel Advisory for France – Level 2

Current safety and security information and recommendations are provided in our Travel Advisory for France , currently a Level 2 due to terrorism and civil unrest.  The Travel Advisory is reviewed regularly and updated as conditions require.  Our current Level 2 Travel Advisory was most recently updated on April 1, 2019.

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

March 28, 2019 Location: France, countrywide Event: Weekend demonstrations by the “Gilets Jaunes” (Yellow Vests) are expected to continue March 30-31, and could turn violent. The U.S. Embassy is advising official U.S. government travelers to avoid travel to Paris and other major cities in France over the weekend. During previous demonstrations, damage to property, including …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France March 21, 2019 Location:  France, countrywide. Event:  Weekend demonstrations by the “Gilets Jaunes” (Yellow Vests) are expected to continue March 23-24, and could turn violent. The U.S. Embassy is advising official U.S. government travelers to avoid travel to Paris and other major cities in France over the weekend. During …

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U.S. Embassy Consular Services Days in Bordeaux and Rennes

The U.S. Embassy in Paris, in collaboration with the American Presence Posts in Bordeaux and Rennes, is pleased to announce the provision of off-site consular services:     Bordeaux on April 15, 2019 Rennes on May 6, 2019 1 – Who qualifies for an appointment? If you have a 5-year-passport (minor or first-time adult application) If you are no …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Location:  France, countrywide.  Including, but not limited to:  Paris, Amiens, Avignon, Bordeaux, Bourges, Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg, and Toulouse.   Gathering points and routes in Paris include, but are not limited to, the following locations and surrounding areas:  Champs-Elysées, Boulevard Saint-Germain, Place de la Concorde, Place de …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Location: France, countrywide. Including, but not limited to: Paris, Amiens, Avignon, Bordeaux, Bourges, Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg, and Toulouse. Gathering points and routes in Paris include, but are not limited to, the following locations and surrounding areas: Champs-Elysées, Boulevard Saint-Germain, Place de la Concorde, Place de la …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France February 4, 2019

Location:  France, countrywide. Event:  A nationwide strike and demonstrations by labor unions representing the transportation, education, health, and social welfare sectors will take place on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 across France.  Air and rail travel may be affected. In Paris, a demonstration is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Hotel de Ville followed by a march …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Location:  France, countrywide.  Including, but not limited to:  Paris, Amiens, Avignon, Bordeaux, Bourges, Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg, and Toulouse. Gathering points and routes in Paris include but are not limited to, the following locations and surrounding areas: Champs-Elysees, Boulevard Saint-Germain, Place de la Concorde, Place de …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France December 28, 2018   Location:  France, countrywide.  Including, but not limited to:  Paris, Amiens, Avignon, Bordeaux, Bourges, Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg, and Toulouse. Gathering points and routes in Paris include, but are not limited to, the following locations and …

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Holiday Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

December 22, 2018 Location: France, countrywide Event: During the holiday season security measures in France remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe. Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Location:  France, countrywide.  Including, but not limited to:  Paris, Amiens, Avignon, Bordeaux, Bourges, Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg, and Toulouse. Event:  Demonstrations by the “Gilets Jaunes” (yellow vests) are expected again on December 22, 2018 and likely to continue through the coming weeks.  The group is protesting fuel prices …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Location:  Paris and major cities throughout France such as Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Toulouse, and Avignon. Gathering points and routes in Paris include, but are not limited to, the following locations and surrounding areas:  Champs-Elysées, Place de la Concorde, Place de la Madeleine, Place de la Bastille, Place de la République, Assemblée Nationale, Porte Maillot affecting …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France December 12, 2018 Location:  Strasbourg, France   Event:  Police operations to locate the subject responsible for the December 11, 2018 attack in Strasbourg continue. Movement within some areas of the city may remain restricted.  As a result of this attack, France has raised its terror alert level, sending additional security personnel to Strasbourg …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

December 12, 2018 Location: Strasbourg, France Event: Police operations continue in Strasbourg to locate the subject responsible for the incident on Tuesday evening, December 11, 2018. Movement within several areas of the city remains restricted and authorities request that the public remain sheltered in place. Avoid the area Shelter in place if in the area …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

December 11, 2018 Location: Strasbourg, France Event: Media report an ongoing security incident in the center of Strasbourg. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Seek secure shelter, if in the area Monitor local media for updates Be aware of your surroundings Notify friends and family of your safety U.S. citizens may monitor English-language French media …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Location:  Paris and throughout France on December 8, 2018. The announced route of the march is from Place de la Bastille to the Arc de Triomphe. Expected gathering points and routes include, but may not be limited to, areas in the 1st, 4th, 8th, 16th, and 17th arrondissements. Event:  Demonstrations by the “Gilets Jaunes” (yellow vests) …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

November 30, 2018 Location: Paris and throughout France. Gathering points and routes in Paris include, but are not limited to, the following locations and surrounding areas: Champs-Elysees, Place de la Concorde, Place de la Madeleine, Place de la Bastille, Place de la République, Assemblée National, Port Maillot affecting traffic on the Périphérique (ring road around …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

November 30, 2018 Location: France, countrywide Event: During the holiday season security measures in France remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe. Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France November 24, 2018 Location:  Paris and throughout France.  Gathering points and routes in Paris include, but are not limited to, the Champs-Elysees, Place de la Concorde, Place de la Madeleine, Assemblée Nationale, and the Champs de Mars near the Eiffel Tower. Event:  It is possible that demonstrations by …

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Changes to French Tax System Affecting U.S. Citizens

The French government announced that on January 1, 2019, it will move to a new income tax withholding system, known as Prélèvement à la Source.  United States citizens working in France may be impacted by this change. You can learn more about the change to France’s income tax system  here . Additional information and frequently asked …

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Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot …

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Worldwide Caution Issued December 6, 2017

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September …

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Personal Security Reminder

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.  The U.S. Embassy in France reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal …

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