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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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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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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