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Demonstration and Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France (April 29, 2022)

Locations:   Demonstrations and spontaneous gatherings throughout France. Event:  May 1st (“May Day” or “Labor Day”) is often used as a day for protests in France. Some groups have called the public to join their protests and create public order disturbances. In the past, some of these demonstrations have involved confrontation with law enforcement in Paris, ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Call with French Foreign Minister Le Drian

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 27, 2022 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to congratulate the French people on their successful election on April 24 and to welcome continued close cooperation and strong ties with President Macron.  The two discussed providing ...
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Ukrainian Humanitarian Parole – Uniting for Ukraine

President Biden has announced a new process called Uniting for Ukraine to provide Ukrainian citizens fleeing Russia’s aggression with opportunities to go to the United States. Please be advised, U.S. Embassies or Consulates overseas are unable to assist with this process. This process to obtain authorization to travel to the United States is handled in the United States by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and ...
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Demonstration and Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France (April 22, 2022)

Event:  The final round of the French Presidential Elections will be held this weekend.  On Sunday April 24, authorities expect spontaneous gatherings in cities throughout France after 8pm.  These could potentially turn violent.  Please pay attention to your local news regarding possible violence in your area and avoid protest areas. Additionally, smaller demonstrations (see below) ...
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Travel Advisory for France (April 20, 2022)

A new travel advisory was issued for France on April 19, 2022.  On April 18, 2022, the CDC updated the COVID Alert Level for France to Level 3: COVID-19 High.  The text of both advisories is below: Travel Advisory April 19, 2022 Exercise increased caution in France due to terrorism and civil unrest. Country Summary: Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks ...
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