UK Government travel advice on France

Still current at: 9 January 2015
Updated: 9 January 2015

Latest update: Summary – update on shooting incidents; you should be especially vigilant at this time

On 8 January, a gunman shot and injured individuals in Montrouge, a town to the south west of Paris. On 7 January, gunmen attacked the Charlie Hebdo newspaper offices in the east of Paris. Reports indicate 12 people were killed in the attack. Both incidents are being treated as terrorist attacks. There is a high threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate. You should be especially vigilant at this time and follow the security advice issued by the French authorities

On Sunday 11 January, a march of solidarity following the Charlie Hebdo attacks will be held in Paris. Follow the advice of local authorities and remain vigilant while in Paris.

Due to ongoing threats to France by Islamist groups, and recent French military intervention against ISIL, the French government has warned the public to be especially vigilant and has reinforced its security measures. See Terrorism

There are large numbers of illegal migrants in and around Calais, who may seek an opportunity to enter the UK illegally. Although local police patrols have been reinforced, you should keep vehicle doors locked in slow moving traffic and secure your vehicle when it is left unattended.

On 8 January, a gunman shot and injured individuals in Montrouge, a town to the south west of Paris. On 7 January, gunmen attacked the Charlie Hebdo newspaper offices in the east of Paris. Reports indicate 12 people were killed in the attack. Both incidents are being treated as terrorist attacks. There is a high threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate. You should be especially vigilant at this time and follow the security advice issued by the French authorities

On Sunday 11 January, a march of solidarity following the Charlie Hebdo attacks will be held in Paris. Follow the advice of local authorities and remain vigilant while in Paris.

Due to ongoing threats to France by Islamist groups, and recent French military intervention against ISIL, the French government has warned the public to be especially vigilant and has reinforced its security measures. See Terrorism

In addition, there are large numbers of illegal migrants in and around Calais, who may seek an opportunity to enter the UK illegally. Although local police patrols have been reinforced, you should keep vehicle doors locked in slow moving traffic and secure your vehicle when it is left unattended.

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