Is it safe to travel to France? Latest update following threat level increase | The Sun

A SERIES of threats in France has resulted in the evacuation of airports and tourist attractions.

It comes just days before thousands of Brits are expected to travel to Paris this weekend to watch the Rugby World Cup Semi-final against South Africa.

Here is everything you need to know about travelling to France right now.

Is it safe to travel to France?

The threat level in France was raised following a school attack last week which left one person dead.

The UK Foreign Office states: "Following a fatal attack in Arras, northern France on 13 October 2023, France has raised its national threat level to the highest level (‘Emergency Attack Level’).

"This threat level is described as ‘maximum vigilance and protection in the event of an imminent threat of a terrorist act or in the immediate aftermath of an attack’."

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And earlier today, 10 airports were evacuated after a series of bomb threats.

Lille, Lyon, Nice, Nantes, Paris Beauvais Tillé and Toulouse were all forced to close this morning.

Similar threats at the Palace of Versailles on Tuesday resulted in the evacuation of the tourist attraction.

Paris' Louvre Museum was also evacuated after a threatening message last Saturday.

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France has recently banned pro-Palestinian demonstrations.

Can I cancel my holiday to France?

The UK government does not advise against travelling to France.

While France has raised their threat level to the highest, holidays can still go ahead in the country.

Brits who try to cancel their holidays or flights will be left out of pocket, and will not be covered by travel insurance.

This will only change if the UK government advises against travel to France.

What are the entry rules for France?

Brits can travel to France without the need for a visa, although you will need at least three months left on your passport.

You may also be asked to show proof of your accommodation, travel insurance and that you have enough money for your stay when at the border.

And passengers should ensure their passports are stamped when leaving to avoid being mistaken for overstaying.

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