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Reviewed: 16 September 2013, 13:35 NZDT
Still current at: 09 December 2013
There is some risk to your security in France due to the ongoing threat from terrorism. We advise caution.
France has suffered terrorist attacks and a significant number of terror plots have been disrupted in recent years. In March 2013 French authorities arrested three individuals who were suspected of planning a terrorist attack. Reporting indicates the attack was planned to coincide with the one year anniversary of a March 2012 shooting attack which resulted in the deaths of several people in Toulouse and Mountauban.
Attacks occasionally occur in Corsica, and the potential for further attacks cannot be discounted. While government buildings are usually the target of the attacks, there is the potential for New Zealanders to be incidentally harmed.
New Zealanders are advised to monitor the media for information about threats to safety and security in France, and follow any advice and instructions issued by the local authorities.
Demonstrations and protests occur frequently in France. New Zealanders are advised to follow any advice issued by the local authorities and avoid all demonstrations, protests and rallies as they can occasionally turn violent.
Petty crime such as bag snatching and pick pocketing is common in France, particularly in and around major tourist sites, airports and railway stations, hotel lobbies and on public transport. We advise New Zealanders to be alert to their surroundings at all times and guard belongings carefully.
General travel advice
New Zealanders travelling or living in France should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place.
New Zealanders in France are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Contact details are
Street Address 7 ter, rue Leonard de Vinci, 75116, Paris, France
Telephone +33 1 45 01 43 43 Facsimile +33 1 45 01 43 44
Website New Zealand Embassy Paris [external link]
Office Hours Mon - Fri 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 -17:00
Reception Hours Mon - Fri 09:00 - 13:00
Consular emergencies 24 hours / 7 days phone (in France) 01 45 01 43 43 (from abroad) +33 1 45 01 43 43