Is France a Safe Destination for 2024 Travelers?

Is France a Safe Destination for 2024 Travelers?

France has elevated its Vigipirate, or  national security alert system, to “Attack Emergency Level,” the highest possible, due to potential terrorist attacks.

Since March 24, local police have increased their power to patrol and search all types of tourist, religious and sporting venues.

Be aware of your surroundings at all times, especially when in the middle of too many people. 

The Olympic and Paralympic games that will be held in the country over the summer are expected to increase the risk of potential terror attacks. 

Since no trip to France is currently considered entirely safe, read on to learn all the considerations you should take into account if you still decide to visit this country at the moment.

LATEST NEWS From France: 

April 3, 2024: France Elevated its Terror Alert to the Highest Level

Following the terrorist attacks committed in Moscow by the “Islamic State” on March 22, France had to elevate its domestic safety system to “Attack Emergency Level.”

As a result, the country is able to allocate funds more efficiently and police are allowed to search airports, public transportation, churches, tourist venues, educational centers, sports venues and shopping malls.

The US government urges Americans to keep a low profile, stay away from crowded or touristic areas, and leave those where too many police officers are patrolling. 

It also advises citizens to register in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to keep updated about the domestic situation and help locate you in case of need.

Crime Statistics in France

According to Numbeo, the world’s biggest database of cities and countries, crime in France is Moderate,” with 58.64 points. 

Crime level 58.64 Moderate
Rise in crime over the last 3 years 72.54 High
Concerns about getting your belongings stolen  50.46 Moderate
Concerns of being mugged or robbed 56.84 Moderate
Worries about getting your car stolen 46.69 Moderate
Worries about getting your belongings stolen
from your car
55.30 Moderate
Concerns about being attacked 56.37 Moderate
Worries of being insulted 60.79 High
Concerns about being physically attacked due to
your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
43.71 Moderate
Issues with drug addicts or drug dealers 63.63 High
Vandalism and theft 62.98 High
Violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery 53.51 Moderate

Areas to Avoid

Given the current “Attack Emergency Level,” visitors to France must…

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The post “Is France Safe To Visit? Travel Advisory 2024” by Maria Valencia was published on 04/03/2024 by