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France Travel warnings

Europe Highway Bandits - Travel Alert

Watch out if you’re driving on the motorway connecting Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Ghent, Dunkirk and the Channel Ports, particularly towards the southern end of the route, there have been robberies and

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Driving in France

French roads are generally great, although it's possible to find some rural roads which will challenge the suspension of the vehicle and the skill of the driver.There are also many ancient old towns which were not desig

Crime in France

France is a relatively safe country, and its crime rates are on par with most European cities. But one of the biggest crime categories is theft. And unfortunately it is a crime that affects tourists and travellers to th

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Travel Alert: France air traffic control strike Tues to Thursday #travel #ttot

about 4 years ago

Travellers warned of 'killer seaweed' in France

almost 6 years ago

Italy, France urge end to violent repression in #Syria

about 6 years ago

#Japan: France advises its citizens to leave Tokyo "for a few days" in light of nuke meltdown.

over 6 years ago

Bin Laden henchman said al-Qaida is planning to take hostages in Germany, France and Britain to exchange for Khalid Sheik Mohammed.

over 6 years ago

Bin Laden "warns" France over burqa ban and involvement in North Africa.

over 6 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for France

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Yellow fever - transit

    Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present.   If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

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