In the wake of the police shooting incident in Nanterre on June 27, there have been subsequent demonstrations in various urban centres. The greater Paris region has become quite active with riots, primarily during nighttime.
Regrettably, a number of these protests have escalated into violence, resulting in acts of arson, vandalism, damage to public and private property, as well as intermittent disruptions to public transportation.
What does ‘Exercise increased caution’ mean for tourists?
The advisories serve as a precautionary measure to alert travellers about the potential dangers associated with these incidents and encourage them to be vigilant and take necessary precautions.
It is recommended that individuals monitor local news and official updates, follow the guidance of local authorities, and avoid areas where protests or riots are taking place.
Travellers should also maintain a high level of personal security awareness, stay in touch with their embassy or consulate, and register their travel plans on relevant government websites.
The advisories reflect the commitment of Australia and New Zealand Safe Travel to providing up-to-date information and assistance to their citizens traveling abroad.
By issuing these warnings, they aim to ensure that individuals are well-informed and can make informed decisions regarding their travel plans and personal safety.