Summary

Around 17,100,000 British nationals visit France every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

There is a general threat from terrorism. The French authorities announced in January 2013 increased security around public buildings and on transport. See Terrorism.

You should apply for a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before you travel. If you already have an EHIC, make sure it hasn’t expired. Some medical costs aren’t covered by the EHIC so you should also take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. See Health

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

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