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Reviewed: 07 May 2012, 12:20 NZDT
Still current at: 20 June 2013
There is some risk to your security in France due to the ongoing threat from terrorism and we advise caution.
In recent years, the French authorities have made statements about the heightened risk of terrorist attack in France and advised that extra vigilance is required. Terrorist attacks could be indiscriminate and target places frequented by tourists.
On 21 March 2012, a bomb exploded outside the Indonesian Embassy in Paris causing significant damage. No injuries were reported.
In mid-March 2012 a series of shootings in Toulouse and Mountauban in south west France resulted in the deaths of several people.
There have been a number of sporadic explosions and attacks in recent years in Corsica. Government buildings have usually been the target of these attacks.
New Zealanders in France are advised to be security conscious at all times, particularly in public places, and stay informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local information sources.
Demonstrations and protests occur from time to time 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.
General travel advice
New Zealanders travelling or living in France should have comprehensive medical and travel insurance policies 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