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Advice for people planning to travel to France: What you need to know

The Foreign Office has advised Britons travelling to Paris to "exercise caution in public places". Security has been stepped up in the French capital, and security checks are expected to take longer than usual.

Here's the latest advice from the train, ferry and flight operators for people planning to travel.

Driving to France

  • French borders are not closed, but border checks have been reinstated
  • Ferry services from Dover are running as normal

Eurostar

  • Eurostar advises that all services are running normally
  • A free exchange is being offered for passengers who planned to travel today but now don't want to.
  • It says all passengers should check their website before setting off

Flights

  • Flights to Paris airports are operating normally
  • There are extra security checks at all airports across the country which British Airways advises may cause delays to flights
  • British Airways says anyone due to fly to Paris on Saturday can delay their flight to any day within the next two weeks or rebook to an alternative destination
  • Easyjet advises that anyone travelling on their planes in the next 48 hours can cancel and get a refund
  • Flybe has said that any customer travelling on Saturday or Sunday who no longer wishes to do so can rebook to a later date to any alternative destination, or obtain a credit note for future travel.
  • Passengers are advised to contact Customer Services

The Foreign Office has its latest advice here

It says people concerned about relatives or friends should call 020 7008 0000

British nationals are advised to exercise caution in public places and follow the advice of the local authorities. French Government advice is currently to stay indoors. Systematic border control checks have been implemented at all entry points into France.

– FCO

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