Traveling To Paris? Here’s What You Need To Know.

Traveling To Paris? Here’s What You Need To Know.
Vue de Paris centrée sur la tour Eiffel. Taxiarchos228 / Wikimedia Commons CC BY 3.0
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The recent Paris attacks that killed 130 people shook Europe and the rest of the world. According to the US Embassy in Paris, authorities believe it is likely that terror attacks throughout Europe will continue to happen as members of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) return from both Iraq and Syria.


At the same time, there are other terror threats coming from terrorists organizations not affiliated with ISIL. U.S. citizens in France are urged remain vigilant when accessing public transportation systems and attending high-profile sports events as going to hotels, restaurants, places of worship, clubs, schools, public areas, malls, other tourist destinations, offices and even residential areas. It is recommended to monitor both the media and local information to stay up to date.

In light of the recent Paris attacks, the Eiffel Tower said it will remain closed until further notice, as requested by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo. Moreover, the Paris landmark shall also not sparkle in the coming evening as a sign of mourning. At the same time, Disneyland Paris said it will also join France’s three-day national mourning period and will keep its amusement park closed until November 17, Tuesday. In addition, The Louvre museum also closed its doors last Sunday as a sign of mourning. Meanwhile, Airbnb is using its community’s disaster response service to help those who have been displaced during the Paris attacks. Some Airbnb hosts are currently sharing their homes for free.

Meanwhile, airlines such as United, Delta and American Airlines are currently waiving ticketing fees for changes that will be made by those who originally intended to fly to Paris in the coming days. Moreover, Delta is allowing passengers to make a one-time change on their tickets without fees to flight going to or from Bordeux, Brest, Clermont-Ferrand, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Pau, Rennes and Toulouse.

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Moreover, after the Paris attacks, the U.S. Embassy in Paris said it will be open for business on Monday, November 16.