Major strikes are expected across France in January and February. Monitor the local media for updates as the situation evolves. Large demonstrations may also occur during and around these periods. These demonstrations may turn violent. Avoid large demonstrations and follow the directions of local authorities.
If you're going overseas, travel insurance is as important as a passport. If you can't afford travel insurance, you can't afford to travel. Read our advice, and download the CHOICE travel insurance guide before you go.
No matter why or where you're travelling overseas, there remains a threat of terrorism. You may not want to think about it, but the better prepared you are, the safer and more enjoyable your travel will be. Learn more about how to reduce your risks while travelling.
Following recent Quran-burning incidents in Europe, there could be retaliatory attacks by terrorists targeting places of worship or areas frequented by foreigners. Remain vigilant and where possible avoid places frequented by Westerners,…