Due to the recent attacks in Paris, InsureMyTrip is experiencing a high volume of calls from concerned travelers.
We understand many are uneasy about upcoming travel plans to the region and questioning whether to cancel future trips or reschedule. Here is some useful information:
- To seek clarification on travel insurance coverage, contact InsureMyTrip Customer Care at 1-800-487-4722.
- View learn articles on terrorism-related travel insurance coverage or Cancel For Any Reason information on the InsureMyTrip website.
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and France Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the US Embassy in Paris, located at 2 Avenue Gabriel 75008 Paris, at +(33)(1) 43-12-22-22 or by email at Citizeninfo@state.gov. After-hours emergency number for US citizens is +(33)(1) 43-12-22-22.
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The latest from the US State Department:
In the wake of the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and continued terrorist threats against France and Europe detailed in the Department’s Worldwide Caution, we strongly urge US citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance, be aware of local events, and take the appropriate steps to bolster their personal security. Authorities believe the likelihood of terror attacks in Europe will continue as European members of ISIL return from Syria and Iraq. Additionally, there is a continuing threat in Europe from unaffiliated persons planning attacks inspired by major terrorist organizations but conducted on an individual basis.
In this context, US citizens should exercise vigilance in public transportation systems, high-profile sporting events, residential areas, business offices, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, schools, public areas, shopping malls, and other tourist destinations. US citizens are encouraged to monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities. Specific safety concerns should be addressed to French law enforcement authorities who have responsibility for the safety and security of all visitors to France.
We strongly suggest US citizens in France directly contact concerned family members in the United States to advise them of your safety.
The French government continues to operate under a state of emergency.
The state of emergency allows the government to prevent the circulation of individuals and to create zones of protection and security. There are reinforced measures throughout the communes in the Ile de France region. These allow for house arrest of any person whose activities are deemed dangerous, the closure of theaters and meeting places, the surrender of weapons, and the possibility of administrative house searches.
The US Embassy will be open for business including visa and citizen services on Monday, November 16, 2015.
French schools will be open on Monday, November 16.
Airports and train stations remain open, however travelers may expect delays due to heightened security measures. We encourage travelers to contact transport companies for the latest information and to arrive at airports and train stations early.
The French Government has decided to re-establish border controls and movement may be restricted in some areas.
Public transportation is operational, however some bus, metro, and tram lines are running on modified routes. For the latest information, please visit ratp.fr.
Public events in Paris have been cancelled, and public monuments, tourist sites, and many retail outlets may remain closed. The American Battle Monuments Commission has temporarily closed US cemeteries in France.
It’s important to be aware of the cont’d threat for terrorist actions thru-out the world. Read our worldwide caution https://t.co/TNmScGjcSv
— Travel – State Dept (@TravelGov) November 17, 2015