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What Does the End of Paris' State of Emergency Mean for Travellers?

Picture of Jade Cuttle
Updated: 3 November 2017

France just declared an end to its state of emergency, two years on from the Paris terror attacks, promising new measures to ensure the city’s safety and bring the tourists flocking back.

The French President, Emmanuel Macron, has declared the country’s state of emergency will end tomorrow on November 1, after a tense period of almost two years. The state of emergency was first announced in November 2015, following the Paris terror attacks, which killed 130 people, and which has been prolonged six times since then.

French President Emmanuel Macron | © Gouvernement français/WikiCommons

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“Everyone noticed we needed a fair balance between security and freedom, and I believe this text meets this need,” said Interior Minister Gerard Collomb.

There’s a host of security measures being implemented in the city itself, such as making the Eiffel Tower bulletproof and secured inside a glass wall. These measures aim to be implemented in time for the 2024 Olympic Games.