31 July 2019
Protests linked to the Gilet Jaune (Yellow Vest) as well as other movements are likely to continue across France especially during the weekends. They can take the form of undeclared demonstrations and marches, especially in town centres. Traffic disruptions, clashes between protesters and police, vandalism and other violent behaviour may occur.
France was placed under a state of emergency following the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. The state of emergency was extended six times until 1 November 2017, when it was replaced by a new set of counter-terrorism laws, which provide law enforcement agencies more authority to, inter alia, conduct searches and establish extra security measures for certain places. Although France is no longer technically under a state of emergency, we advise Singaporeans travelling or living in France to take the necessary precautions and exercise personal responsibility at all times.