Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Paris (France), Security Incident at Orly Airport in France

The U.S. Embassy in France informs U.S. citizens that there has been a security incident at Orly Sud airport in Paris, France. U.S. citizens should heed guidance from local authorities and maintain security awareness. The airport has been evacuated and remains closed.

U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities. U.S. citizens may monitor English-language French media at the following:

http://www.france24.com/en/

http://en.rfi.fr/france/

http://www.thelocal.fr/

The most accurate real-time information on security matters is available from French authorities, who have responsibility for the safety and security of all persons in France.

U.S. citizens may wish to download the Government of France smartphone application, SAIP, that will alert users to terrorist attacks or other exceptional events. The emergency system sends warnings directly to smartphones, and will include a brief description of what is happening and advice on how to react. The app is available in both French and English. You can download the SAIP app for Android from the Google Play Store and the SAIP app for IPhone from the iTunes store.

We strongly encourage U.S. citizens in France to directly contact concerned family members in the U.S. to advise them of your safety.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council