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08 Jan 2020 | 04:51 AM UTC

Iran: French government advises citizens against travel January 7

French government advises its citizens not to travel to Iran as of January 7; follow home government directives



On Tuesday, January 7, the French Government issued a travel advisory for its citizens strongly advising against travel to Iran, "due to an extremely volatile regional security situation." Those who are already in Iran and unable to leave the country temporarily are advised to remain vigilant and limit their movement within the country. It is also advised for those citizens to report their presence in the country to the French Embassy and Consulate in Tehran.


The advisory comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the United States following a targeted attack that killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani on January 3. Iranian forces have since retaliated by sending "tens" of missiles to two US bases in Iraq.


Individuals in Iran are advised to monitor the situation, advised to remain vigilant at all times, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments, and refrain from discussing political topics in public or on social media.