Tragic Events in Paris

The tragic events in Paris, France have reverberated throughout the world. In some countries this has resulted in increased security and related scrutiny. Although to this date the risk level for France assigned by International SOS has not changed, and the U.S. Department of State has not issued a travel alert or warning, we recommend UT Dallas travelers to:

Stay connected and aware of current developments

  • Monitor the media and local developments closely.
  • Follow any instructions or advice issued by the local authorities.
  • Contact your transport operator directly to check whether your service has been affected.
  • Enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) if a U.S. Citizen.
  • Report with your home country embassy at your destination if not a U.S. Citizen.

Be prepared

  • Carry a valid passport and visa with you at all times.
  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Be prepared to arrange alternate routes and modes of transportation as needed.
  • Check your Personal Emergency Action Plan.
  • Contact International SOS in case of emergency.

Extreme security incidents such as this can shake anyone. If you need emotional support, please don’t hesitate to use the resources below:

If you have updated your travel itinerary, or have not registered it with International SOS, please do so now:


The risk information in this report is retrieved from the listed sources. It provides general guidance for UT Dallas travelers. Please note the publication date of this post, and go to the direct sources listed above for the most up-to-date information.  The information in this post may change without prior notice.

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