November 09, 2005

On Monday, the United States Department of State issued a public announcement regarding the "significant unrest" taking place in the suburbs of Paris and other cities throughout France. According to the State Department, travelers should "be alert to news media reports for the most up-to-date information, avoid areas where riots have occurred, move quickly away from any demonstrations they might encounter and exercise particular caution during evening and nighttime hours." For more information, Americans living and traveling abroad should check the department's Bureau of Consular Affairs web site at