How safe is it to travel to France's Christmas markets?

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CHRISTMAS markets are a pinnacle of the festive season for many people. Unfortunately, in recent years they have also become the target of fatal terror attacks. With the anniversary of the Strasbourg market attack approaching, what is the government’s advice for travellers heading to French markets?

PUBLISHED: 13:42, Tue, Dec 3, 2019 | UPDATED: 14:13, Tue, Dec 3, 2019

Christmas is fast approaching and thousands of Britons will be jetting off to celebrate at festive markets across Europe. While these markets boast seasonal fun, unfortunately in recent years they have also become the target for deadly terror attacks. However, that doesn’t mean travellers can’t still go and enjoy them. Ahead of the anniversary of the Strasbourg market attack, the government has issued up to date travel advice to keep tourists headed to France safe.

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What is the most recent FCO advice?

The foreign and commonwealth office has updated its travel warnings to coincide with the busy Christmas market period.

According to the FCO: “There is a general threat from terrorism.

"There may be increased security in place over the festive period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds.

"You should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities.”

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The current terrorist threat level in France sits at ’Severe’.

The FCO adds: “Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in France.

“Due to ongoing threats to

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