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Special Alert: Increased Border Controls in France

November 16, 2015

Increased Border Controls in France

Due to the terrorist attacks that took place last Friday, November 13th, 2015, France has increased its border controls. This affects travelers throughout the Schengen area. France has declared a state of emergency for 12 days and has reintroduced border controls. Although the Schengen area typically has limited border control, as permitted by the Schengen Borders Code, France has increased security and any person entering or leaving France may be subject to questioning by officials. If asked by officials, travelers will need to provide proof of identity and legal residence such as passport, visa, and/or residence permit.

EIG will continue monitoring the situation and will keep you informed of any other effects on immigration in the region.