Unrest in France
There has been significant social unrest in France in the past few months. The early unrest was associated with changes to the country's retirement laws; however, more recent unrest was precipitated by the police shooting of a 17-year old on June 27th. Some demonstrations have become violent and resulted in property damage. There have also been significant disruptions in public transportation, with operations ceasing early on June 30th.
The U.S. Department of State has not changed its travel advisory for France as of July 5th. However, travelers to France should remain flexible in case they need to adjust plans, and they should consult local contacts and local media sources to ensure they are aware of any transport disruptions. Travelers are advised to avoid protests. If you come across a protest or area of increased police presence, you should leave. Even peaceful protests can become violent with little notice.