Industrial action by air traffic controllers in France will affect air travel from 20 to 22 March 2016. Check with your airline or travel company for more information.
Around 17 million British nationals visit France every year. Most visits are trouble-free. The most common problem reported is pick-pocketing.
The Emergency phone number in France is 112. If eligible you should apply for a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before you travel to France. If you already have an EHIC, make sure it hasn’t expired. Some medical costs aren’t covered by the EHIC so take out comprehensive international private medical insurance and travel insurance.
The EHIC isn’t a substitute for international medical and travel insurance, but entitles you to state medical treatment that may become necessary during your trip. If you don’t have your EHIC with you or you’ve lost it, you can call the Department of Health Overseas Healthcare Team (+44 191 218 1999) to get a Provisional Replacement Certificate.
The EHIC does not cover medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment. You should make sure you have adequate international medical and travel insurance PLUS accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment, evacuation or repatriation.