Taiwan issues travel warning for Paris following terrorist attacks

By Ko Lin

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Sunday issued a travel advisory for citizens planning to travel to Paris following the terrorist attacks which have left more than 120 people dead.

The ministry said it is signaling a “yellow” travel advisory for the Paris metropolitan area, warning people to exercise caution and to consider the postponement of such travel plans.

Taiwan nationals should stay away from Paris until French authorities deem the city safe, according to MOFA’s press release in the morning.

For those currently traveling/and or are residing in Paris, “Republic of China nationals are advised to exercise caution in public places and follow the advice of the local authorities,” the advisory read. “French government advice is currently to stay indoors. Systematic border control checks have been implemented at all entry points into France.

As a result of the ongoing threats to France by Islamist terrorist groups, and recent French military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the French government has warned the public to be especially vigilant and has reinforced its security measures, according to French authorities.

Under Taiwan’s four-color system, the lowest level is gray, followed by yellow, orange, and red, the highest warning level, which advises people to refrain from traveling to the country or area in question.

(AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)
  (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)
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