Paris Travel Alert - ATG


As the result of the terrorist attacks on Paris, ATG strongly recommends deferment of travel to Paris for the next 72 hours, at which time we will reassess the situation and advise accordingly.

ATG has completed outreach procedures to secure ATG customers currently in Paris. If you are an ATG customer currently traveling in Paris who has not yet been contacted or has a colleague needing assistance, please call our Around-the-Clock staff at 614-901-4100.

Please reach out to us if you need assistance contacting an Embassy for your nationality.

If you are an American citizen currently in Paris, please see the below message from the U.S. State Department:


Terrorist Attacks

U.S. EMBASSY PARIS | NOVEMBER 13, 2015

ParisEmergencyUSC@state.gov
1-888-407-4747 (From the United States and Canada)
+1-202-501-4444 (From all other countries)

The U.S. Embassy in Paris advises official U.S. personnel and U.S. citizens to shelter in place due to the terrorist attacks in the 10th and 11th arrondissements (districts) and the ongoing hostage situation at the Bataclan Theatre located at 50 Voltaire Boulevard in the 11th arrondissement.  U.S. citizens should heed local authorities and maintain security awareness.  France has declared a state of emergency which includes mobilization of security forces and closing its borders.

People in France who are safe should be contacting family members.

Anyone with travel plans should be contacting their airlines directly.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR ABOUT THE ATTACKS:

  • Coordinated attacks took place in six locations in Paris, including a theater, the Stade de France, and at least two restaurants.
  • The Paris Police Prefecture said the death toll is at least 128. The spokesman said 180 people had been injured, 99 of whom were in critical condition.
  • Americans are among the injured, according to a statement from U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner: “The United States Embassy in Paris is working round the clock to assist American citizens affected by this tragedy. The U.S. government is working closely with French authorities to identify American victims. We are aware there are Americans among the injured, and are offering them the full range of consular assistance.”
  • Eight terrorists died, seven of them in suicide bombings. Police are searching for possible attackers who may have escaped.
  • One of the attackers has been identified by fingerprints as a French national. He was known to police.
  • A source close to the investigation stated that officials found passports on two of the attackers. One Syrian passport, One Egyptian passport.  There is strong assumption that these passports are fake.

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