Guide issued on travelling to the London Olympics via France
Paris, 25 July 2012
A guide produced by various ministries, entitled “Going to the London Olympics through France”, aims to help foreigners passing through or staying in France before travelling to London for the summer Olympic Games.
The Olympic Games opening ceremony will take place in London on 27 July. The Games will end on Sunday, 12 August. In the meantime, hundreds of thousands of people will have travelled to the British capital, and many of them will have passed through France.
For this reason, various government ministries have produced a guide to help those foreigners passing through or staying in France before travelling to London. Entitled “Going to the London Olympics through France”, the guide, available in French and English, is intended for participants, officials and spectators with tickets.
The guide is divided into six sections, the first of which provides a reminder of the essential requirements for entering French territory. There is also simple practical information about the rules on visas, customs – e.g. What products are banned in France? What must be declared at French customs? – and details of the French legislation on drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
The last two sections provide health tips for travellers – e.g. What if I lose my medication? – and advice on how to guard against theft or assault – e.g. How to protect my means of payment? – and how to react if one is a victim of crime./.