Military, DoD personnel now restricted from traveling to Paris

Posted at 1:08 PM, Nov 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-16 13:09:55-05

The United States European Command has issued travel restrictions to France for Department of Defense personnel.

All United States military personnel, Department of Defense civilian employees, contractors and command-sponsored dependents and family members are now restricted from traveling within 50-kilometers of Paris, France.

The restrictions were implemented on Sunday night in the wake of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris.

According to the statement from EUCOM, the restrictions also apply to cruise ship shore excursions but do not apply to military personnel assigned to diplomatic posts in France and those with commercial airline connections in the country.

For those requesting official travel or emergency leave travel to Paris (or within a 50-kilometer radius of the city), approval from the first general/flag officer (or SES) in the chain of command is required.