Health and Safety
Reviewed by: Editorial Staff
France is a considerably safe place to travel in terms of diseases; road accidents are the most common cases in hospitals. Accidents while skiing are also very common, and hence, travel insurance should be purchased keeping this in mind. It also helps in case your luggage is stolen.
There is no specific vaccination required for entering France. For prescription medicines, it is advisable to carry them in their original packaging. For other ordinary ailments such as aches, pains and allergies, medicines are easily available.
France is a relatively secure place, but it is sensible to take precautions against street crimes. Valuables should be kept close at all times; keeping all the money in the same bag or pocket should be avoided. Charles De Gaulle Airport and Gare Du Nord railway are infamous for being pickpocket hotspots.