French flagThe Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has issued a statement following the events in Nice last night.

“Following an attack on Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, travellers in Nice are advised to follow the instructions of French authorities, who are at present advising people to stay indoors at this time.

“A national state of emergency will remain in place in France until 26 July. ABTA would recommend that all visitors read and follow the latest travel advice for France by talking to their travel agent or tour operator and following Foreign Office advice.

“As in the UK where the terrorism threat level is severe, travellers should remain alert and vigilant, especially in places where there is a high concentration of people, as advised by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO).”

For further information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france.