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France Large Scale event notice

Updated on 06 June 2019

The Situation:

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup tournament will take place across nine cities through France beginning Friday 7 June, lasting through Sunday, 7 July. Tournament matches will take place in Paris, Lyon, Montpellier, Rennes, Valenciennes, Le Havre, Grenoble, Reims, and Nice.

Authorities have announced that additional police and military reinforcements will be

deployed across the aforementioned cities to secure stadiums, training grounds, fan zones,

and crowded public areas (e.g. city squares, shopping centers, and public transportation


Officials also noted that increased rates of petty crime are possible in host cities during the

tournament. Heightened security measures may also prompt associated disruptions (i.e.

exacerbating traffic congestion and crowdedness on public transport) in the coming weeks.

Possible Effects:

  • Road closures

  • Increased security/military presence

  • Larger than normal crowds

  • Significant traffic delays and detours

  • Longer wait times at checkpoints

  • Increased petty crime

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Adhere to public security orders

  • Avoid all large crowds

  • Allow extra time to travel

  • Take bypasses and highways

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Ensure public transportation services are operating normally or if schedules have changed

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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