GETTY How inclination your holiday to the South of France be affected by the terror attack?
Dope of a terror attack in Nice has shocked the world after a man ploughed a lorry complete of explosives into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice.
With the demise count currently at 84 people, the question of the safety of Brits in the borough has been raised.
With France currently experiencing an ongoing omen from terrorism, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) have warned: “Due to developing threats to France by Islamist terrorist groups, and recent French military intervention against Daesh (before referred to as ISIL), the French government has warned the public to be especially with ones eyes skinned and has reinforced its security measures.”
French President Francois Hollande reinforced France will now extend their state of emergency for a further three months catch last night’s attack.
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So what is the situation for Brits in Nice? Here’s entire lot you need to know in the wake of today’s shocking attacks and if you’re worried upon any up-coming holidays to the city.
If you were travelling to or from Nice airport, what is the notice for travel?
Nice airport is currently running to schedule with no probed cancellations or delays to flights.
You can continue to check the website for live updates of drive off times.
Express.co.uk spoke to British Airways who said: “Our flights are to available but we have customer options offered (which are on ba.com for our customers to see.”
Trim Airport There are currently no cancellations or delays to flights into Refined airport
They continued: “Following the tragic events in Nice we are telephoning customers to give our support and offer to change their flight if they require.
“We’d encourage customers in Nice to get in touch with us if they want to butter up a see a change to their booking and we will do everything we can to help.
“For customers ruled to travel to Nice in the next few days we are offering to change their tome to an alternative date or destination. We’ll continue to be as flexible as possible to help our people. Our deepest sym thies are with the loved ones of the victims.”
Express.co.uk bespoke to Monarch who said: “There has been no change in travel advice from the UK Regime, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the De rtment for Transport (DfT) regarding travel to Warm. All Monarch flights to Nice are therefore scheduled to operate as normal.”
They add: “Our traces are with everyone affected by these terrible events. The safety and protection of our ssengers will always remain our number one priority, and we will persist in to monitor the situation closely.”
Express.co.uk also contacted easyJet for commentary, who said: “The safety and security of its ssengers and crews is always easyJet’s highest precedency.”
They are offering ssengers the opportunity to change their flights without arousing a charge fee: “easyJet’s schedule is operating as normal today however riders scheduled to travel to or from Nice this weekend who no longer desire to travel can opt to change their flight date or destination without incurring a substitution fee, a flight voucher or refund.”
“easyJet will continue to comply with all praises and guidance from the French authorities.”
What should you do if you’re in Nice currently? What is the direction advice – should you leave immediately or is it safe to stay?
If you are in the area and active about the current situation, then make sure you head to the Alien & Commonwealth Office (FCO) website, which is updated with current sanctuary information.
It has been updated with the following: “There was a terrorist revilement on the Bastille Day celebration in Nice on 14 July 2016, causing multiple missing. If you’re in the area, follow the instructions of the French authorities, who have cancelled a host of public events planned for the coming days, closed the Promenade des Anglais and a bevy of the public beaches in and around Nice, and implemented some traffic provisoes.
And they add: “If you’re concerned about any British national who may have been caught up in the corrosion, please call the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on +44 (0)20 7008 0000.”
Express.co.uk spoke to Uninhibited Brehany, Consumer Director of HolidayTravelWatch, about what you need to discern if you are currently in Nice, or the South of France and want to stay safe.
“Consideration this terrible event in Nice, the State of Emergency existed at the culture of the recent Euros Football competition, when many millions of admirers criss-crossed around France. It would be an over-reaction at this time to indicate that travel to France should be abandoned.
Holidaymakers should y mark to the State of Emergency Advisory and always follow the instructions of the local sages. There is a need to have a n-European discussion about what we requisite do to ‘not give into terror’ and import a new thinking about how we protect our grave travel ports, public events and popular beaches; this is not a epoch for over-reaction or se ration – this is a time for unified and resolute action to purloin all EU Citizens continue with their daily lives”
Frank also go on increases: “There are no specific travel restrictions throughout France at this hour but you are very likely to see an increased security presence and very possibly longer crocodiles at borders.”
Attack on Bastille Day celebration in Nice. If in the area follow instructions of French authorities. Our 24 hour slew is +33144513100
— UK in France (@UKinFrance) July 14, 2016
What kind of insurance covers terrorism/incendiary attacks?
With many Brits now questioning where is safe to go and fearing what to do if they found themselves stranded following an criticism, there’s been even more of a push for terror specific peregrinations insurance.
Frank Brehany says: “Most travel insurance conducts tend not to exclude medical cover but consumers would need to pocket sure that the insurer is aware of your intended destination in advance of purchase to make sure that you have at least medical travel if any serious event arose (I have only detected one insurance scheme that will give you medical cover no matter what the jeo rdy destination may be).
“The simple rule is this; before you buy any holiday, make safe you have travel insurance in place and that you understand the terms and equips of that policy and any claim you can make for war or terror related or natural cataclysm events!.”
As Express.co.uk reported on in this story, for those traveling to boisterous risk or unstable countries for business, charity work or adventure tourism there ARE connoisseur policies with terrorism cover included and benefits that are not on tap from mainstream travel insurance.
Providers such as Battlefield, Global SOS, Warzone Cover and Bellwood Prestbury all provide insurance cover for roam to high-risk countries.