Seven Corners featured on Tension, Terrorism, and Kim Kardashian's Robbery - Is Paris Safe for Tourists?

Oct 04, 2016

by Aly Walansky

Paris was having a rough year even before masked gunmen broke into Kim Kardashian’s apartment and robbed her of more than $10 million worth of jewels: Following the Charlie Hebdo and Bataclan terrorist attacks last year, the City of Lights has been a city of increased terror threats, crime concerns, and, as a result, decreased tourism.

“What happened [to Kardashian] is very unfortunate and those responsible must be severely punished," French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told TV5 Monde. "We are fully mobilized to ensure the safety of the French people, as well as all those who visit France, and in particular tourists."

Even though Paris and France overall does not necessarily have a heightened risk profile compared to many other countries in the world — consider Afghanistan and Syria for instance — recent incidents such as the terror attacks last year and Kim's robbery have left travelers wondering what more they can do to ensure a safe trip.

Jim Krampen, co-founder of travel protection company Seven Corners, advised anyone traveling to Paris, “Be cognizant of your surroundings, do not publicize your specific location or high[ly] valuable items via social media, and make sure close friends or family members are aware of your travel schedule.” That’s a good idea anywhere you go, but especially if it’s an area where you are currently feeling a bit nervous.

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