US servicemembers going to France urged to take passports
Members of the U.S. military community planning a visit to France are being encouraged to travel with their passports as German and French police increase border security ahead of the 2016 Europe soccer championship.
Starting this weekend, German federal police and their French counterparts will establish various checkpoints at border crossings, including train crossings, to screen for suspicious persons traveling into France.
The increase in security comes as France prepares to host the 2016 UEFA European championships, which will be played over the course of the next month in 10 cities throughout the country. Authorities in both countries are expecting an influx of travelers into France as they attend matches, which begin Friday.
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