The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup tournament will take place across nine cities from Friday, June 7, to Sunday, July 7. 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 systems). 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.
France previously hosted the 2016 UEFA European Championship without incident.
Travelers in the abovementioned cities are advised to remain vigilant, expect crowded conditions (increased demand for hotels, etc.), report all suspicious objects and behavior to authorities, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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