Ariane: The Principle
Before leaving for a country that is not totally SAFE, or in isolation conditions, register your trip on the Ariane service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. This free service allows you, during your personal or business trips, to receive safety instructions. It also allows the state services to have a minimum of information to be able to quickly try to find you and warn your loved ones in case of difficulties. It is also useful for the State to contact you in case of unexpected events in a territory, requiring the rapid evacuation of French nationals.
Who can register on the Ariane service?
French nationals, whether they live in their country or abroad, can register on Ariane.
Ariane, how does it work?
You create a "user account" on the diplomatie.gouv.fr site;
Before each trip, you record your trip, specify your places of passage, your mobile phone number, the name of your companions…
During your trip and if the situation in the country justifies it:
- you receive security recommendations by SMS or email,
- you will be contacted in case of crises,
- the contact person designated on your account may also be notified if necessary.
How much does it cost to register on Ariane?
Registration on Ariane is free.
Is your personal data protected?
The Ariane service, designed in consultation with the CNIL, offers all the guarantees of security and confidentiality of personal data.
They are used by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Development only in the event of a deterioration in the security situation.
Does registration on Ariane guarantee you a risk-free stay?
Ariane is not an insurance company. You are responsible for your safety during your trip (don't forget to take out personal insurance). You must not ignore the risks brought to your attention or deliberately expose yourself to dangers.
Before any trip, remember to consult the "Travel Advice" sheet of your destination country, available on diplomatie.gouv.fr,and follow the recommendations given there.
Does registration on Ariane exempt you from registration in the register of French nationals established outside France?
No, registration on Ariane only concerns one-off trips. For stays of more than 6 months, it is advisable to register with the Register of French Abroad.
Smartphone, tablet. To access the Ariane service from your smartphone or tablet, download the "Travel Advice" application.
Register step by step
Go to the diplomatie.gouv.fr site, to create an account. You will receive an activation email in your mailbox to confirm your details.
Fill in the different information about your trip, describing the journey step by step, day by day. You will need the addresses to be precise.
Provide information of contacts to reach in France in case of difficulties
You then get a summary of your stated journey:
Quickly, you will receive one or more emails regarding your trip. In case of change in the security situation of the country, you are notified by email or SMS.