The official SAIP (système d'alerte et d'information des populations) app from the French authorities is a new hub that can alert users of any potential exceptional events or terror attacks that may occur. There is now an app available for both iOS and Android. Should you be travelling to or through France, we recommend you give it a download before you head out on your travels.

The app is in both French and English, depending on your preference. With the SAIP app installed, it will alert the users as to when they should be within or enter a at-risk zone. It's also possible to set up to 8 cities to receive notifications should events trigger in one of them. Advice and instructions will be provided for the alert that may be shown.

The country remains on high alert, especially with the upcoming Euro 2016 football tournament. You can download the SAIP app for iOS from the App Store.