Congratulations, Baltimore — You’re No Longer Dangerous (For French People)

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Last week, we told you how the French Foreign Ministry’s travel warning website told French tourists to be on guard when visiting Baltimore. Roughly translated, their warning said that Baltimore is “considered a dangerous city except downtown.” Apparently someone at the ministry realized that this was ridiculous for many reasons — one big one being that downtown is often dangerous! — and the website has been changed.

After other cities — Cleveland in particular — complained about certain neighborhoods being deemed dangerous, the French modified certain recommendations on the website. And the new travel advisory list doesn’t say anything at all about Baltimore. We’re not sure whether they’re trying to say that Baltimore is not dangerous at all (not true!) or that French people shouldn’t even consider visiting (not true either!).



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