Business travelers and tourists arriving Monday at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport from the United States said they were aware of the warnings but weren’t changing their plans.
“I’m very happy to be here in France. I think we’re very safe, and I trust the French government to keep us safe,” said James O’Connell, a 59-year-old from Pittsburgh, arriving in Paris for a seven-day vacation.
Germans — authorities and citizens alike — were not convinced of the need for concern.
Marian Sutholt, 25, of Berlin said, “If you worry all the time, you actually live up exactly to what the terrorists want.”
In Paris, the New York Knicks practiced as scheduled Monday ahead of the next match of their European preseason tour.
“We know where to go and the places to visit, and again, you have to cherish the moment because it’s not often you get a chance to play an NBA game in Paris,” star forward Amare Stoudemire said.
Asif Shahzad reported from Islamabad. Associated Press writers Juergen Baetz in Berlin, Shino Yuasa in Tokyo, Louise Nordstrom in Sweden, Nicole Winfield in Rome, David Stringer and Paisley Dodds in London and Eileen Sullivan in Washington and AP Television News reporters Nicolas Garriga in Paris and Dorothee Thiesing in Berlin contributed to this report.