France National Strike Alert

Updated on 5 February 2020





The Situation:

Air traffic control labor union, USAC-CGT, in France has confirmed a transportation strike scheduled on 6 February to 7 February in protest of the government’s proposed universal pension reform.


Further flight disruptions, including delays and cancelations and increased demand for alternative flights, are expected amid the work stoppages from 5 February to 7 February 2020. Similar strikes since December 5, 2019 have caused significant transportation disruptions across France.


Possible Effects:

  • Protest or demonstrations, especially near government buildings, city centers, and airports

  • Delayed and/or cancelled flights

  • Disruptions to public transportation

  • Traffic in the vicinity of protests

  • Increased presence of security personnel, such as local police


Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Avoid all protests and large crowds, which have the possibility of turning violent

  • Check flight status prior to departure to the airport

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Maintain a full fuel tank, if driving

  • Prepare for disruptions caused by protests

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Adjust travel plans as you see fit

  • Enroll in a Safe Traveler program to receive warnings from your preferred embassy



DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS™ gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS™ (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.

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