Updated on 16 February 2020
According to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, limited industrial action continues across France, primarily affecting transport and public services. A number of unions have called for strike action on Monday 17 February, notably disrupting RATP metro, bus and RER services in Paris and the Ile de France.
Unions have since included SNCF in the strike, affecting rail services nationwide.
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
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
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