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France Strike Alert

Updated on 16 February 2020

The Situation:

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.

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

  • 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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