Updated on 5 November 2019
Three national fuel station trade associations have announced nationwide protests against
regulations with 48-hour station closures from 06:00 (local time) on Wednesday, 6
November, to 06:00 on Friday, 8 October.
A majority of fuel stations across the country are expected to participate in the strike,
though some service areas will remain open. Crowded conditions and fuel shortages are
possible at open stations.
Individuals in Italy are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipate
increased wait times at fuel stations, and plan for associated transportation disruptions.
Possible protests or demonstrations
Traffic delays due to strikes, demonstrations, etc.
Lack of public transportation options, including taxis
Mitigating Factors to Apply:
Avoid all protests and demonstration, which have the possibility of turning violent
Allow extra time for travel
If driving, ensure you have a full tank prior to the strikes
Avoid travel through major cities if possible, instead using bypasses
Monitor local media and news for updates
Enroll in a safe traveler program to receive warning from your preferred embassy.
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