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Italy Strike Alert

Updated on 5 November 2019

The Situation:

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 Effects:

  • Possible protests or demonstrations

  • Traffic delays due to strikes, demonstrations, etc.

  • Fuel shortages

  • 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.

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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