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Strike Alert-France

The Situation:

On 18 October, public transport workers will hold a strike to demand an increase in wages and protest requisitions in the energy sector. A demonstration will be held in Ile-de-France; and modes of public transportation will likely be disrupted nationwide.

Possible Effects:

• Travel delays

• Protests or demonstrations

• Police presence

• Increased demand for alternate transportation

• Business disruptions

• Blocked roadways, causing localized transportation disruptions and delays

Mitigating Measures to Apply:

• Prepare for local transportation disruptions, such as increased traffic and security, blocked roads, and potential travel into demonstration sites

• Check the local situation (local and social media, embassy, POC at the destination, etc.) prior to travel

• Avoid all protests and demonstrations, which have the possibility of turning violent and may serve as a catalyst for Covid-19 spread

• Allow extra time for travel

• Monitor local and social media for updates

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

• Confirm transportation availability and itineraries before departing

• Plan for alternative transportation, if necessary

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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