Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Paris (France), General Strike in France

The U.S. Embassy in France informs U.S. citizens that several national unions across a variety of sectors have called for a general strike in protest of proposed labor laws to take place on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Affected sectors include, but are not limited to, the national rail network, airports, the Paris public transportation system, education, health workers, and energy.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Travelers are advised to verify the status of their flights, trains, or other public transportation services prior to their travel. Travelers are advised that these strikes could result in delays or cancelations of trains, flights, and other transportation services.

Source: U.S. Department of State