Alert – U.S. Consulate General Marseille, France (March 25, 2022)

Alert – U.S. Consulate General Marseille, France
(March 25, 2022)

Location:  Corsica

Event:  An unofficial day of mourning on March 25 will follow the funeral of Corsican nationalist Yvan Colonna in Cargese, north of Ajaccio.  Masses will also take place in Bastia and Lugo-Do-Naza.  Trains, the regional national park, and several town halls will be closed.  Demonstrations may occur throughout the weekend and some have the potential to become violent.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations and government buildings
  • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings 
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep a low profile

 U.S. citizens may monitor English-language French media at the following: 



U.S. Embassy Paris, France  +33 (1) 43 12 22 22

U.S. Consulate General Marseille, France +33 (1) 43 12 22 22

U.S. Consulate General Strasbourg, France

+33 (1) 43 12 22 22 


State Department – Consular Affairs+1 202-501-4444 (from overseas) or +1 888-407-4747 (from the United States)France Country Specific InformationEnroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

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