Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Location:  Nationwide

Event:  Strikes by fuel industry employees have led to fuel shortages around France.  Travelers may find:

  • Gas stations closed, particularly Total and Esso
  • Long lines — some lasting several hours — for gas stations that are open
  • Fuel rationing in some parts of the country
  • Bans on filling fuel cans
  • Limited availability of taxis, rental vehicles, and some buses
  • For prepurchased travel, including tours, the possibility of cancellations or changes

Actions to Take:

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