Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France (November 8, 2022)

Location:  Paris and surrounding region

Event:  A wide-scale transit strike has been announced for Thursday, November 10, for Paris-area public transportation.  The strike will begin at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday November 9 and extend through 7:00 a.m. on November 11.  The Paris public transportation agency has announced that Metro (subway) trains and suburban RER trains will be “very profoundly disrupted”, meaning extremely limited to no service.  Buses and trams will be “disrupted”, meaning reduced service.  This includes train and bus service between Paris and Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports.  Individual stations may be closed due to demonstrations.  At this time, long distance and international train service, including TGV trains, is not expected to be significantly disrupted, but some disruptions and local demonstrations are possible.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations
  • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Monitor the Paris public transportation website for up-to-date service impacts (Service levels and anticipated closures will be announced by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday)
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Be prepared for very crowded conditions on any public transportation lines operating
  • Be on guard for pickpockets taking advantage of the crowded conditions

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
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

France Country Specific Information

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