Travellers to France could face disruption early next month, with unions calling for strikes and demonstrations on March 7.
The strike is in opposition to the French government’s plan to raise the retirement age and follows several protests over the past two months.
The UK’s Foreign Office (FCDO) has modified its travel advice for those visiting France, stating:
“Several unions have called for cross-sector strike action and demonstrations across France on Tuesday 7 March. Industrial action may start the evening before a strike day and run until the morning after.
“Localised or sector-specific strikes could also occur outside these dates. Industrial action may lead to disruption to services. Please check the latest advice with operators before travelling, avoid demonstrations and follow the advice of local authorities.”
France’s transport minister, Clément Beaune, has advised people to reduce or postpone their use of public transport on March 7, according to Le Parisien.
Eurostar has also updated its travel information, stating that a strike is planned for March 7 and that it is “working out the impact on [its] timetables”.
Meanwhile, the UK is set for a strike by Border Force staff on March 15, following similar action over the Christmas holiday period.