Strikes in France could cause disruptions on ferry routes and flights in the coming weeks.

Britons have been advised to check before travelling and prepare for possible delays.

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) stated: “Throughout June, planned industrial action by port worker and air traffic control unions is expected to disrupt some ferry routes and flights across France, with some routes and flights diverted or cancelled.

“Check your operator’s advice before travelling, including where you are taking connecting flights.”

Eiffel Tower, Paris

Britons are warned of ongoing disruptions in Paris


While disruptions are expected this month, the Government body advised these could continue throughout the summer, particularly in Paris.

The FCDO added: “Until September, possible industrial action may cause disruption on the Paris public transport system (RATP). Check the RATP website for live service updates.”

France is a popular country for Britons to travel to because of its sandy beaches, beautiful landscapes and historical cities.

The FCDO has ongoing advice for anyone travelling to the country as there is a risk of crime against tourists.

It said: “Take sensible precautions against street and car crime. Pickpockets can work in gangs; one distracts you while the other one goes into your bag. Don’t leave your passport or other valuable items alone in vehicles. Thieves and pickpockets operate on the Paris underground, RER lines and at mainline stations.

“Make sure you don’t keep your passport, credit cards and other valuables in the same place, use the inside compartments in bags where possible and carry your bag across your body rather than on your shoulder.

“Keep your belongings close to you in restaurants and bars, [do not be] distracted around tourist attractions and cash points and if your passport is lost or stolen, it is advisable to report this to the police and obtain a police report.”

Cobbled streets in France

France is a popular destination among tourists


The FCDO shared: “Floods are affecting some parts of Germany, particularly in Bavaria and Baden Wurttemberg.

“Follow the advice of the local authorities, as well as the German Met Office, and be sure to check your transport plans before you travel.”

Minister President of Bavaria Markus Söder added: “Events are happening here that have never happened before.” He said the situation is “serious and critical”.

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