Travel warning ahead of Greece general strike

Travel warning ahead of Greece general strike

Major travel disruption is expected in Greece as unions step up industrial action this week, including a 24-hour nationwide general strike tomorrow (November 6).

All rail services will be affected this morning and no Metro services will run from central Athens to the city’s airport.

The action escalates tomorrow, bringing all ferry services to a halt.

Passengers planning to fly to and from Greece tomorrow are advised by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to check the latest situation with their airline.

The FCO, in an updated travel advisory, said: “As yet, there is no confirmation about the impact on air travel although there are media reports that air traffic controllers may decide to stop work for three hours during the course of the day.”

Suburban and national rail services will be hit and there will be no Metro connection to Athens airport.

“Traffic in Athens could be subject to considerable disruption owing to closed roads and protest marches,” the FCO warned.

“Demonstrations take place regularly around major squares in central Athens, in particular Syntagma Square. The police have used tear gas to disperse demonstrators.

“You should follow local media and avoid large crowds and demonstrations. Road closures are common in Athens and are not always announced in advance.”


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