2019-10-22: Trade unions on Réunion have called for a general strike on Thursday (24 October). From Wednesday (23 October) until Friday (25 October), the French President will visit the island.
Heightened security measures as well as disruptions to traffic and public life are to be expected. Violent clashes between protesters and security forces are possible. Travellers are advised to exercise caution, to strictly avoid demonstrations, road blockades, large gatherings, and deployments of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.