Message for U.S. Citizens: Alitalia Strike on 22 September 2016

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alitaliaThe U.S. Embassy in Italy informs U.S. citizens that a union representing Alitalia pilots and flight attendants has announced its intention to strike on Thursday, September 22 as part of ongoing negotiations. Multiple Alitalia flights could be affected. Please note that the strike may be cancelled depending on the status of these negotiations; travelers should check with Alitalia prior to their scheduled travel for the latest information.
Travelers can also check for updates through the Commissione di Garanzia Sciopero’s website or the site EasyTravelReport (under “Italian Strikes”). Additionally, Italian news sources are also likely to carry information about upcoming strikes.

For further information:

· See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Italy Country Specific Information.

· Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

· Contact the U.S. Embassy in Italy located at Via V. Veneto, 121 00187 Rome, at +39 06-4674-1, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +39 06-4674-1.

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