French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Réunion between Wednesday, October 23, through Friday, October 25. Local road authorities have announced traffic disruptions during his visit. On Wednesday, roads surrounding Nordev in Saint-Denis will close from 12:00 to 22:00 (local time), while roads around the Monument aux morts will close from 13:00 to 18:00. Routes in Saint-Paul surrounding the Mission locale de l'Ouest will close from 12:00 to 18:00 on Thursday, October 24. On Friday, roads in the Grande Anse area in Petite-Île will close from 09:00 to 15:00. Significant traffic restrictions and diversions are expected in Saint-Denis from 08:00 on Wednesday to 18:00 on Friday.
A heightened security presence is likely throughout Réunion during the presidential visit.
Individuals in Réunion are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions, plan alternative routes around the planned road closures, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.
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