After the Paris terror attack, tourism officials are struggling to get visitor arrival numbers back up. This seems to be now a double challenge after French border police are continuing a slow go after a work-to-rule on Saturday led to long delays as officers deliberately spent longer checking each passenger’s travel documents.
Representatives from the police aux frontières have been called to a meeting at the interior ministry on Monday in an attempt to resolve the dispute that led to some passengers waiting up to two hours to have their passports checked at Orly and Charles de Gaulle.
Border officers, led by the Alliance trade union, spent three times longer than usual checking documents on Saturday, in protest against the loss of some job perks for long-serving staff.
More protests could be held in the months leading up to the Euro 2016 football tournament this summer.