France - Health measures in force

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If you are planning to come to France and want information about the Covid-19 (coronavirus), check here for the latest information.

  • General information : the situation in France

  • National measures :
    Since 15 December, French people are allowed to move around without restriction. A curfew throughout metropolitan France is in place from 16 January 2021, between 6pm and 6am, for at least 15 days.
    All travellers wishing to come to France from outside the European Union must present a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours, which is compulsory for entering the country (negative test to be presented when boarding a plane or boat). These persons must also make a sworn commitment to isolate themselves for seven days once they have arrived in France, and then take a second PCR test afterwards.
    As regards travellers from the European Union, the European Council of 21 January will clarify the coordination framework.
    Cultural sites
    Cultural establishments (museums, theatres, cinemas) remain closed. They could possibly open at the beginning of February, subject to a favourable evolution of the health situation.
    Winter sports resorts
    Since 15 December, the winter sports resorts have been able to welcome visitors, however all public facilities and ski lifts will remain closed. The opening of these facilities could possibly take place at the beginning of February, subject to a favourable evolution of the health situation.
    Restaurants
    Restaurants and bars are closed and will have to wait at least until mid-February before they can welcome their customers again, subject to changes in the health situation. Strict sanitary protocols will then have to be implemented.

  • Health recommendations for the events sector

  • Accomodation

  • Transport