A national curfew is in force from 7pm to 6am.
From 19 May 2021(health situation permitting):
- Curfew: shifted to 9pm
- Shops: reopening of all shops
- Restaurants: reopening of terraces (6 people maximum per table), reopening of hotel restaurants for their customers (inside and outside, tables of 6 people maximum)
- Cultural venues: reopening of museums, monuments, theatres, cinemas... with a capacity of 6 people. Some cultural sites will reopen later.
- Swimming pools: outdoor reopening
- Guided tours: no limit on the number of people for licensed tour guides. Limit of 10 people for non-holders
- Information center: reopening of the Paris Tourist Office welcome center at the Hôtel de Ville
From 9 June 2021(health situation permitting) :
- Curfew: shifted to 11pm
- Cafés and restaurants: full reopening with gauge
- Cultural and sports establishments: increase in capacity
From 30 June 2021(if the health situation allows):
- End of curfew
- End of gauges
Public and private areas
- Wearing a mask is compulsory throughout the country for everyone aged 11 and over in enclosed spaces and on public transport, on pain of a fine. In Paris, it is also compulsory to wear a mask on the public street.
- In schools, wearing a mask is compulsory from the age of 6, including in outdoor areas of the school.
- Public and private gatherings of more than 6 people are prohibited.
- Museums and monuments are closed until further notice
- The theaters are closed until further notice
- Bars and restaurants are closed until further notice
- Cinemas are closed until further notice
- Pools and gyms are closed until further notice
- Shopping centres and department stores larger than 10,000m² are closed until further notice (Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, Printemps Haussmann, BHV Marais, Le Bon Marché, Italie 2, Bercy Village, Forum des Halles, Beaugrennelle, Vill'up, Boutiques du Palais des Congrès, Passage du Havre)
- Shopping centers and department stores of less than 10,000m² (Printemps du Louvre, Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées, Vallée Village, One Nation) are closed until further notice
- Art galleries are closed until further notice
- Some shops (record stores, bookstores, hair salons...) are open
- Parks and gardens are open
- Supermarkets, grocery stores and bakeries are open
- Pharmacies and healthcare establishments are open
- The places of sale and computer repair are open
- Police stations are open
- Take-out and home delivery are possible (up to 6pm maximum for take-away sales)
- Places of worship are open (one seat in three and one row in two rule)
- Cemeteries remain open
From 7pm to 6am (curfew times) all travel must be justified by a derogation certificate.
All the certificates can be downloaded and printed from the Ministry of the Interior website: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus. They can also be downloaded easily from the #TOUSAntiCovid application
- The wearing of a mask is compulsory for those over 6 years of age on all public transport, and failure to comply is subject to a fine of 135 euros
In order to ensure more comfort and the best possible protection for its travelers, RATP has been offering a service to monitor traffic in real time on its mobile application.
Departures by train and plane
Travel between regions is permitted. As of Sunday 31 January 2021, travel to countries outside the European Union is no longer permitted unless there is a compelling reason to do so.
Train and airplane departures may be cancelled.
Consult the websites of the SNCF and the airline companies concerned for more information.
In order to guarantee greater flexibility to its passengers, tickets purchased can be refunded or exchanged free of charge, according to the dates indicated on the carriers' websites.
More information on the conditions of circulation and reimbursements of inter-regional trains
Travelling to France
As of Sunday 31 January, all entry into France and all exit from our territory to or from a country outside the European Union will be prohibited, except for compelling reasons. Entry into France, including from the European Union, will be conditional on the presentation of a negative PCR test.
Administrative and tourist information
The tourist welcome center at the Hôtel de Ville reopens on 19 May 2021.
The tourist welcome center at Gare de Nord is closed until further notice
For any further questions, it is recommended to contact the embassy of your country of origin.
Information for persons with disabilities
The government has set up a specific file to help people with disabilities cope better with this health crisis.
This folder allows you:
- To be helped in the event of symptoms
- To be up to date on the various health recommendations
- To benefit from specific support measures
You can also find FALC materials (Easy To Read and Understand) on the official website of Public Health France.
All the information to visit Paris with a disability