Coronavirus: update on the situation in Paris

Coronavirus: update on the situation in Paris

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Government measures

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.

Closed places

Open places


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: 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

More information on transport

Alternative mobility offers and solutions

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

Hygiene measures and recommended precautions

More info: Coronavirus: hygiene measures and recommended precautions