Coronavirus: update on the situation in Paris

Coronavirus: update on the situation in Paris

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Government measures

From Saturday, January 16, 2021: introduction of a curfew from 6pm to 6am

Dates to come : new openings (reopening of museums, theaters, cinemas, sports halls, restaurants ...).

Public and private areas

  • Wearing a face mask is compulsory in public areas and enclosed spaces, under penalty of a fine of 135 euros.
  • Wearing a mask is compulsory from 6 years old.
  • Public and private gatherings are prohibited.

Closed places

Open places


From 16 January 2021, trips are permitted from 6am to 6pm. Any trip outside these hours must be justified by an exceptional trip certificate under penalty of an initial penalty of €135.

This certificate can be downloaded and printed from the website of the Ministry of the Interior: It is also available in digital format on the website of the Ministry of the Interior: Once the certificate has been completed, a PDF is generated on your smartphone and must be presented in the event of an inspection. The certificate is also easily downloadable 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 authorised. As of Sunday 31 January 2021, travel to countries outside the European Union is no longer permitted unless there are  for doing 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

From Monday 18 January 2021, travellers coming from outside the European Union will have to present a negative PCR test to enter the national territory and make a sworn commitment to respect a 7-day quarantine.

From Sunday 31 January 2021, travellers from outside the European Union are no longer authorised to travel to France unless there is a compelling reasons.

Administrative and tourist information

The tourist welcome center at the Hôtel de Ville is closed until further notice

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