Coronavirus: update on the situation in Paris

Coronavirus: update on the situation in Paris

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Government measures

From 21 July 2021:

From the beginning of August 2021:

  • Health pass to be presented in cafés, restaurants, shopping centres with more than 20,000 m²... and for long distance travel (air, train and bus).

Public and private areas

  • It is no longer compulsory to wear a mask outdoors, with some exceptions (groups, queues, markets, stadiums, etc.).
  • 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 schools, wearing a mask is compulsory from the age of 6, including in outdoor areas of the school.

Open places

Health pass

From 9 June, the Health Pass will be introduced. It will be necessary to participate in certain events and gatherings.

All information on the Health Pass


  • 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

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. 

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 and/or abroad

All the answers to your questions about travelling from France to abroad or from abroad to France in the FAQ of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs

Administrative and tourist information

The tourist welcome center at the Hôtel de Ville is open from Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 6pm. Closed on public holidays.

The tourist welcome center at Gare de Nord is open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

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