Coronavirus: update on the situation in Paris

Coronavirus: update on the situation in Paris

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Due to current events, exceptional measures have been introduced to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Discotheques, large performance venues - remain closed for an indefinite period
  • Bars, restaurants, cafes and terraces have been open since June 15
  • The shops are open
  • The parks and gardens are open, until October 30
  • Groups of 5,000 people and more are prohibited until October 30
  • Groups of 10 people in public places, whether open or indoors, are prohibited.

Public areas

  • As of Friday, 28 August 2020, and until further notice, wearing a face mask is compulsory in public areas and enclosed spaces, throughout the city of Paris and in the Inner Suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis, Hauts-de-Seine and Val-de-Marne, under penalty of a fine of 135 euros.
  • The following persons are concerned: pedestrians and (kick) scooter users.
  • Children under 11 years of age and persons engaged in physical activity such as running and cycling, and persons riding scooters and motorbikes are not required to wear a mask in the public area

Reopening of cultural and leisure venues

After their closure during confinement, Parisian cultural venues are gradually reopening to the public in compliance with strict health rules.

List of all open cultural venues


  • The wearing of a mask is compulsory for those over 11 years of age on all public transport, and failure to comply is subject to a fine of 135 euros.
  • To reduce proximity to others in transport, we encourage you to limit your trips to what is strictly necessary and to favour alternative transport solutions if possible. The RATP lists several options and partnerships for free-floating scooters, free-floating bikes, bike rentals, private taxi hire, bike repairers and free-floating motorized scooters.

Alternative mobility offers and solutions

Subway and RER traffic has resumed almost normal traffic.

More information on transport

In order to ensure more comfort and the best possible protection for its travelers, since June 1, RATP has been offering a service to monitor traffic in real time on its mobile application.

Departures by train and plane

Train and airplane departures may be cancelled.

Consult the websites of the SNCF and the airline companies concerned for more information.

Inter-regional transport has resumed normal traffic. All available tickets are now on sale.

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

Administrative and tourist information

The tourist welcome center at the Hôtel de Ville is open every day from 10am to 6pm - last admission 5.45pm. The ticketing service for shows is currently suspended. Wearing a mask is compulsory.

The tourist welcome center at Gare de Nord is open every day from 9am to 5pm - last entry at 4.45pm.

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