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A dedicated team of travel specialists is available to offer you expert advice Monday to Friday from 9 to 12:30 AM and 13:30 to 6 PM (French time) on the phone, or by email.
Some 16 départements in the Paris region, northern France but also the south east will go back into full lockdown from midnight on Friday 19 March to battle spiralling Covid-19 infection rates. Residents from the départements under the new lockdown will not be allowed to travel to other parts of France. Only essential shops and stores will be allowed to remain open. The full list of départements is as follows:
Hauts-de-France region: Aisne (02), Nord (59), Oise (60), Pas-de-Calais (62), Somme (80)
Île-de-France region: Paris (75), Seine-et-Marne (77), Yvelines (78), Essonne (91), Hauts-de-Seine (92), Seine-Saint-Denis (93), Val-de-Marne (94), Val-d’Oise (95)
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region: Alpes-Maritimes (06)
Normandy region: Eure (27), Seine-Maritime (76)
A nightly curfew is still in force in the rest of metropolitan France. Between 7PM and 6AM you may only leave your residence for imperative reasons.
Restaurants, bars, museums, concert halls, sports halls, theme parks, discos and similar locations are currently closed.
France has announced that as of March 12 persons traveling from Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and the United Kingdom no longer need a compelling reason to travel to and from France.
Travellers must however present a negative PCR test less than 72h, respect a seven-day quarantine at a place of your choice and do another PCR test during this period to come to France.
Find more information about travel to France on the website of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
Masks are compulsory throughout France in public spaces and transport, taxis and all other transport companies (from 11 years of age). In case of violation, a fine of 135 € must be expected.
Please note and respect the barrier measures in force in France to contain Covid-19 (more information at this link): no shaking hands, keep a safe distance of 1 m from people, wash your hands regularly or use hand disinfectants, cough or sneeze in your elbows or in a disposable tissue, avoid touching your face.
The development of the covid-19 epidemic in France is constantly monitored by the authorities using the map material at this link, which classifies the French départements in red and green on the basis of three indicators (activity of the virus, occupancy rate of intensive care beds and testing capacity).