Covid-19: exceptional measures introduced in Paris

List of postponed events, measures & recommendations

Tour Eiffel - Vue aérienne 2018, Paris


From Sunday 4 April 2021travel restrictions throughout mainland France for a minimum of 4 weeks. Travel is limited to 10 kilometres around the home. A curfew is in force from 7pm to 6am.

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


  • 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.




From 20 March 2021, travel within a 10 kilometre radius of home is permitted from 6am to 7pm. Any travel beyond a 10 kilometre radius from home or inter-regional is prohibited except for compelling reasons justified by a derogation certificate.

From 7pm to 6am (curfew times) all travel must be justified by a derogation certificate.

Discover the 10 kilometre radius around your home: 

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

As of Saturday 20 March 2021, travel between regions is no longer 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.


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.


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

Government assistance for companies

All the information related to the assistance for companies:

Caring Attitude : the charter of commitment of Parisian tourism

The Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched "Caring Attitude", its commitment charter for Parisian tourism professionals. Objective: to commit to welcoming visitors around common values and in compliance with the health measures in force.

Discover more about our new customer path Caring Attitude

Interactive map of Atout France

The interactive map of Atout France to follow in real time the impact of Covid-19 and anticipate the reopening of markets.

Opening borders: the EU website in real time

The European Commission has launched its website :
Re-open EU.
The site, in the form of an interactive map, aims to help travellers plan their journeys. It provides real-time, country-by-country access to information on borders, available means of transport, travel restrictions, current national health measures and a variety of practical information for travellers.

Postponed events

Tradeshows and congresses

Check our tradeshows and congresses agenda.