Covid-19: exceptional measures introduced in Paris

List of postponed events, measures & recommendations

Tour Eiffel - Vue aérienne 2018, Paris


  • From July 21, 2021: Health pass to be presented at leisure and cultural venues welcoming more than 50 people: theatres, cinemas, museums and monumentsamusement parksfestivalsconcert halls, indoor swimming pools, places of worship (only in the case of a non-religious event such as a concert in a church).
  • 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).
  • The Health Pass is in force until September 30, 2021.

Covid certificate (health pass) for vaccinated non-EU tourists visiting France

The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs is in the process of creating a system to enable foreign tourists who have been vaccinated with vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency or their equivalents to obtain a COVID certificate which is valid in France. Initially this system is applicable only to non-EU tourists who are already in France or who will arrive on or before August 15.

To be eligible for this system applicant should provide the following documents by email (in PDF, JPG or PNG format):

Foreign tourists must send their applications to:

Email subject lines should follow the following format: COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE / SURNAME First name (ex. USA / DUPONT Jean)

Once the application has been processed, the QR code will be sent by email.

Incomplete applications cannot be processed.

Alternatively, travelers can receive a COVID certificate which is valid for 72 hours with a negative COVID test result. For non-vaccinated travelers a negative test taken within 72 hours is required for activities subject to the COVID certificate including restaurants, museums, major events, etc. Once in France, these tests are not free of charge for people who do not have social security coverage in France. The price of an antigen test is 25€. The price of an RT-PCR test is 43€89.

It is possible to perform an antigenic test in many pharmacies. All screening centers are listed on the covid screening map proposed by the Ministry of Solidarity and Health.


The mask is no longer mandatory outdoors starting Thursday, June 17, apart from exceptions (gatherings, queues, markets, stadiums ...) On the other hand, wearing a mask in closed environments remains mandatory (businesses, stores, transportation...).

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.


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.

The RATP application is available for download from the App Store and Google Play

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.

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


The tourist welcome center at the Hôtel de Ville is now open

The tourist welcome center at Gare de Nord is now open

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

Caring attitude - Parcours client en anglais

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.

Tradeshows and congresses

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