Covid-19: exceptional measures introduced in Paris

List of postponed events, measures & recommendations

Tour Eiffel - Vue aérienne 2018, Paris


From Saturday, November 28, 2020: alleviation of confinement(reopening of shops, activities and walks within a radius of 20 kilometers with certificate, individual outdoor sports practice ...).

From Tuesday, December 15, 2020: end of confinement (end of certificates, travel between regions possible...). Introduction of a curfew from 8pm to 6am (except for the evening of 24 December 2020).

From Thursday, January 7, 2021 : new openings (reopening of museums, theaters and cinemas ...).

From Wednesday January 20, 2021: new openings(reopening of sports halls and restaurants ...).


  • Wearing a face mask is compulsory in public areas and enclosed spaces, under penalty of a fine of 135 euros.
  • Wearing a mask is compulsory from 6 years old.
  • Public and private gatherings are prohibited.


  • Museums and monuments are closed until further notice (reopening scheduled for December 15, 2020)
  • The theaters are closed until further notice
  • Bars and restaurants are closed until further notice
  • Cinemas are closed until further notice (reopening scheduled for December 15, 2020)
  • Pools and gyms are closed until further notice



Any non-essential trip must be justified by an exceptional trip certificate under penalty of 135€ (for the first one). There are 3 types of certificate: the exceptional trip certificate, the proof of professional trip and the proof of school trip.

These certificates can be downloaded and printed from the website of the Ministry of the Interior:

A certificate - common to all three types of trip - in digital format can be downloaded from the website of the Ministry of the Interior: Once the certificate has been completed, a PDF is generated on your smartphone and must be presented in the event of an inspection.

Until December 15, 2020, it is therefore possible to do short trips, without forgetting your certificate, in particular:

  • professional reasons
  • take and pick up children from school
  • make short trips (3 hours maximum) within a radius of 20 kilometers around his home, including for a physical activity to do alone ...

Discover the 20 kilometers radius around your home using the dedicated page on the GEOCONCEPT site:


  • 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

Travel between regions is prohibited until December 15, 2020

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

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.

Hygiene measures and recommended precautions

To avoid spreading the Covid-19 virus, it is recommended that a few basic, easy-to-apply protective measures be followed:

  • maintain a social distance (avoid greeting people with a kiss or shaking hands)
  • wash your hands frequently with soap or disinfect them with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • cough or sneeze into a paper handkerchief and throw it away after use (then wash or disinfect your hands afterwards) or into the crook of your elbow if you don’t have a tissue.

People who have travelled in risk areas are asked to remain vigilant about any eventual symptoms. It is advisable to check your temperature 2 times a day. It is necessary to self-quarantine if you have been in contact with someone who is already infected by the virus.

If you have a fever or feel feverish, have a cough or breathing difficulties:

  • do not immediately go to the doctor’s or to the emergency department at the hospital; quickly contact the SAMU on 15 (French emergency medical services) indicating your recent journey or 112.
  • You can contact the information line of the ministry on 0800 130 000 (free call).

More information on the website of the Agence Nationale de Santé Publique, on the website of the Ministère de la Santé, of the government or WHO.

Postponed events

Tradeshows and congresses

Check our tradeshows and congresses agenda.