Covid-19: measures introduced in Paris

List of postponed events, measures & recommendations

Tour Eiffel - Vue aérienne 2018, Paris

How to get a French health pass for groups or VIPs without going to a pharmacy

  • Online: For each visitor, send a scanned copy of the passport and the vaccination card (with name of vaccines + batch numbers + vaccination dates) to Raoul Cohen, Doctor of Pharmacy, by email at the following address: cohenraoul@hotmail.com. After validation and receipt of payment, a QR code will be sent to upload the health pass into the TousAntiConvid app.
  • In a hotel in Paris: The pharmacist goes to the hotel and prepares the certificates onsite. Please allow 7 days for processing.

Price
€55 / Person

Contact
Raoul COHEN
Doctor of Pharmacy
1 rue Desnouettes, 75015 Paris
cohenraoul@hotmail.com

Covid-19 factsheet

Download our Covid-19 factsheet for visitors from abroad.

Health pass

The health pass is compulsory in France for everyone aged 12 and older and applies to:

  • commercial food and drink outlets, such as bars, restaurants, and terraces, with the exception of room service provided by hotel restaurants and bars;
  • fairs, trade shows and business seminars;
  • health, social and medical-social services and facilities, with the exception of emergencies;
  • long-distance travel by inter-regional public transport (domestic flights and high-speed TGV train journeys);
  • department stores and shopping centres with a surface area exceeding 20,000 m², subject to conditions;
  • some other places, establishments, or events, indoors or outdoors, without capacity caps, such as cinemas and museums.

Only negative PCR and antigen test results less than 24 hours old constitute proof of a health pass.

From 28 December, the time frame for the booster dose is reduced to three months after the last vaccination or the last infection with Covid-19.
The booster vaccination is open to all persons aged 18 years and over from 24 December 2021.

Wearing of a face mask

The wearing of a face mask is mandatory indoors in all indoor public spaces as well as outdoors since 31 December 2021 in Paris and its region.

Where to get a test/or obtain a health pass

The European health pass, called the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (delivered in all EU Member states and also in Switzerland, Norway, the United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, and Iceland) is valid in France.

Visitors who have been vaccinated abroad and do not have a health pass with a QR code in the European format, or who are neither vaccinated nor able to show a European health pass in places where it is required (see above) can take an antigen test (result in 15-30 minutes) or an RT-PCR test (result generally available within 24 hours) in Paris and anywhere else in France.

The tests must be paid for by people who do not have a French social security number. An antigen test costs €25. An RT-PCR test costs €43.89. As of October 15, 2021, RT-PCR and antigenic tests will no longer be routinely covered by those in posession of a social security number in France. Tests performed to obtain a "health pass" will charged.

An antigen test can be taken in many pharmacies. All the testing centres are listed on the Covid testing sites map on the website of the French ministry of health and solidarity.

Gatherings & leisure

 From 3 January and for three weeks: 

  • Caps will be re-introduced for big events: 2,000 persons indoors, 5,000 persons outdoors. These caps don't concern fairs, tradeshowsw, zoo, entertainment parks and strikes. 
  • Standing concerts will not be allowed.
  • In cafes and restaurants, eating and drinking standing will not be allowed. Table service only.

Until 24 January inclusive, nightclubs will remain closed to the public. This ban applies until the same date to dancing in establishments open to the public, such as restaurants or bars.

For visitors from the European Union

The EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation entered into force on July 1, 2021. The certificate can now be issued to EU citizens and residents and verified throughout the EU. The list of countries that issue proofs in the European format is regularly updated on the official website of the European Union.

For tourists from outside Europe who have been vaccinated and are visiting France

Since October 26 2021, foreigners can apply for a certificate of vaccine equivalence directly in pharmacy. Pharmacies offering this service are listed on Sante.fr.
To get a vaccine equivalency health pass, the non-European Union nationals need to present the following documents:
• A passport
• The original vaccination certificate in paper format
These mandatory documents must include, in a legible way, the last name, first name, date of birth as well as the date of vaccination, the used vaccine, the number of doses injected and the country of vaccination.
The vaccine equivalence certificate generation service may be billed for a price not exceeding €36 - including tax.

All information on the Health Pass

Travel

  • All persons aged 12 years or older entering French territory must present a negative PCR or antigen test result, dating less than 24hrs or 48hrs depending on the country of origin. The only exception is for persons with a complete vaccination schedule, who do not have to present a test when they are arriving from a European Union member country, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, the Holy See or Switzerland.
  • Furthermore, to counter the propagation of the Omicron variant, the classification of countriesbased on health indicators has changed, with the addition of a ‘scarlet red’ category.

ADMINISTRATIVE AND TOURIST INFORMATION

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.

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

Government assistance for companies

All the information related to the assistance for companies:
https://www.economie.gouv.fr/coronavirus-soutien-entreprises#

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

Check our tradeshows and congresses agenda.