Coronavirus: update on the situation in Paris

Coronavirus: update on the situation in Paris

Due to a successful development of the health situation, measures in France are updated. All the answers to questions relating to Covid-19 in Paris.

Wearing of a mask

From 16 May 2022, wearing a mask will no longer be compulsory on public transport in Paris and in France, but will still be recommended.

Just for information, since 14 March 2022, it has no longer been compulsory to wear a mask indoors (museums, monuments, cultural and leisure venues, restaurants, etc.) in Paris and in France.

Suspension of the vaccine pass in Paris and elsewhere in France

Since 1 August 2022, the vaccination pass is no longer in effect in Paris and in France.

The European vaccination 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) remains valid in France.

Where to get a test ?

Visitors 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 from €20 to €25. An RT-PCR test costs €43.89. For people affiliated to the French health insurance system, coverage has been partial since 1 March 2023 (except in certain cases), with a remaining cost of 30%.

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. Self-tests are also available in pharmacies, for a maximum price of €3.35 for adults and €5.20 for children.

What to do in case of a positive test

From 1 February 2023, isolation is no longer compulsory in the event of a positive test, but remains recommended. It is still a good behaviour to warn those around you and contact a doctor.

In case of breathing difficulties, immediately call the SAMU on 15, on 114 for deaf or hearing-impaired persons or on 112 (European emergency number).

All information on Covid self-isolation advice

Covid19: Travelling to France

Since 1 August 2022, the health formalities linked to Covid-19 have been lifted for arrival in France. It is no longer compulsory to carry out a health test or to present a vaccination pass.

To find out more about the procedures that apply to you please visit the French government website.

All the answers to your questions about travelling from France to abroad or from abroad to France in the FAQ of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.

Administrative and tourist information

The tourist welcome center at the Hôtel de Ville is open from Monday to Sunday, from 10am to 6pm.

The tourist welcome center at Gare de Nord is open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Closed on public holidays.

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 health recommandations.

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

Hygiene measures and recommended precautions

More info: Coronavirus: hygiene measures and recommended precautions

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