Latest Paris Travel Information during COVID-19

Paris Tourist Information aktualisiert am 03/09/2021
Latest Paris Travel Information during COVID-19

This article is reviewed regularly by Paris Tourist Information's editorial team to ensure it’s up to date and accurate.

Updated on 03 September, 2021

As the rest of the world, France has also been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic since March 2020. On this page, we will answer all the questions you may have concerning the situation in Paris. If you will travel to Paris soon, learn about all the Covid-19 pandemic measures taken in Paris down below.

Who can travel to Paris today ?

Regulations for travel to Paris depend on your vaccination status, the country you are entering from, and the reason for your trip.

Since July 18, fully vaccinated travelers from all countries can enter France without having to present a PCR test.

In that case, a valid proof of vaccination and a sworn declaration are required.

For more information and regulations for non-vaccinated travelers, visit the website of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.

For travel within France, there are no restrictions. However, a health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train and bus.

Do I need to quarantine if I travel to Paris ?

Only non-vaccinated travelers coming from a "red" country must remain in quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in France.

Please be aware that if you show symptoms of COVID-19 upon your arrival in Paris, you may be quarantined or placed in isolation.

Are there flights to Paris right now ?

Yes, there are regular flights to all three Paris airports.

What are the Covid-19 rules in Paris right now ?

Most restrictions, such as curfew, have been lifted in Paris. 

Following rules still apply:

You are required to wear a mask on public transportation, in public buildings, and in places where social distancing is not possible (queues, open-air markets, etc.).

A health pass has to be presented if you want to enter bars, cafés, restaurants, shopping centers and hospitals (except in urgent cases).

A health pass must be displayed at cultural and leisure venues, as well as events with more than 50 people. This includes theaters, museums, amusement parks, festivals, monuments, and in some cases places of worship.

As mentioned above, a health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or bus.

For holiday accommodation, you must present the health pass once upon arrival.

What is a health pass?

A Covid-19 health pass (pass sanitaire) must provide evidence of one of the following three items:

  • proof that you have been fully vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine or a similar vaccine
  • proof that you have been tested with a negative result (PCR or antigen) within the last 48 hours;
  • proof that you have recovered from COVID-19, as attested by a positive antigen or PCR test result that is at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old.

Children under 12 years of age are not required to have a health pass.

Please note: Foreign tourists have to pay €49 for a PCR test and €29 for an antigen test in France.

Are the restaurants and shops open in Paris ?

Yes, restaurants, malls and shops are open.

Are the theaters and museums open in Paris ?

Cultural places such as theaters, museums, cinémas, monuments etc. are open again under certain conditions.

Is Disneyland Paris open in Paris right now ?

Disneyland Paris is currently open. However, guests 18 years and older must present a health pass to visit the Disney Parks, Disney Hotels and Disney Village.

Where to stay in Paris during Pandemic ?

Here is a selection of our recommended hotels in Paris where you can stay during the pandemic:

Where to get the French governmental news in English ?

Interior Ministry

You can access the latest information from the French government on the official government website.


You can find national and international information about France in English on Euronews French News.

France Diplomacy:

For news on French foreign policy and information about coming to France, consult the website of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.

France 24

Get international news, reports on France and top stories on culture, economy and sports on the website of the news channel France 24.

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