France Announces New Covid-19 Guidelines


The French Prime Minister, on December 10th, set new rules and regulations that will apply from December 15th and take into account the evolving health situation.

French residents can travel between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. without a certificate of justification for travel, including between regions.

With the exception of Christmas Eve, there is a curfew between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. with a recommended mixed limit of six adults. This curfew applies on New Year’s Eve. Special recommendations are given at the end of the year celebrations.

A negative PCR test result of the last 72 hours must be presented for travel overseas. In addition, an antigen test in the laboratory is accepted for Martinique, Guadeloupe and the island of Réunion. The specific measures for each municipality are listed on the government website.


A PCR or antigen test is required for anyone over 11 years of age planning to travel to Corsica between December 19 and January 8, 2021.

Hostels, tourist residences, tourist residential villages, holiday villages and family holiday homes as well as camping and caravan pitches may be reopened. For hotels, the restaurant / bar areas must remain closed, but room service is permitted.

Cultural institutions such as museums, theaters, event rooms and cinemas must also remain closed at least until January 6, 2021.

Ski resorts are entitled to receive visitors during the Christmas holidays, but all public facilities and ski lifts remain closed. A reopening is planned for January 7th, subject to an improvement in the health situation.


The sports halls will remain closed at least until January 20, 2021. Sports arenas and stadiums will remain closed to spectators and no date has currently been set for them to reopen to the public.

From January 20th, depending on the health situation; Restaurants may be allowed to reopen under strict health and safety measures. Bars and night clubs remain closed.

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