Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

April 1, 2021

Location: All of France

Event: New Lockdown Measures for France

  • The Government of France has extended the current lockdown for 19 departments for all of metropolitan France effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 3.  The current nationwide curfew will remain in effect from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily.  Under the lockdown provisions, you are limited to travel within 10 km of your residence during the day and you must carry proof of address.  Interregional travel is banned beginning the evening of April 5.  Non-essential services are closed for the month of April. Schools will move to distance learning the week of April 5, and spring break for schools nationwide is moved to April 12-23.  Preschools and elementary schools are scheduled to reopen in person April 26, while middle and high school classes will return to distance learning until May 3.  Limited social gatherings of up to six people are allowed outside. Any travel beyond 10 km during the day requires an approved reason as listed on an attestation form.
  • The nightly curfew is from 19:00 (7 p.m.) to 6:00 a.m. During the curfew you may only leave your residence for commuting to and from work, medical appointments, essential family duties such as caring for children or the elderly, walking a pet, or other limited reasons and you must carry an exemption certificate.  

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on the disease.
  • Dial 15 for emergency services in France if you have severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing.  Do not go directly to an emergency department, doctor’s office, or clinic.
  • For information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information regarding foreign countries’ quarantine requirements and other global impacts.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

Assistance:

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on the disease.
  • Dial 15 for emergency services in France if you have severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing.  Do not go directly to an emergency department, doctor’s office, or clinic.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in France.
  • For information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information regarding foreign countries’ quarantine requirements and other global impacts.
  • Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions affecting travel to the U.S.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

 

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Paris, France
+33 (1) 43 12 22 22

CitizenInfo@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General Marseille, France (if event occurs in Marseille CD)
+33 (1) 43 12 22 22

CitizenInfoMarseille@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General Strasbourg, France

+33 (1) 43 12 22 22

USAStrasbourg@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

France Country Specific Information

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

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