Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

April 10, 2020

Health Alert

U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Location: France

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Paris will be sending regular updates to ensure that all U.S. citizens in France have the latest information on COVID-19, and local security conditions in France.

France has confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the country. All U.S. citizens in France must follow the Government of France confinement order in place since March 17, 2020. Details concerning the extension of the order are expected to be announced on Monday, April 13.

Due to public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the United States Passport Agencies have suspended printing and shipping passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad to U.S. Embassies overseas.

  • If you have previously applied for a passport or citizenship service, you should expect significant delays receiving your passport and your citizenship evidence documents.
  • The U.S. Embassy in Paris and Consulate General in Marseille will continue to accept mail-in applications. However, we cannot guarantee or estimate a date of delivery for the document.
  • U.S. citizens should consider waiting to apply until the U.S. Passport Agencies resume printing and delivery services for 10-year passports, CRBAs and Passport Cards.
  • For emergency passport services or questions concerning a pending case, please contact or

U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return home or be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights from France at this time.

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.
  • 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 for the latest information regarding foreign countries’ quarantine requirements and other global impacts.
  • Have a plan to depart from France that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • 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.


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

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

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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