Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

Health Alert

U.S. Embassy Paris, France

March 30, 2020

Location:  France

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Paris will be sending a daily update 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. 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.  All U.S. citizens in France must follow the Government of France confinement order in place since March 17, 2020.

The following information has been updated on the Embassy Paris COVID-19 website:

  • The Government of France extended the nationwide confinement order through April 15.  Travel outside of your home is permitted only in certain cases and you must carry an attestation.  The required form is available on the Embassy’s COVID-19 webpage https://fr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/.  Unnecessary travel may be fined between 135 to 375 euros, with an increase to 1,500 euros for two violations within 15 days, and 3,750 euros and imprisonment for three violations within 30 days.
  • Direct flights to the United States are scheduled this week from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.  The daily flight alternates between New York JFK and Los Angeles.  Book flights directly through Air France at https://www.airfrance.fr/en.

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 travel.state.gov 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.

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

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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