Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Paris, France

Health Alert

U.S. Embassy Paris, France

April 24, 2020

Location:  France

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Paris is 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.  All U.S. citizens in France must follow the Government of France confinement order in place since March 17, 2020.

We recently added a new Frequently Asked Questions section to our U.S. Embassy Paris COVID-19 webpage with additional information on travel, safety, and links to the updated French government website with advice for foreign nationals in France (in English).

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

On April 22, President Trump issued a proclamation suspending immigration to the United States for the next 60 days. Important points to know about exceptions to this proclamation:

  • Current legal permanent residents (green card holders) may still enter the United States, reside in the United States, and work in the United States.
  • Spouses and minor children of United States citizens may still immigrate to the United States.
  • As we receive further information on the implementation on this proclamation, it will be provided on our website.

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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