Holidays in France: Paris unveils strict rule of face masks for all public spaces – Travel advice | Travel News | Trip


France must strengthen its anti-coronavirus measures following an increase in COVID-19 cases. Yesterday the country recorded 6,111 new infections – the highest number since early May. New local lockdowns have been announced in France as the country tries to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

From 8 a.m. today, all pedestrians must wear face masks in Parisian public spaces.Many parts of the city already had face covering rules, but they now apply to the inner Paris ring of Seine-Saint-Denis, Hauts-de-Seine and Val-de-Marne .

However, people who cycle or exercise outdoors do not need to cover their faces.

Paris is only one of the “red zones” of France.


The number of these areas where the virus is in active circulation has increased from two to 21.

Authorities hope that strict localized rules will prevent the implementation of a national lockdown.

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advises against non-essential travel to France.

Anyone returning to the UK will have to self-isolate for 14 days.

The advice to travelers is as follows: “The FCO advises against any trip except essential in France (including Corsica).

“If you come back to the UK from France on or after August 15, you may need to isolate yourself on your return. Check out the latest recommendations for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. ”

As for Brits traveling to France, they should note that travel is subject to entry restrictions.

The FCO explains: “Arrivals by sea and air will need to complete a self-certifying sworn declaration form that they do not suffer from symptoms associated with the coronavirus and have not been in contact with cases confirmed in the previous fortnight.


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