The new coronavirus lockdown in France in summary: what is authorized and what is prohibited?


  • Non-essential businesses, including restaurants and bars, will close.
  • Work should be carried out remotely whenever possible.

  • University courses will be conducted primarily online.

  • Schools and nurseries, as well as factories, farms and construction sites will remain open.

  • Travel between regions is prohibited.

  • France’s international borders will remain mostly closed and mandatory, rapid COVID-19 tests will be administered on arrivals.

  • The borders of the EU will remain open and French citizens will be able to return to the country.

  • Visits to nursing homes will be permitted.

  • The funeral can take place.

  • Most public services will remain open.

  • The new restrictions will be reassessed every two weeks.


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