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Covid 19 – Curfew and reinforced measures
In order to continue to limit the spread of the Covid-19, and further to the latest announcements of the President of the French Republic on March 31, 2021, the curfew is being maintained, and travel restrictions are put in place throughout the country.
Last updated: 2 April 2021

Curfew

The curfew continues to apply throughout metropolitan France between 7pm and 6am.

During the curfew, leaving home is prohibited, except in case of emergency (e.g. medical) or for a limited number of reasons.

The list of valid reasons for leaving home during the curfew shows on the travel certificate that can be downloaded from the French Ministry of the Interior website.

Reinforced measures

As of Sunday 4 April, 2021, in the morning, reinforced measures apply throughout metropolitan France, and for a period of 4 weeks (until May 3, 2021).
These measures include the closure of some shops, the closure of kindergartens, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools, as well as travel restrictions.
In public areas, gatherings of more than 6 persons and the consumption of alcohol are prohibited.

Traveling within a 10 km radius of your home

It remains authorized to travel around within a 10 km radius of your home, as long as you respect the basic sanitary measures (including wearing a face mask), and avoid gatherings.
To find out about the 10 km radius around your home, you can use the website GéoPortail.

Traveling beyond the 10 km radius of your home

Traveling beyond the 10 km radius of your home is authorized for a limited number of reasons.
The list of these reasons will show on the travel certificate which will be available on the French Ministry of the Interior website.

Rules for traveling around

During curfew (between 7pm and 6am), and beyond the 10 km radius of your home

When leaving home during the curfew hours, you must always have with you :
  • The travel certificate during curfew hours completed and dated (and signed if on paper)
  • Your ID, passport or residence permit
  • Any complementary document to justify of your outing.
As of Sunday 4 April, you will also need to have these documents with you every time that you travel around beyond the 10 km radius of your home.
A specific travel certificate will be available on the French Ministry of the Interior website.

Travel certificates

You can get the travel certificates: If you are unable to print or get the digital version, it can be handwritten, following the downloadable sample version.

Within the 10 km radius of your home

You don't need a travel certificate, but you must be able to certify of your home address, by presenting a proof of address.

Sanitary measures

It is essential to respect the ongoing sanitary measures:
  • Regularly wash your hands, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser,
  • Maintain at least 1 meter distance between yourself and others,
  • Avoid gatherings, …
Bear in mind also that wearing a face mask is mandatory in town, on campuses, in all municipalities of more than 2000 inhabitants in Isère, in every closed public area, in public transports...
 
Important
Any violation of these rules will be penalised by a fine of €135 (which may be increased up to €3750 in the event of a repeat offence).
Published on  January 25, 2021
Updated on April 2, 2021