Covid France measures: mask, transport, travel, news


The decline in the Covid-19 circulation has allowed many of the measures put in place by the French government in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak to be suspended and/or halted. As of Monday, May 16, the obligation to wear masks in transportation has been eliminated. Finalization of measures still in force in May 2022.

[Mise à jour le 16 mai 2022 à 11h20] Most quantity implemented by the government to combat the covid-19 outbreak no longer in effect since the decline in the circulation of the virus. from Monday May 16, most Wearing mask not anymore compulsory in france public transport (train, TGV, metro, bus, etc.) As announced by Health Minister Olivier Véran at the end of the Council of Ministers on 11 May. most telework no longer imposed, but recommended in business. most vaccination card is suspended. “Our strategy to ease the restrictive measures was correct.” The epidemic situation in France is reassuring for Health Minister Olivier Véran, who was the guest of RTL on April 7: “most covid circulates in france but less fast, most The peak of the rebound of the epidemic has passedhealth and hospital impact is limited. Finally, the Minister of Health announced.Opening the 4th dose vaccine for elderly French (corresponding to a second booster) 60 years or more. Reminder of the measures in force.

What are the Covid measures today?

Since March 14, 2022, the measures taken against Kovid-19 in France have been relaxed.

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  • most Wearing a mask is no longer mandatory From Monday, May 16, 2022, open to the public (train, TGV, metro, etc.)
  • It’s okay to wear a mask more mandatory in public institutions (company, school, etc.),exceptional from health places or care (especially hospitals, pharmaciesalso doctorsmistake laboratories medical biology) remains essential for caregivers, patients, and visitors.
  • It remains to wear a mask recommended for all people at risk to develop a severe form of the disease, especially in crowded places, case contacts and symptomatic cases.
  • Vaccine passes have been suspended since March 14 in all venues where it is needed (entertainment and cultural places, commercial catering activities, fairs and trade fairs, etc.).
  • most Health pass is still in effect in health institutions and places of care (hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, etc.).

Since March 21, contact cases no longer need to self-isolate Even without the Covid vaccine.

  • Level 1 protocol in effect.
  • The end of wearing masks in the classroom in schools, colleges and high schools
  • Baccalaureate specialization tests planned to be held on March 14-16 have been postponed to May 11, 12 and 13.

What are the Covid measures in Paris?

The measures in Paris are the same as those in force in the rest of the country. most Wearing a mask is no longer mandatory outside and inside. As the city of Paris stated, all measures have come to an end. As of Monday, May 16, the obligation to wear masks in public transportation vehicles (train, bus, subway, etc.) has been eliminated. It is the same in healthcare institutions. The vaccination card is suspended. Only the health card is valid for access to health institutions and nursing homes.

What are the precautions for the Covid vaccine?

Scientists insist that vaccination against Covid must continue even if vaccine transition is no longer in effect. In France so far:

  • Second booster vaccine against Covid-19 (4th dose) It is open to people aged 60 and over, whose last injection was more than 6 months old, and 80 years and over, whose last injection was more than 3 months. moon.
  • most delay of booster dose is reduced to three months after the last injection or the last Covid-19 infection.
  • most Booster vaccination is given to all persons aged 18 and over. and from 24 January it is open free of charge to all young people aged 12-17.
  • This The vaccine is open to all children aged 5-11 years. and requires the consent of one or other of the custody holders.

What are the Covid isolation measures?

since March 21In the opinion of the High Council of Public Health (HCSP), persons with contact incidentsno longer quarantined orinsulation“Still, they must always strictly follow barrier measuresand wearing a mask when in contact with other people, especially indoors and outdoors; limiting their contact with particularly vulnerable people; Avoid as much as possible all contact with people at risk of serious illness and telework.

if you are covid positive : Isolation is 10 days if you are unvaccinated, 7 days if you are vaccinated. Isolation can take 10 to 7 days or 7 to 5 days if a negative covid test is done.

if you are in contact : no more isolation whether you are vaccinated or not.

As of March 21, the rules to be followed in Covid contact cases have changed. for No vaccine was given. These people do not exist no more isolation contact cases (as for vaccinated persons). However, he should always take strictly barrier measures and wear masks indoors and outdoors, especially when in contact with other people; limiting their contact with particularly vulnerable people; avoid contact with people at risk of severe forms; telecommunications as possible.

What are the company measures?

Since March 14, the corporate covid protocol is no longer available. No more masks, no mandatory distance and no gathering restrictions in business life. On the other hand, it will continue to be recommended to take preventive actions such as hand washing.

What measures for the health transition?

Vaccination card suspended since 14 March wherever needed (entertainment and cultural venues, commercial catering activities, fairs and trade fairs, etc.). on the other hand sanitary pass rest Compulsory, except in emergencies. to access hospitals, nursing homes, mistake Organizations that host adults with disabilities To protect those most at risk from COVID-19. Visits to workplaces subject to a health card are allowed.

What are the precautions for wearing a mask?

Removed wearing masks outside and inside public, also in public transport, except health or care places (especially hospitals, pharmacies), among doctors and even medical biology labs) are still essential for caregivers, patients, and visitors. It’s okay to wear a mask, too. recommended for all people at risk developing a severe form of the disease, especially in crowded places.

What are the Covid precautions for travel?

Travel rules have been relaxed since February 12. Proof of a full vaccination schedule is sufficient to arrive in France, regardless of country of origin. The requirement for unvaccinated travelers to present a negative test to travel to France remains.but when they come from countries on the “green” list, characterized by a moderate circulation of the virus, measures (testing, isolation) are lifted on arrival.

What are the new measures for teleworking?

Since February 2, teleworking is no longer mandatory, it is recommended. “The use of telework is recommended: employers set the terms and conditions of use of telework within the framework of local social dialogue.“Can we read in the workplace health protocol updated on January 25, 2022. The company protocol has been deleted as of March 14, but there has been no new instruction on teleworking rules. It is up to each employer to decide.

What are the Covid precautions at school?

Since March 2022, health protocol level 1 / moved to green Indicates the Ministry of National Education for all schools and educational institutions in the national territory. This transition to level 1 specifically includes:

  • the end of the obligation to limit mixing between student groups;
  • the end of restrictions on the implementation of physical and sports activities;
  • Precautions regarding hand washing, ventilation and surface disinfection are maintained.