U.S. Embassy & Consulates in France

02/24/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/24/2020 04:37

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

February 24, 2020

  • Country-Specific Information:
    • France has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
    • There have been 12 confirmed cases to date. Four patients remain in hospital and there has been one confirmed death.
  • Entry and Exit Requirements:
    • No travel restrictions have been implemented by the Government of France in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
    • Flights from China, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, South Korea, and affected regions in Italy arriving at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris are met by medical professionals to answer questions and take into care any person presenting symptoms. The French government is distributing flyers to travelers with advice in French, English, and Chinese.
    • Note that Air France has canceled flights to and from China at least until mid-March.
  • Quarantine Information:
  • Only travelers returning on government-provided evacuation flights are placed in quarantine.
  • All other travelers returning from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, South Korea or the Italian regions of Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia are advised to monitor their temperature twice daily for 14 days, wear a surgical mask when they are with others or outside their home, stay away from individuals with compromised health, and reduce non-essential activities that would expose them to crowds, such as going to the cinema, large gatherings, or a restaurant.
  • Local Resources:
    • If you are in France and were in any of the affected areas in the last 14 days and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, dial 15 to seek medical advice. Do not go directly to an emergency room, doctor's office or clinic.
    • The official Government of France website (in French) for COVID-19 information is https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus.
  • Other links:
  • Assistance:

By U.S. Mission to France | 24 February, 2020 | Topics: Alert, Messages for U.S. Citizens, News, U.S. Citizen Services | Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, health, Quarantine, Travel Restrictions, Virus