MICEFA COVID Information

Please consult this page often for up to date information about COVID response in France.  You may download a PDF version of this information below.

Information on International Mobility


All students must be able to present the following paperwork at their departure airport:

Daily Life in Paris

The city of Paris has implemented mandatory safety guidelines to ensure the welfare and protection of everyone: 

  • Wearing a face mask is obligatory in all public areas (both outside and indoors) and on all public transportation. The fine for non-compliance is 135 euros.
  • Persons engaged in physical activity such as running, biking, or riding scooters are not required to wear a
  • Children under 11 years old are exempt from wearing masks. 
  • Bars, restaurants, and terraces remain open with modified seating and hours.
  • Markets, stores, and malls remain open and adhere to social distancing protocols.
  • Parks and public gardens are opens.
  • Cultural venues such as museums, theatres, castles, are open to the public in compliance with strict health rules. Advanced reservations are often required.
  • Large assemblies of 1,000 people and more are currently prohibited.
  • Groups of more than 10 people in a public place (both indoors and outdoors) are prohibited.
  • Clubs and large performance venues remain closed for an indefinite period.

Paris University Protocols

The French government has issued certain protocols and recommendations for all institutions of higher education.

  • Physical distancing of 1 meter.
  • Management of the flow of people.
  • Mandatory mask wearing.
  • Systematic use of hydroalcoholic gel.
  • Mechanical or manual ventilation of the premises.
  • Routine cleaning in accordance with sanitary instructions.

A majority of courses are held in person with professors. Some courses may be subject to distance learning.

COVID Related Health Services in France

  • Disposable and reusable masks are widely available for purchase through Paris.
  • Disinfectant gel is available for purchase in pharmacies and grocery stores.
  • RT-PCR and Immunity Tests are available at various locations in Paris without a perscription.
  • The French government has developed a voluntary STOP COVID tracking app.

Traveling While in France

  • Free movement throughout France.
  • Free movement throughout the EU.
  • Outside of the EU restriction may apply.

Additional Ressources

This guide reflects information put forth by the French Health Ministry and APUAF – 09/25/2020