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Information Coronavirus COVID-19

Since January 2020 a Coronavirus COVID-19 (ex 2019-nCoV) epidemic has spread from China.

You’ll find authoritative answers to your questions on the epidemic and recommendations for your health on the French government’s website


Updated on 31/03/2020

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A dedicated toll-free number is open 24/7 to answer your questions regarding Coronavirus COVID-19: 0 800 130 000.

Recommendations, sanitary measures, travels abroad: please refer to the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs recommendations for each country.

Advice for international travels

The teams of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs’ Crisis Support Center update the recommendations to travelers continuously.

Check the recommendations by country / by destination.

Register to the Ariane service to receive updates and security instructions during your trip.

Reminder: the barrier gestures

  • To wash hands regularly
  • To cough and sneeze in your elbow
  • To utilize single-use tissues and to toss them
  • To greet one another without shaking hands nor hugging
  • To wear a mask when sick


More information in English, Spanish (español), German (Deutsch), Arabic (عربي), Russian (Русский).

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