The essentials A new travel certificate is required to travel to the sixteen departments including Île-de-France, where a new detention center has been set up, during curfew after 7pm and during the day.
There is a change for travel certificates. Starting this Saturday, March 20, the curfew will be postponed across France from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. As of this Saturday, in view of Covid-19 and its variants, 16 departments are subject to a new prison sentence of at least one month: Île-de-France, Hauts-de-France, Seine-Maritime, Eure and Alpes-Maritimes.
With these new measures, the Ministry of the Interior has issued a new travel certificate that can be used both during curfew throughout France and during detention in the 16 departments.
When should this certificate be used?
This new certificate must be used when traveling throughout France during curfew between 7pm and 6pm if the trip complies with one of the approved reasons.
The certificate must also be used by residents of the sixteen departments subject to a new restriction for any trip between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. if the trip complies with any of the approved reasons. Travel is possible within the department or within a 30 km radius of the place of residence, with the exception of the reasons for the travel which are indicated by an asterisk on the certificate. These departments are Aisne, Alpes-Maritimes, Essonne, Eure, Hauts-de-Seine, Nord, Oise, Paris, Pas-de-Calais, Seine-et-Marne, Seine-Saint-Denis, Seine-Maritime, Somme, Val -de-Marne, Val-d’Oise and Yvelines.
What are the authorized reasons for travel?
There are 15 reasons listed on the new travel certificate. The exceptions have grown so much since the first travel certificate in March 2020 that the new certificate has two pages. Here are the authorized reasons:
Professional activity, education and training Counseling and care Compelling family reasons, vulnerable persons, child care Disabled legal or administrative summons Mission of general interest Transit and long-distance travel Pets Professional shopping and home deliveries Purchases Moving activities Physical and walking Administrative or legal proceedings Worship Participation in authorized persons gatherings
How do I download the travel certificate?
You can download the travel certificate by clicking on the PDF uploaded by La Dépêche du Midi below.
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You can also download the certificate in PDF, DOCX and TXT formats from the Ministry of Interior’s website by clicking here. It is of course possible to download a digital version to your phone by clicking here or in the TousAntiCovid application. Finally, you can copy the travel certificate on plain paper.
Are other supporting documents required?
Proof of business travel remains in effect if you have to travel for work reasons during curfew or the 16 department restriction.
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Proof of school trips is valid again to take your children to school in the 16 departments that are subject to a new one-month prison sentence.
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What are the risks of non-compliance?
Failure to comply with the curfew and imprisonment will result in a fine of 135 euros. If the offense is repeated within two weeks, the fine increases to 200 euros. After three crimes in thirty days, it is 3,750 euros and six months in prison.