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15/05/2020

Reopening Paris, breaking news

Since Monday, May 11, France began a gradual easing of the lockdown measures to fight COVID-19. Even if there will be new rules to follow, the reopening is finally happening! Here is the breaking news,

 

Breaking news about the reopening

Latest update 27/05

As in many other countries in the world, France closed schools, cafés, parks, and reduced transportation. Now, everything is slowly reopening, coming back to life.

 

  • The greatest news about France deconfinement is that since Monday 11, French residents must not fill out a form to go out anymore. Also, they can also take a trip up to 100 km from home, without justification. Longer trips are allowed for work or family reasons and must be also justified by a signed form.

 

  • Outdoor activities are not subject to time limits anymore.

 

  • Transports operators are slowly coming back to normal rhythms. Since Monday, Paris metro has returned to 75% of regular service even if 60/302 metro stations are still closed.

 

  • To encourage people to avoid public transports, many roads, such as Rue de Rivoli, will be closed to cars and open to bikes.

 

  • Even if many people opposed reopening, by May 12, 80% of the schools reopened.

 

  • Many businesses are going to reopen as soon as possible. Minister Bruno Le Maire said that “all businesses except cafés, bars, and restaurants will reopen”.While department stores and shopping centers are negotiating for reopening, theatres, cinemas, and large museums will remain closed.

 

  • For what concerns international travel measures, borders are still closed to non-European Union visitors. The Interior Minister Castaner said that borders will be closed until at least June 15. Travelers who enter France from outside the Schengen area must face a 2-week quarantine upon arrival.

 

  • The Nuit aux Invalides 2020 will take place in July, and until August 30, 2020. You can join this huge video show event about the History of Paris, on the indoor façade of the Invalid complex

 

  • Museums in Paris reopenings will gradually happen. The Louvre may reopen in mid-July, while from June 16, the following museums will be open to the public again: Petit Paris, Musée Bourdelle, Balzac’s House…

 

Every rule is always changeable basing on the latest news about COVID-19 spreading in France and in all other Countries.