A nighttime curfew (between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.) has been in effect in France since January 16 in order to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic. However, several reasons for derogations exist …
In an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus in France and face the threat of a third wave, the government has introduced a new restrictive measure.
Since January 16, 2021 and for a period of at least two weeks, a 6 p.m. curfew has entered into force throughout the territory. This measure previously applied to only 25 departments in the east of the country.
From now on, it is therefore forbidden to leave your home between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., regardless of where you are in France. “All places, shops or services open to the public will be closed at 6 pm”, Prime Minister Jean Castex said.
Travel authorized between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Fortunately, some exceptions exist. Indeed, as with the previous curfew at 8 p.m., certain trips are still authorized. It is in particular possible to travel between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. for professional and medical reasons, for imperative family reasons, to carry out missions of general interest, to help people with disabilities, to respond to a judicial or administrative summons. , to take a train or a plane or for the needs of pets within a radius of 1 kilometer around the home.
Do not forget your travel certificate
But beware, you now know the rule, to justify your trips, you will always need to bring a certificate.
The curfew movement certificate is downloadable (available in .pdf, .docx, .txt, FALC, digital and English formats) or can be written on plain paper. Click here to download.
A “proof of work trip” which is intended for employers and allows employees to circulate during curfew hours for professional reasons, as well as a “proof of school trip” allowing parents to take or leave picking up their children from school are also always in the game. These two supporting documents are to be found and to download from the website of the Ministry of the Interior.
Any offender is liable in the event of a control to a fine of € 135 (increased to € 375 in the event of non-payment or non-dispute within the time limit indicated on the notice of violation), or even € 200 in the event of recurrence within 15 days (increased to € 450). This can even go up to a fine of 3,750 € and 6 months imprisonment for 3 offenses within 30 days.