The French government has declared Paris and the Bouches-du-Rhône region of Marseille on the Mediterranean coast to be ’red’ areas at high risk of COVID infection. The government decree was published on Friday.
The decree empowers local authorities to restrict the freedom of movement of people and vehicles, to limit access to public transport and air travel, to restrict access to public buildings and to close certain buildings with a high risk of contamination.
The measure follows a sharp increase in COVID in the last two weeks.
The French choices do not directly affect travellers. Code Yellow applies to the whole of France, where there are safety risks, but a trip is possible, including the one and a half metres. “You can go on holiday to France but remain vigilant.”