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Coronavirus: Daily updates on the situation in France

How many recorded new cases are there? Can I travel to France? What are the rules of the curfew and which areas are subject to lockdowns? We explain

22 April 2021
By Connexion journalist

Latest statistics on coronavirus in France

Situation on April 21, 2021, the latest official statistics available recorded at 14:00*
  • Recorded new cases in France in previous 24 hours: 34,968 / Are rises in positive cases in France due to more tests
  • New deaths: 316 (total number of deaths in France now 101,910)
  • Rate of positive tests: 9.9%
  • Number of people having received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose: 13,018,378  (+240,221 in last 24h) (latest update on 20/04/2021)**
  • Number of people vaccinated fully with both doses of the vaccine: 4,850,310 (+164,803  in last 24h) (latest update on 20/04/2021)**

*Data provided by santepubliquefrance.fr and **CovidTracker.fr 
The rate of positive tests is the number of positive tests divided by the total number of tests over the past seven days.

Data provided immediately after weekends and bank holidays is lower than average. This is due to the testing facilities mainly being closed during these times.

Note: The graph updates automatically and is sometimes updated a day behind the figures given above, which are updated manually each day. The date is given in the graph and is also indicated above our daily updated figures. If the figure of the daily number of Covid-19 cases given above does not match with the most recent figure marked on the graph below, it is most likely due to the fact that the graph's data is yet to update.

Covid vaccine latest figures

More than 13 million people have received at least a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination. 

When will I get my vaccine against Covid-19?

All people aged 60+ years old in France are now able to receive a vaccination at designated centres, at pharmacies or at their GP’s practice. Learn more about how to book your vaccine if you are in this age group.

The AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson vaccine is being rolled out to all people aged 55 and over. The vaccinations are being done by GPs, at pharmacies as well as at dedicated centres.

The table below shows when you can expect to become eligible according to your age group. 

More information on the vaccine campaign against Covid-19 in France

Covid vaccination in France: New dates for 60-70 year-olds and 50-plus

Johnson & Johnson to deliver one-dose Covid vaccine to EU from April 19

6 ways Macron will accelerate vaccine campaign in April

Covid France: How to get a vaccine if you are aged 70-74

Covid-19 vaccine in France: Your questions answered

Over 75s in France who have not had Covid vaccine to be called

Covid France: Why was I refused jab due to no Carte Vitale?

AstraZeneca Covid vaccine safe, says EU Medicines Agency

What are the current curfew and lockdown rules in France?

President Macron announced measures in force in 19 of the worst-hit departments would be extended nationwide from Saturday, April 3 for four weeks, in a televised address to the nation on Thursday, March 31.

Here, we explain what you can and cannot do in this new semi-confinement period.

The restrictions on internal travel are set to be eased on May 3. It will mean an end to the ban on interdepartmental travel and an end to staying within 10km of your home except for essential reasons. It will also mean an end to exemption forms (attestations de déplacement) during the day. 

Gabriel Attal, the government spokesman, said on April 21 that the calendar of events set out by President Emmanuel Macron on March 31 would be kept to - see our article on that here.

This means the reopening of nursery and primary schools on April 26 and the reopening of high schools on May 3.

It also means that shops, cultural places and the terraces of cafés and restaurants, sports centres, etc., will be progressively reopened from mid-May.

Exemption certificates (attestations de déplacement) are not currently required for daytime trips to a limit of 10kms from your home* but you must carry proof of address. They are required if you go over the 10km limit (exercise limit) or the 30km limit (essential shopping limit). Confinement measures are in place seven days a week in these 16 departments, as opposed to previous weekend confinements.

*You are required to carry an exemption certificate at all times if you can not give proof of address (Justificatif de domicile)

More information on the current rules for going out in France

Pets ‘can catch Covid’ but owners in France told not to panic

Court to decide if France should stop lockdown for vaccinated people

France lockdown: Only proof address needed for short trips

3-stage plan to reopen restaurants in France but no date set

Attendance at religious services increased

Can I travel to and from France right now?

France eased travel restrictions (March 12) for certain non-EU countries, including the UK, Australia and New Zealand. This means that France no longer requires travellers going to these countries or coming from these countries to provide an essential reason for their journey. Other measures still apply, such as PCR tests, etc. 

Read more: France eases Covid rules for UK and other non-EU travel

Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suggested the UK could put France on a Covid travel 'red list'. 

Read more: Fact check: Is France about to be put on the UK’s travel red list?

Travellers from other EU countries into France need a PCR test. 

More information on travel to and from France

EU digital health pass for summer travel available from June 15

Air France and Ryanair trial digital passes for Covid travel

EU Covid summer travel pass: What is it and who is eligible?

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