Coronavirus: Daily updates on the situation in France

How many recorded new cases are there? Can I travel to and from France now? What are the rules of the current curfew? We explain

27 November 2020
By Connexion journalist

Covid-19 in France: Latest statistics 

Situation on January 14, 2021, the latest official statistics available recorded at 14:00*
  • Recorded new cases in France in previous 24 hours: 21,228
  • New deaths: 283 (total number of deaths in France now 69,313)
  • Rate of positive tests: 6,5%
  • Number of people vaccinated against Covid-19 in France to date: 318,216 (+71,049 in last 24h) (latest update 19:50 on 14/01/2021)**

*Data provided by and ** 
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.

Latest government updates

Update: Thursday January 14

A 18:00 to 06:00 curfew will be put in place from Saturday, January 16, across the whole of France. Read more here.

Tighter restrictions will come into effect from January 18 for travellers entering France from non-EU countries, including the UK. They will need to present a negative Covid-19 test, taken before departure, and are advised to self-isolate for seven days upon arrival in France. 

The Covid-19 vaccination will open to the public from January 18 for over 75s and those with serious health risks, regardless of age. Find out more here.

Update: Tuesday January 12

The government is to discuss extending curfew nationally, or even a full new lockdown, at a meeting tomorrow, as the UK variant of the virus continues to spread.

Read more here.

Update: Sunday January 10

Ten more departments are to have their curfew hours extended to begin at 18:00 (see below for details).

On Thursday, January 7, the prime minister Jean Castex and health minister Olivier Véran outlined future measures related to Covid-19. 

These announcements were:

  • Ten additional departments will have their curfew brought forward to 18:00. The existing national 20:00 curfew will be maintained and reviewed on January 20;
  • Bars, restaurants and cafés will remain closed until at least mid-February.
  • The reopening of sports centres, cinemas, theatres, museums and ski lifts will be reviewed on January 20 to decide on a possible reopening at the start of February
  • An expedited vaccination process, to be read here

The Connexion will bring you updates of new announcements as they are made. 


Domestic and international travel is permitted but anyone travelling abroad should check local restrictions in the destination country.

A travel ban is in place on visitors, including second home owners, coming to France from the UK. French citizens, EU/EEA residents, students, lorry drivers transporting goods, and some others are allowed to enter if they provide a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure.

We explain more here: UK-France travel ban: How long will it last, who can travel?

Find out more about France’s Covid-19 response and how it impacts you in the articles below:

Coronavirus vaccine

First Covid-19 vaccine approved by EU

What are the current rules for going out in France?

What you can (and cannot) do from December 15

Easy-look guide for going out during curfew hours in France

Forms you need

The form you need to go out during curfew hours

UK-France travel restrictions 

UK-France border closure: Can second homeowners come?

Can I take the faster antigen tests instead of PCR tests to enter France from UK?

Can my British partner come with me to France despite travel ban?

EU leaders discuss UK Covid-19 travel ban

When will Britons be allowed to visit France again?

General travel queries

Can I go to the airport in France during curfew hours?

Passengers' rights to Channel ferry ticket refunds

France's train and plane services to increase over Christmas


Cross-country skiing allowed from November 28

Warning for French skiers heading to Spain or Switzerland

Culture and religion

Restaurants in France wait for January reopening

Attendance at religious services increased

Business and finances

Aid announced for winter seasonal workers

Key lockdown and deconfinement dates at a glance:

  • Step 3: Thursday, January 7. The opening of cinemas, theatres, museums, etc to be reviewed

What is the picture for the rest of Europe?

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