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Covid France: Curfew exemption certificate updated for 23:00 change

A night-time curfew remains in place across France. We explain the reasons allowed for going out during this time and give the link for the new attestation form needed

11 June 2021
Walking a dog at night

Walking your dog is one reason you are allowed to go out during the 23:00 to 06:00 curfew in France Pic: DIProduction / Shutterstock

France’s national curfew was pushed back two hours this week and is now in place between 23:00 and 06:00. 

The exemption form (attestation de déplacement) that people should complete if they need to go out during these hours has been updated.

You can find the form on the government’s website here – in French or English – or through the track and trace phone application TousAntiCovid. 

There are still six permitted reasons for going out during the curfew:

  1. Professional reasons: Travel between your home and place of work, education or training; business travel that cannot be postponed; travel to participate in tasks of general interest at the request of an administrative authority
  2. Health: Travel for consultations, examinations or check-ups; travel for vaccinations; travel for care or treatment that cannot be provided remotely; travel to purchase medication or products relating to health
  3. Compelling family reasons: Giving assistance to vulnerable people, the elderly or children; travel to assist people with disabilities
  4. Judicial or administrative summons
  5. Long-distance travel: Going to airports, train stations, bus stations as part of a long-distance journey
  6. Pets: Short walks with pets, within a maximum of one kilometre from your home

Anyone caught out during the curfew without one of these essential reasons risks a fine of €135, which can rise to €375 in the event of non-payment or failure to appeal within the period indicated on the ticket. 

France’s national curfew is set to be removed entirely on June 30.

Read more:

French health pass launches: How and when to use it

Curfew, cafes, work, travel: France's new Covid rules from June 9

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