What should I do if I get covid while on holiday in France?

A scientist carries out coronavirus tests in a lab
Free coronavirus nose swab (PCR) tests are now available for “absolutely anyone” in France

I’m planning a holiday to France this summer and as a precaution I’d like to know what I should do if I develop Covid-19 symptoms while there.

Official French government instructions are that anyone displaying symptoms of Covid-19 while in the country (cough, fever, runny noise, loss of taste or smell...), should take action straight away as follows. 

Firstly you should stay at home (or your hotel, Airbnb, etc), avoiding contact with people, and phone a doctor rather than going to the doctor's. If you do not know any local doctors you can call this non-premium cost number 09 72 72 99 09 for help in finding one. It is open daily 8:00 to 19:00.

If the doctor agrees that you may have ...

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