Coronavirus: Daily updates on the situation in France

How many recorded new cases are there? Can I travel to France? Is France easing restrictions? How is the vaccination campaign progressing? We explain

19 October 2021

Latest statistics on coronavirus in France

Situation on October 18, 2021, the latest official statistics available recorded at 14:00*
  • Recorded new cases in France in previous 24 hours: 1,057
  • New deaths: 41 (total number of deaths in France now 117,306)
  • Rate of positive tests: 1.1%
  • Number of people having received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose: 50,862,502 (+3,129 in the 24 hours to October 17, the date of the latest update)**
  • Number of people fully vaccinated (with one, two or three doses): 49,545,879 (+5,541 in the 24 hours to October 17, the date of the latest update)**

*Data provided by and ** 
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, this is probably due to the fact that the graph's data is yet to update.

Covid vaccine latest figures

More than 50 million people have received at least a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccination. This accounts for over 75% of the population in France.

Everyone over the age of 12 can now be vaccinated in France

The AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are 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 Moderna vaccine is also being rolled out in these places.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is being administered in vaccination centres.

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What is the travel situation for coming to France?

France has a system of classing countries as green, amber or red for travel. The colour determines the rules set by France for people travelling from those countries and for people travelling from France to them. The UK is classed as amber, meaning that fully vaccinated people are allowed to enter France with minimal formalities but unvaccinated people can only enter if they have an 'essential reason' to do so and a negative Covid-19 test. France's rules are only part of the picture and you also need to note the rules in the corresponding country. The US was classed as green on France's travel list on June 18.

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