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Coronavirus: Daily updates on the situation in France

How many recorded new cases are there? Can I travel to France this summer? How is France planning to ease restrictions? How is the vaccination campaign progressing? We explain

7 May 2021

Latest statistics on coronavirus in France

Situation on May 6, 2021, the latest official statistics available recorded at 14:00*
  • Recorded new cases in France in previous 24 hours: 21,712 
  • New deaths: 222 (total number of deaths in France now 105,879)
  • Rate of positive tests: 6.9%
  • Number of people having received at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose: 16,791,193 (+309,834 in last 24h) (latest update on 05/05/2021)**
  • Number of people vaccinated fully with both doses of the vaccine: 7,554,787 (+238,636 in last 24h) (latest update on 05/05/2021)**

*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, it is most likely due to the fact that the graph's data is yet to update.

Covid vaccine latest figures

More than 15 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.

France’s vaccination campaign is expanding, with all over 50s eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccination from Monday (May 10) 

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

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What are the current curfew and lockdown rules in France?

A 19:00 to 06:00 curfew is in place and non-essential shops are closed. 

From May 3, the restrictions on internal travel are no longer in place. 

You can now travel anywhere you like for any reason via any form of transport, without any distance restrictions or need for an attestation form during the day.

Read more here: Lifting Covid lockdown in France Step 1: What changes from May 3

President Emmanuel Macron has now outlined a four-step plan to easing Covid-19 restrictions in France, that will involve the curfew being gradually relaxed until it is dropped on June 30. The plan also outlines the gradual reopening of cafés, restaurants, bars, cinemas, museums, sports halls, etc. 

See the full plan here. 

More information on the current rules for going out in France

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Court to decide if France should stop lockdown for vaccinated people

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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 and the health pass

Will France’s health pass collect my private information?

Will Britons need a health pass to visit France from June 9?

EU Covid-19 Travel Certificates: 9 key points to know

France to extend airport travel health pass trial to Germany and Spain

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