Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has presented the plan to reopen most of France from June 2. Bars and restaurants, beaches, parks and lakes will all begin to reopen, and cultural and sporting life will progressively return to normal. Most shops and business that are still closed will reopen from this date.
Here are some of the things that you need to know:
Green and Orange Zones
All regions are now green, except Île-de-France which is orange.
Bars and Restaurants
Cafes, bars and restaurants can reopen in all areas from June 2, and a face mask will be required when moving around the establishment. Night clubs and gaming rooms will, however, remain closed for the time being.
Beaches and Lakes
Beaches and lakes will also reopen on June 2.
Gyms and Pools
All gyms and pools will be able to reopen June 2.
Cinemas, Theatres and Museums
Theatres and museums can begin to reopen as of June 2. Cinemas can reopen in the whole country as of June 22, and wearing a mask will be mandatory in all these spaces.
There is no longer the 100km rule.
The current rules on international travel would be maintained until June 15, but after that, France aims to reopen the borders for travel from within Europe. Please note travel for seafarers remains as before.
Open as of June 2.
What Does not Change
Groups are still limited to a maximum of 10 people in public spaces, contact sports will not be allowed, and night clubs and gaming rooms will remain closed. Working from home is still recommended.