what is allowed or not from Tuesday

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Travel, sports, bars and restaurants, schools: with the start of phase 2 of the deconfinement on Tuesday, many prohibitions fall, but this is not a return to normal.

The restrictions are in particular always more important in the orange zones (Ile-de-France, Guyana and Mayotte) than on the rest of the territory.


From Tuesday the ban on traveling more than 100 km from home is lifted across the country.

It is thus allowed to take the plane or the train, provided you wear a mask (from 11 years).

Air travel between mainland France, overseas France and Corsica, on the other hand, is limited to imperative family and business reasons, until further notice.

Wearing a mask is also compulsory for taxis and VTC passengers, as well as in urban public transport, where rush hour travel can be restricted to home-work, school and medical trips.

The prefects can also decide to make the wearing of the mask compulsory in public spaces.

The borders are still closed. The Prime Minister said he was in favor of reopening the internal borders of the EU from 15 June. For the external borders, the date should be later.

Leisure and culture

Parks and gardens, as well as forests, are open throughout France, as are beaches, lakes and nautical centers. The prefect can impose the wearing of a mask.

Museums, monuments and zoos can reopen, with compulsory mask.

However, different rules apply for certain activities between the green zones and the orange zones.

The theaters can thus reopen in the green zones on June 2, with wearing of the compulsory mask, but not in the orange zones where the reopening is fixed at June 22, beginning of phase 3. Same calendar different for the halls and halls versatile.

Casinos can reopen on Tuesday in the green zone, only for slot machines and with mask.

Leisure parks can also reopen in the green zone, with a mandatory mask, but only on June 22 in orange zones.

Across the country, summer camps will only be able to reopen in phase 2 on June 22, just like cinemas.

Gatherings of more than 10 people in public space are prohibited at least until June 21, and large events of more than 5,000 people until August 31.

Discos and game rooms are still closed until further notice.

Social life

Wedding ceremonies are allowed.

The conditions of confinement in the Ehpad are again relaxed from Friday, with a widening of the conditions of visit. Visits from more than two people outside the room are now allowed, visits from two people in a room with conditions, visits by minors (provided they can wear a mask).


Bars, cafes and restaurants can reopen in green areas on Tuesday, respecting certain rules (maximum 10 people per table, minimum one meter between each group, seats only even in bars, masks when traveling).

In orange areas, only terraces and open spaces can reopen.

The hotels can reopen throughout the territory.

Other tourist accommodation (holiday villages, campsites, collective inns) can only reopen in the green zone. Just like thermal establishments.

Educational institutions

After a first stage on May 11, schools continue to reopen gradually.

Primary schools, which had started to accept pupils, must all reopen at least part of the week, with a limit of 15 pupils per class.

The colleges which had started to open in the green zone will reopen for all classes. In the orange zone, pupils from 6th and 5th will be given priority. Wearing a mask is compulsory.

For high schools, the reopening will be gradual, but only in the green zone.

Universities are not expected to reopen until September.


In the green zone, gymnasiums and swimming pools can reopen on June 2. Sports halls also, with compulsory mask except during sports. Stadiums, arenas and racetracks can reopen but without an audience.

In the orange zone, all these places remain closed.

The practice of individual sports remains authorized. However, collective and contact sports are prohibited at least until phase 3.


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