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Phase 2 of the end of lockdown

In his speech on May 28, the French Prime Minister has launched phase 2 of the end of lockdown. We remind you of the main measures...


  • Researchers are welcome in laboratories and research centers, with the agreement of the establishment.
  • Resuming internship activities (France on-site when the activity cannot be carried out remotely, with the agreement of the establishment.


  • International air transport is still prohibited with the exception of domestic flights in France.
  • Public transport remains limited:
    • In Paris: wearing a mask is mandatory and prohibited during off-peak hours (6:30am-9:30am and 4pm-7pm) unless employer certificate.
    • In France: end of the travel restriction beyond 100km.


  • Opening of all shops and shopping malls.
  • Mandatory mask use in some stores. Don’t hesitate to check the brand’s website to identify all the recommendations before you leave.

Restaurants and bars

  • In the orange zone (Ile-de-France): restaurants and bars open only on the terrace.
  • In the green zone (rest of France): opening of restaurants and bars

Other activities

  • Opening of parks and forests.
  • Cinemas and theatres open from June 22.
  • Opening of gyms. In Paris, combat and collective sports remain banned.

As a reminder

  • All these measures are applicable in accordance with social distances and health regulations.
  • All teaching activities are done remotely until the beginning of September.
  • Residence permits expiring between March 16 and June 15 are automatically renewed for 6 months. No steps will be taken until Fall.
  • Gatherings are still limited to 10 people.
  • The borders remain closed until at least June 15.

Take care of yourselves,
The International Relations Office