A Condensed Guide of Traveling to Paris Now

Updated on June 16th, 2021.

We have created this guide for our photo shoot and Paris wedding clients who are considering traveling to Paris now. If you have specific questions, please write us in the comments section and we’ll make sure to guide you about your Paris trip.

Is traveling to Paris now possible?
Photo by Alexander Kagan


Today, traveling to France has become easier than in the past months. All travelers arriving to France will be tested for covid-19. France uses a color-coded list of countries from which you can travel under certain conditions.


There is no active evolution of the virus, this includes the EU members, Australia, South Korea, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand and Singapore.


The virus is circulating but in a controlled manner, without new worrisome variants. Basically, this list contains all the countries that are excluded from the green and red countries list.


Countries with an active circulation of the virus. Explore the full list of these countries on the website of the French government.

Basically, starting with June 9th, 2021, fully vaccinated travelers can enter French soil. For example if you are traveling from the US, you either need to be vaccinated or to present a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours.


Once arrived to France, if you wish to travel to another European country, you need to provide either proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test.

PCR tests can be done in any pharmacy and their cost is very low, there are even discussions that they’ll be free for tourists.


The nightly curfew starts at 11PM and ends at 6AM. This curfew will be lifted on June 20th, 2021. You need to justify being outside during curfew hours, traveling to the airport or train station can be one of the reasons.

Face masks are compulsory only in indoors spaces. The fine is 135 euros (around 160 usd). Starting with June 17th, 2021 the masks are not compulsory outdoors.

The face mask rule applies also to kids over the age of 6.

Traveling to Paris now - What's open in the city
Fashionable couple taking selfie and kissing by the Seine River at the Eiffel Tower. Photo by Pierre – Paris photographer


Wondering if it is worth traveling to Paris now? Here is a list of open places in the city of lights.
Non-essential businesses will be allowed to open, starting with May 19th.

Restaurants and cafés are open. Check our list of restaurants with an incredible view over the city.

Gardens and parks are open. You can walk around the Tuileries for example with a hot chocolate from Angelina.

Museums, cinemas and theatres are open.

Supermarkets, bakeries and grocery stores are open.


There are no specific restrictions on moving around Paris, either by car or by public transportation. However, to check bus, metro and train schedules, use the RATP mobile app.

Travel between regions of France is allowed since May 3rd, outside of the curfew hours.

Taking photos in Paris in 2021 during covid pandemic
Mother and daughter posing for pictures in front of the Eiffel Tower. Picture by Pierre, family photographer in Paris


We have resumed our activity to full capacity and we are excited to have you on board for one of our romantic and fun Paris photo shoots. We would be delighted to take your pictures in Paris. Whether you are traveling in Paris now as a solo traveler, as a couple or as a family, souvenirs in these exceptional times are quite unique.

Bride and groom posing for wedding photos during covid pandemic
Newly married couple posing for wedding pictures on the balcony of Plaza Athénée during summer of 2020. Picture by Paris wedding photographer – Pierre


If you are wondering: can I plan a wedding in France in 2021? The answer might be yes and we have a few recommendations.

By the way, civil ceremonies are possible if the 6 persons limit is respected even today.

What about large events, big weddings?

Large events, weddings and concerts are possible since June 9th, all restrictions are lifted.

It’s important to be flexible about rescheduling though. Hire a wedding planner. Check out this helpful resource for more recommendations and tips about planning a wedding in France in 2021.

Do you gave questions about traveling to Paris now? Ask below in the comments section.

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2 thoughts on “A Condensed Guide of Traveling to Paris Now

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

My gf And i are travelling to france for a month starting 18th december. In the mean time i would like to propose to her. She enjoys artistic.histoRical or Beautiful natural locations that are surrounded by animals. Ideally would love to have Some animals around when i propose to her. You can contact me direCtly on whatsapp at +14379914653
Thank you

    Wednesday, November 17th, 2021


    Congratulations on your trip to France and on your proposal plans. There are many natural parks around France, I am sure you’ll find one that fits your wishes.
    We would love to have you on board for an engagement photo shoot in Paris.


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