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Covid-19

COVID-19 Country Response

COVID-19 epidemic evolution
To find out about the latest status of the COVID-19 pandemic evolution and the most up-to-date statistics on the COVID-19 disease in France, please visit the French government platform with the official data. Official information on the progress of the epidemic in France is consolidated by Santé publique France. The agency provides a daily epidemiological update, which includes key national figures. Further details on the epidemic is available on the government’s data platform.
For the international outlook you can consult the latest situation reports published by the World Health Organisation as well as the global daily statistics on the coronavirus pandemic evolution including data on confirmed cases and deaths by country.
Sanitary measures
To find out about the latest public health situation in France and the current sanitary measures in vigour, please consult the French government platform Info Coronavirus COVID-19 including the up-to-date information on the containment measures put in place and public health recommendations.
Travel restrictions
The COVID-19 situation, including the spread of new variants, evolves rapidly and differs from country to country. All travelers need to pay close attention to the conditions at their destination before traveling. Regularly updated information for all countries with regards to Covid-19 related travel restrictions in place including entry regulations, flight bans, test requirements and quarantine is available on TravelDoc Infopage.
It is also highly recommended to consult COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map provided and updated on the daily basis by IATA.
The US government website of Centers of Disease Control and Prevention provides COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination.
The UK Foreign travel advice also provides travelling abroad advice for all countries, including the latest information on coronavirus, safety and security, entry requirements and travel warnings.
Import & export restrictions
For the information on all the measures applicable to movement of goods during the period of sanitary emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak (including eventual restrictions on imports and exports, if applicable), please consult the portal of the French Directorate-General for Customs and Indirect Duties.
For a general overview of trade restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic, please consult the section dedicated to France on the International Trade Centre's COVID-19 Temporary Trade Measures
webpage.
Economic recovery plan
For the information on the economic recovery scheme put in place by the French government to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national economy, please visit the website of the French Ministry of the Economy. Further information on the economic emergency measures is available here.
The information on the EU’s economic response to COVID-19 and the actions to minimise the fallout on the EU member states’ economies of the COVID-19 outbreak is available on the websites of the European Council.
For the general overview of the key economic policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak (fiscal, monetary and macroeconomic) taken by the French government to limit the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, please consult the section dedicated to France in the IMF’s Policy Tracker platform.
Support plan for businesses
For the information on the local business support scheme established by the French government to help small and medium-sized companies to deal with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic on their activity, please consult the portal of the French Ministry of Economy and Finance Coronavirus COVID-19: Business Support Measures (in French).
For a general overview of international SME support policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak refer to the OECD's SME Covid-19 Policy Responses document. You can also consult the World Bank's Map of SME-Support Measures in Response to COVID-19.
Support plan for exporters
To find out about the support plan for exporters put in place by the French government, please consult the support plan for French exporting companies available (in French) on the French Ministry of the Economy website. The "Support plan for French exporters" is also available in English on the French Treasury Department (DG Trésor) website.

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