French Café en terrasse re-opened

Today, Wednesday 19th of May 2021 marks the gradual reopening of the country after the second Covid19 lockdown was put into effect in October 2020. 

Restaurants, bars, cafes are allowed to open their terraces up to 50% of their full capacity. Cinemas, museums and all shops can now open their doors for customers while adhering to the health protocols put in place. Curfew have been extended from initial 7pm to 9pm.

Speaking to BFMTV, French health minister Mr. Varane said that the gradual steps are meant to be successful and  last with the aim of enjoying our  freedom and ending the confinement. He also hinted the likely possibility of wearing of masks outdoors to be lifted soon if the infections keep reducing.

The health minister clearly stated that health passes for prove of either vaccinated or negative PCR test result will be required for sports or events with over 1,000 people. As well, stadiums will be open to a capacity of 35% with a likely increase to 65% capacity from June 9. Night clubs shall remain closed until further notice.

“Weddings are allowed with one guest in every third seat, while marriages planned after 30th June likely to go on without health protocols if all goes well”, says Mr. Varane.

French ministry of health has indicated the decrease of new daily infections from last month’s 40,000 cases to an average of 13,000 recorded currently.
 French government has accelerated their vaccination campaign which is now standing at 20million people already received the first jab and about 9 million to have received both doses.