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FAQ - Covid-19

The Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolitan Convention and Visitors aims to inform you in the best possible way about the various health and organisation measures implemented to ensure your protection.

Our website is regularly updated concerning the specific measures put in place by local tourism professionals. These measures are indicated by the red picto "Infos Covid-19" and are detailed in red on the information page of the professional concerned.

Here are the answers to the main questions you may have concerning your stay in Nice Côte d'Azur: if you don't find the information you are looking for here, you can also contact our team.

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What are the mesures currently in force?

The following restrictions apply to the entire metropolitan area, from Saturday 3 April, 7pm, and for a period of 4 weeks :

  • no daytime travel beyond 10 km except for compelling reasons or for professional reasons (upon presentation of a certificate) after the end of the Easter weekend;
  • the curfew remains in force at 7pm throughout the metropolitan territory.

The curfew applies to the whole of France between 7pm in the evening and 6am in the morning, with an obligation to present a certificate derogating from the curfew when travelling. In other words :

  • going out and travelling without an exemption certificate is prohibited from 7pm to 6am, liable to a fine of €135 and up to €3750 in the event of a repeat offence;
  • establishments authorised to open will no longer be able to receive the public after 7pm.

Concerning travel:  

  • no inter-regional travel is authorised after Monday 5 April, except for compelling reasons, including family reasons, for example to accompany a child to a relative's home;
  • possibility of returning to France for French nationals living abroad, as well as travel for cross-border workers.
Can I travel to France now from abroad?

In view of the risk of propagation of the variant strains of COVID-19, from Sunday 31 January, any entry into France and any exit from our territory to or from a country outside the European Union will be prohibited, unless there are compelling reasons for doing so.

Entry into France, including for the European Union, will be conditional on the presentation of a negative PCR test.

Overseas travel will only be authorised for compelling reasons.

For more information about travelling abroad:

Is it compulsory to wear a mask?

Wearing a mask is obligatory in all public spaces, public and/or publicly accessible places in the Alpes-Maritimes department for anyone over the age of eleven.

Persons not complying with the wearing of the mask will have to pay a fine of 135 euros.


More information

Our information offices

Are the Metropolitan Tourist information offices open ?

Following the announcement of the confinement for 4 weeks from 3 April 2021, our information offices will have to close their doors.

Our teams remain at your disposal by phone and email.


Does urban public transport operate normally?

A normal service is maintained, but during rush hour transport is reserved in priority for home-to-work, school and medical appointments (wearing a mask and a certificate is obligatory and up or down doors must be respected).

Ticket sales on board busses are suspended : see other sales methods

Can I take a taxi/VTC?

Yes, but the number of passengers is limited and the wearing of a mask is necessary in the absence of driver/passenger protection.


Are the hotels and holiday rentals open?

Yes, except for certain exceptional closures. See our hotel and holiday appartment pages.


Are the restaurants open ?

Bars and restaurants are closed from Friday 30 October, except for delivery and take-away activities and room service in restaurants and hotel bars.

Here is a list of restaurants offering a takeaway and or delivery service during the lock-down

Restaurants are scheduled to reopen from mid-February if sanitary conditions permit.

Museums, cinemas and theatres

Are museums and cultural venues open?

Museums and cultural venues are closed until further notice.

Shops and shopping centres

Which shops are open?

Only shops selling essential goods and services can remain open, including record shops and bookshops.