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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?

On 21 July 2021, the "health pass" will be extended to all leisure and cultural venues (theatres, cinemas, museums, amusement parks, festivals, concert halls, etc.) with more than 50 people.

From 9th August 2021, the "health pass" will be extended to cafés, restaurants, shopping centres, hospitals, old people's homes, medical and social establishments, as well as to air, rail and coach travel for long-distance journeys.

To take into account the specific situation of certain categories of people, the obligation of the "health pass" is postponed to 30th September, in particular for young people aged 12 to 17.

More information on the health pass


How to obtain a health pass for non-European nationals

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 from abroad:

Is it compulsory to wear a mask?

 Masks must be worn by all those aged eleven and over:

  • in closed environments (businesses, shops, transport)

  • in indoor and outdoor markets, flea markets, garage sales, pedestrian areas and busy city centre streets, in queues in front of public buildings, 50 metres around places of worship, railway stations, airports, ports and public transport stops ....

    People who do not respect the wearing of the mask will have to pay a fine of 135 euros.


Where can I be tested in Nice ?
  1. Screening centre: Kiosque à musique (corner of avenue des Phocéens/Quai des Etats-Unis. Monday to Saturday from 8am to 12pm and from 4pm to 7pm

    PCR nasal or salivary test: for those over 5 years old. Results within 24 hours. QR code for health pass.

  2. Nice Airport: Pharmacy in Terminal 2. Open 7 days a week. Monday to Friday from 7.45am to 8.30pm. Saturday and Sunday from 8.30am to 8pm

        PCR tests: carried out 7 days a week from 8.30am to 6.30pm in the public area, on the city side, accessible to all, even if you are not travelling.
        You must first fill in a pick-up form (also available on site).
        The test results will be sent directly to the patient by e-mail:
            - from 7am the next day for tests performed before 12.30pm
            - from 1pm the next day for tests carried out between 12.30pm and 6.30pm

        Antigenic tests: report between 8.30 am and 7.30 pm (results obtained in approximately 30 minutes), 7 days a week on Sundays and public holidays.

  3.    In front of the Nice Ville train station (avenue Thiers). The LOXAMED MOBIL'TEST screening box is open to all from Monday to Friday, except public holidays, from 9am to 1pm and from 2pm  to 4.45 pm.

        PCR tests only. No registration or prior appointment is required.
        Results are available within 24 hours and are sent by email.

Our information offices

Are the Metropolitan Tourist information offices open ?

The Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau opened all its information offices to the public on Wednesday 12 May 2021, in compliance with the applicable health measures.

Our teams also 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 ?

Terraces of bars and restaurants will be allowed to open from 19 May with a maximum of 6 people per table.

From 9 June, bars and restaurants will be able to welcome you indoors in accordance with the appropriate gauges and protocols.


Here is a list of restaurants offering a takeaway and or delivery service


Museums, cinemas and theatres

Are museums and cultural venues open?

On Wednesday 19 May, museums, monuments, theatres, cinemas and venues with a seated audience (up to 800 spectators indoors and 1000 outdoors) will also be allowed to open.

Shops and shopping centres

Which shops are open?

On Wednesday 19 May, all shops will be able to reopen.