Debbie and I first met American ex-pat and pastry chef David Lebovitz in Paris back in 2010. We were part of an excellent food/chocolate tour David ran in France and Switzerland. What fun!
We have followed his writing since and would not miss an issue of his excellent France-centric newsletter.
Here is a quick update on David’s current thoughts on travel in Paris. Enjoy.
As of mid-March, masks are no longer required outdoors or indoors in France except on public transit and in health-care facilities. A few businesses, however, may request/require people to wear them, but a wide majority don’t. Some people are still wearing masks, however, which are widely available at pharmacies and grocery stores.
You are no longer required to have a pass vaccinal or show proof of vaccination to eat in restaurants, go to bars or cafés, or visit tourist sites. Most vaccinated travelers do not need to show a negative test result to enter France anymore. Entry requirements for visiting France from other countries are provided here. (Which are subject to change.).
Some people are wearing masks in France, but the majority aren’t. If you want to wear a mask, though, you would not feel awkward as some people are indeed wearing them. You won’t be made to feel uncomfortable if you do. Some shops are requiring their staff to wear them but they may not be required for customers. If in doubt, enter wearing a mask and ask if they’d like you to keep it on.
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