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in Marseille

Find all the information and news related to the current sanitary context of the Covid 19. The city of Marseille and the Marseille Convention and Visitors Bureau are doing their utmost to welcome you in the best possible conditions and to ensure that health measures are respected.

(Last update : 01/10/2021)

Covid Passports

What is the “Covid Passports”?

It is a digital or written certificate that allows you to verify whether the person is vaccinated against Covid19 or to verify that they are not contaminated. Since July 21, 2021 this Pass is mandatory in many establishments. From August 1, the obligation will extend to bars, restaurants and brasseries.

One of the following certificates will be required:
– Certificate of vaccination (1st and 2nd injection of at least 7 days and 4 weeks for Johnson & Johnson vaccine)
– negative PCR or antigen test of less than 48 hours
– certificate of immunity for more than 11 days and less than 6 months

The sanitary pass applies to people over 12 years old.

The “Covid Passports” in Marseille

You will be asked for the Pass if you go to the following places:

Cultural Places:
The Mucem offers its visitors to perform free antigen tests from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. These results are obtained in 15 minutes and are valid for 48 hours.
Orange Velodrome
Chateau d’If and Chateau d’If island
Old Charity Center
Cantini Museum
Museum of Natural History
Chateau Borely – Museum of Decorative Arts, Earthenware and Fashion
Restaurant of Notre-Dame de la Garde
All theaters welcoming more than 50 people

Sports equipments :
Municipal swimming pools (Information on open swimming pools in Marseille) Stadiums and Gyms

Other places receiving more than 50 people:
All game rooms, cinemas, trade fairs, congresses, festivals, places of worship, zoos, circuses, libraries, funfairs, discos, dance clubs and bars.

You will be asked for your identity card when you present your Covid Passports.

> The Covid Passports is not required:

-For rides in the Petit-train
-In the Colorbus
-For boat trips to the If / Frioul islands (please note that the Sanitary Pass is required on the Isle of If)
-In the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde (The sanitary pass is requested at the Restaurant of Notre-Dame de la Garde)

FAQ Covid 19

  • What are the barrier gestures to be respected ?

    In the absence of treatment, the best protection for you and your loved ones is, at all times, the respect of barrier measures and physical distancing:

    • It is mandatory to use a mask in public transport and enclosed public places (shops, administrations, theaters, etc.).
    • In the open air – especially when gathering together – when physical distancing proves to be complicated, wearing a mask remains the right reflex.
    • Respect the instructions of the shopkeepers (especially the number of people allowed to enter the stores at the same time).
    • In the queues and at the time of possible meetings, respect the distance (1 meter minimum) recommended by the health authorities.
    • Salute without shaking hands, avoid hugs.
    • Wash your hands with soap or a hydro-alcoholic solution before and after (and possibly during) each outing.
    • Cough or sneeze into your elbow. Use disposable tissues.
    • Avoid touching your face.
  • Where can I get tested in Marseille ?

    Find all the information about screening in Marseille : screening centers, test drives, pharmacy …
    Find a screening center in the Bouches-du-Rhône Department

    Note: For foreign tourists and since July 7, tests are charged €49 for PCR and €29 for antigens

  • What are the numbers to contact in case of symptoms ?

    You can contact the toll-free number which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week : 0 800 130 000.

    This telephone platform (free call from a landline in France) allows you to obtain information about Covid-19.

    Warning : the platform is not authorized to give medical advice, if you present symptoms (fever, cough, unusual tiredness, headache, aches, sore throat, loss of taste or smell) stay at home and call your doctor. If the signs get worse, with difficulty breathing and signs of choking, call 15 or 114 for people who have difficulty speaking or hearing.

  • where can I get vaccinated?

    There are several places where you can be vaccinated in Marseille.
    In pharmacies, in some doctors’ offices, in hospitals, in vaccination centres (stadiums, gymnasiums, etc.), provided that you are eligible for the vaccination.
    To make an appointment and find a place near you there are 2 platforms:

Wearing a mask in Marseille

Wearing a mask is compulsory:
-In outdoor spaces open to the public and densely populated
-In markets, flea markets, garage sales, fairs, funfairs.
-In establishments open to the public (Shops, shopping centers, museums and other cultural places, concerts, stadium)
-In closed places
-For all public gathering places

Wearing a mask is not compulsory:
-In parks and gardens, beaches and other natural spaces
-To users of 2 wheels
-To people practicing a sports activity

Transport information Covid 19

Public Transportation

Wearing a mask is mandatory on public transportation in the RTM network (bus, subway, tramway, shuttles) but also in other modes of transport (trains, planes, intercity buses …). Controls and verbalizations are planned.

In addition to barrier gestures (physical distancing in particular), wearing a mask adds a physical barrier when you are in contact with other people and therefore helps to reduce the risk of contamination. Find here all the information about the RTM network

Clean Quality Mark Marseille Provence Safe Welcome

Logo Marseille Provence Safe Welcome

The Metropolitan Office of Tourism and Conventions of Marseille is proud to be at the initiative of the implementation of the health charter “Marseille Provence Safe Welcome”. This charter aims to guarantee the respect of the sanitary rules and protocols imposed by the authorities following the Covid-19 pandemic.

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