Covid 19 informations

in Marseille

Find all the information and news related to the current sanitary context of Covid 19. The city of Marseille as well as the Metropolitan Office of Tourism and Congresses of Marseille are doing everything possible to welcome you in the best possible conditions and to ensure that the sanitary measures are respected.

(Last update : 11/01/2021)

What is allowed to do in Marseille ?

  • Inter-regional travel is permitted.
  • A curfew is in effect from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. throughout the territory. Exits and travel without a certificate of exemption are prohibited during this curfew.
  • Find below the different certificates to be printed, or fill them in directly online.

The following are allowed between 6p.m and 6a.m (and with a waiver)

  • Travel between home and the place of work or the place of education and training, business trips cannot be postponed.
  • Travel for consultations and care that cannot be provided remotely and cannot be postponed or for the purchase of health products
  • Displacements for compelling family reasons, for assistance to vulnerable or precarious persons or for childcare ;
  • Disabled persons and their companions.
  • Travel to respond to a judicial or administrative summons
  • Travel to participate in missions of general interest at the request of the administrative authority
  • Long-distance rail or air transits for long-distance travel
  • Short trips, within a maximum radius of one kilometer around the home for the needs of pets. Find below the different certificates to print, or fill them out directly online.


Wearing a mask is mandatory in Marseille and the surrounding area

Given the current context, the wearing of masks remains compulsory until further notice throughout the city of Marseille and the territory, for any person aged eleven or over, moving within the framework of the cases set out above.

This obligation does not apply to disabled persons with a medical certificate justifying this exemption.

Any person who does not respect this obligation is liable to a fine of 135 euros. In the case of recidivism within 15 days, or violation more than 3 times within 30 days, the penalty will be 6 months imprisonment, a 3750 euro fine as well as participation in community service.

Marseille Informations

Places that remain open to the public :

  • Day care centers, schools, middle schools and high schools, with reinforced sanitary protocol.
  • EHPADs and retirement homes
  • Public service counters
  • Factories, farms, construction and public works
  • Parks and gardens

Places that remain closed to the public  :

  • Cultural establishments (cinemas, theaters, concert halls, museums, sports arenas)
  • Restaurants, bars, brasseries


  • Food shops
    • General grocery store.
    • Supermarkets.
    • Supermarkets.
    • Multistores.
    • Hypermarkets.
  • Some specialist shops
    • Retail sale of fruit and vegetables in specialised shops.
    • Retail sale of meat and meat products in specialised shops.
    • Retail sale of fish, crustaceans and molluscs in specialised shops.
    • Retail sale of bread, pastry goods and confectionery in specialised shops.
    • Retail sale of beverages in specialised shops.
    • Other retail sale of food in specialised shops.
    • Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised shops.
    • Retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised shops.
    • Retail sale of computers, peripheral units and software in specialised shops.
    • Retail sale of telecommunications equipment in specialised shops.
    • Retail sale of building materials, hardware, paints and glass in specialised shops.
    • Retail sale of textiles in specialised shops [according to INSEE, this subclass does not include retail sale of articles of clothing, retail sale of curtains and net curtains. Clothing shops should therefore close properly, editor’s note].
    • Retail sale of pharmaceutical products in specialised shops.
    • Retail sale of medical and orthopaedic goods in specialised shops.
    • Retail sale of optical goods.
    • Retail sale of pet food and pet supplies.
    • Retail sale of food on stalls subject, when they are set up on a market, to the provisions of III of Article 7.
    • Retail sale of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, steaming equipment and devices in specialised shops.
    • Sale by automatic vending machines and other retail sale not in shops, stalls or markets n.e.c.
    • Supply necessary for agricultural holdings.
    • Retail sale of frozen foods.
    • Laundry and dry cleaning.
    • Wholesale laundry and dyeing services.
    • Retail laundry and dyeing.
    • Rental and leasing of other machinery, equipment and goods.
    • Rental and leasing of agricultural machinery and equipment.
    • Rental and leasing of construction machinery and equipment.
    • Repair of computers and personal and household goods.
    • Repair of computers and communication equipment.
    • Repair of computers and peripheral equipment.
    • Repair of communication equipment.
    • Funeral services.
    • Financial and insurance activities.
    • Wholesale trade supplying goods and services necessary for the activities mentioned in this Annex.
  • Automobile
    • Maintenance, repair and technical inspection of motor vehicles, agricultural vehicles, machinery and equipment.
    • Trade in motor vehicle equipment.
    • Sale and repair of motorbikes and cycles.
    • Rental and leasing of motor vehicles.
  • Charitable associations
    • Food distributions provided by charitable associations.
  • Actors in the world of work
    • Activities of labour placement agencies.
    • Activities of temporary employment agencies.
  • Hotel and similar establishments
    • Hotels and similar accommodation excluding holiday villages, family houses and hostels.

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

Air transport

Find the network map showing all the cities served to date, as well as the flight schedule of the different airlines.

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.

FAQ Covid 19

  • What are the barrier gestures to be respected ?

    Confronted with the proven increase in the number of contact cases, vigilance and discipline are more important than ever.

    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, instructions…

    Find a screening center around me.

    The Bataillon de Marins Pompiers de Marseille also proposes to reinforce the free screenings, already carried out in the Old Port, by installing a device at the Escale Borély.

  • 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.

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