Covid 19 informations

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 : 03/05/2021)

What are the the permitted movements ?

> Travel is authorized from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. without any time or distance limitation.

> The curfew remains in force from 7pm to 6am on the whole territory. Going out and travelling outside the home without an exemption certificate is strictly forbidden.

> Are authorised with a derogatory certificate (between 7pm and 6am)
-Travel between home and the place of work or the place of education and training, professional travel that cannot be postponed
-Travel for consultations and care that cannot be provided at a distance and cannot be postponed or for the purchase of health products
-Travel for compelling family reasons, for assistance to vulnerable or precarious persons or for childcare;
-Travel for disabled people and their carers
-Travel to respond to a judicial or administrative summons
-Travel to participate in missions of general interest at the request of the administrative authority
-Travel related to rail or air transit for long distance travel
-Short journeys, within a maximum radius of one kilometre from home, for the needs of pets.

Since 1 February, it is forbidden (except for compelling reasons) to travel to a country outside the European Union.

To be noted:
Gathering on the public highway is prohibited.
Limit social contact as much as possible (6 maximum)


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.

What are the open and closed places?

Open to the public :

EHPAD and retirement homes
Public service counters
Factories, farms, construction sites
Parks and gardens
Shops selling essential goods and services as well as bookshops, DIY shops, garden centres, hairdressers and car dealerships. See the full list of open shops
Please note, however, that the authorities reserve the right to ban access to certain sites that are often very busy at weekends (if the health risks are too great)

Closed to the public :

Nurseries, schools, colleges, high schools
Cultural establishments (cinemas, theatres, concert halls, museums, sports facilities)
restaurants, bars, brasseries
Shopping centres and large-scale retail outlets of more than 10,000 m².
Non-essential” shops will be closed. (see the list)
The sale of non-essential products in supermarkets will also be prohibited.

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.

  • 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:

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