The Covid-19 is still there. The virus has not disappeared and it still claims many victims. In France, an average of 20,000 new cases are detected every day, for a hundred deaths.
These worrying figures have led the French government to take a series of measures since the outbreak of the epidemic. And after two confinements which made it possible to slow down the cases and avoid the overload of the intensive care services, he therefore promulgated a curfew at 6 p.m. on the whole territory.
Since Saturday, the French therefore no longer have the right to circulate on the territory between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Violators face hefty fines.
Curfew at 6 p.m.: exceptions allowed
However, the government has provided for exceptions, which must be justified.
People who need to travel at these times will therefore have to bring an exceptional travel certificate … exactly as during the first two confinements.
Be careful, however, because these outings are not free and only these trips are authorized by law:
- travel between home and the place of exercise of professional activity or the place of education and training, professional travel that cannot be postponed;
- travel for consultations and care that cannot be provided remotely and cannot be postponed or for the purchase of health products;
- travel for compelling family reasons, for assistance to vulnerable or precarious people or for childcare;
- travel for people with disabilities 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;
- journeys linked to rail or air transits for long-distance journeys;
- short trips, within a maximum radius of one kilometer around the home for the needs of pets.
Concretely, therefore, you have the right to go out outside the imposed hours if you are a teacher and you have to go to another city to teach your lessons, or if you travel to the other side of the country and your train or your plane arrives after 6 p.m. and before 6 a.m. Same thing if you have to go to the pharmacy or walk your dog.
On the other hand, and contrary to the exceptions of the first two confinements, personal races are not authorized during these hours.
How to download the exceptional travel certificate
Either way, getting into those boxes is not enough. So that your trip is not subject to a sanction, you must also have with you a certificate of exceptional travel or, if you prefer, a certificate of exit.
This famous certificate is offered in two different forms.
Download the certificate online
The most direct method is to download the certificate online from the website of the Ministry of the Interior.
It is indeed offered on this page and you will even have the choice between several different formats. The document can thus be downloaded in PDF format, DOCX format, TXT format or FALC format.
It is also accompanied by two other certificates: proof of professional travel and proof of school travel.
These are reserved for employees and teachers. They will be completed by the business manager or the head of the establishment and they will not have to produce an exceptional travel certificate every day. On the other hand, it will have to be presented in case of an inspection and it will therefore have to be with us at all times.
Small subtlety, on this page, you will also find a button which will allow you to generate the certificate. Here the process is a little different. Rather than having to download the certificate and then complete it with specialized software, you can fill it out directly on the website of the Ministry of the Interior with your information.
Generate the certificate with the TousAntiCovid application
If these two methods are still too long for you, there is a third method that can save you precious time.
It consists in going through the TousAntiCovid application.
By launching the application and scrolling down the page a little, you will find a button allowing you to generate your exceptional travel certificate. The system works on a principle similar to the one that was put in place during the second lockdown and the tool will even be able to keep your information to help you complete your certificate more quickly.
We had also produced a complete tutorial to explain all the procedure to follow. It is located at this address .
What are you risking by breaking the curfew?
In order to dissuade the French, the government has introduced several fines, the amount of which varies according to the number of offenses or a possible repeat offense.
In all, there are therefore three fines:
- First sanction: a fine of € 135 which may be increased to € 375 in the event of non-payment or non-dispute;
- Repeat offense within 15 days: a fine of € 200, increased to € 450 in the event of non-payment or non-dispute within the time limits indicated on the notice of contraventions.
- 3 offenses in 30 days: a fine of € 3,750 punishable by 6 months' imprisonment.