From Saturday October 17, it will be mandatory to have completed a certificate to be able to travel to several large cities in France. We explain how to fill it out and download it to your smartphone.
This Wednesday, October 14, Emmanuel Macron announced the establishment of a curfew in the Île de France as well as in eight metropolitan areas of mainland France: Aix-Marseille, Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Montpellier, Rouen, Saint- Étienne and Toulouse.
As of Saturday at midnight, it will no longer be possible to travel outside of home in these cities between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. A measure put in place to limit encounters and the circulation of the virus outside of working days.
However, several exceptions were unveiled this Thursday by Prime Minister Jean Castex during a press conference. Thus, as during the period of confinement, it will be possible to move around in certain circumstances, on condition that a certificate is provided.
As in March, this can be printed directly or copied on plain paper. The Ministry of the Interior also indicates that “The digital version will be available soon”, without indicating a date. For now, it is therefore advisable to print or recopy the certificate.
How to add the “curfew” travel certificate to the home page of your smartphone?
The easiest way to easily find the government site, with the certificate page, is to save the site as a shortcut directly on your smartphone:
- Go to the digital certificate generator of the Ministry of the Interior
- On iPhone, in Safari, click the icon “Sharing” at the bottom of the screen, then select “On the home screen”
- On Android, in Chrome, open the settings menu at the top right and select “Add to home screen”
- You can then rename the icon thus created.
As a reminder, travel is strictly supervised during this curfew. Only travel for professional purposes, in the event of night work, to buy drugs in pharmacies, for train or plane journeys arriving or leaving after 9 p.m., to assist a loved one in a situation of dependency, or to take out his pet.
The certificate can also be valid only for a period of one hour.
What you risk to circulate without certificate
As stated by President Emmanuel Macron, any individual moving during the curfew without said certificate is liable to a fine of 135 euros. The sum amounts to 1,500 euros in the event of a repeat offense within two weeks of the first sanction.
If you reoffend again, the penalty is six months in prison and a fine of 3,750 euros.