New Year 2022 in Paris and Île-de-France: more on restrictions and measures

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by My B. · Updated on 31 December 2021 at 17h59 · Published on 30 December 2021 at 11h35
As the French are about to celebrate the New Year 2022 with the coronavirus epidemic still in the background, restrictions have been instated, especially in Paris and Île-de-France. Here is everything you need to know on Friday December 31, 2021.

This Friday December 31, 2021, many people will celebrate the New Year 2022 in Paris or Île-de-France. Yet, moving to the new year once again happens with the coronavirus epidemic in the background. As new contaminations are exploding, restrictions have been instated to curb risks on New Year’s Eve. Here is more about your December 31, 2021 night in Paris and Île-de-France.

  • In Paris, bars and restaurants must close at 2 a.m.

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This Wednesday December 29, Paris Police Prefecture announced all bars and restaurants in the city must close at 2 a.m. – at the latest – on Saint Sylvester night. [Read more]

  • Gatherings leading to “alcohol-drinking” in the streets are banned in Paris. Drinking alcohol “in some places usually crowded on New Year’s Eve” in Paris is banned as well, including on the Seine riverbanks. 

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  • Some public transit lines will be working all night

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  • No New Year’s Eve concerts or firework shows in Paris

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  • Facemask-wearing is compulsory outdoor again in Paris and the inner suburbs of Paris, in Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, and Val-de-Marne, as well as cities in Val d’Oise and Seine-et-Marne, in agglomerations in Essonne, and city centers in Yvelines.

  • No curfew on New Year’s Eve

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  • Nightclubs and clubs remain closed

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Nightclubs have been closed since December 10, 2021, until January 23, 2022, officially in France. Will clubs and nightclubs reopen by late January? Jean Castex is to deliver a press brief this Thursday January 20, we hope new and favorable measures will be announced for the night's world. [Read more]

  • Dancing is banned in bars and restaurants

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