Special permits for movement will be abolished in France from May,11

Residents of France will be able to move around the country more freely, special permits for movement will be cancelled from May 11. This was announced by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on April 28.

“Once again, it will be possible to move freely without special permits, except for trips more than 100 km from the place of residence, which are possible for good family or work reasons,” Franceinfo quoted him as saying.

Also from May 11, shops and kindergartens will start working again, but with restrictions on the number of pupils. Sellers will be obliged to wear masks at retail outlets, and the owners will be allowed to enter only masked buyers at their discretion.

While cafes and restaurants will remain closed, their work may resume at the end of May. Museums, cinemas and theatres are also prohibited and beaches will remain closed until at least June 1. It is not permitted to hold events with more than 5,000 people.

Restrictions on movement in France have been in place since March 17.