2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France

Released: April 25, 2019

Current Situation

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup is being hosted by France from June 7 until July 7, 2019. The event will take place in 9 French cities: Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Reims, Rennes, and Valenciennes.

Large crowds are expected, which can increase the risk of accidental injury and the spread of infectious diseases such as colds, flu and travellers' diarrhea.

Large outbreaks of measles have been reported in France. See the Measles in Europe travel health notice for more information.


Before your trip

Consult a health care professional or visit a travel health clinic at least 6 weeks before you travel.

Visit the Government of Canada's Travel Advice and Advisories page for the most up-to-date information on health risks in France.

Pack a travel health kit and purchase travel health insurance.

During your trip

Be aware of your surroundings

Protect yourself and others from the spread of germs and flu-like illnesses

Dress appropriately for the weather

Understand local laws

Drive with caution

Visit the Government of Canada's Travel Advice and Advisories page for the most up-to-date information on laws and culture in France.

Monitor your health

If you feel sick during your trip, stay in your hotel and avoid large gatherings.

See a health care professional if you feel very unwell, especially if you have a fever. For more information on medical care while abroad see the sickness or injury page.

If you become unwell on your return flight to Canada, tell the flight attendant before you land or the border services officer as you enter the country. They will notify a quarantine officer who can assess your symptoms.

See a healthcare professional if you develop symptoms of measles when travelling or after you return to Canada:

Avoid close contact with other people to reduce the chance of infecting others if you:

Registration of Canadians Abroad

Sign up with the Registration of Canadians Abroad service to stay connected with the Government of Canada in case of an emergency abroad or an emergency at home.

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