Hello Old Friend, The Attestation Is Back In The Alpes-Maritimes

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Hello Old Friend, The Attestation Is Back In The Alpes-Maritimes

Photo: Zaldy Camerino

Once again, the attestation is back this weekend for 63 coastal communes in the Alpes-Maritimes.

A list of towns impacted by confinement can be found here. You can download from the prefecture’s website or from the TousAntiCovid app (at the time we published this article, it had still not been made available).

For the next two weekends of confinement, you can leave home:
- for a professional activity or the purchase of supplies related to a professional activity
- to purchase basic necessities like groceries
- for medical reasons
- for a compelling family reason
- for individual physical activity or walking the dog/pet for a maximum of one hour and within a radius of 5 km

There will be a fine of €135 for anyone for anyone not respecting confinement, or for not wearing a mask or for drinking alcohol in public.

Non-essential businesses will be closed, however, the prefect is allowing several services to remain open in addition to grocery stores, pharmacies and boulangeries. Opticians, for example will be open, as well as newsstands, bookshops and computer repair shops. A full list can be viewed here (end of page 4 and 5).

In Nice, the Promenade des Anglais, Quai des Etats-Unis and other large pedestrians sea-side walkways will be closed to block all access to the beaches.

The director of the prefect's office, Benoît Huber, spoke to Nice-Matin today about conditions for Monaco residents. According to the prefecture, going to the airport or train station this weekend to take a plane or a train is possible “by providing a document as evidence and proof of travel.”

He added, the rule also applies to Monaco residents and neighboring departments. “They can pass in transit through the Alpes-Maritimes to reach Italy or a non-confined municipality, but they must also provide the proof of a reservation.”

He used the example that a person in the Var cannot visit his or her grandmother in Cannes this weekend “except to justify a compelling reason because she is dependent. And there again, it will take supporting documents.”

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Nancy Heslin is an established journalist and lifestyle writer. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Monaco magazine (bimonthly in English) , since the magazine's 2nd issue . Launched in November 2018, Forbes Monaco is part of the Forbes family, with its 7 million readers and 71 million monthly website visitors worldwide.