Prime Minister Edouard Philippe held a press conference on Thursday 14 May. He recalled that rescuing tourism was a “national priority”.
Here are the various points and measures announced and to be remembered:
- The solidarity fund will remain open until the end of 2020.
- Loans will be reinforced and bank maturities can be extended to 12 months.
- Creation of a “season” loan that will retain the best 3 months of 2019.
- BPI France’s tourism loan package is increased to €1 million
- RHCs are exempt from social security contributions from March to June.
- Short-time working scheme extended until September
- An investment plan led by Caisse des Dépôts and BPI France will be implemented, with a budget of 1.3 billion euros and could involve 2,000 companies.
- The Finance Act will provide for a reduction in the local tourist tax and reductions in business property tax.
- The total public finance committed to the sector will amount to a total of EUR 18 billion.
- The ceiling on restaurant vouchers will double as of the reopening of the restaurants and they can be used on weekends.
- The date for the reopening of the CHR establishments will be known the week of May 25.
- Establishments located in the green departments could reopen on June 2.
- The French will be able to go on holiday in France in July/August, in mainland France, in France and in the overseas territories
- A full refund will be made in the event that the evolution of the Covid-19 epidemic makes it impossible to go on holiday.
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