Measures Covid-19

Within the framework of the sanitary restrictions due to Covid-19, find below all the practical information concerning your visit to the Saint-Émilion area!



In the medieval city, wearing a mask is compulsory within the city limits until 31th of October 2021 included for anyone on foot over the age of 11.
See the municipal decree >


The Sanitary Pass must be presented and a mask must be worn to visit the following monuments

  • all the underground monuments including the monolithic church (visits to Underground Saint-Emilion, the monolithic church, Saint-Emilion sous les Etoiles et Saint-Emilion sous la Révolution)
  • the King's Tower
  • the bell tower of the monolithic church


The Sanitary Pass will be required from September 30th in these various places for all people over 12 years ans 2 months.


As a reminder, the Health Pass can take different forms and be presented in paper or digital format:

  • a certificate of vaccination (second dose) older than 7 days,
  • all RT-PCR, antigenic and supervised self-tests less than 72 hours old
  • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (positive test more than 11 days and less than 6 months old).


Find here the screening sites in Gironde >


It is also compulsory to wear a mask to follow the guided tours of the Tourist Office inside (Saint-Emilion Souterrain, Monolithic Church, etc.) and outside (Medieval City, etc.).





During this difficult period, the whole team at the Tourist Office is committed to welcoming you with a smile... even masked!


We recommend that when you come : 

  • to respect a distance of one metre between each person inside.
  • to disinfect your hands when entering the tourist office.
  • that you enter only one person per group or family unit.
  • to give priority to credit card and contactless payment.
  • and of course to wear a mask in the tourist office and during guided tours.


For your convenience and to avoid long waiting times at the Tourist Office, we also advise you to book your visit in advance on our online ticketing service by clicking here >