France eases travel restrictions for Indian students and researchers – .

France eases travel restrictions for Indian students and researchers – .

Indian students can now travel to France to continue their studies as the latter authorities lifted travel restrictions on arrivals from the South Asian state after confirming the COVID-19 situation allowed such a step to be taken.
France’s latest decision was confirmed by the press adviser of the French embassy in Delhi, Michèle Ferrari, reports

Previously, it had been reported that fully vaccinated Indian travelers would no longer be banned from entering France, as India was placed on France’s yellow list, which includes medium-risk countries based on their epidemiological situation.

The French authorities recalled that only Indian passengers vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Commission or the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products could benefit from France’s recent decision.

People who took a dose of Janssen vaccine 28 days before their trip or those who took the second dose of other authorized vaccines such as Pfizer / Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca / Vaxzevria / Covishiel, seven days before travel, are considered as fully vaccinated.

According to the French authorities, talented students and passport holders are among the compelling reasons groups to visit French territory. Therefore, both vaccinated and unvaccinated Indian students are allowed to travel to France and submit their visa applications.

However, travelers will be required to present proof of vaccination status and evidence confirming the absence of symptoms of COVID-19 infection and contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Unvaccinated travelers are required to present a negative result in the PCR test, at the latest 72 hours before departure, or a negative result in the rapid antigen test carried out less than 48 hours before departure on their arrival in France.

All passengers who show symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival in France will be required to follow quarantine rules, regardless of the place of departure.

Last month, French authorities announced that anyone wishing to apply for a Type C visa would be allowed to do so this summer, as French consulates and visa application centers in India began offering their services.

More than 5,993,090 people have tested positive for the virus in France. In addition, a total of 110,824 people have died from the virus so far. These data were provided by the World Health Organization.


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