Update on international travel: Good news for Indian students and researchers, France has now relaxed travel restrictions linked to Covid. Thus, Indian students can now go to France to continue their studies. Scroll down for more details.Also read – Now is not the right time to travel to the Philippines from India. here’s why
According to a report from SchengenVisaInfo.com, France has lifted Covid-induced travel restrictions on arrivals from the South Asian state after confirming that the COVID-19 situation is gradually improving. Also read – Good news! COVAXIN effective against Covid-19 Delta Plus variant, according to ICMR study
In fact, according to the report, France’s latest decision was confirmed by the press adviser at the French Embassy in Delhi, Michèle Ferrari. Also read – Good news! Saudi Arabia to welcome fully vaccinated travelers today
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Previously, press reports suggested 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.
Who are considered fully vaccinated?
People who took one 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 / Covishield, seven days before travel, are considered as fully vaccinated.
According to the French authorities, as reported by SchengenVisaInfo.com, students and talented passport holders are among the groups of compelling reasons to visit French territory. Therefore, both vaccinated and unvaccinated Indian students are allowed to travel to France and submit their visa applications.
However, travelers from India will be required to present proof of Covid vaccine status and evidence confirming the absence of symptoms of COVID-19 infection and contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
What about travelers who are not vaccinated?
For travelers from India who have not been vaccinated, they must produce a negative Covid PCR test report, no more than 72 hours before departure, or a negative result of the rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours before departure upon 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.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 5,993,090 people have tested positive for the coronavirus and a total of 110,824 people have died from the virus in France so far.