Tourisme Muzillac Wed, 04 Aug 2021 09:21:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Tourisme Muzillac 32 32 Good news for Indian students as France eases Covid travel restrictions Wed, 04 Aug 2021 08:00:16 +0000

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

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According to a report from, 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, 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.

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This French tycoon overtakes Jeff Bezos to become the richest person in the world Wed, 04 Aug 2021 06:57:08 +0000

Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of French luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton, became the richest person in the world after the net worth of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos fell by $ 13.9 billion in one day.

This is not the first time that Arnault has topped the list of the richest in the world. He became number one in December 2019, January 2020, May 2021 and again in July 2021.

The French tycoon has a 47.5% stake in LVMH, which has a market capitalization of more than $ 400 billion. LMVH subsidiaries – including Louis Vuitton, Moët & Chandon, Hennessy cognac, Christian Dior and Tiffany & Co – cover fashion, jewelry, cosmetics, wines and spirits.

The luxury brand has released sales figures ahead of the pandemic in Asia and the United States. Let’s not forget that tourists flock to LVMH’s home European market for its coveted handbags and spirits. Additionally, LVMH sales are dramatically increasing in China as the country’s economy emerges from lull due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, – of which Bezos has an 11% share – posted weaker-than-expected second-quarter profits. Nonetheless, Bezos’ net worth is still $ 13 billion higher than that of Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk.

Here is Forbes’ list of real-time billionaires of the richest people in the world:

  • Bernard Arnault: 195.4 billion dollars
  • Jeff Bezos: $ 192.4 billion
  • Elon Musk: $ 179.4 billion
  • Bill Gates: $ 131.6 billion
  • Mark Zuckerberg: $ 128.2 billion
  • Larry Page: $ 115.2 billion
  • Larry Ellison: $ 112.6 billion
  • Sergei Brin: 111.5 billion dollars
  • Warren Buffett: $ 101.0 billion
  • Françoise Bettencourt Meyers: $ 92.0 billion

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    Six big contenders in two energy offers Tue, 03 Aug 2021 11:54:40 +0000

    September promises to be a month of developments and clarity for the landscape of energy privatization in Greece, tenders for the sale of 100% of DEPA infrastructure and 49% of the network operator of Hellenic Electricity Distribution (DEDDIE) being almost completed.

    The two tenders are going smoothly, mainly thanks to the interest of six parties, attracted by the guaranteed income of the two energy network operators.

    What distinguishes the two calls for tenders is that the interest in DEDDIE was reserved for large investment funds, while the sale of DEPA Infrastructures attracted strong European network operators. The fact that Public Power Corporation will not concede the management of DEDDIE as well as the 49% stake kept European grid operators such as the Italian Enel and the French Enedis, which had expressed their interest informally before the start of the process.

    The final battle for DEPA infrastructure will be between two of Europe’s most powerful grid operators. Vying for full control of the Greek natural gas network, Italgas, the third largest gas network operator in Europe, and EP Investment Advisors from the Czech Republic, which is also active in Slovakia, Italy, Ireland, Great Britain, France and Switzerland.

    The DEDDIE divestiture process shortlisted nine investment funds for the final phase, but interest fell to almost four, which are the strongest in terms of both value and infrastructure investments.

    One of the favorites is CVC Capital Partners, which in recent years has become one of the country’s leading foreign investors. Competitors include First Sentier, a Luxembourg-based infrastructure fund with assets of $ 176 billion, and Australian fund Macquarie, which manages funds of around $ 500 billion and is the largest company of asset management in the infrastructure sector in the world.

    The fourth and not the least favorite in the process is the US investment group KKR, which controls $ 200 billion in assets and first got involved in Greece through the bad debt management platform Pillarstone.

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    Coronavirus Live News: Deaths in England and Wales Peak in Three Months; Indonesia faces increase in cases | World news Tue, 03 Aug 2021 09:13:07 +0000

    IndonesiaBritish Columbia health workers are struggling under the weight of new cases seven days after the world’s fourth most populous country suffered its deadliest day with 2,069 deaths.

    As of Sunday, the total number of official cases stood at over 3.4 million with 97,291 deaths, although with poor testing and many people dying at home, the actual numbers would be considerably higher, reports the AP news agency.

    Yesterday, thousands of residents lined up outside the UMM Dome building in Malang, a city in eastern Indonesia, for the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine as part of the government’s efforts to slow the virus. Photograph: Aman Rochman / NurPhoto / REX / Shutterstock

    As the region grapples with a new wave of coronavirus fueled by the delta variant, Indonesia’s death rate hit a 7-day moving average of 6.5 per million on August 1, just behind Myanmar and well above at the record rate of 3.04 in India which it reached in May at the height of its epidemic.

    Among the dead in Indonesia are more than 1,200 health workers, including 598 doctors, according to the risk mitigation team of the Indonesian Medical Association. The doctors included at least 24 who were fully vaccinated.

    Many more are exhausted from the workload, said Mahesa Paranadipa, who co-leads the mitigation team, making them more likely to fall ill.

    Paranadipa said:

    We worry about overloaded workloads that last for a long time, causing potential burnout conditions. This fatigue leads to a decrease in the immunity of healthcare workers.

    Recognizing the risks facing health workers, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said on Monday that a top priority was to give them a third dose of the booster vaccine.

    Most of those vaccinated have received Sinovac, which appears to be less effective against the delta variant, and Indonesia has already started giving boosters.

    In addition to the lack of medical personnel, Indonesia also suffers from an insufficient supply.

    Staff are reporting oxygen shortages and hospitals being filled well beyond the capacity of their patients, making it even more difficult to treat people properly.

    Over the past two months, it has become common to see dozens of people with severe symptoms lining up for a bed in the hospital emergency unit, and more queues of people waiting for a place in the hospital. isolation room after treatment, said a worker.

    Some patients brought their own oxygen cylinders with them, and as hospital supplies dwindled, doctors and nurses had to ask them to share with others.

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    Reviews | France has brought passes for vaccines. People are not happy. Tue, 03 Aug 2021 05:00:06 +0000

    PARIS – At a time of the year when the French are traditionally divided between the “juillettistes” (who go on vacation in July) and the “augustiens” (who leave in August), the last few weeks have seen hundreds of thousands of people with a single rallying cry: “Freedom!

    These demonstrators are united against the new French system of passes for vaccines, announced with great fanfare by the government on July 12 and which is gradually coming into force. The measures, intended to boost the vaccination rate as Delta variant classes across the country, make proof of vaccination – or a negative coronavirus test – mandatory to enter cultural venues, bars and restaurants. By September, all caregivers will need such a pass to keep their jobs, and workers with permanent contracts may be suspended without pay until they can provide one.

    Although to some extent succeeded in its primary goal – in the weeks that followed, 6.5 million people were vaccinated, bringing the level to 47%, roughly the same proportion as in the United States – the decision rebounded badly against the government. Scores of people, unhappy with the act of coercion, take to the streets in a collective demonstration of defiance, potentially merging into a substantial protest movement that could hamper President Emmanuel Macron’s reelection efforts next year. As governments around the world contemplate similar policies, France’s experience is a caveat.