UPDATED ON AUGUST 14th
France has imposed a mandatory 10 -day confinement for any unvaccinated person arriving from a "Red Country" . By "not vaccinated",
it must be understood "neither has been vaccinated nor has been vaccinated by a vaccine not recognized in France" (Vaccins recognized in France) ,
The methods of this mandatory confinement are not yet known.
► the curfew is over ► wearing a mask outdoors is compulsory from 9 AM to 10 PM in Brest
COMING TO FRANCE:
Since June 9, 2021, the flow of travelers between France and foreign countries has been reopened according to modalities that vary depending on the health situation of third countries and the vaccination of travelers. A classification of countries has been defined on the basis of health indicators. The lists of countries are likely to be adapted according to the evolutions of the epidemic situation.
Classification of countries as of July 1, 2021 based on health indicators "Green" countries: no active circulation of the virus, no worrying variants identified. No particular restriction to come to France. VACCINATED: Vaccinated students and researchers must provide proof of complete vaccination and a sworn statement of no symptoms of covid-19 infection and contact with a confirmed case within 14 days prior to departure. NON VACCINATED: Unvaccinated students and researchers must provide a negative PCR or antigen test of less than 72 hours, a sworn statement of no symptoms of covid-19 infection and contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days prior to departure.
"Orange" countries: active circulation of the virus in controlled proportions, without dissemination of worrying variants: all countries, except "green" and "red" countries. Restrictions apply only to unvaccinated international students and researchers. Compelling Motifs - Orange Country (in French) VACCINATED: Vaccinated students and researchers must provide: ► proof of complete vaccination (vaccines recognized in France), ► a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours or a negative antigen test of less than 48 hours ► and a sworn statement of absence of symptoms of covid-19 infection and contact with a confirmed case in the 14 days prior to departure. NON VACCINATED: Unvaccinated students and researchers from "orange" countries must prove a compelling reason to come to France and present upon boarding: ► A negative PCR test of less than 72 hours or a negative antigen test of less than 48 hours ► A sworn statement certifying that the traveler does not show signs of Covid-19, that he/she has not met people with Covid-19 in the last 14 days and that he agrees to be submit to a screening test on arrival. This certificate also certifies that the traveler undertakes to respect isolation for 7 days after arrival and to perform a PCR test at the end of isolation. ► An international travel certificate indicating the overriding reason for travel and the documents to justify it.
"Red" countries: Active circulation of the virus and presence of worrying variants. Borders are currently closed for international students and researchers from these countries. Afghanistan, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Maldives, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Suriname , Uruguay and Zambia. More info in French on: summary table of procedures relating to international travel Vaccines recognized in France TousAntiCovid application
More info in English on:
To get vaccinated in France, you will need to be registered with social security.
Persons wishing to leave the national territory to a country outside the European area must justify a compelling health, family or economic motive associated with their displacement.
The existence of this compelling reason will be checked in France before departure.
In the event of a false declaration or an invalid reason, boarding will be refused
Any exit from the national territory is now subject to the regime of overriding reasons, whether it concerns a French national, a national of a member country of the European area (European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, Saint- Marin, Switzerland and Vatican) or a national of any other State.
Only travelers who fulfill one of the reasons for the exit certificate for compelling reasons are allowed to travel.
Download the exit certificate for compelling reasons (in French for now)
In the event of a repeat offense within 15 days: a fine of 200 euros, increased to 450 euros (in the event of non-payment or non-dispute within the time limit indicated on the notice of violation)
After 3 offenses in 30 days: a fine of 3,750 euros punishable by 6 months' imprisonment.
There are simple steps to protect your health and that of those around you.
The virus does not circulate alone, it is humans who carry the virus, so the following measures, called "barrier gestures", are common sense measures:
wash your hands regularly with soap or an alcoholic gel;
do not shake hands and avoid kissing;
cough or sneeze into your elbow;
use disposable tissues.
Stay at home, avoid contact with others. Some people transmit the virus without feeling the symptoms.
If you think you're sick, avoid public places. Do not visit frail people (elderly or sick). Avoid leaving your home. Follow the barrier measures (hand washing, mask). Monitor your symptoms, changes in body temperature and seek medical advice by phone or teleconsultation, DO NOT GO to your GP’s or to the hospital;
In case of breathing difficulties:
- Contact the SAMU immediately (French emergency services – dial 15)
- Do not go directly to your GP’s or to the hospital.
- French government website: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus
- Further information is available on the World Health Organization's website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- French Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/
- a canadian site in english language shows a compliation of the cases of coronavirus in the world
- information in english on the European Commission website leaflet in english
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