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France has now moved India to the amber from the Red list of countries. According to the French government, amber-listed countries are those where there is the active circulation of the virus in controlled proportions, without the spread of concerning variants.

After this news, VFS centers in Delhi and Mumbai have now opened and are accepting all visa categories. Also for children, there will be no quarantine mandate in France.

Requirements to travel to France

  • You can travel to France without any restriction if you are Fully vaccinated and holding a valid C-type Schengen visa.
  • You must be vaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna, Vaxzevria, Covishield, or Janssen.
  • You are allowed to travel after seven days of getting your second vaccine shot and after 28 days of getting the Janssen vaccine.
  • You need to have proof of vaccination status.
  • You must also submit a sworn statement showing you don’t have any infection symptoms and had not been in contact with any covid-infected person in the last 14 days.

Those students with ‘talent passports’, fall under the list of compelling reasons. So they are allowed to travel to France. But they need to show their negative PCR test which is taken in the last 72 hours before departure. You can also present a negative antigen test, which must not be older than 48 hours before departure.

However, there are restrictions applied to unvaccinated travellers as well as those vaccinated with unapproved vaccines such as Covaxin. If you want to study in France, you need to follow the above-mentioned requirements strictly.


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