France looks ahead to the end of COVID-19 restrictions

le 23/06/2021
Since June 9th 2021, France has set new procedures that apply to international students coming to France. KEDGE is currently taking all necessary steps to welcome students again at the start of the 2021-2022 academic year.


France's vaccination campaign has been accelerating in recent weeks, allowing to gradually ease the restrictions linked to COVID-19 spread prevention.
Barrier gestures are still compulsory indoors, and the obligation to wear a mask outdoors has been removed, with some exceptions. Cafés and restaurants totally reopened as well as non-essential shops, cultural and sports establishments, casinos and theatres. As for clubs, they were also able to reopen on July 9th, and concerts are allowed again since June 30th.


As of June 9, French borders reopened for international students of a large number of countries , allowing them to come with no need for coronavirus tests as long as they are vaccinated. Students from some countries with virus surges and variants still need a compelling reason to come to France, and have to adhere to a set of strict conditions. The conditions still differ according to the health situation of their country of origin and vaccination status, but allow students from a large number of countries to come study in France.
Vaccination is also facilitated for students, with the French government providing pre-entry vaccinations for international students in higher education institutions.
Each country is submitted to specific rules as for travelling to France, you can see the full list of requirements by country on Campus France website.


KEDGE Business School teams are closely monitoring local conditions and government advice in France and regularly adapts to be able to welcome students on site by the 2021 intake. On each KEDGE campus in France, the gradual reopening is being implemented in compliance with the health protocol decreed by regional and national government agencies. The administrative teams are already gradually returning to face-to-face work on all campuses.
In this very particular context, the school has put in place specific measures: In the event of a delay in obtaining a visa which would postpone the arrival in France, students will be able to follow courses online while waiting for their visa.
We remain as flexible and agile as we can to adapt to changing circumstances. If the health situation deteriorates during the summer, we will be able to switch to distance learning to ensure the continuity of teaching activities.

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