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    Last Updated : 21st September 2020
  • Can Indian travel to the France?
  • YES but selectively.

  • Visa and Immigration related updates:
  • France Visa Application Centres in Bangalore Hyderabad, Kochi, New Delhi, Mumbai & Kolkata are accepting Long Stay Student visa applications. The Chennai Visa Application Centre is accepting Long Stay Student applications and Long Stay Spouse of French Citizen/EU Visa Applications. Long Stay Spouse of French Citizen/EU Visa Applications (Only in Chennai)
    Mumbai is accepting Student D Visa category (Only on Tuesdays & Thursdays)
    Kolkata is accepting Student & Long Term Visa categories

  • Eligibilty
  • Indian nationals with a valid residence permit, including long-stay visas valid as a residence permit or student visa, can enter France.
  • Currently, France is not issuing any fresh visas except to the spouse/ children of French nationals or to someone who has French citizenship.
  • Certain categories of individuals are however allowed to travel. For details, click here.
  • All EU (including UK) and EEA nationals can fly back to France.
  • French nationals and spouse/ children (accompanied or otherwise) can fly back.
  • Indian nationals with US Green Cards, Permanent Residency (PR) for Canada, and other countries will be allowed to travel only in case there is a specialized family connection and they are travelling together i.e. child is a citizen of the destination country. However, Permanent Resident holders for all third countries (including US Green Cards and PR for Canada) with no immediate family connection are not permitted to travel.

  • Passenger Obligation
  • Passengers who want to fly India-France must comply with all MHA guidelines as issued by the GOI.
  • It is recommended that all travellers wear a mask while commuting in public vehicles or visiting shopping areas.
  • The French coronavirus helpline number is 112 (can be dialled from within France)

  • Quarantine Protocol
  • Mandatory quarantine duration for Indians: 14 days (for those not carrying a negative test report)

  • Mandatory Quarantine & Testing Rules
  • Before departure, all passengers are required to submit: a ‘Travel Certitificate’, and a ‘Sworn Statement’ that they do not show any symptom of COVID19.
  • Visitors showing symptoms of Covid-19 or those unable to produce a negative virology test issued <72 hours before departure will be asked to take a test on arrival and also have to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • France updates its list of quarantine exceptions every two weeks depending on the travel advisories sent out by EU affiliated organisations, so best to keep checking their ofcial website for updated information.
  • For the latest quarantine FAQs answered by French government, click here.