France is once again granting entry to foreign nationals who fall under the ICT posted worker category (“salarie detache ICT”) and their families, even if they are from a restricted country.

Key Points:

  • French consulates abroad are now issuing visas for ICT posted workers and their dependents.
  • Applicants from closed countries must fill out an International Travel Certificate to Mainland France. This form must be presented to airlines prior to departure and to border officials in France.
  • Some travelers must also present negative COVID-19 PCR test results taken 72 hours before boarding the plane for France.

Background: Entry for this category of visa holders was halted in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Analysis & Comments:
The change is welcome news that will boost mobility and economic activity in France. The most recent exemption for ICT posted workers follows Frances move to exempt Talent Passport holders researchers and teachers earlier this month. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.  Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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