France has moved to waive COVID-19 entry restrictions for Talent Passport holders, researchers and teachers.

Key Points:

  • The entry exemption will apply to current visa holders and new applicants.
  • French consulates abroad are now issuing Talent Passport visas and visas for researchers/teachers. Previously, French consulates had mostly focused on issuing visas for family of French or EU nationals and students.
  • Travelers must complete an International Travel Certificate to Mainland France. It must be presented to the airline prior to departure and to border officials in France.
  • Anyone entering France will still be subject to COVID-19 health measures, including testing and quarantine in some cases.

Analysis & Comments: The move to welcome Talent Passport holders, teachers and researchers highlights the importance France places on individuals in these positions. 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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