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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19 AND THE SITUATION IN FRANCE
The health authorities have decided to change the rules for isolating contact cases in the general population. Since March 21, unvaccinated contact cases no longer need to isolate themselves.
Wearing a mask is no longer compulsory in establishments open to the public, with the exception of all indoor transport and in health or care facilities (in particular hospitals, pharmacies, or even laboratories of medical biology) in which it remains required for caregivers, patients and visitors.
Since 14 March 2022, the “vaccine pass” has been lifted in France in all areas where it was previously required (cultural and leisure venues, commercial catering, professional trade shows, etc.).
From February 12, 2022, the following rules will apply at borders:
* For travelers vaccinated within the meaning of European regulations, no more tests will be required on departure. Proof of a complete vaccination schedule becomes sufficient to arrive in France, regardless of the country of origin, as was the case before the distribution of the Omicron variant.
* For unvaccinated travellers, the obligation to present a negative test to travel to France remains, but the measures on arrival (test, isolation) are lifted when they come from countries on the "green" list, characterized by moderate circulation of the virus.
When unvaccinated travelers come from a country on the "orange" list, they must continue to present a compelling reason justifying the need for them to come to mainland France and may still be subject to a random test on arrival. Travelers who test positive will have to isolate themselves, in accordance with the recommendations of the Health Insurance.
For more information please consult the Ministry for Europe and foreign affairs' website.
For foreigners seeking entry to France, depending on your country of departure and your vaccination status, the procedures that apply to travel to France are different. We recommend you complete a full vaccination cycle before your departure to facilitate your arrival and daily life in France.
For more information, please consult the Ministry for Europe and foreign affairs' website.
French EURAXESS centres can be contacted by email for any questions.
You will find here all the necessary information for mobile researchers, and assistance with the support of our network of services centres. If you are looking for information about entry procedures, social security, legal issues, postdoctoral positions and research jobs, this website is for you!
You will also find the contact details of all the services centres available in France, as well as information related to the entry and residence conditions on the French territory, accommodation and all you need to prepare a successful stay in the hexagon.
EURAXESS FRANCE is a member of the European Commission initiative, gathering more than 600 services centres assisting EU and non-EU researchers in 42 countries.
All services of the EURAXESS Network are free of charge.
DISCOVER EURAXESS IN France
When I was thinking about performing a research stay in a foreign country, I would have never imagined that I would choose Nantes as my receiving city. However, when I started to search for scientific groups working in polysaccharides and their characterization, the INRA-Nantes attracted my attention because of the quality, dynamism and efficiency of researchers working in this unit.
I was accepted to do my PhD in University of Franche-Comté, in FEMTO-ST institute. Before my arrival in Besançon, I faced several administrative problems, like finding a place to stay, procedures of obtaining hosting agreement from university for working permit, registering in Doctoral School.
Thanks to EURAXESS representative in UFC, whose contacts I got from my supervisor, all obstacles had been solved promptly.
I am a postdoctoral fellow in Department of Virology, at the University of Franche-Comté.
I have been living in France since September 2012. Before leaving India, I contacted EURAXESS Service Centre of Besançon for our initial settlement in Besançon. EURAXESS promptly replied to each and every query and helped us finding lodgment in Besançon, getting a residence permit, opening a bank account, getting health insurance card ("Carte Vitale"), house insurance, complementary insurance and many more. In addition, they also suggested the centers where we could learn French.
I am an Italian researcher from Siena (Tuscany), working mainly in the field of urban archaeology. My degree and PhD thesis concern the survey done in the Third Courtyard of Palazzo Vecchio, the Town Hall of Florence. After winning the "Premio Ottone d'Assia-Riccardo Francovich", a prize for the best work in medieval archaeology open to applicants up to age 35, I decided to try an international experience. I found an opportunity which allowed me to develop my skills and my knowledge at the University François-Rabelais of Tours, in the archaeological unit called "CITERES". Thanks to a grant I spent one year in Tours enjoying the French lifestyle.