France moves India to Amber list from Red list

As covid cases have gone down in the Indian subcontinent, France has decided to move India from Red list to Amber list. The amber list according to the French government is where there is an active circulation of the virus in controlled proportions, without further spread.

Soon after this news was announced, the VFS centres in Delhi and Mumbai have opened and are accepting visas for France under all categories.

Update: There would not be any quarantine mandate for Kids.

There are specific requirements for travellers who are planning their visit to France

  1. Fully vaccinated travellers who hold Schengen visa for 3-5 years can now travel to France without any restrictions but, travellers should be vaccinated with any EMA-Approved vaccines which include Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Vaxzevria etc
  2. Passengers should have completed the full dose of vaccination which include the second dose and they can travel after 7 days of taking the second dose.
  3. All travellers should have proof of vaccination and they must attest to a statement saying that they are not facing any infectious symptoms.
  4. Travel restrictions will be applicable for unvaccinated travellers and also those who have been administered with non-EMA-Approved vaccination Eg; for India it is Covaxin.
  5. Those who wish to travel to France under ‘talent passports’ are allowed to travel to France should show negative RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours and a negative antigen test which should not be older than 48 hours before departure which is also acceptable.
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