Lockdown extended until 11 May and partial reopening afterwards

Lockdown is in place in France since 17 March and French President Macron announced on 13 April its extension until 11 May. He further announced that schools and creches will slowly start reopening after that date, and that the lock-down will slowly be lifted. Conditions and timeline are still to be made available. However, cafes, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, etc. shall remain closed until further notice.

The French President further raised the possibility of Schengen external borders remaining closed until September. This would prohibit entry into the territory to most of the non-EEA travellers, including but not limited to tourists during the summer period, and assignee’s coming to do an orientation tour and search for a home in France.

Same was justified by the fact that most of the French people haven’t been exposed to the COVID-19, thanks to the lockdown and early reopening of borders when the virus still circulating strongly in other countries would expose France to a second wave of infection.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us:

Alexandra Demeure
Immigration Manager

Western Europe cluster

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