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CONTAINMENT : useful information

You’ll find useful documents here. Some are translated in English.

At Science Accueil, we are staying at your side and we have launched several actions to help you through this crisis as smoothly as possible.

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Information (updated on March 14, 2022)

Since March 14, 2022

No more masks to be worn indoors (except on public transport).
End of the vaccination pass (except in health establishments, nursing homes and establishments for people with disabilities).
End of wearing masks in classrooms in schools, colleges and high schools.
End of the protocol in companies and the obligation to wear a mask.
“Vaccination pass

Since March 14: end of the “vaccination pass” in all places where it was required (leisure and cultural places, commercial catering activities, trade fairs and exhibitions…).
However, the “health pass” remains in force in health establishments, retirement homes, and establishments for people with disabilities.



Since March 14, the wearing of masks in classrooms in schools, colleges and high schools has ended. For the rest (brewing, physical and sports activities…) it is level 1 of the health protocol that continues to apply.
The baccalaureate specialty tests, scheduled from March 14 to 16, have been postponed to May 11, 12 and 13 due to the Covid-19 epidemic.



As of February 12, 2022, the following rules will apply at borders:

For travelers who are vaccinated as defined by EU regulations, no more testing will be required at departure. Proof of a complete vaccination regimen will once again be sufficient to arrive in France, regardless of the country of origin, as was the case before the spread of the Omicron variant.
For unvaccinated travelers, 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 a moderate circulation of the virus.
When unvaccinated travelers come from a country on the “orange” list, they will still have to present a compelling reason justifying the need to come to metropolitan France and may still be subject to a random test upon arrival. Travelers who test positive will have to isolate themselves, in accordance with the recommendations of the Health Insurance.
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The time for the booster dose has been reduced to three months after the last injection or infection with Covid-19.
The vaccine booster is open to all persons 18 years and older, and since January 24, it is open to all adolescents aged 12 to 17 years without obligation.
Vaccination is open to all children aged 5-11 years and requires the agreement of either of the holders of parental authority.

As of February 28, 2022, contact persons are only required to perform one test (self-test or antigenic test or RT-PCR test) at D2. That is, two days after having been informed of having been in contact with a person who tested positive.
It is no longer mandatory to perform a PCR test to confirm a positive antigen test.
However, a PCR test is still required after a positive self-test.


As of March 14, the wearing of masks in the workplace is no longer required.
Telecommuting is no longer mandatory but still recommended.

For information on the measures considered for higher education, research and innovation

Incoming mobility

Find more information about travel to France on the website of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.


Residence permit

Student card and talent passport renewals can now be submitted online.

The application process for students is explained here. 

The application process for talent passport is explained here.

For more information The Sub-prefecture of Palaiseau has made available the document foire aux questions COVID 19 (French version).

Public service offices open


The Foreign Talent Welcome Desk  (Guichet d’Accueil des Talents Etrangers – GATE) closed its doors on December 17, 2021.

For all specific requests, you can reach the prefectures by e-mail :

Sub-prefecture of Palaiseau : [email protected]
Prefecture of Evry : [email protected]
Prefecture of Versailles : [email protected]
For the ” Talent Passports “, a specific address is dedicated to them:

In Essonne : [email protected]
In Yvelines : [email protected]

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If you have trouble due to the situation (moral, financial…), fell free to tell us, we will do our best to help you find a solution.