France will re-open progressively its borders Schengen from 1 July - The Point

The déconfinement continues at the international level after the european Commission has called for a partial reopening of the borders of the EU. France "will

France will re-open progressively its borders Schengen from 1 July - The Point

The déconfinement continues at the international level after the european Commission has called for a partial reopening of the borders of the EU. France "will proceed with a gradual opening of the external borders of Schengen as of July 1, announced Friday the ministers of foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian and Interior Christophe Castaner in a joint press release. The decision was taken in accordance with the recommendations of the european Commission presented on Thursday and "this opening will be gradual and differentiated according to the health situation in various third countries, and in accordance with the terms and conditions which have been agreed at european level by then," they said.

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international students will be allowed, regardless of their country of origin, to come to France and their reception arrangements will be promoted. Their visa application and residence permits will be processed in priority. As regards internal borders, the european ministers confirm that France will lift the 15th of June at midnight, all the traffic restrictions put in place to fight against the pandemic Covid-19.

A logic of reciprocity

The people from all countries of the european area (member States of the european Union as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, san Marino, Switzerland and Vatican) will thus be able to enter on the French territory, without restrictions, to the exception of Spain and the United Kingdom. These two countries applying restrictions, the France will continue to apply reciprocity.

as Well, as Spain chose to maintain until June 21, restrictions of movement, as well as a quatorzaine for air passengers from Europe, the air passengers from Spain were in turn invited to perform a quatorzaine to their arrival in France until 21 June. Passengers from the United Kingdom will no longer be subject to restriction of entry in France from the 15th of June, but will remain until a "new order", invited to observe a quatorzaine to their arrival.

France and Germany had called for a fortnight to the re-opening as soon as possible borders between the european countries, after several weeks of closure due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

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Updated Date: 12 June 2020, 19:33

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