The French Prime Minister envisaged the possibility of free movement in the European area as from June 15th, as well as, to or from, certain non-European countries.
In his statement on May 28th, the French Prime Minister envisaged the possibility of free movement in the European area as from June 15th, as well as, to or from, certain non-European countries, according to agreements that will be phased in gradually.
Regarding the mobility of ENS de Lyon staff and students, after discussion with the Directorate of International Affairs and in the current state of the guidelines that we know of today, we are considering the following arrangements for the beginning of the new academic year 2020-21:
Procedures for student mobility and staff missions are maintained, subject to a minimum duration of 6 weeks and with the possibility of cancellation without notice, depending on public health developments and the reopening of borders. We ask students wishing to go abroad, to provide an alternative solution within France, in case of cancellation and not to incur any costs at this time.
Assignments of less than 6 weeks are not permitted at this time, due to lockdown or quarantine measures required upon arrival in many countries.
Travel to France is always subject to express authorization from a member of the institution’s executive committee, depending on the specific provisions for each applicant.
However, we encourage you to continue communicating remotely using videoconference etc., whenever possible, and to remain extremely vigilant in view of the uncertainties of the ever-changing health situation.
Let us continue to take the utmost care so that the gradual recovery of on-site activity can continue in the best conditions possible during the month of June and with the hope of increasing this interaction at ENS de Lyon even more in July.