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Coronavirus Guide: France

2021 Course Start Dates

Face to face French classes are now offered at all language schools in France & Guadeloupe.

EU and US nationals can now enter France (for info on which other nationals are allowed to enter, please see the Ministry link below). Proof of vaccines and/or PCR checks are required.

UK nationals:
If you are fully vaccinated you can enter France from the UK as long as you provide:

  • proof of vaccination status

Fully vaccinated travellers no longer need to provide proof of a negative PCR/antigen test result.
If you are not fully vaccinated, you will need to present a negative PCR or antigen test taken less than 24 hours beforehand. Self-administered tests are not accepted. You must complete a certificate of international travel and agree to seven days’ isolation.

Applying for Pass Sanitaire online

Please check the French Ministry link below for full details.  On departure, and return to the UK, students will need to quarantine, if returning from France or Guadeloupe (those who have had two vaccine jabs will be exempt from quarantine on their return home).

Updated: 8th September 2021

 

 

 >  View the French Ministry details online

Covid cancellation rules apply when:

– You are not permitted to travel due to official travel restrictions from your home country
– You are not permitted to travel due to entry restrictions into France
– You have official medical proof of a positive COVID-19 test

– a new lockdown is ordered by the French government affecting students on site

Paris (Les Halles)

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Covid Cancellation Policy 2021

Prior to arrival:
If cancelling for covid related reasons, the students can cancel 
31 days in advance of arrival and get a 100% refund on tuition and accommodation fees. If the student wishes they can transfer to online classes.

Once in France:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, 
you can either take online classes or will be issued with a voucher for future study within 18 months.

Accommodation:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, you will be able to stay on in your accommodation, whilst you take online lessons, but you will not receive a refund.

Cancellation for any other reason:
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions

Paris (15th District)

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Covid Cancellation Policy 2021

Prior to arrival:
If cancelling for covid related reasons, the students can cancel up to 72 hours in advance of arrival and get a 100% refund on tuition and accommodation fees. If the student wishes they can transfer to online classes or postpone their course start date.

Once in France/Tuition:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, students can choose one of three options:
to join the online classes available,
or to postpone the missed classes due to lockdown and add them at the end of their stay,
or to add extra afternoon lessons to the original course booked,
so they receive the number of tuition hours they have booked.

Once in France/Accommodation:
To be confirmed

Cancellation for any other reason:
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions

Nice

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Covid Cancellation Policy 2021

Prior to arrival:
If cancelling for covid related reasons, the students can cancel up to 72 hrs in advance of arrival and get a 100% refund on tuition and accommodation fees. Alternatively, if the student wishes they can transfer to online classes.

Once in France/Tuition:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, you can either take online classes, be issued a voucher for future study, or cancel the remaining programme and get a refund for the balance of the tuition (for full weeks, not partial weeks).

Once in France/Accommodation:
The school will issue a voucher for future use or refund host accommodation, but please note there will be different rules for residences, so the school cannot guarantee a full refund of the unused weeks for residence accommodation.

Cancellation for any other reason:
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions

Montpellier

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Covid Cancellation Policy 2021

Prior to arrival:
If cancelling for covid related reasons, the students can cancel up to 72 hrs in advance of arrival and get a 100% refund on tuition and accommodation fees. Alternatively, if the student wishes they can be issued a voucher for future studies, or transfer to online classes.

Once in France/Tuition:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, you can either take online classes, be issued a voucher for future study, or cancel the remaining programme and get a refund for the balance of the tuition (for full weeks, not partial weeks).

Once in France/Accommodation:
The school will issue a voucher for future use or refund host accommodation, but please note there will be different rules for residences, so the school cannot guarantee a partial/full refund of the unused weeks for residence accommodation.

Cancellation for any other reason:
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions

Lyon

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Covid Cancellation Policy 2021

Prior to arrival:
If cancelling for covid related reasons, the students can cancel up to 15 days in advance of arrival and get a 100% refund on tuition and accommodation fees. If less than 15 days notice is given, a EUR 100.00 charge will be applied, up to the Friday prior to departure. Alternatively, if the student wishes they can be issued a voucher for future studies, or transfer to online classes.

Once in France/Tuition:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, you can either take online classes, be issued a voucher for future study, or cancel the remaining programme and get a refund for the balance of the tuition (for full weeks, not partial weeks).

Once in France/Accommodation:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, you can either be issued a voucher for future use, or cancel host accommodation and have a refund less one week’s fee (for full weeks, not partial weeks) but please note there will be different rules for residences, so the school cannot guarantee a partial/full refund of the unused weeks for residence accommodation.

Cancellation for any other reason:
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions

Antibes

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Covid Cancellation Policy 2021
Policy applies to stays throughout 2021

Prior to arrival:
If cancelling for covid related reasons, the students can cancel up to 8 days in advance of arrival and get a 100% refund on tuition and accommodation fees. If less than 8 days notice is given, up to the final Friday a 30% fee will be applied to tuition and accommodation costs. 100% fee will be retained if there is a no show. Alternatively, if the student wishes they can be issued a voucher for future studies in 2021, or transfer to online classes. Online classes will be offered until at least the end of May 2021 (and possibly longer).

Once in France/Tuition:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, you can stay on in your accommodation and take online classes, or be issued a voucher for future study for the balance of your tuition.

Once in France/Accommodation:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, you can put your stay on hold and be issued a voucher for future use.

Cancellation for any other reason:
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions

Aix-en-Provence

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Covid Cancellation Policy 2021

Prior to arrival:
If cancelling for covid related reasons, the students can cancel up to 7 days in advance of arrival and get a 100% refund on tuition and accommodation fees. If less than 7 days notice is given, up to the final Friday a EUR 100.00 fee will be applied. 100% fee will be retained if there is a no show. Alternatively, if the student wishes they can be issued a voucher for future studies or transfer to online classes.

Once in France/Tuition:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, you can either take online classes, be issued a voucher for future study, or cancel the remaining programme and get a refund for the balance of the tuition (for full weeks, not partial weeks).

Once in France/Accommodation:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, you can either be issued a voucher for future use, or cancel host accommodation and have a refund less one week’s fee (for full weeks, not partial weeks) but please note there will be different rules for residences, so the school cannot guarantee a partial/full refund of the unused weeks for residence accommodation.

Cancellation for any other reason:
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions

Tours

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Covid Cancellation Policy 2021

Prior to arrival:
If cancelling for covid related reasons, the students can cancel up to 4 days in advance of arrival and get a 100% refund on tuition and accommodation fees. Alternatively, if the student wishes they can be issued a voucher for future studies or transfer to private tuition online classes.

Once in France/Tuition:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, you can either take online classes or be issued a voucher for future study.

Once in France/Accommodation:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, you can either be issued a voucher for future use, or cancel host accommodation and have a refund less one week’s fee (for full weeks, not partial weeks) but please note there will be different rules for residences, so the school cannot guarantee a partial/full refund of the unused weeks for residence accommodation.

Cancellation for any other reason:
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions

Bordeaux &
Biarritz Teens

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Covid Cancellation Policy 2021

Prior to arrival:
If cancelling for covid related reasons, the students can cancel up to 4 days in advance of arrival and get a 100% refund on tuition and accommodation fees. Alternatively, if the student wishes they can be issued a voucher for future studies (for up to 18 months) or transfer to online classes.

Once in France/Tuition:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, you can either take online classes or be issued a voucher for future study (valid for up to 18 months).

Once in France/Accommodation:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, you can either stay in your accommodation and take online classes or be issued a voucher for future host accommodation (valid for up to 18 months). Residences and other accommodation options will have different conditions and may not be refundable.

Cancellation for any other reason:
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions

Biarritz

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Covid Cancellation Policy 2021

Prior to arrival:
If cancelling for covid related reasons, the students can cancel up to 3 days in advance of arrival and get a 100% refund on tuition and accommodation fees. Alternatively, if the student wishes they can be issued a voucher for future studies (for up to 18 months) or transfer to online classes.

Once in France/Tuition:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, you will be issued a voucher for future study or a refund can be arranged.

Once in France/Accommodation:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, you can either be issued a voucher for future use, or cancel host accommodation and have a refund (for full weeks, not partial weeks) but please note there will be different rules for residences, so the school cannot guarantee a partial/full refund of the unused weeks for residence accommodation.

Cancellation for any other reason:
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions

Rouen

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Covid Cancellation Policy 2021

Prior to arrival:
If cancelling for covid related reasons, the students can cancel up to 6 days in advance of arrival and get a 100% refund on tuition and accommodation fees (less a EUR 150.00 admin fee). If the student wishes, they can transfer to online classes or be issued a voucher for future use.

Once in France/Tuition:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, you can either take online classes or be issued a voucher for future study, for up to 18 months.

Once in France/Accommodation:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, you can be issued a voucher for future use, for up to 18 months, but please note there will be different rules for residences, so the school cannot guarantee a partial/full voucher for the unused weeks for residence accommodation.

Cancellation for any other reason:
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions

Guadeloupe

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Covid Cancellation Policy 2021

Prior to arrival:
If cancelling for covid related reasons, the students can cancel up to 7 days in advance of arrival and get a 100% refund on tuition and up to 70% accommodation refund. If less than 7 days notice is given, no refund will be made.

Once in Guadeloupe/Tuition:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, there is no refund on the tuition fees.

Once in Guadeloupe/Accommodation:
If you need to cut the trip short for covid related reasons, there is no refund on the Hotel accommodation.

Cancellation for any other reason:
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions