BEFORE YOU LEAVE
In accordance with Decree n°2020-1310 of 29th October 2020 (décret n°2020-1310 du 29 octobre 2020) amended on 6th November 2020, prior to boarding, passengers must provide the airline or ferry operator with a sworn statement declaring that they are not showing any symptoms of covid-19 and that, to their knowledge, they have not been in contact with any confirmed cases of covid-19 within the 14 days before the flight. A protective mask must be worn.
Furthermore, the decree sets out provisions for air and sea passengers, depending on where they are travelling from, pertaining to the presentation of a biological or viral test (e.g. PCR test) carried out less than 72 hours before departure and showing a negative result for Covid-19 (further information can be found on the Ministry of Solidarity and Health website (Site du ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé).
Thus, in accordance with the text of the decree:
● All persons aged eleven years or over, arriving from one of the following countries: Andorra, Australia, South Korea, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Rwanda, San Marino, Vatican City, Singapore, Switzerland and Thailand, are exempt from producing such a document in order to enter mainland France. This list is updated regularly, at least every two weeks, in conjunction with our European partners and taking into consideration the European Union Council’s recommendations, developments in the sanitary situation and respecting the policy of reciprocity.
● All persons aged eleven years or over, travelling to mainland France from South Africa, Algeria, Bahrain, China, United Arab Emirates, The United States, Ecuador, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Panama, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and Zimbabwe, must present such a document before boarding.
● All persons aged eleven years or over, travelling from all other countries (with the exception of the European Union and all countries mentioned above) failing to present such a document upon arrival on French soil, will be taken at the airport, railway station or port to a screening facility for the test to be carried out. In view of these requirements, all persons aged eleven years or over are strongly advised to carry out a virus test locally if possible, less than 72 hours before departure.
This information is often updated, so please check for any changes regularly and at least 2 weeks prior to departure on the following websites:
● France Diplomacy (legal information)
● Ministry of Interior (downloadable certificates)
Other useful websites:
● Additional measures for Haute-Garonne and Toulouse
● Campus France information
● Information on destinations requiring a quarantine period
How can I find out about lockdown and/or teleworking official dates set up by the ICT for my faculty ?
For information on the start and end dates of lockdown and/or the start/end of lectures you must attend, please contact your faculty’s office :
● Philosophy : Aude CHIAPPETTI
● Arts Department : Valérie DUPUY
● Theology : Isabelle EL-KHADDAR
● Canon Law : Hervé MIAYOUKOU
● Law : Hélène POMAREDE | Laura DELLI-CARPINI
While attending courses from home or at the faculty, I find out that someone in my circle has contracted COVID. What must I do if I have been in physical contact with this person? Am I possibly a COVID contact risk?
Firstly, what constitutes a COVID contact risk?
Face-to-face contact of any duration (e.g. conversation, meal, flirting, hugging or kissing) with another person, keeping less than one metre apart in an enclosed space without effective protective measures (surgical mask; FFP2 mask or a standard facemask worn by you or the other person; intercom/screen).
To avoid contaminating anyone in your surroundings, it is recommended that you self-isolate even without any symptoms of the illness appearing.
Indeed, it is possible to be contagious up to 48 hours before symptoms occur, or even to be infected without any signs of the illness. Self-isolating helps to avoid contaminating others unknowingly, and allows better containment of the epidemic.
You should also inform the International Relations Department who will notify ICT’s Human Resources department, specifying the exact circumstance :
Mr. Guallar, I.R.O. secretary
If you have any symptoms (temperature, cough, unusual tiredness, headaches, aching, sore throat, loss of taste and smell) stay at home and call your doctor. If symptoms worsen, with respiratory difficulties and symptoms of choking, dial 15 (or 114 for anyone with speech impediment or hearing difficulties).
For all information on coronavirus, the situation in France and sanitary guidelines :
For any questions concerning Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19),
please call this toll-free number, available 24/7 :
0 800 130 000
Yes, you are authorised to travel back, temporarily or permanently, to your home country. If you decide to return home permanently, you must notify the International Relations Department (Mr. Guallar, I.R.O. secretary : email@example.com).
However, you will be expected to continue to follow your course and take your exams online in order to validate your semester. You will be required to sign your certificate of presence/departure before you leave.
If you travel back to your home country temporarily, there is nothing to sign at ICT’s IR Department, but you must notify ICT and your university of origin.
I am currently residing in the CROUS’s student halls (e.g. Chapou residence) and I wish to temporarily or permanently travel back to my country of origin. What steps must I take?
You must, without fail, notify ICT’s International Relations Department and email Mr. Guallar, I.R.O. secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are leaving permanently, you must also have your university’s certificate of departure signed before you leave Toulouse. You must also notify the CROUS.
For more information about the procedures to follow during the sanitary crisis, please visit the CROUS dedicated COVID WEBPAGE
Download the CROUS residents’ guide HERE
You can call the International Relations Department, who will help to reassure you, and/or use ICT’s psychological support service provided by Mr Bruno BERNASCONI, with whom you will be able to set up a meeting. To get in touch: email@example.com.
Meetings are conducted via video-call and are completely free.
You may also use the online psychologist service Happsy Line:
Consultations can be in French, English or Spanish, last 30 to 45 minutes, and are free. Please note the Happsy Line is not a helpline or for emergencies. In case of emergency, please dial 15.
As an international student you are exempted from taking part in work experience unless you have the consent of your university of origin. Work experience does not give you any extra ECTS points.
I have returned home temporarily or permanently, well before the planned date of return. Will I lose my Erasmus+ grant ?
As long as you continue the course online and take all the exams scheduled by your faculty affiliated to the ICT, you will not lose your grant. However, your university of origin must be notified of your return.
No, you are all treated equally and are not granted extra time. In the event of connexion problems, an extra 15 minutes is tolerated. Only students with a disability are granted time adjustments for their exams.
Before the day of your exams, you must therefore ensure that the space you have chosen to sit your exam has a good internet connexion and will allow you to work in suitable conditions (a calm space, conducive to thought).