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Lifting of travel restrictions for culture professionals: practical information

French professionals
The Institut Français is rolling out a new service for French cultural professionals offering real-time information on the status of travel opportunities and professional activities abroad.

A new tool to support the resumption of professional activities

The health crisis has led to unprecedented restrictions on travel opportunities and interrupted the development of French artistic creation and cultural industries internationally for a long period. While digital technology plays a major role in filling the creative void, international travel is essential and its resumption is a primary concern for the French cultural sector as a whole.

The Institut Français has approached professionals in order to design a solution adapted to their needs through the deployment of a new service to support the resumption of international travel.


This service prioritises the 37 countries identified by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs as having strong potential for the development and export of French cultural and creative industries.

It provides a factsheet for each country specifying

  • Access and entry conditions to the country :

Links to information available on embassy websites and the France Diplomatie website of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.

  • Authorised professional activities applicable to the cultural sector :

Opening procedures for cultural venues; types of authorised activities; operation of professional markets

Consult the information by country