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Medical Information Sheet

Upon your arrival, you will need to provide your Medical Information Sheet to the Health Center of the UTT: this document is extremely important!
Without it, the Health Center cannot provide you with any medical attention.

Health insurance

The French National Health Insurance (“Sécurité Sociale” which is a medical coverage) is compulsory in France. Different rates and conditions apply which means that the French National Health Insurance only pays back a part of people’s medical expenses:
  • European students: must produce a European Health Insurance Card.
  • Students from Quebec: must produce the SE401Q106 form duly validated from their home country.
  • Non-European students (AND European students who do not have a European Health Insurance Card AND students from Quebec that do not have the SE401Q106 form) : You must register online to the French Health Security System upon arrival in France (free of charge). You can do it on our online services platform dedicated to the practical organisation in order to help you prepare for your arrival in Troyes. Access to this platform is only open to students that the international relations office directly handles.
  • Students only coming for the "Intersemester short programs (August and Jan-Feb)": must have their own health insurance to cover their whilst in France (except students with the European Health Insurance card).
  • There is a Medical Center in UTT with a Nurse, a Doctor and a Psychologist working to keep people physically and mentally well. Students can also have access to medical cares outside the university (more details on the International students guide).
WARNING : It is the sole responsibility of the students to verify that they have all necessary insurances for the whole duration of their studies at the UTT/of their stay in France.

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Accessibility for students with disability

  1. Before admission : Students with disability and their families can send an email to one of the main point of contact for students with disabilities at the University in order to learn more about the facilities and discuss potential adjustments for the student. incoming@utt.fr
  2. First contact UTT : The student with disability can send an email to schedule an appointment with UTT's health department: infirmerie@utt.fr . Alternatively the health department can contact the student first after reading through his medical record and the information completed during the admission process.
  3. Appointment at UTT : Will take place at the heath center with the student's medical record. Following the appointment, there will be a meeting with a member of staff in order to decide together and put in place an action plan to facilitate access to University services.
  4. Appointment with a doctor of medecine at the University : The appointment will be scheduled by UTT's health department for you.
  5. Action plan handover : Following the consultation, the medical doctor will send a copy of the approved action plan to UTT's health center. The health center will in turn provide one copy to the student.
  6. Action plan handover to the teachers : We will make arrangements for every student and remind his/her professors of the action plan in place during the semester. The professors will share the action plan with subsitute professors and contributors to the course.
Travel vaccinations in France
Vaccination requirements for entering France may also exist depending on your nationality; check with a French embassy or consulate in your area before you travel to France.
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip.

These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox), and polio. In addition, get your yearly flu shot.

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you will need before you go.
A doctor will also advise you based on where you are traveling, for how long, and in which conditions.

Useful resources

COVID-19 in France
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for everyone. Many expats find themselves separated from family and loved ones in their home countries. As a foreigner, it is also sometimes difficult to find critical information regarding coronavirus infection rates, local measures, and restrictions, and now, thankfully, vaccinations.
  • For general coronavirus information in France, including vaccination schedules and the latest restrictions, visit the official Coronavirus (COVID-19) website.
  • For dedicated information on how the COVID-19 pandemic affects France, consult our guide to the COVID-19 pandemic in France.

Coming to France: French nationals, foreigners, students and international researchers

Since 12 February 2022, new rules apply to travelers arriving in France. For further information, please see the Interior Ministry’s website
  • According to European regulations, vaccinated travelers no longer have to be tested before departure. Proof of full vaccination once again suffices to enter France, regardless of the country of departure, as was the case before the spread of the Omicron variant.
  • Unvaccinated travelers are still required to present a negative test result to enter France, but the measures upon arrival (test, isolation) have been lifted when they arrive from a “green” country where there is limited circulation of the virus.
  • When unvaccinated travelers arrive from a country on the “orange” list, they must continue to present a compelling reason to justify the need to come to metropolitan France and may still have to take a random test upon arrival. Travelers who test positive must self-isolate, in accordance with the recommendations of the public health insurance authority. During their stay in France, travelers should download the TousAntiCovid application, continue to strictly respect protective measures and physical distancing, wear a face mask and be vigilant and act responsibly if symptoms appear or if they are infected. https://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/recommandations_covid_19-3.pdf
If you have travelled through a third-world country during your return trip to France, but remained in the airport international zone, the rules for your country of departure apply.

Foreign visitors must pay for tests in France.

All the information is on https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/covid-19-international-travel
mise à jour le 07 février 2023