Formalities & Practical Info

Prepare for the trip

Travel formalities documents

French citizens

Tip: Save time at border control with the new facial recognition ABC* GATES. For all nationals of one of the 28 EU Member States, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, we recommend taking your biometric passport with you, even when travelling within Europe.
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  • Valid identitiy papers for :
    travel within the European Union and Switzerland;
    tourist travel to Senegal, Tunisia and Turkey.
  • An unexpired passport is required for other destinations
    For the following countries, your passport must be valid at least six months after entering or leaving the country: Brazil, China, Egypt, Mauritius, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
  • Foreign minor resident in France
    To travel, foreign minors resident in France must have an unexpired travel document (such as a passport). In addition, they may obtain a travel document for foreign minors to facilitate travel outside the French territory.
    This document allows them to benefit from a visa waiver on returning to France or when entering the external borders of the Schengen Area.
    On returning to France, these documents are required to:
    re-enter the country or the outside borders of the Schengen area;
    prove the child is entitled to stay in France.

Your travel documents

  • Visa
    Some countries require a visa in addition to your passport. Inquire from your travel agent, airline or the consulate of the destination country.
  • Vaccination card
    To travel safely, inquire as early as possible about the health risks at your destination.
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