Prepare for the trip
Travel formalities documents
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.
*Automated Border Control
- 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
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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