Security control:
the key step before boarding




Two mandatory steps must be completed before boarding: security inspection of the passenger and their carry-on baggage, and border control. Learn what to do and what items and products are prohibited to ensure you pass the security control before boarding.




What do I need to think about before going through security control?





 
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What do I need to do at security control?


  • Step 1 Boarding pass

    Present your passport and boarding pass.

  • Step 2 Baggage

    Get ready to place your carry-on baggage and personal belongings in the trays provided.

  • Step 3 Yourself

    Walk through the detector once invited to by the security staff.


Step 1 Boarding pass

Present your passport and boarding pass.

Step 2 Baggage

Get ready to place your carry-on baggage and personal belongings in the trays provided.

Step 3 Yourself

Walk through the detector once invited to by the security staff.









IMPORTANT

Since November 2015, security has been strengthened, and random checks may be performed by security personnel, in accordance with EU regulations. This may add to wait times when approaching the boarding area. Which is why we recommend getting an early start and arriving at the airport at least two hours before your flight departure time.



What happens at border control?




All passengers have to go through border control when entering or exiting the Schengen Area, whether travelling by air, sea or land. Border checkpoints are policed by immigration officers.

Their job is to:
- verify the authenticity of the travel documents presented.
- check national, European, and international databases.


Faster and easier border control with the Parafe system

 

Paris Aéroport, in conjunction with Government services, has equipped all of its Paris airport terminals with “Parafe” (Automated Fast-Track Crossing at External Bordersgates, thus automating the process for people entering and exiting the country.

You can use this system if you hold a biometric passport and are a national of one of the 27 countries of the EU, or a national of Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, or Norway.
Instructions are found at the entrance of each gate.

Other nationalities must go through the traditional passport controls with immigration officers.