Travel formalities:
essential documents for air travel



ATo fly from Paris-Charles de Gaulle or Paris-Orly, and depending on your destination, you must present one or more essential documents.
Without these, you may not be permitted to board or may be refused entry at your destination.
Check with your airline at the time of booking.




What are the essential documents for travel?





 
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What identity documents do I need to carry?



Click on the option that applies to you: 


I am French

I am travelling within France

National identity card
is mandatory
Driving licences
are not acceptable identity documents
If you are travelling through a foreign country to an overseas territory,
you will need your passport


I am travelling within the European Union* and the Schengen Area**

National identity card or passport
is mandatory
A minor travelling alone
must have a certificate of permission to leave the country, signed by one of his/her parents
For tour package passengers only,
Identity cards will be accepted, including for travel to Switzerland


I am travelling outside the European Union*

Passport
is mandatory
A visa
may be required depending on your destination
For tour package passengers only,
Identity cards will be accepted, including for travel to Turkey or Tunisia




I am an EU national

Je voyage en France I am travelling within France

National identity card
is mandatory
Driving licences
are not acceptable identity documents
If you are travelling through a foreign country to an overseas territory,
you will need your passport


I am travelling within the European Union* and the Schengen Area**

National identity card or passport
is mandatory
A minor travelling alone
must have a certificate of permission to leave the country, signed by one of his/her parents
For tour package passengers only,
Identity cards will be accepted, including for travel to Switzerland


I am travelling outside the European Union*

Passport
is mandatory
A visa
may be required depending on your destination
For tour package passengers only,
Identity cards will be accepted, including for travel to Turkey or Tunisia




I am a non-EU national

I am travelling within France

National identity card
is mandatory
Driving licences
are not acceptable identity documents
If you are travelling through a foreign country to an overseas territory,
you will need your passport


I am travelling within the European Union* and the Schengen Area**

National identity card or passport
is mandatory
A minor travelling alone
must have a certificate of permission to leave the country, signed by one of his/her parents
For tour package passengers only,
Identity cards will be accepted, including for travel to Switzerland


I am travelling outside the European Union*

National identity card or passport
is mandatory
A minor travelling alone
must have a certificate of permission to leave the country, signed by one of his/her parents
For tour package passengers only,
Identity cards will be accepted, including for travel to Switzerland




*European Union countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

**Schengen Area countries not in the European Union: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.