Travel formalities : documents
Depending on your destination, you may require one or more documents. Without them, you may be refused boarding or entry at your destination. To avoid this inconvenience, check which documents are required when booking your ticket.
At all times, airlines must verify your identity when boarding. Keep identification with you.
You only need valid identity papers for:
- travel within the European Union and Switzerland;
- tourist travel to Tunisia (only on organized trip) and Turkey.
An unexpired passport is required for other destinations (India, Japan).
For the following countries, your passport must be valid at least between three and sixt months after entering or leaving the country: Brazil, China, Egypt, Mauritius, Indonesia, Kenya, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand and Vietnam.
Foreign minor residents in France
To travel, foreign minors residing 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.Warning!
Since 15 January 2017, the authorisation to leave the French territory is active again.
This document allows them to benefit from a visa waiver on returning to France or when entering the external borders of the Schengen Area.
When coming back, these papers will allow to:
- re-enter the country or the outside borders of the Schengen area;
- prove the child is entitled to stay in France.*Note: in any case, please find out from your airline the specific requirements to complete before your trip and the documents you may be asked for on checking in.
Connecting passengers who do not have their boarding pass when they arrive at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport can obtain it on arrival:
- by asking at the relevant airline desk
- by using the terminals available to access airline check-in websites, which are indicated by the sign opposite
Nonetheless, even if your airline offers this service, we recommend that you print out the boarding pass for your connecting flight before travelling.
Some countries require a visa in addition to your passport. Inquire from your travel agent, airline or the consulate of the destination country.
Travel to tropical areas requires preparation: it is essential for your health! To travel safely, inquire as early as possible about the health risks at your destination. This is also a good opportunity to check that your vaccinations are up to date.
Africa and Amazon area
Hepatitis A and TB
Areas where basic hygiene is low
Meningococcal meningitis A & C or Cholera
Some countries, particularly during epidemics
Required vaccinations must be made 10 days to 2 months before travel.
Inquire from your doctor or one of our health and vaccination centres:
Paris-Charles de Gaulle - Terminal 2
01 48 62 28 01 ou 01 74 25 12 12
Paris-Orly - Orly 4
Arrivals level, exit 48a
Journey times: 24/24 for consultations and emergency care
tel : 01.49.75.45.12
International vaccinations center:
Tel : 01.49.75.60.43 (voice mail only)
Journey times: monday to saturday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. Sunday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm in an emergency, with additional charge.
Keep identification with you
For minors, present a parental authorization
Cash payments , credit cards (except American Express)
Consult vaccinations fares