Paris Aéroport makes you travel safe:
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Paris-CDG : from March 29th at 11.30pm until further notice, flights operated from Paris-CDG terminal 1, 3, 2C, 2D & 2G are reassigned to others terminals.
Paris-Orly : from March 31th at 11:30pm until further notice, all flights operated are reassigned to Paris-CDG.

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Due to the current situation regarding the epidemic of the Coronavirus Covid-19, traffic is reduced on the RER B (Find more).
Orlyval service is suspended from March 27 at 21:00 until further notice.

Warning! From April 6, Le Bus Direct shuttle service traffic is also interrupted (Find more). From June 15, Terminal 2EF and 2AC will be served by Line 2 and 4. Your alternatives to go / to from the airport: click here

The French government has taken measures to restrict mobility. Each person wishing to travelling will have to hold a document certifying the reason for his or her displacement. 
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Warning: access to the terminals of Paris airports is restricted to employees and passengers (with a reservation) who travel only in the context of the exceptions provided for. Taxis and transport are always available for these journeys.

Security checkpoints

Once your hold baggage has been checked in, you must go through the security checkpoint to reach the boarding areas. To go through, you must show the security agent your magnetic boarding pass, either printed or on your mobile phone. Before going through the security screening gate, place the objects indicated in the trays put at your disposal. If the alarm goes off as a passenger passes through, a body search is systematically carried out.

Video: Going through the security checkpoint quickly and smoothly

PARAFE*, the automated immigration gates

PARAFE is a self service automated function using biometric technology to help you cross borders faster and independently. This service is valid for Europeans citizens holding a biometric passport.
Paris Aéroport together with the Ministry of Home Affairs have deployed within Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports a new generation of gates which includes facial authentication technology.

The 2 different options for this service : 
- Facial authentication (passport, boarding pass and face)
- Fingerprint authentication (passport, boarding pass and fingerprint)

* In French : Passage Automatisé Rapide Des Frontières Extérieures.

21 gates with
facial authentication 

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Eligible countries

    Ministry of Home Affairs

Ministry of Home Affairs

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Border Police


15 gates with
facial authentication

Automated clearance

Facial authentication : a faster way to clear immigration (10 to15 sec)
80 gates at Paris-CDG and 22 gates at Paris-Orly

Eligibility :
Be over 18 years old, hold a biometric passport, be a national of one of the 28 countries of the EU, plus Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.


How it works

1  Proceed to the automated gate (green colour).
2  Scan your passport.
3  When your passport is read, the doors opens.
4  Enter the gate and step on the marks on the floor.
5  Stare at the camera.
6  When the green arrow shows on the screen, the second door will open.

Fingerprint authentication (30 seconds), 80 gates at Paris-CDG

Holders of a biometric passport (French, Belgian, German, Luxembourgian) do not need to enrol beforehand.

For electronic passports, the enrolment is necessary an can be done directly at Paris-CDG airport. 

Fingerprint authentication

How it works

 Proceed to the gate
2  Follow the instructions displayed on the screen
3  Enter
4  Place your thumb firmly on the scanner

How to recognize a biometric passport

All passports issued since June 29, 2009 are biometric.


Biometric passport  
The word "passport" is underlined, a secure symbol (circle inside a rectangle) shows under the word passport.

Your picture is printed twice on the main page.

Issued since October 31st, 2008.


Electronic passport
The word "passport" is not underlined, a secure symbol (circle inside a rectangle) shows under the word passport.

Your picture is printed twice on the main page.

Last issuance : June 2009

Enrolment locations

Paris-Charles de Gaulle

Terminal 2E : near exit 10 Departure level
(open monday to friday 6.30am to 12.30pm 
1.30pm to 3.15pm)


The enrolment location is now closed.

Location of PARAFE gates

Paris-Charles de Gaulle

Terminals 2E, 2F, 2G 
Terminals 2A, 2C, 2D
Terminal 1 
Terminal 3


Orly  1-2-3-4

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