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.