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France is located in Western Europe. Paris, the capital city, is a popular travel destination. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to France
Travelers from non-visa exempt countries must have the Schengen visa in order to enter France. The general requirements are the application form, 2 photos, a passport valid for at least 3 months, return air ticket, travel visa insurance, cover letter, proof of accommodation, proof of civil status, and proof of sufficient financial means for your period of stay. For further details please contact your local embassy.
Things/Items Allowed into France
Passengers older than 17 years old and arriving from non-EU locations are allowed to bring without customs duty 200 individual cigarettes, 100 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 50 cigars, 250 grams of smoking tobacco or proportional assortment 1 liter of spirits over 22%, or non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80% volume, 2 liters of spirits or aperitifs made of wine or similar beverages less than 22% volume, or sparkling wines or liquor wines, a proportional mix of these products; and in addition, 4 liters of wine or 16 liters of beer, medicines in proportion to the traveler's needs (for all passengers), and other goods (for air travelers), up to a total value of EUR 430 per adult or EUR 150 if aged under 15 years old.
Passengers who purchased items within EU countries are allowed the free import of, 800 individual cigarettes, 400 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 200 cigars or 1 kilogram of smoking tobacco, 10 liters of spirits over 22%, 20 liters of alcoholic beverages less than 22%, 90 liters of wine (though no more than 60 liters of sparkling wine) or 110 liters of beer.
Things/Items Forbidden out of France
• Toy Guns
• Box Cutters
Things/Items Forbidden into France
• Blasting Caps
• Detonators and Fuses
• Fireworks and Other Pyrotechnics
Voice of Travelers to France
France Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What food should I try while in France?
A. Paris, in particular, is well known for the selection and quality of baked goods such as baguettes and croissants. These staple breads are widely available everywhere in the city and can be enjoyed at any time of the day. For those with a sweet tooth, french macarons and crepes are not to be missed. Both are great afternoons snacks to indulge in.
France - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Charles de Gaulle Airport • Al Maktoum International Airport(Dubai)
• Allam Iqbal International Airport(Pakistan)
• Toronto Pearson International Airport (Canada)
• Wilson Airport (Kenya)
Airports handling direct flights to Paris Orly Airport • Muscat International Airport(Oman)
• Bahrain International Airport (Bahrain)
• Queen Alia International Airport (Jordan)
• Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport(USA)
Airports handling direct flights to Toulouse–Blagnac Airport • Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (Slovenia)
• Bandaranaike International Airport (Sir lanka)
• Birmingham Airport (England)
Airports handling direct flights to Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport • ZURICH International Airport(Switzerland)
• Calgary International Airport (Canada)
• Istanbul Atatürk Airport (Turkey)
• John F. Kennedy International Airport(New York)
Airports handling direct flights to Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport • Venice Marco Polo Airport (Italy)
• Barcelona–El Prat Airport (Spain)
• Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (North Holland)
• Charles de Gaulle Airport (France)
Flight Routes to France
France International Airport has flights available to 36 domestic destinations and 168 international destinations in 93 countries, across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. The Charles de Gaulle Airport is the main international airport of France. The Charles de Gaulle Airport is home to Air France, the national carrier of France.