Airport transit visa


Airport transit visa
This visa is required to transit through a French airport while traveling from and to non Schengen countries. It does not allow you to enter the French territory, you can only stay in the international zone of the airport waiting for your next flight. It is valid for France only and cannot be used in any other Schengen States.

- Please note that this visa is not valid if you need to catch your next plane in a different airport than the arrival one (ie Roissy, south of Paris, and Charles-de-Gaulle, North of Paris are at least 1 hour from each other and require you to exit the international zone), or to fly with a different airline (unless you are not required to check in again.
- Also beware that airports are closed during night time in France and that you are not allowed to stay in the international zone. We highly recommend that you make sure with your airline(s) that your transit is done during daytime.
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Dernière modification : 29/12/2015

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