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In this page: Passport and Visa Requirements | Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs | Health Precautions | Safety Conditions


Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs
French embassies and consulates abroad
Hotel reservation websites
Contact the Embassy
Contact the Embassy of Francein the United Kingdom.
Check IATA Travel Website for visa requirements and health advices.

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Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

How to Refund Consumption Tax
When you go through Customs, present your VAT refund documents. You should ask the shopkeeper for them directly when you make your purchase. For the most up-to-date information, consult the pages of the European Commission Taxation and Customs Union website.
Other Requirements
At the European level, transporting cash in hand baggage on airplanes is subject to regulations. For further information, click here.

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
It is recommended that everyone 16 years of age and older should get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before travel and present, if necessary, evidence of COVID-19 vaccination at the border. The updated information on all health entry requirements as well as on routine and recommended vaccines for France are provided on the dedicated pages on TravelHealthPro and CDC websites.
While there are no official requirements for vaccination, the following are strongly recommended: tetanus, diphtheria, chickenpox, influenza, measles, rabies, hepatitis A and B and poliomyelitis. When traveling to the departments of Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin and Gironde but also near the cities of Nancy, Grenoble and Faverges, vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis is recommended.
Hotel reservation websites
Ministry of Solidarity and Health
Travel Health Advice
The UK government up-to-date travel health advice, including routine and recommended vaccines while travelling abroad can be verified at Foreign travel advice website (The UK Government official source of destination-specific travel information).

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