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Country in Western Europe known for food, culture, and architecture, with a Mediterranean coast and Paris as its capital and largest city.

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Is German Aufenhaltsurlaubnis Equivalent to the Fremch VLS/TS [migrated]

I am a retired US citizen, living in Germany the last two years on a Aufenthalstitel/Aufenthaltserlaubnis, working as a Freiberuflicher English teacher. For personal reasons, I wish to move to France ...
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Can an American travel to France through the UK with a negative Covid test?

In October with the latest Covid travel restrictions update, is the flight Boston > London > Paris possible for a US Citizen in possession of a <72h negative Covid test ? Do I instead have to ...
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How does UK quarantine work for visits specifically to see family?

I would like to see my parents who I haven't seen since February. They live within an hour's drive of Dover, I live within an hour's drive of Calais. With the current Covid restrictions, people ...
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Is there any COVID restriction to do a layover in Paris, France?

A friend from Brasil is coming to Spain and she's found a flight from Sao Paulo with a layover in Paris Charles de Gaulle. She has the Italian passport too. Will she have to do any test or provide any ...
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How exactly 14 days of mandatory quarantine after visiting “red zone” country look like?

I live & work in France (titre de sejour aka residence permit), and going to visit Ukraine some time soon (I'm Ukrainian). While there won't be any issues with entering Ukraine (because of ...
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Can I travel to France with Fiktionsbescheinigung (Fiction Certificate) of Germany [closed]

I am planning to travel to Germany from India and would want to stay in Paris in between for a week. I have Fiktionsbescheinigung from the German Government.
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European citizen with layover in United States – what documents do I need?

I'm confused by how the US travel ban apply to layovers. I have a flight from Papeete (French Polynesia) to Paris on October 4 2020. The flight stops at Los Angeles Airport for 2h30. I will be ...
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Visa application asking if you have a residence in country other than your nationality

I have a valid student visa for Russia. I am applying for France, in the application form, it says, do you have a residence in a country other than your current nationality. Do I check No or Yes? Does ...
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Why are French emergency passports only valid for one year (vs. 10 years for regular passports)? E.g. are they less secure than regular passports?

I read on https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F1373 (mirror): Un passeport temporaire peut être délivré en urgence pour un motif d'ordre médical ou humanitaire ou pour des raisons ...
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Is it legal to avoid the UK quarantine (August 2020) on passengers returning from France by traveling via another country?

I'm British, due to travel to the south of France for a week, flying from London to Turin (Italy) and driving across the border (it's the closest airport to my destination in France) The UK has just (...
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American citizen crossing from UK to France

I'm an American citizen and will be visiting London. After the mandatory quarantine, will I be able to travel to France via Eurostar? Are there passport checks in Paris and could I be denied entry?
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Customs duty for bringing two laptops into France

I'm a PhD Student who will come to Toulouse to work on a computer science project. I have one little concern since laptops are especially important to my work, I would like to bring two with me, one ...
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Are French hotels currently prohibited from using air conditioning?

We just arrived at a 4-star hotel in France that says they are not allowed to have air-conditioning because of new Regulations. We are aware of regulations that affect restaurants, but this is the ...
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Identifying a Romanesque church in France from a 1900s photo

I'm trying to identify this building: For completeness, this is the unrestored uncropped version: According to metadata, the image was taken in 1900-1910 and it is captioned as "facade of a ...
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Where is this tower, likely photographed in Belgium about 100 years ago?

This photograph is labelled as "restoration of a Belgian tower" and taken between 1920 and 1930, although both pieces of information might be wrong. However, it must have been taken before ...
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Dover ferry port will border force prevent four people travelling in one car

We are a group of 4 friends going by ferry France/ Dover, in mid-august, will we be prevented from traveling by car by border force? We have been self-isolating before our trip.
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Applying for French visa from UK

I need to apply for a short visit visa to France from London. I satisfy all the required conditions such as having a valid leave to remain in the UK. https://france-visas.gouv.fr/fr_FR/web/gb just ...
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Travel from UK to France as a non-European UK resident during Covid-19 restrictions

I am a non-permanent resident in the UK without a British or EU passport but have a nationality that in normal times grants visa free access for 90 days in the Schengen area. Looking at the French ...
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Are French beaches open for the public in general?

Due to the current covid-19 situation many countries have limited the public places in some way. For instance, in Spain there are some beaches that have a limited number of spaces available that need ...
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EEA family permit application location requirements

I'm French, my wife is Chilean. I'll keep my questions brief. Can my non-EU wife apply for an EEA family permit from within any country (apart from the UK, obviously) even if it is not her country of ...
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Transit France by car with an overnight stay - need to self-quarantine?

I'd like to transit France by car to travel from the UK to Italy. Given the length of the trip this would require at least an overnight stay. The latest advice is that, following new UK regulations ...
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Can I (US Citizen) legally travel to France and Back right now? (late May 2020)

I have been riding out the pandemic in the UK with my girlfriend (she is a UK citizen only) but I am a US citizen. We want to do a holiday somewhere but she can't come to the US. But can I leave ...
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Traveling with a seaman's pass from UK to France mid-June, must one quarantine for 14 days upon arrival?

We would need to travel mid June from UK to France by air and at the moment we understand that from June 8th France would require us to go into quarantine for 14 days. This is a work trip so that ...
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Car travel through France to Spain - what restrictions are in place due to Covid19? [closed]

I have a villa in Spain that I was planning to go to at the end of July. I know that all borders were at one time closed - but I am also now told that they are open? but, in Spain, you need a green ...
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VLS-TS traveling to France amid covid19

I have a French long-stay visa ("visa de long sejour-titre de sejour" or VLS-TS) that was recently issued in February. I was going to travel to France in the middle of March, but, due to covid-19, my ...
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Travelling through France: subject to French restrictions re COVID-19?

If I travel from the UK to France at the moment (20/03/2020) I need to provide proof that I am on an 'authorized outing', as per the regulations here: https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-...
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How risky is a 2 hours layover in Paris Charles de Gaulle considering the COVID-19 situation? [closed]

I shall be traveling to the US from India on 10th June this year for an internship, accompanied by my family. I booked a round-trip Delta flight recently; it has a ~2 hr layover at Paris Charles de ...
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Can I enter France with an Italian Schengen Visa under coronavirus situation? [closed]

I understand that there will be some issues. I have got a single entery Italian Schengen Visa valid early April for 2 weeks. But because of the coronavirus, Italy is under lockdown, which means that ...
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Will I face a quarantine period if I fly to Russia coming from France? [duplicate]

Living in France, I am planning a trip to Saint Petersburg - Russia. On the french diplomacy portal, they state that due to the coronavirus russian authorities will apply a 14 days quarantine period ...
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Passport not stamped French carte de sejour

I am an Egyptian national who lived as a student in France and when I flew out in 2008, my carte de sejour had expired some 3 months prior. At the airport, the official remarked upon it but I ...
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Can I travel to schengen areas with only my permesso di soggiorno?

Just wanted to ask if it is possible to travel within the Schengen areas presenting only my permesso di soggiorno. The reason is my passport is with the Irish embassy and I wanted to know if I could ...
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Proof of Accommodation: One day trip in France

I am an Indian citizen planning to travel from London to Paris for a day and then return back to London on the same day itself. In this case what do I do to show proof of accomodation for my Schengen ...
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6 AM flight from Marseille to Paris

I have a 6:00 AM flight from Marseille to Paris in March, and then an onward connecting flight to the US. I'll be staying at a place in Marseille that is 40 km away from the airport. Would it be ...
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Short stay Visa for France for Algerians

I live and work in France since 4 years now. My parents are in Algeria and wanted to visit me, they applied two times and everytime they had refusals, for random reasons (not enough of money : it was ...
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Switching terminals to shop (Charles de Gaulle)?

I have a connecting flight in CDG and I would like to shop in the departure area of Terminal 2E. I will arrive at terminal 2E and then I will depart at terminal 2F so I am wondering whether it is ...
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What baggage allowance does 1 PC mean?

I am travelling on Air France and my ticket is: Baggage allowance > 1 PC. I don`t know what that means? Just one package on the plan or one package on the plan and one in my hand? I am travelling ...
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Fax Invitation letter to the consulate for Schengen business visa application?

I am a PhD student in the UK, planning to attend a workshop in France. In looking up the visa application information, I come to this forum and has known that business visa would be my right choice. ...
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Business or tourism for Schengen visa?

I have been trying to get a Schengen Visa for a forthcoming half business-half pleasure trip. The plan is to be in Spain for 5 days for business and head on to France for 7 days for tourism. I went to ...
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Can I travel from the UK to France though my Passport has expired?

My passport has expired and I need to go to France for my best friend's wedding. Is there a way I can get there without needing my passport? I'm a UK resident.
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Ferry St. Pierre-Canada arriving when CBSA office closed. Can I enter?

According to the SPM ferry schedule for February 2020, there are some Sunday departures from Saint Pierre (France) to Fortune (Canada): But according to the Fortune CBSA Office hours, the point of ...
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Refugee in France, travelling to the USA as a tourist? [duplicate]

I am a refugee in France with a French travel passport. I want to visit the USA as a tourist. I don't know how to start. Should I take an interview appointment at the US embassy in France? Maybe I can ...
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Traveling to Paris during the French strikes

I was planning to go to Paris from Frankfurt from January 14 to January 16 but after I heard all the news about France/Paris strikes I am a little scared. My plan is to take train (already booked and ...
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Tips for surfing on the coast to the North Sea/English Channel

I was wondering if anyone could share some tips for good surf spots around Netherlands, Belgium and Northern France. I am planning on going sometime in the winter/spring and would like to wild camp. ...
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Working remotely on the French work and holiday visa?

Does anyone have any idea if it's possible to work remotely for a non-EU company on the French work holiday visa? I have the working holiday visa for Canadian citizens in France and I'd like to extend ...
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Corridor seats on the TGV — why? Are seat reservations not always mandatory?

The TGV has mandatory seat reservations (unlike, for example, the ICE). There is no equivalent of German Flexpreis where I can take any train, and if I miss my connection I need to get a new ticket ...
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Can a US citizen living abroad on a long stay visa in France travel to the UK (by train) without a passport?

I am a US citizen with a valid US passport, and have a long stay visa for France. I'm getting my residence card next Month, as part of my EU blue card. Is it possible to take the Paris <-> London ...
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Traveling with the first récepissé

I arrived in France in September 2019 on PT. Talent Type D Visa (valid for 3 months 28/11/2019). My visa now is expired, but I have applied for the three-years Carte de Séjour from 24 September. They ...
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In France, in winter, when do the authorities put salt on the roads?

In France what is the procedure followed by the authorities when deciding when to put salt on a road to avoid black ice? Do they observe the weather and scatter salt just in time? Or do the ...
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How duration of Schengen Visa Validity is decided

I would like to know what are the factors an embassy (from any Schengen country, in my case France) takes into consideration while granting the duration of Schengen Visa. I have applied for Schengen ...
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Besides TGV train, how can I travel around France from Paris area during a strike?

Around two months ago (in October), I bought a TGV train ticket to travel from Paris to Nantes to spend my vacation for Christmas. However, since the 5th of December, train companies are on strike, ...

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