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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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Can I bring Philippine mangoes into France via checked-in luggage?

Can I bring Philippine mangoes to France without fuss (i.e. no need for some authority to inspect it) via checked-in luggage? If so, what is the maximum weight that I can bring? I did my due diligence ...
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Can Visa delivery get delayed beyond travel dates?

Is it possible given that the embassy keeps note of the travel itinerary that they complete processing and dispatch of my visa later than my departure dates? Wouldn't they simply reject my application ...
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TLS Contact Scanned documents for Student Schengen Visa

As a student at what point do I scan and upload supporting documents for a Schengen visa to France? The issue is that after booking my appointment successfully and paying my service fees online, I ...
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Netherlands sending a knife back to France

Last week I stayed in Amstersdam for a few days. When I came back to France I realized I forgot a Leatherman multi-tool in the hotel room. I contacted the hotel and they told me they found the multi-...
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Schengen visa through VFS in India: No update for 20 days

I applied for a Student short-stay visa (France) through VFS in Delhi, India on 5 April 2022. I received an update on 6 April, saying, "Your Visa application Ref no. [redacted] has been Forwarded ...
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COVID-19 tests for travel from UK to Italy/France

If you are unvaccinated, do you need to take a supervised antigen test to travel to Italy or France? Or is it a self test that you do at home?
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Question about French Circulation (multiple entry) visa for a new resident in UK

I am a new resident in UK with an Indian passport who had moved here to be with my wife. I have been in UK for less than an year. I only recently started working in UK for the first time so don't have ...
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Can I exit the airport for my 7 hour layover in Paris?

I've got a German student visa (Schengen), and I'm flying for the first time to Europe. On my way to Germany I have a 7 hour layover at Paris. Can I exit the airport and come back? Or can I only enter ...
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Hotel reservation cancelled after submitting my France visa application

I just applied for the Shenghen visa via France Consulate, After putting in my application, the hotel reservation I made was cancelled due to an issue with my card (So they said). But I have already ...
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Get Schengen visa from a US consulate, but fly in from India

I am an Indian citizen residing in the US on an H-1B visa. I am applying for a Schengen visa from the Spanish consulate in San Francisco to visit Spain, France, Germany, and Iceland this summer. ...
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Is a booster vaccine required to travel between cities in France by bus?

I live in Toulouse. I haven't received a COVID-19 booster vaccine yet and I am planning to take a bus to Bordeaux, which is 2-3 hours away. I am not sure if anyone will be checking my vaccine passport....
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Wording of France 'fully vaccinated' entry requirements

At the time of writing, the covid-19-related entry requirements for France* include this section about vaccinations: Since 1 February 2022, in order for their vaccination schedule to continue to be ...
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What document will be needed to visit UK?

I am working in Paris(France) on a "Talent Passport" visa. I have to visit London(UK) for a week. What kind of document/visa is required? I am from India. I am wondering: Will it depend on ...
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How to find small hotels / cheap rooms in the French Alps in August

I know about booking.com and just started looking at Gîtes de France® (https://www.gites-de-france.com). What are some good ways to find rooms to rent in August? A friend and I will rent motorcycles ...
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In what language should I write my city/country name abroad?

I'm currently filling a Italian passport request form, but I'm at a roadblock My question is the following : I was born in Paris, France Paris, France is what is written in my birth certificate and ...
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How can I prepare to rent an electric car in France?

Planning to rent a car for an upcoming trip to the Normandy countryside, driving from Charles de Gaulle airport, and I've come across a number of electric rentals. I have an EV in the US and the idea ...
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Sworn statement traveling to France

The current travel instructions for going to France require a sworn statement about coronavirus. Does this statement need to be printed as a hard copy, or can it be filled in and signed digitally? I'...
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Nigerian Rejected: French Caribbean & Schengen Visa Denial

My boyfriend applied for a Schengen Airport Transit Visa from France and the French Overseas Territories Visa and was denied. He is from Nigeria and I am from the US. We were planning to meet in ...
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Travelling - Spain from France on 11 Feb

I will be traveling from Paris to Barcelona on Flixbus. I have an EU digital certificate and have completed two doses of vaccination. Do I need to undergo an antigen or RT PCR test?
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Entering France beyond vaccine certificate validity period

I am planning for a visit to France end of March. I'm an EU national but from a country outside of the Schengen space (all EU countries are on France's the green list BTW) and I have been vaccinated ...
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What are the options to travel between Marseille (France) and Sicily?

This summer I'll be in Marseille (France) to see friends and family, and we're thinking about visiting Sicily afterwards. I'm actually weighing our options to go there with the following criteria : 1 ...
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Is it reasonable / expected that French 'driving accessories' are provided with a rental car?

I'm hiring a car in France soon, for approximately a week. It's my understanding that in France yellow hi-viz jackets are required for each occupant, in addition to a warning triangle (is there ...
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How I can travel with a 576Wh single‑cell lithium‑ion battery (or 12Ah with 48V) from mainland France to Guadeloupe in the French West Indies?

As part of my work and with electricity becoming completely unreliable in Guadeloupe with power plants being shut down leaving mostly renewable (leaving street lights literally blinking and tap water ...
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Skip the Schengen member state that issued me visa and visit another member state

I have a Schengen visit visa issued to me by Iceland (represented by Denmark in Canada). However, now I am planning to change my itinerary and not visit Iceland at all and instead visit France since I ...
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Can it currently happen, that a tourist in France is put under quarantine due to COVID?

I, a fully vaccinated (3 shots) EU citizen, am traveling to France soon. I'm asking this for the purposes of deciding on specific travel insurance, which covers accommodation and flight expenses if I'...
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Rules for entering Switzerland from France to fly to the UK

We will be returning from a weeks skiing in France via Geneva airport. Any idea what we need currently to re-enter Switzerland from France to fly back to the UK? Thanks
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When flying to Geneva, do we follow Swiss or French Covid rules?

I am flying from UK to Geneva for a ski holiday in France. Do we follow Swiss guidelines at airport and need to do PCR before we leave from Geneva? Or the French rules: we don’t?
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'Leaving' EU children in the UK for a holiday with relatives

My sons (both under 18) hold French passports while I am British. In the years before Brexit they would spend a week each summer with their British grandparents in the UK, while their parents would ...
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Traveling to France and reentering Germany under a Schengen visa if I have a Fiktionsbescheinigung

I am planning a short, tourism trip from Germany to France, entirely by train. I have a Brazilian passport, thus in general I do not need to apply to Schengen visas beforehand, since it can be issued ...
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Hotels cancellation policy J-2, J-25, etc

A hotel in France has the following cancellation policy (translated from French): Reservation for 1 to 4 nights: Cancel on the day of arrival without fees [...]. Reservation for 5 to 27 nights: ...
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Can I travel to france with a Fiktionsbescheinigung abs 81 4

I have a valid Fiktionsbescheinigung with the 3rd box checked. 81 Abs 4 .can I go to France and come back without a problem or not?
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COVID and driving from UK to Italy: do I need to self isolate in France even though I just want to drive directly to Belgium and Germany?

I am an Italian citizen and I am relocating back to Italy, following the new rules for travelling in France, I do have a "compelling reason to travel". I want to cross the channel with my ...
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Schengen change of itinerary

I have booked my flight to Paris for a 7 day stay, I’m thinking to stay 4 more day and extend my travel, my Visa is issued for 3 months and duration of stay is 30 days. Can I extend my travel? Should ...
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Can British travellers enter France via another EU member state under the 18 December COVID restrictions?

I understand that starting 18 December 2021, travellers from the UK are indefinitely forbidden from entering France due to the Omnicron variant, unless they fall under a "compelling reason" ...
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Options for traveling to Corsica from NYC [closed]

I live in NYC and am looking to travel to Corsica for a few weeks next summer to visit my boyfriend, who's from Bastia. From what I can ascertain the options are taking a flight from either Paris or ...
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EU resident traveling to UK with French spouse

I am a resident of France and want to visit a family member in the UK who is quite ill. I will be traveling with my spouse who is French. Do I need a visa? I read online about an EU family permit but ...
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Can one extend one's French international driving permit in the United States?

A few years ago, I got an international driving permit while in France, issued by the Paris Police Prefecture. I read on the permit that it can be extended for 3 years: Can I extend it while in the ...
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Granted a Schengen visa with really short duration

Turkish citizen, UK resident here. I travel frequently to the Schengen Area, since I'm working as a remote contractor (fairs, meetings etc.). I had to apply for a Schengen visa in Tuesday for my ...
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French overseas territories and Schengen [closed]

I'm no longer traveling, but I'm still curious about some of the interesting rules. Rather than edit 90/180 in for Guadeloupe, I'll ask a new more general question. Since French overseas territories ...
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How can a France-Philippines couple visit each other?

My girlfriend lives in Philippines, I am from France. Right now, because of covid19, I can't find a way for me to go there or a way for her to come to me. I even tried to see if Spain was a ...
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What type of visa should I apply for attending an academic conference in France?

What type of visa should I apply for attending an academic conference in France? I am a postdoctoral candidate in an institute in India. I will be attending a conference in France. When I tried to ...
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Free movement within the EU with EU blue card

Does an EU blue card issued by France allow one to live anywhere in the EU or only 90 out of every 180 days? I've heard that those who invest in France, get a 4-year residence permit, and can live ...
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Can I enter Switzerland from Turkey, on a UK passport with a long stay French working visa? I am vaccinated

I am planning on heading from the UK to Turkey on the 20th of Nov and then from Turkey to Geneva on the 25th. From Geneva, my employer will take us across to France. Is this possible? I am a UK ...
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Can someone unvaccinated travel from the UK to France via Switzerland?

Currently you need to be fully vaccinated to travel from the UK to France as the UK is on France’s Amber list. If you’re travelling from Switzerland however, you do not need to be vaccinated as ...
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accessibility to Marseille from other parts of France

I am planning to travel from India to Marseille in second week of January. Due to high fares, I am thinking of taking a flight to some part of France (Paris/Lyon/Nice/ anything similar) and take a ...
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Where can I take a COVID-19 antigenic test in Paris?

I'm travelling to Paris next week, and before we return to Germany, one of my fellow travellers, who isn't vaccinated, will have to take an antigenic test. Where in Paris can one take such a test on a ...
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Possible problems for British resident of Spain travelling in Schengen area?

I am a UK citizen who now has residence in Spain, which is part of the Schengen area of (more or less) the EU. Since Brexit I have been able to travel between the UK and Spain and vice versa by ...
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Tourist renting a Citroen Ami in France

The tiny Citroen Ami is receiving a lot of attention recently. I am tempted to buy one but renting one in France first would be sensible to check whether we could really live with it. At the very ...
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Passport expires in less than 3 months when travelling from India to Ireland via France

I'm resident in Ireland, my residence permit expires in 2023, however my Indian passport expires in January, 2022. I'm travelling to India soon and was wondering if I'll have any issues flying back to ...
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Does a French Pass Sanitaire based on a UK vaccine constitute an EU Digital Covid Certificate?

I'm a UK citizen and resident looking to travel to a handful of EU countries including France in the next few months. The EU-wide Digital Covid Certificate should be valid as proof of vaccination in ...
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