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It is the responsibility of each passenger to make sure that he or she complies with the customs, administrative and health formalities of the departure, destination and transit countries.
Document checks are carried out at airports, and the competent authorities (Corsair and the Border Security) are fully entitled to deny departure or boarding to anyone not in order. No exceptions will be made.
We therefore advise you to visit the sites below :
Customs Service :
Travel advice : www.diplomatie.gouv.fr
The information provided below by CORSAIR is intended as advice, and is subject to modification.
It is up to you to ask the competent authorities about the documents and various formalities necessary to enter the destination and transit country on the date of your trip.
A passenger denied check-in or boarding because of non-compliant documents automatically loses their ticket. CORSAIR may not be held responsible for denied boarding or denied access to the destination country due to failure to comply with security, health or customs formalities.
Worth knowing: the main causes of denied boarding observed on our flights
- ID card or passport forgotten, lost, expired or invalid.
- Please note: some countries require your passport to be valid 6 months after the return date.
- No visa, or expired or invalid visa.
- Foreign travel permission letter not provided for under-18s.
- This must be presented with the ID card for Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre and St Denis de la Réunion.
- Surname/forename on ticket different from surname/forename figuring on ID documents.
So take care with customary names, married names, etc.
Automated border controls
SAS PARAFE is accessible to passengers holding a European, Icelandic, Liechtenstein, Norwegian or Swiss biometric passport.
They are available for all passengers over 18 years of age departing Orly 4; for all passengers arriving at Orly 4 over 12 years of age.
From birth, children must have their own ID document whether they are travelling alone or accompanied.
All French travellers must make sure to have the following documents:
- For flights to Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion island (direct flights without stopover) :
- Valid individual passport (same surname/same forename)
- National ID card, in the case of minors accompanied by foreign travel permission letter.
- Valid individual passport (same surname/same forename)
- For all other destinations :
- Valid individual passport (same surname/same forename), plus any additional documents required by the destination country.
Formalities for entry into the Canadian territory
Foreign travelers who require a visa to take a flight to Canada or passing through Canada to the final destination must obtain an electronic travel authorization (ETA). This requirement does not apply in part to US citizens and travelers with a valid visa.
Most of you will need a valid entry document as an electronic travel authorization (ETA) or a visa to visit Canada. This will depend on your citizenship or your situation.
Take precautions before you go and check whether you need a visa or ETA :
Formalities for entry into the U.S.A
Since 27 January 2017, a presidential decree on "Protection of the nation against the entry of foreign terrorists into the United States", which aims to restrict the conditions of entry into the United States, has been in force.
It is strongly recommended to check the US Embassy website regularly and to contact the airline to verify the measures it is taking at its level.
-Reminder of the provisions of the decree of 27 January 2017
Nationals of seven countries (Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Iraq) are prohibited from entering the United States unless specific conditions are met.
Holders of French passports, who would also be nationals of one of the seven countries concerned, are exempt from the restrictive measures as long as they are in possession of a valid visa on their French passport.
Residents of the United States who hold a green card and are nationals of one of these seven countries are also affected by the new provisions. However, they are still allowed to enter the United States but are subject to an examination of their situation upon arrival.
In case of doubt about your situation, it is strongly advised to contact the American consular authorities in France before departure.
Stay without a visa
The Visa Waiver Program : Visa Waiver Program (VWP)
Since April 1, 2016, only persons holding an electronic or biometric passport can benefit from the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), which allows French nationals to access the United States without a visa, but with an electronic travel authorization (ESTA), either in transit or for a tourist or business stay of up to 90 days (meaning the possibility of signing contracts, placing orders, participating in seminars or meeting customers).
Persons holding other passports will need to apply for a visa from the relevant US diplomatic and consular authorities (see explanatory table on https://fr.usembassy.gov/fr/visas-fr/ - visa information.
NB: The emergency passport does not allow entry into the United States without a visa.
For more information on passport types, it is recommended to consult the following link: https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F11603.
Electronic travel authorization: ESTA
A French national travelling to the United States by air or sea and benefiting from the VWP must request, via the Internet, an electronic travel authorization before departure (Electronic System for Travel Authorization - ESTA).
ESTA can be obtained by answering the questions on the website https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/ only site authorized by the American authorities and allowing online payment by credit card.
The form is to be completed in English, but instructions are available in French.
The request for authorization may be submitted at any time before the trip. However, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recommends that this formality be completed at least 72 hours before departure.
ESTA allows travel under the VWP but does not constitute a right of entry into the United States, which remains granted or refused upon arrival by the immigration officer.
The authorisation is valid for 2 years from the date of issue, but must be renewed if there is a change in status (surname, first name, sex, nationality, passport, different answers to questions asked, etc.), or if the validity date of the passport is less than this 2-year period. For all new travel during the period of validity of the authorisation, it will be necessary to update via the Internet certain information (flight number and destination address) in his ESTA file and of course to travel with the passport declared on the ESTA form.
More information about your stay in the United States by clicking here
Cases of “family bereavement”
To enable bereaved families to travel to/from French Overseas Departments, Corsair has set up a special fare valid all year round.
This fare is booked in Economy Class so that it can be sold right up to the last available seat. It can be sold only for a return trip and by Corsair outlets only. This fare is applicable only between France and Fort-de-France (FDF), Pointe-à-Pitre (PTP) and Reunion (RUN).
To claim this fare, passengers must produce on the day of purchase a death certificate issued by the local authority of the deceased, as well as proof of a 1st-degree relationship*. 4 members of the same family are entitled to this fare.
*This fare applies only to 1st degree family members: father, mother, siblings and children.
If passengers are unable to present a certificate on the day of purchase, they must pay the normal fare in force. Thereafter, if they send proof within 30 days following their departure, they will be entitled to:
- Obtain reimbursement of the difference between normal fare paid and bereavement fare.
FRENCH WEST INDIES (Fort-de-France and Pointe-à-Pitre only) :
- €599 incl. taxes from/to Paris
- €749 incl. taxes from provinces* with Train + Air by TGVInOui link
- number of recipients, including the applicant: 4
- travelling on Corsair operated flights only
- No travelling on code-share or partnership flights (e.g. Paris - Pointe-à-Pitre via Fort-de-France on Air Antilles flights not allowed between the 2 islands)
REUNION ISLAND :
- €789 incl. taxes from/to Paris
- €939 incl. taxes from provinces* with Train + Air by TGVInOui link
Important : Transporting dead bodies
All mortal remains must be accompanied by a special certificate declaring that the requisite conditions have been met. This document must have been printed and signed by the undertaking company.
A second authorisation form is issued by the security services at the airport.
Click here for information about carrying caskets or urns