A valid passport is required for all foreign nationals entering France and it is..Travel Health
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A valid passport is required for all foreign nationals entering France and it is advisable to ensure that your passport has at least six months validity when visiting any foreign country.
Along with 24 other European countries, France is a signatory to the Schengen Convention. That means a visa to any other signatory state of the Schlengen Agreement is valid in France too (in most cases). No visa is required for citizens of other EU member states, and those of some selected nations with whom the European Union or France have special treaties can enter France for up to 90 days in a 180 day period without a visa. This includes Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and US citizens, among many others. Be aware that the 90 day limit runs concurrently across the whole of the Schengen zone and the countdown begins when entering any of the signatory countries. It does not reset when travelling into another country covered by the Schengen agreement.
Visas cannot be issued in France or a French Territory, so you must hold one before entry if required to do so. You may be required to show immigration officials that you have return or onward tickets and adequate means of support and accommodation upon entering France.
More info on the Schengen Agreement and travel documents for EU citizens can be found at http://europa.eu/travel/doc/index_en.htm
France does not currently charge a departure tax when leaving the country.
Visitors should be aware that a valid form of photo identity should be carried at all times.
As entry requirements may change from time to time it is strongly advised that you check with the department of foreign affairs or your local consulate or embassy for the current requirements.
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We strongly advise that all Australian travellers check the latest travel advice on the Australian Government Smart Traveller site.
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