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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every British DTC citizen for short-stay period in France starting from 2021.


A valid passport is required to enter France. All tourists entering French territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Austrian authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted. All the French overseas territories (French Guiana, French West Indies and Reunion) follows the same visa regulations of the motherland.

A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of UK - British DTC who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every British DTC citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.

Custom Regulations
French custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into French territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

If arriving from a non-EU country:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), tobacco (1Kg).
  • Alcohol: Spirits over 22% volume (10L), alcoholic beverages under 22% volume (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L).

If arriving from an EU Member State:
  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigars (50), tobacco (250g)
  • Alcohol: Spirits (1L), wine (4L), beer (16L)

Currency Restriction
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering France with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.

Minors up to 17 years of age shall be included in parent's passport.

List of British Dtc diplomatic offices in France

British Embassy in Paris, France

Address: 35 rue du Faubourg St Honore, 75383 Paris Cedex 08, FranceCheck on map

Phone: +33 (0) 1 44 51 31 00

Fax: +33 (0) 1 44 51 31 09


List of French diplomatic offices in UK - British DTC

Consulate General of France in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Address: 12 Randolph Crescent - Edinburgh EH3 7TTCheck on map

Phone: [44] (131) 225 79 54

Fax: [44] (131) 225 89 75



Consulate General of France in London, England (UK)

Address: PO Box 520 - 21 Cromwell road, London SW7 2EN

Phone: [44] (207) 073 1200

Fax: [44] (207) 073 1256 / 073 1218 / 073 1251


Embassy of France in London, England (UK)

Address: 58, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7JT

Phone: [44] (207) 07 31 000

Fax: [44] (207) 07 31 042



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About France

Capital: Paris
Languages: French 100% (with regional dialects and sub-languages)
Area: 547,030 KM2
Population: 64,768,389
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +33

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