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I fly from SFO to Paris,have a 12 hour layover, then to Johannesburg, all on AirFrance. American Citizen and US Passport. Can I LEAVE THE AIRPORT? If I leave CDG , Will I have to go through customs with my suitcase or can it be checked all the way through from SFO to Johannesburg . How much time before departure to Johannesburg should I get back to CDG?
I will be departing CDG for Johannesburg, from Terminal A at 11:30pm
Hi, I hold Indian passport and I am traveling with Delta airlines from US to Mumbai via Paris (layover
If you have a valid US visa and are returning to your native country then you don't need a Schengen Airport Transit Visa.
Thanks for the reply. So even if I have connecting flight with the same airlines , I need to go through immigration process ? Is the US extended visa approval notice suffice or they look specifically at stamped date as per passport ?
Hi. I will flying back to the United States, from a short trip in Greece and will be flying Air France. I have a long layover at CDG and want to go explore a bit of Paris. I have a US passport, but have read varying input on whether I will need additional documents to be able to leave the airport and then return to check in for the connecting last leg of my flight. Has anyone encountered this situation? If so, how do you make sure if you need something additional or not? Have been told to call the consulate or airlines for info, but wanted to start here. Thank you :)
You will still be in the Schengen Area when you arrive from Greece, so yes, you can leave the airport.
I have a flight from NYC to Paris which lands in Paris at 9:55am. I then have a flight from CDG to Vienna at 1:50pm. Is this a doable connection or should I give myself more time?
That should be plenty of time.
Oh, just saw you're connecting between Orly and CDG, this actually requires some work. Let's assume the flight from New York is on-time. you get on the RER from Orly at 10:20. Get to Paris at 11:00, get on the RER to CDG at 11:20, and get to CDG at 12:00. Still doable, but a lot closer.