(Updated 09:39 CET 26SEP18)
New regulations from U.S. authorities regarding flights to the U.S.
If you are travelling to the U.S. it is important that you arrive at your airport well in advance of your departure, as you will need extra time to check-in and for security screening.
This is due to additional regulations from U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) affecting all departures to the U.S. as of October 26th 2018.
All aviation companies in all countries, must adhere to the same regulations. This also affects transfer passengers.
Electronic Devices – TSA (DHS – Department of homeland security)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is implementing enhanced security measures, both seen and unseen, at all last-point-of-departure airports in 105 countries around world. The enhanced security measures are both seen and unseen; however, passengers flying to the United States may experience additional screening of their person and property. There are no changes to items allowed in carry-on and checked baggage.
The enhanced security measures include but are not limited to:
· Enhancing overall passenger screening;
· Conducting heightened screening of personal electronic devices;
· Increasing security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas; and
· Deploying advanced technology, expanding canine screening, and establishing additional preclearance locations.
For further information:
Fact Sheet: Aviation Enhanced Security Measures for All Commercial Flights to the United States
Travel to France
All French airports except Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly (ORY) have border controls for Schengen arrivals and departures.
All passengers must present a valid National ID card or valid Passport when arriving or departing from France. Passengers inhibited to present a valid National ID card or valid Passport will be refused entry to France.