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Once you have decided to come to France with your sport team, what do you need to know about your destination? France is the world’s top tourist destination, with 83 million foreign tourists. Our country remains the global leader, with the dynamic tourism sector combined the effect of a new, emerging clientele and a broader range of things on offer to international tourists. Where else in the world can you find such a high concentration of classic art, celebrated architecture, stylish boutiques, award-winning restaurants, chic galleries and world-class wineries?
Here is below some light and practical information about France
Customs The necessary procedures to enter France : For the adults, a valid identity card or passport is required For minors traveling in a group, make sure that they carry an authorization for travelling. No vaccinations are required for entering France
French territory Are France’s borders closed? No, the borders are not closed, but you may find some checks at entry points to the French territory (road, rail, port and airport crossing points). In that case, the documents that must be presented during border controls are the same as those usually required for nationals of your country. However, delays are to be expected in airports and stations served by international services (Thalys, Eurostar, etc.).
Do Europeans need their passports to enter France? Citizens of European Union Member States need a valid identity document (ID card or passport). Generally, the documents required to enter France are the same as usual. For other nationalities traveling as a sport group, make sure that all documents and Visas are valid. Always check with the French consulate in your country of origin.
Time lag France is an hour in advance all year long. Like Ireland, France change the time on the same days. When it is 10 am in the UK and Ireland, it is already 11 am in France!
Groups Is there any specific advice for groups? No specific restrictions have been placed on groups of travellers, who must however comply with the general instructions given by the public authorities.
You are more than welcome in France. Below are the official websites of Atout France, the French Agency for promoting our country.
36 Place du XV de France
REGION DE PARIS
+33 (0)1 69 80 74 42