France Air Travel Guidelines


Flights between India and France are operating under the “bilateral air bubble agreement”. Flight operations are from the 3 Indian gateways Bengaluru, Delhi & Mumbai in compliance with Standard Operating Procedures  & regulations provided by the competent authorities in India.

Operating Airlines

  • Air France
  • KLM
  • Air India
  • Lufthansa
  • Emirates
  • Qatar Airways
Eligible Travelers To France
  • All EU & EEA Nationals and Residents
  • D – Category visa holder can entry France
  • Passengers travelling with Student Visas issued
  • For study purpose and ONLY for final destination EU.
Eligible Travelers To India
  • Indian nationals from any country in the Schengen/ 27 countries EU zone
  • OCI Cardholders holders with passports issued by any country in the Schengen Zone/ EU who are eligible to enter India
  • All Foreign Nationals on work permit and Business visitors

Protocols For Travelling To France

  • Self declaration form to be filled at Airport at Exit
  • Use of non-medical mask or face covering
  • Mandatory to present the required travel certificates and declarations to be downloaded from the Govt of France website (click here) and More information: (click here)
  • RT-PCR Test mandatory with QR CODE 72hrs prior departure, and negative rapid antigen test 24hrs prior boarding or Negative test report for RT-PCR test performed within 48 hours prior departure Signed negative test declaration
  • Upon arrival in France, an antigenic test will be carried out, before leaving the airport. The cost of the same to be borne by the passenger.
  • All Indian nationals in transit through a French airport on their way to another country will require an airport transit visa (ATV). The following categories are exempt from this visa (ATV): exempted for Schengen visa holders , EU nationals/residents. PR holder of USA/UK/CANADA/JAPAN. (Click here)

Protocols For Travelling To India

  • RT-PCR Test mandatory 72 hr prior to departure
  • submit self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal and upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report.
  • Exemption form required only in case of exigency due to the death in the family, to be applied online at least 72 hours prior boarding
  • At Maharashtra Mandatory 7days IQ followed by 7days HQ
  • Registration Mandatory for OCI card Holder with Indian embassy

Quarantine Duration:

  • France –10 Days quarantine mandatory
  • India – 14 Days HQ “Mandatory RT-PCR negative certificate” “7 Days paid IQ at Maharashtra Mandatory” (State wise rules differs)

Relevant Forms And Registration Links

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Also Read: Canada Air Travel Guidelines | Bangladesh Air Travel Guidelines


Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of, he's passionate about writing.

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