Arrival procedure Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport

Arriving passenger at Paris-CDG

Welcome to Paris-CDG !
Here you can find information on Charles de Gaulle airport’s arrival procedure.
Immigration, Customs, Baggage, follow our step-by-step guide for arriving passengers.

Landing

End of your journey

If your final destination is Paris, follow signs for arrivals & baggage reclaim (″Baggage-Exit″) on leaving the aircraft.

Transferring flights at Paris-CDG
  • IF YOU ARE CHECKED TO YOUR FINAL DESTINATION :
    Follow the yellow ″Transfer″ signs when you leave the aircraft.
  • IF YOU NEED TO CHECK-IN YOUR LUGGAGE :
    Leave the transfer zone (there are no check-in counters in the transfer zone), follow the signs for arrivals (″Baggage-Exit″) and then proceed to your airline check-in desk in the departure terminal.
Flight Connections

Immigration

If you are flying from a Non-Schengen country, your first stop after arrival will be passport control/immigration.
Some foreign nationals must present, in addition to their passport, a Schengen visa when they enter France.

Information about Border Control & Entry requirements

Baggage

Baggage reclaim

While in the baggage reclaim area look for your flight on the information screens and check the carousel number.
Free baggage trolleys are provided for your use.

Baggage enquiries

Baggage handling and delivery is your airline’s responsibility from check-in to collection.
If you need to make a baggage enquiry please contact your airline or handling agent in baggage reclaim.
If you have left anything on board an aircraft or airline bus, please contact the airline immediately.

Information Delayed & Missing baggage

Customs

You’ll pass French Customs after baggage reclaim, before you enter the public arrivals area.

  • Passengers who have not exceeded the duty-free allowance and have nothing to declare should go through the green channel.
  • All other passengers, or passengers who are unsure should go through the red channel.
Information French Customs

Arrivals hall

Each terminal has it’s own Arrivals hall, located in the public area after customs & baggage reclaims.
Airport visitors can verify the terminal and designated exit on the airport monitors.

Meeting points are located in each terminal after the baggage reclaim area.

Airport maps

Leave the airport

Visit our Ground transportation section for details about train, bus or taxi from Charles de Gaulle airport to Paris and beyond.

Transport & Directions