Flying SIngapore - Frankfurt - Paris with Lufthansa.

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GregXL

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Flying SIngapore - Frankfurt - Paris with Lufthansa. Will customs and immigration processes be in Frankfurt or Paris? How long after arrival time should I allow for my car booking?

TheRealBabushka

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From Flyertalk:

Passport control and customs

If arriving from a non-Schengen country and connecting to a Schengen destination, you will go through passport control and customs for your carry-on baggage at FRA. In reality you may not even notice there are customs. You clear customs for any checked baggage at the final destination.

If connecting from non-Schengen to non-Schengen there's no need to go through passport control, though there may be security check points.

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TheRealBabushka

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http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/lufthansa-austrian-swiss-brussels-lot-other-partners-miles-more/982019-beginners-guide-connecting-fra-fra-connection-thread.html

Richard Brown

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For car booking I usually allow an hour. Have never picked up in Paris, but have encountered long queues at Nice, Rome and every Sicilian Airport. Best bet if you can, is to be a member of something like Hertz Gold, where you can pick up a car directly from a bay or go to a priority service counter.

 

On the immigration side, once you are into the Schengen zone, cross-border travel is a breeze , though with the current immigration crisis, anything could quickly change.

GregXL

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Thanks, so Paris arrival should only entail baggage collection.  

Richard Brown

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Correct, though your baggage will be tagged as having flown in from a non eu destination and as such you could still be subject to a customs check.

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