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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?
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Passport control and customsIf 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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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.
Thanks, so Paris arrival should only entail baggage collection.
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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