Baggage

For your peace of mind, for your safety. In order that you can pass through airport authority controls easily and quickly, and for safety reasons, international regulations prohibit carrying certain items and materials in the hold and in your cabin baggage. Please observe current regulations to the letter. Thank you for your co-operation.

These provisions apply to all flights departing from the European Union and Switzerland.

Passengers may no longer carry liquids, gels, toothpaste, etc. unless they are in containers of no more than 100 ml, and must carry them in a clear, resealable plastic bag with a maximum capacity of one litre. The bag must be shown separately during the security check. Any other liquids must be carried in hold baggage. For technical safety reasons, the volume of liquids placed in the hold must not exceed 2 litres.

Laptops and large electricals must be passed separately through a scanner. In addition, passengers must remove their jackets and coats during the check.

For safety reasons, carrying certain items in cabin baggage is prohibited.

a) Pistols, firearms and other items that may launch projectiles, instruments that could be or seem capable of being used to cause serious injury by launching projectiles, including:

firearms of any kind, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles and guns,

toy weapons, reproduction and imitation firearms that look like real weapons,

firearm components, except goggles used for watching,

compressed air or carbon dioxide weapons, such as pistols, weapons firing pellets, rifles and handguns,

rocket-launching pistols and starter pistols,

bows, crossbows and arrows,

arrow launchers and underwater guns,

slings and catapults;

b) Devices for stunning, devices designed to stun or immobilise :

neutralising devices, such as stun guns and paralysing guns (tasers) and electric-shock batons,

instruments for stunning or slaughtering animals,

chemicals, gases and sprays capable of having debilitating or immobilising effects, such as irritant sprays, tear gas, acids and animal repellents;

c) Items with serrated edges or pointed ends that could be used to cause serious injury, including :

items for cutting such as axes, hatchets and cleavers,

ice-axes or ice-breakers,

razor blades,

cutters,

knives of any blade size:

scissors,

martial arts equipment with a sharp point or pointed end,

swords and sabres,


d) working utensils, utensils that could cause serious injury or threaten aircraft safety, including :

crowbars,

drills and drill bits, including cordless portable electric drills,

utensils with blades or points longer than 6 cm, which could be used as weapons, such as screwdrivers and chisels,

saws, including wireless portable electric saws,

soldering irons,

dart guns and nail guns,


e) blunt instruments, items that could cause serious injury when used as a striking implement , including:

baseball and softball bats,

bats and batons such as truncheons,

martial arts equipment;

f) explosive and incendiary substances and devices capable of, or potentially capable of, being used to cause serious injury or threaten aircraft safety, including :

munitions,

detonators,

detonators and wicks,

reproduction or imitation explosives,

mines, grenades and other explosive materials,

fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices,

candles and fumigenic cartridges,

dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives.

NB: This list is non-exhaustive.

Any prohibited items intercepted during inspections at the airport security checkpoint will be confiscated by the security guards.

Customs

Within the European Union (EU), you may buy, for your own personal requirements, goods within another member-State with no limit as to the quantities or values and with no formalities at border crossings. However, some particularly sensitive products remain subject to special checks. These include, in particular, weapons and munitions, cultural goods, protected species of wild flora and fauna and products derived from them (Washington Convention), live animals and animal products, plants and plant products, drugs and medical products (except those required personally by travellers) and wines, alcoholic drinks, tobacco and other products subject to rules governing indirect taxes and payment of duties (unless the quantities held can be assumed not for commercial purposes). To avoid any complication, find out more from the customs authorities before you travel. It is worth remembering in this regard that importing into France, exporting or merely holding any counterfeit item, even if intended for your own personal use, is prohibited by French law. However, tax and customs formalities do not apply when crossing borders into third-party countries (countries that are not members of the EU).

Check-in: Check-in is the operation through which, on presentation of your air ticket (flight tickets for conventional tickets or a travel receipt for electronic tickets) at the airline's desk in the airport terminal building, its staff will validate your passage and will label your hold baggage.

Even if you are travelling without any baggage, you are responsible for ensuring that you check in at the airline's check-in desk before boarding.

The deadline for checking in is the time after which the passenger's ability to board is not guaranteed.

For domestic flights, even if you have no baggage, the check-in deadline is now set at no less than twenty-five or thirty-five minutes before the flight departure time in view of procedures now adopted following the recent tightening of air travel security and safety measures.

  • On French domestic routes, unaccompanied children, groups and disabled passengers must check in at least an additional thirty minutes before the check-in deadline.
  • If you are travelling with an animal, you also need to allow extra time; at least half an hour longer than the time required for passengers travelling alone.

Disabled passengers

For several years, national and international authorities have adopted or recommended a series of provisions intended to make it easier for passengers with a permanent motor or sensory handicap to travel by any means of public transport.

Thus, as soon as they arrive at the airport, special facilities and equipment are available to cater for disabled passengers, such as reserved parking spaces. Most airlines provide these individuals with a special assistance service (a helper) to make it easier for them to board and disembark. Furthermore, airports provide wheelchairs within the airport terminal, free of charge.

Though permission to board for passengers with a motor or sensory disability is not in principle subject to any special terms and conditions of acceptance, it is vital to inform the airline in advance (at least 48 hours in advance) so that disabled passengers can receive the services offered. They will sometimes be asked to complete a special medical information form (INCAD documents), which must accompany their booking request.

Animals

As a general rule, pets are allowed on board aircraft, either in the cabin, or in the hold, unless they are refused for valid reasons (number of animals already permitted, state of health, legislation governing dangerous animals, regulations in the destination country, etc.). Up to a maximum weight of 5 kg, your animal will in principle be accepted in the cabin in its cage, which must, however, not exceed a certain volume (the total for the three dimensions must not exceed 115 cm).

It is essential that you warn the airline when you book that it will be accompanying you, as, in the cabin, more than two pets will not generally be tolerated. It should also be noted that carrying some small pet mammals (such as rodents) in the cabin is subject to special terms and conditions of acceptance concerning their cages. Ask your airline prior to departure. With regard to small, tamed birds travelling in the cabin, they must be placed in a cage covered with a piece of material for the duration of the flight. It is vital that, notwithstanding exceptional cases, pets weighing over 5 kg travel in the hold (ventilated, heated and pressurised).

When going abroad, as well as when travelling in France, do not forget to take your pet's health card with you. Always ask your travel company about vaccinations and formalities

required when you arrive. Arrive at least half one hour before your check-in deadline to go through the formalities required for your dog, cat or other pet and be aware that only animals that are going to be travelling will be allowed into airports.

Transport of wild animals and certain species of protected animals is subject to special terms and conditions and restrictions, and beforehand, you should plan their journey, by contacting either your airline, or the Ministries of Agriculture, the Budget (Customs) or Ecology.

Smoke-free terminals

As is the case in all establishments open to the public, the Golfe de Saint-Tropez International Airport is a smoke-free premises. To protect smokers and non-smokers alike, the Government decided to ban smoking in public places as of February 2007.

travel with a baby

Tips for taking your little angel in flight:

- It is not recommended to travel with a baby within 7 days after birth. - If your baby has a cold, do not make him travel. - Take bottles and food in sufficient quantities for the trip. - Remember to take its necessary exchange (diapers, cotton, etc.). - Make sure your child drinks a lot during the flight. - Before departure, remember to check your child has good all documents required by police, customs and immigration in the destination country. - If traveling with a stroller, be sure to affix a label with your contact information (name, address, phone number and email address). - If your child is undergoing treatment or is prone to motion sickness, remember his health record and medications. - Choose comfortable, warm clothes (sweaters and socks). - On takeoff and landing, plan a candy or chewing gum or smaller a pacifier, bottle, lollipop or a cookie. This will prevent your child to feel discomfort in the ears.