Travel Requirements Update and Flight Schedule

Updated: 12 February 2021

Local entry requirements

In the current situation, entry requirements may change at short notice. To ensure that you are well prepared for your tripkindly check the entry requirements for your destination and transit countries before making any travel plans as well as any applicable health regulations. This can be done via Air France Traveldoc website.


Reintroduction of the airport transit visa requirement for citizens of certain nationalities who hold a British Visa, long-stay visa or a British residence permit and who are traveling to the United Kingdom (UK)

As of January 1 2021, citizens of the following countries who are holders of a British visa, long-stay visa or a residence permit issued by the British authorities will need to be in possession of an airport transit visa (ATV) if they transit through France:

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic republic of Congo, Chad, Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Dominican republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia (only Russians coming from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Turkey or Egypt), Senegal, Syria, Palestinians with refugee travel documents, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan and South Sudan and Sri Lanka.

Exceptions: Citizens of the above-mentioned countries holding a visa or residence permit in addition to the UK visa/residence permit from Canada, Japan, the USA or European countries ARE allowed to transit through Netherlands without an ATV.

ATV applications must be submitted to VFS, after making an appointment either with the French Embassy in Abuja ( or with the Consulate General of France in Lagos ( Processing time for this applications require a minimum of 7 days.


Customers, who are traveling to France as their final destination, now need to show a negative COVID-19 test result before boarding the aircraft. The test result cannot be older than 72 hours and only PCR or LAMP tests are accepted. Read more about the specific requirements and exempted countries on the French government website  and the Air France  and KLM  TravelDoc websites. Air France and KLM offer a dedicated PCR-test rebook option to those who cannot provide a negative PCR test result on time.


The Dutch government announced further measures* to minimize the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible. There is a flight ban to and from the United Kingdom, and from South Africa and South America. For all passengers traveling to or via Amsterdam a negative PCR or LAMP test, not older than 72 hours, is mandatory. As of January 23, 2021, customers who are not part of the safe country list provided by the EU are also required to have a Negative Rapid Antigen test in addition to the PCR or LAMP test. The rapid antigen test need to be taken within 4 hours before departure. For more information, please check the KLM website or the Dutch government  website, which will be updated when new information is available.


Have questions about vouchers that were issued due to the Covid-19 health crisis? You can find the answers to the most frequently asked questions here. Check out our FAQs


Our flight schedule is subject to change at a short notice due to Covid-19. Please visit our Flight Status page to keep track of flight information in real-time or see the latest schedule of flights operated by Air France.


To provide you with greater flexibility, we are also waiving ticket change fees. Book and travel with peace of mind knowing that when plans change, you can change your ticket. Please click here for more information.


Your comfort, health and well-being have always been our priority. Please click here to learn more about our safety and hygiene measures in place for safe travel at each stage of your journey.

We look forward to welcoming you on board.
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