Children travelling alone

Unaccompanied minors (UM)

Some airlines offer a service to accompany minors to ensure that they can travel in total security. Each airline has its own policy and the standards applied vary in line with the age, situation and destination of the traveller. If you have a minor who is to travel alone, please ensure that all necessary documentation is accompanied.

Please contact your airline for more information.

A new regulation has entered into force for minors of French citizenship traveling out of France. This regulation imposes a new requirement that French minors (below 18 years old) travelling unaccompanied to present an “autorisation de sortie de territoire” (authorization to exit the country) at the exit border controls in France. The original form of the authorization shall be presented together with the identity document of the minors as well as a copy of identity document of the parent who signed the form.

A link to the form for the authorization can be found here: