|Quoting Eastern023 (Reply 4):|
I am a little confused. I have flown IAD-FRA-GVA in the past and I had to do customs and immigration at GVA not FRA. Since CDG is technically a "lay over" (but we are leaving the airport) do we have to do customs in both CDG and FRA? Our bags are supposed to be checked all the way to FRA so will be on AF's custody all the way to FRA.
The reason you did it in GVA
is because Switzerland became part of the Schengen agreement just recently (Dec 08) thus you had to clear both customs and immigration at GVA
then again at FRA
. The same as if you were flying to PPT via LAX
for instance...you clear customs and immigration at LAX
then again at PPT.
, though, you won't have that problem because not only are both France and Germany Schengen countries but also they are EU members. At CDG
you will have to go through passport control (don't worry, it's nothing like the US, the lines are usually short and fast!) but since you will have your bags checked through to FRA
you only have to clear your bags through customs in Germany, your final destination.
P.S. I just checked this info with my partner, he works for AF
and should know as he deals with these kind of questions all the time! Have fun in Germany!