Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:36 am #1658567
Mick Elborn wrote:Whilst this is off topic, my original observation about not assuming free movement within Schengen stands. Basically, be aware that things can change.
At this time a number of EU Countries have officially notified that they will apply the Directive (EU) 2016/681 to intra-EU flights. Currently France and Spain are not on that list, but this could change. You can see the current list here: https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/news/list-member-states-applying-pnr-directive-intra-eu-flights_en
It should not apply to private flights, as the EU Directive applies to Air Carriers and collection of their passenger data. However, that does not mean this is fully understood by Customs/Immigration/Police at every airport.
I agree that things can change, but at the moment the rules that apply in France are these.
Article 9 provides for checks to be carried out on intra-Schengen flights at non-Customs airfields, but that is no different to a ramp check. Fly and enjoy!