Airport (arrivals)

Useful vocabulary and phrases

transfer / connectionscustoms
immigrationcar hire
passporttaxi rank
onward journeyairport express
bureau de changetourist information
luggage carousel


“Can I see your passport please?”“Please look into the camera.”
“What is the purpose of your visit to…?”“Please place your thumb on the pad.”
“Why are you visiting…?”“Please place your fingers on the pad.”
“What brings you to…?”“You need to fill in one of these forms and then come back to me.”
“Can I see your return ticket please?”


“Do you have anything to declare?”“Do you have any fruits, vegetables or foodstuffs in your bags?”
“Can you open your bag please?”“Do you have paperwork / a certificate for this?”

Bureau de Change / Currency Exchange

“I’d like to change some … into …”“The exchange rate is….”
“How much would you like to change?”“That comes to (amount). Please check it.”

Tourist Information

“Do you have a map of the city / the area?”“Do you know anywhere I can stay for between … and … (a night) / under … (a night)?”
“Could you recommend a hotel to me?”“What’s the best / quickest / cheapest way to get into the city?”

Missed a Connection

“Excuse me, my flight was delayed and I’ve missed my connection. Can I get on to the next plane?”