I am resident of India (Indian passport). I am travelling from Israel (Tel Aviv) to Rome (Fiumicino) on El Al Airlines, and from Rome (Fiumicino), I fly to India (Delhi) on Air India Airlines.

The connection time between the two flights is 3 hours.

Do I need to get a transit visa or is it not required?

  • @Kuba The Problem is taht it doesn't state which Airports have a Transit corridor and which ones do not – Crazydre Aug 14 '17 at 13:20
  • Is the trip in one booking or two separate ones? – Crazydre Aug 14 '17 at 14:27
  • one booking..single ticket – Priyanka Uddandarao Aug 14 '17 at 14:42
  • @PriyankaUddandarao Good, then no visa needed :) – Crazydre Aug 14 '17 at 15:08

As stated in Timatic, the database used by Airlines:

Visa required, except for Holders of onward tickets for a max. transit of 48 hours through Milan (MXP), Rome (FCO) or Venice (VCE)

So if the trip is in one booking, you do not Need a visa. Otherwise you do.


As it's stated on the website of Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation:

The citizens of the following countries are required to obtain visas for transit through Italian airports:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Senegal, Syria

As India is not on this list, you don't need a transit visa in Italy.

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    Only applies to Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino and Venice-Marco Polo. The others lack Transit corridors, so if OP were connecting in, say, Milan-Linate, they'd Need a visa – Crazydre Aug 14 '17 at 14:24
  • But why then it's not mentioned in the official website, which is IMO supposed to be the first source of information. Even if I had any problems in other airports, I would have shown them these website. – gdrt Aug 14 '17 at 20:25
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    Because they lack transit corridors and thus everyone has to clear immigration, for which at least a short-stay Schengen visa is always required for visa nationals. And just saying, Timatic is what you should consult first when it comes to air travel. – Crazydre Aug 14 '17 at 20:44

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