I am very confused and think I might have made a mistake. My partner is a Filipino passport holder leaving the US to return home to Manila - but he must exit via Orlando, FL (MCO).
Two tickets were booked:
- Aer Lingus MCO-DUB, 6 hour layover.
- Turkish Air DUB-IST-MNL on one ticket.
Does he have to fully clear immigration and check in with Turkish Airlines landside and thus need a visa - ie enter Ireland? What if he has no luggage?
I found mixed info on websites - including he does have to fully clear immigration to get bags (if he checks them in) but immigration would allow it if he shows an onward ticket.
What if I am accompanying him (US passport holder)?
I don't quite understand the self-connecting restrictions but worry that he needs a visa and it is too late (travel Jan 6).