I am a Nigerian citizen currently in the UK on a student visa with a residence permit valid for 3 years. I am planning a trip to Jamaica in a few days and do not have time to get transit visas for the USA or Canada. How do I find cheap tickets that do not include travel via the USA or Canada and that are to transit visa-free destinations?

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    "Cheap tickets" and "in a few days" do not go well together. It seems the simplest would be to fly direct on British Airways, but that will be expensive. There are some low-cost airlines flying to Jamaica from continental Europe. Do you have a Schengen visa?
    – phoog
    Jun 15, 2018 at 15:04
  • Google Flights. Kayak. Expedia. Are you having trouble with any of these?
    – DTRT
    Jun 15, 2018 at 15:17
  • No I do not have a schengen Visa, Travelling from England to Germany in transit would I need one?.
    – Tola
    Jun 15, 2018 at 17:03

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Short notice (a few days) + high travel season + Not US/Canada = Expensive Ticket

Routing options in Europe are London Gatwick, Brussels, Cologne, Dusselsdorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Milano.

If you can get yourself to Cologne, Eurowings offers a round trip to Montego Bay for 400 Euros, 6/18-6/25.

  • I don't think this really answers the question. The question is "How do I find out the answer to X?" and you've neither told them how to find out, nor told them the answer to X. Jun 15, 2018 at 16:17
  • thank you, I am seeing it now. Germany is a more liberal country, do you know if I would need a visa just for transit?
    – Tola
    Jun 15, 2018 at 17:04
  • @Tola: See this question to figure out whether you need a transit visa in the Schengen area. Jun 15, 2018 at 17:40
  • @Tola you will need a regular (type C short-stay) Schengen visa (unless you can book a single ticket from the UK via Germany) because you will have to pass through passport control to pick up and re-check your luggage. Some people need an "airport transit visa" for transits that don't require passing through passport control, but having a UK residence permit exempts you from that requirement.
    – phoog
    Jun 15, 2018 at 18:32
  • @phoog yes I have seen a ticket(EURO WINGS) London-cologne-jamaica. so It is my understanding I will not need a transit visa correct? Since i have a valid UK student visa.. thank you for your help.
    – Tola
    Jun 17, 2018 at 21:53

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