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I am Brazilian and my fiancé is Filipino. We are planning to go to Brazil from Singapore, and the few cheap flights we found have 3 different stops in 3 different European countries: London, Romania, and Portugal. We are only going to wait in these airports for the next flight. Does it require us a transit visa? We won't dispatch any luggage, just bring hand bags with us.

The flight itinerary is SIN > LGW > OPT > LIS > POA. This is the image:

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    Whether you need a visa or not is also influenced by your itinerary - So please add information about your tickets (if booked), concerned airlines and if entire journey is on a single ticket or not? – RedBaron Aug 23 '18 at 9:12
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    You will need to "enter" a country (hence need a visa) if at any point you need to reclaim and recheck your bags. If all the flights are operated by a single airline (or airlines which have interline agreements) your baggage will be transferred without your intervention (this may happen even if on separate tickets). Hence please tell us about airlines and also if the entire trip will be under one ticket. – RedBaron Aug 23 '18 at 9:21
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    As a Brazilian national you don't a visa to enter any of your intermediate stops (UK, Romania and Portugal). Your fiancé however does need a visa if she plans to enter these countries. All these airports provide Transit Without Visa (TWOV) for passengers holding onward tickets. As you don't have luggage you don't need to "enter" the countries and can use TWOV. SO theoretically both of you should be fine. However, at each point during boarding airlines staff will check if you have documents to enter the next destination and if they think your fiance does not, she will be denied boarding – RedBaron Aug 23 '18 at 9:58
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    @gamofe None of your stated flights are Schengen to Schengen – RedBaron Aug 23 '18 at 11:28
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Your connection seems to consist of three tickets:

  • SIN to LGW with Norwegian
  • LGW to OTP with Wizz Air
  • OPT to POA with TAP

Every airline will see their tickets separately and check that you have the right to enter the destination countries to check you in. Thus, with your connection, you will need to have permission to enter the countries UK, Romania, and Brazil. A visa for Portugal is not required.

You should check the visa/entry requirements for each ticket separately.

The answer to this question contains further details.

  • What permission? The visa? I know that these countries I do not need visas to stay in. The main concern is if it's required to have an airport transit visa for switching airplanes in these airports. – gamofe Aug 23 '18 at 9:29
  • There is another question on this site which looks at what "kiwi.com guarantted connection" means. You may want to link to it and add a small extract explaining why OP will need to reclaim and recheck his bags – RedBaron Aug 23 '18 at 9:32
  • By the way, we do not intend to dispatch any luggage, just bring a hand baggage with us. – gamofe Aug 23 '18 at 9:33
  • @gamofe That is an important point which should be added to the question – RedBaron Aug 23 '18 at 9:34
  • @RedBaron, added. – gamofe Aug 23 '18 at 9:35
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For the UK they won't need a visa if they will not go through passport control. If they do, they will need a transit visa.

If not going through passport control.

If going through passport control.

They also won't need one for Romania if you they stay in the international area of the airport. See here

The only country in the Schengen area a Filipino would need an airside transit visa is France, so Portugal will be fine if they stay airside. See here.

So as long as your fiancé stays airside during the connections they will be fine without any transit visas.

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    @dda Romania is not a part of Schengen (yet). They accept people with Schengen visas if they have two or more entries. OP will arrive in Portugal (from Romania) on a non-Schengen flight and hence will be controlled on Romanian entry/exit and Portugal entry (if he needs to pass through imiigration) – RedBaron Aug 23 '18 at 9:24

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