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I will be travelling with a family member from Dublin, Ireland to Nice, France at the end of next month in November. She is a Kenyan citizen but already has a Schengen visa that lasts until March 2019 so we figured that we don't need any more paperwork.

I see when trying to locate tickets that some offer a layover in Zurich. We are a bit worried if she'd need a transit visa because some countries require one. She tells me that Switzerland is not in the Schengen area and thus, she might need a visa when transiting. Is this true or not? Thanks

  • Switzerland joined the Schengen area somewhat late in the game, but it did indeed join. – phoog Oct 22 '18 at 4:03
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Your companion is mistaken - Switzerland is in the Schengen zone (Source)

She should be fine with her visa, no transit visa required.

  • Of course if the visa is only single entry, it would be used up. – Roddy of the Frozen Peas Oct 21 '18 at 23:51
  • @RoddyoftheFrozenPeas Of course, since the final destination is in France, it wouldn't matter that a single entry visa would be used up in Switzerland, since there would be no further entries. – phoog Oct 22 '18 at 4:00
  • Yes, but a pre-existing visa would have (theoretically) been for a specific trip, not necessarily this one. – Roddy of the Frozen Peas Oct 22 '18 at 4:20

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