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Planning to travel from Vietnam to Brazil via Turkish Airlines with a layover in Istanbul, or via Qatar Airways with a layover is in Doha Qatar.

Is it possible to layover in Istanbul or Doha without visa/transit visa?

If I checked my luggage with either possible airlines, do I need to pick up the luggage in the layover country and check it in again? Or it automatically follows through my final destination which is in Brazil?

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    I have edited the title and body for clarity. If I have misstated anything, the changes can be reverted to your original wording. I do not understand your last sentece — "Or it automatically follows through my final destination which is in Brazil?" What does this mean? – David Aug 20 at 1:44
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    @David I presume they're asking if their Brazilian visa will allow them to transit through Istanbul or Doha. (There are countries/airports with arrangements like this: for example, you generally don't need a Schengen transit visa if you're going to the US and have a US visa.) – jpatokal Aug 20 at 2:16
  • I mean, the luggage. Do I need to pick it up in the layover country and check it in again or it will automatically check through my final destination? – lexi Aug 21 at 7:22
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No, you do not need a transit visa for either country. This assumes you have connecting flights on a single ticket from the same airport (Istanbul has three) and you don't need to recheck bags etc.

Per Qatar Airways, anybody can transit through Doha, Qatar without a visa as long as they don't leave the airport.

Turkey's transit visa policy is covered here: Do I need a Turkey transit visa for a layover?

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