Good day,

i'm a Cameroonian student and I will be travelling from MADURAI to DOUALA and transiting through Dubai airport from spicejet flight to kenya airways. Will I need a transit visa to transit from terminal 1 to terminal 3?

Thanks for your assisitance.


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    @MichaelHampton: I'm not sure such page really answer the question (it is specific for Indian). And the answer seems to assume that not having a passport check is the same as not requiring transit visa (no, this is not true). Sep 21 '20 at 15:03
  • Having travelled through Dubai as an American with a South African wife, I can say that we at least were not required to have a transit visa. Neither, was one asked of us. In each case, we spent several hours in the airport for our layover. The last time we made this trip was about a year ago. In our party, we had both British citizens and Indian citizens. Does someone with more recent experience have input?
    – Dean F.
    Sep 21 '20 at 21:25
  • @GiacomoCatenazzi The answer provided on the related question is not limited to Indian passports. The answer here would be the same.
    – CGCampbell
    Sep 23 '20 at 10:44

I put this search Nigerian to Cameroon, transiting to UAE, and it give me the following:

  • no visa need if you stay less then 24h (for transit at DXB)

  • you need a confirmed ticket for the second flight.

  • "Passengers transiting through Dubai (DXB) with separate tickets and checked-in baggage do not have to clear immigrations and customs if they use the baggage transfer service offered by the airport. Fees apply.". So it seems they requires that you uses a transfer service for your baggages. Or you should pass immigration, but so you may need to pay a 24h transit visa.

  • and the COVID test results, but these could change, so you may check later, before you start your journey.

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