Can I book the EK 205 emirates flight that flys from Dubai to Milan and then Milan to JFK new york (same flight number) if I have indian passport and valid US visa?

I am getting mixed answers from different sources. I called the airline and they said there is no need of any visa for Milan but some other source over here https://www.musafirservices.com/emirates-airlines-update-travel-guidlies-for-us-travellers-from-india/ mentions that EK 205 is only for US nationals.

I don't want to blindly trust the airlines as I heard about similar instances where airlines said it should be fine but it wasn't (in terms of visa requirements).

  • The limitation you are referring to is under "Travel to Usa up to 00:01 EST on 8 November (2021)". We are now way after November 8.
    – xngtng
    Jun 24, 2022 at 9:58

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The Emirates visa check tool, which is based on Timatic, the database used by all airlines to know documentation requirements tells us in your situation:

Transit Countries



Visa required.

TWOV (Transit Without Visa):


Passengers transiting through Milan (MXP) and arriving from a non-Schengen Member State with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight within 48 hours to a third country which is not a Schengen Member State. They must:

  • stay in the international transit area of the airport, and
  • have documents required for the next destination.
  • TWOV does not apply when transiting between terminals 1 and 2.

So, no, you don’t need a visa.

Note that the page you linked to is about Covid restrictions at the time, which have been lifted since then.

  • Thank you very much.
    – manji369
    Jun 24, 2022 at 11:27

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