Egyptian passport holder, with settled status in UK, traveling UK-Cairo, with a 2-hour layover in Athens.

Considering the flight is from a non-Schengen state to a non-Schengen state, is a transit visa for Athens required?

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    Are the two flights on the same ticket? What is the airline?
    – jcaron
    Commented May 25 at 12:25

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No, in this specific combination, if both flights are on the same ticket, you don't need one:

If the flights are on separate tickets (as is often the case with many low-cost carriers), also known as a self-transfer, then a full Schengen visa will be required (but in addition 2 hours would probably make it a very risky connection, bordering on impossible with checked bags).

  • UK settled status should help in any case, no?
    – Relaxed
    Commented May 25 at 16:55
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    @Relaxed UK settled status usually applies to EU citizens, which of course do not need a visa to transit or visit Greece. I suppose OP got it as a family member, but as far as I know, no UK residence status or visa gives any right in Schengen, even for ATVs (contrary to status in the US, Canada, and a few others).
    – jcaron
    Commented May 25 at 19:49

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