I'm going from St.Petersburg to Addis Ababa and I have a transit in Stockholm for 12 hours.

So does a Russian citizen need a transit visa to Sweden?

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    yes but the asnwer is the same: you will arrive from non-schengen destination and you will departure to non-schengen destination, so you don't need a transit visa if your flights are on the same calendar day
    – Dirty-flow
    Oct 30, 2013 at 9:50
  • Questions should be closed if the question is a duplicate and not if the answer happens to be the same. Oct 30, 2013 at 10:05
  • some ppl are telling me that i do need a transit visa to sweden!
    – Alex
    Oct 30, 2013 at 13:18
  • @Alex Which people and why?
    – Karlson
    Oct 30, 2013 at 14:23

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This is the answer from the Sweden embassy in Moscow:


If you do not intend to leave the transit zone, then you do not need a visa.


migration department

Swedish Embassy in Moscow

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