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One of my friends is studying in Ukraine, now he wants to travel to India for vacation via Vienna. Does he require a transit visa?

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No, he does not need a visa, provided he can stay in the international area of the airport (which means in particular that his luggage must be checked through to his final destination).

See also Do I need a visa to transit (or layover) in the Schengen area? for a full explanation of the rules. The most important thing is that India is not on the list of countries whose citizens require an airport transit visa in the Schengen area. A visa is only required to transit through Germany, France, Spain and the Czech Republic.

No, an Indian Citizen also does not need a Transit Visa if they are traveling from USA towards their home or vice versa via Germany. I have traveled via Frankfurt both ways, and it did not require me to have any Schengen or Transit Visa.

  • The question is about Ukraine, not the United States. – Andrew Lazarus May 4 at 18:30

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