Aloha Travelers! As a general rule, if you are going A-C via a country B, which requires a transit visa in advance, should I get another visa if my return also happen to be C->B->A ?
I am planning to visit a lesser known country, and the point B country requires a visa in advance. There is an embassy in our country and it's easier to get a visit visa. Is it the general practice to get 2 transit visas, or is there such "multiple-entry transit visa" thing?
One transit visa allows me to stay 5 days in the country, and provide the departure ticket. The point C country also has an embassy of country B there, and I will be saying 20 days in the country C.
Please note I'm asking the general rules, and not the specifics. That is not just for a singe trip. The point B is a hub for most flights so I'm looking for potential future trips and to know the general rules about this.
Update 1: the point B country is Malaysia. Their rules are somewhat strange that they do have a transit visa on arrival, but that is only if the destination country is in a a few selected array of countries, which my third country is not in.
Update 2: I could ask an official representative at the KLIA2 airport the same question. Note that this is relevant only to citizens of countries that Malaysia is not offering visa on arrival or visa-free entry. Unfortunately, Sri Lanka is being one of them. See the information on this page. If you are visiting any country listed under #2, you can pass the immigration control and visit the country. However, on your return flight, you cannot do this if your destination (home) country is not in the list. After checking flight routes and times of Malaysia Airlines and AirAsiaX, it seems they work nicely with the rules as well. While I'm not 100% sure about this, all of the flights have 2-5 hours of time in between flights which practically makes you stay in the airport.