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Citizen of India.

Permanent resident in Canada.

Journey from New Delhi to Vancouver via Tokyo, NRT

My flight starts at,

New Delhi (DEL) to Tokyo (NRT), with flight duration, 7:35 PM Sunday to 6:50 AM, Monday, April

As my connecting flight from Tokyo NRT to Vancouver is departing at 6:20 PM, Monday, April, I would like to stay within Tokyo NRT airport for a layover duration of 11h 30m

Am trying to understand, visa restrictions(if any) for 12 hr stay in Tokyo, NRT.


Does NRT airport authority allow passenger to stay(without any visa/document/pass) in airport for 12 hours(max) to board connecting flight?

  • @pnuts Yes, I would like to know, if I will be kicked out of the airport. Because, in that case, I should cancel my trip. As I do not have time to apply for visa to live outside Tokyo airport Commented Feb 26, 2017 at 3:00
  • @pnuts Your mentioning of some cases, makes me feel complex to travel via tokyo Commented Feb 26, 2017 at 3:07
  • You will be fine, see my answer
    – Crazydre
    Commented Feb 26, 2017 at 4:24
  • @Crazydre Are NRT services like Lounge, shower are paid service? Commented Feb 26, 2017 at 12:49
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    Possible duplicate of Layover at Narita, Japan. Do I need a transit visa?
    – phuclv
    Commented Feb 26, 2017 at 16:15

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You will be able to stay airside at Narita International Airport, allowing you to transit without a visa, while waiting for your connecting flight to Canada. It has many services that can make the long wait easier, including shower and sleeping rooms, capsule hotel, smoking area, lounges, along with shops, restaurants and other amenities.


As stated in Timatic, the database used by virtually all airlines, including JAL:

Transit without a visa: holders of onward tickets transiting on the same calendar day

So yes, you can stay there for your connection

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    What is timatic? Commented Feb 26, 2017 at 4:44
  • @overexchange The database that check-in agents use to decide if you can fly or not. It is based on live information that the world's governments provide to IATA
    – Crazydre
    Commented Feb 26, 2017 at 11:19

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