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According to Timatic, the database used by airlines, in order to transit Düsseldorf or Berlin-Tegel airport in Germany airside, i.e. without clearing immigration, the airport authorities must be notified in advance by the airline.

I understand this is due to these airports lacking transit corridors (looking at this map of Düsseldorf, non-Schengen lounges are in dark blue, separated from one another by Schengen lounges)

So how is the connection actually organised at these airports? What happens once you land?

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    I once read (about Berlin-Tegel) that passengers needed an escort from the police and that was why the airline had to be notified to arrange it. Presumably, that means there is a police officer walking with you from one gate to the next or possibly to a waiting area. Never saw it first hand so I will let someone else confirm or correct that. – Relaxed May 16 '17 at 5:44
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    I have asked TXL in German on Twitter. Will post an answer when they reply. – simbabque May 16 '17 at 13:18
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    I have seen. That. I figured waiting since the police had been mentioned would work. ;-) – simbabque May 16 '17 at 13:45
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    I asked at the Lufthansa check in booth at TXL. They said the airline takes you to a special holding room until the international connection is ready. I joked that it's probably a dark room in the basement. He said it is in the basement indeed. The police is not involved at all. – simbabque May 18 '17 at 18:14
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    @simbabque Wow, thanks for taking the time to go over there (I've done that too, but still). WHy not make this an answer? – Crazydre May 18 '17 at 18:16
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According to a comment by @simbaque:

I asked at the Lufthansa check in booth at TXL. They said the airline takes you to a special holding room until the international connection is ready. I joked that it's probably a dark room in the basement. He said it is in the basement indeed. The police is not involved at all.

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