I want to buy a ticket through Skyscanner, but the ticket shows self transfer. It has connections in Istanbul and Rome (FCO) with two separate carriers, Pegasus and Ryanair.

The Istanbul connection is with the same carrier, but the Rome connection is not. Both flight in Rome, inbound and outbound, are in Terminal 2.

Can I check in online for all the flights, and do I need transit visas?

In Spain, I'm flying from Barcelona to Seville, Is there a way to go through Spanish immigration in Seville or do I have to clear Immigration in Barcelona?

I am Tunisian and have a single-entry Schengen visa.

  • Your citizenship ?
    – DumbCoder
    Commented Jul 4, 2017 at 8:00
  • My citizenship is Tunisia which does not allow me to enter the schengen area without a visa and I have single entry visa to Spain
    – Lilo
    Commented Jul 4, 2017 at 8:15
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    Is this single entry for Spain, or for Schengen countries issued by Spain? In the latter case, you clear immigration in Rome (independent of anything else) and continue to Spain "domestically" - there are a lot of questions around here discussing this very same scenario in different flavours.
    – Sabine
    Commented Jul 4, 2017 at 12:39
  • Can I clear Immigration in Spain ? Because the visa is a schengen visa for single entry and I want it to be cleared in Spain
    – Lilo
    Commented Jul 4, 2017 at 13:03
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    The only way you can clear Schengen immigration in Spain is to travel directly to Spain from a non-Schengen country.
    – phoog
    Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 3:29

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There are actually three questions:

  1. On-line check-in. Whether you can check in online for a given flight is a matter for the carrier that issued your ticket. Check with them.
  2. Istanbul transit. According to Frequently Asked Questions / Rep. of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you do not need a visa if you stay in the transit lounge. The airline for the Istanbul flights should be able to tell you if there is any need to leave the transit lounge, but that is unlikely given connecting international flights on a single ticket.
  3. Schengen passport control. For most passport control purposes, the Schengen zone functions as a single country. You will use your single entry to the Schengen zone when you arrive at Rome. A flight from Rome to Barcelona is intra-Schengen, not involving a Schengen entry. Assuming, as appears to be the case, Spain is your main destination, it was correct to get the visa from Spain.

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