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I am a Gambian, traveling from Malaysia to Dakar, Senegal via Amsterdam and Istanbul. Do I need a transit visa for Amsterdam if the connection time is less than 24 hours?

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No, you can probably transit without a visa.

A Timatic search using the Emirates site says:

Transit - Netherlands (NL)

Visa required.

TWOV (Transit Without Visa):
Holders of onward tickets transiting by the same or first connecting aircraft:

So unless your transit time exceeds 24 hours, you don't need a visa.

BTW, you didn't ask about Turkey, but you can transit there without visa if the transit time is less than 24 hours.

  • The question is for Gambia not Ghana. – Andrew Lazarus Jul 17 '17 at 21:02
  • Thanks @AndrewLazarus for the important correction. Edited (reversing the answer). – ugoren Jul 17 '17 at 21:07
  • Downvote replaced with upvote after correction – Andrew Lazarus Jul 17 '17 at 21:09
  • @busuraboy, if the answer is useful, please accept it. – ugoren Jul 29 '17 at 17:50

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