Questions tagged [layovers]

The period of time spent waiting for a connection (unlike stopover this is not chosen by the traveller).

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Layover in Europe to the US - allowed?

Many people have asked questions on this site regarding the rules for layovers, with no definitive answers. The rules are constantly in flux and it is very difficult to get a clear answer from ...
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Denied boarding flight from Bangalore to SFO [closed]

Denied boarding at Bangalore airport for flight to SFO. Had the necessary covid negative report 48 hours before onboarding. They did send emails several times to make sure to have the Covid negative ...
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Does the negative PCR test 'EU list of safe countries' exemption apply to travellers with a layover in a third country?

The Netherlands requires most travellers from outside the EU to present a negative PCR test result to show that they are not carriers of COVID-19. One of the exemptions to this rule is: People ...
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Germany Layover Covid Restrictions

I'm an Indian citizen and an F-1 OPT visa holder. I need to travel from US to India due to unavoidable personal reasons. I am transitting through Frankfurt with a layover of 3 hours, booked as a ...
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Do I have to collect my bags if I have multiple layovers?

I have a flight to Australia in January. I booked through Air NZ. My journey goes: Vancouver - LAX LAX - Auckland Auckland - Brisbane. I booked the flight under one ticket itiniery. My question is, I ...
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Can a US Citizen transit through a COVID restricted country to a non restricted country?

There are several countries that are open to US Citizens for travel. However, getting to them may require transiting through a country that does not allow entry. Example: Flying to Namibia via a ...
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Do I require an airport Transit Visa at Frankfurt If I am travelling to United Kingdom? [duplicate]

I am an Indian passport holder and will be flying from there.The flight I am looking at has 1 stop at Munich International Airport and has a 3h 55m layover there.I will need to switch flight there Do ...
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Is there any COVID restriction to do a layover in Paris, France?

A friend from Brasil is coming to Spain and she's found a flight from Sao Paulo with a layover in Paris Charles de Gaulle. She has the Italian passport too. Will she have to do any test or provide any ...
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Negative COVID-test required during immigration at a Schengen layover or by the airline?

TL;DR: Austria has waved off the requirement of negative COVID-test for some specific cases including mine. Traveling from India to Austria via a layover in another country in Schengen. Will the ...
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Have airlines changed their fees to reduce the average number of layovers passengers have in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Airfares are known not to minimize the average number of legs passengers take. E.g., flying A -> B or A -> C can be more expensive than flying A -> C -> B. In these times of pandemic, ...
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European citizen with layover in United States – what documents do I need?

I'm confused by how the US travel ban apply to layovers. I have a flight from Papeete (French Polynesia) to Paris on October 4 2020. The flight stops at Los Angeles Airport for 2h30. I will be ...
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I'm American. re: COVID restrictions, can I fly through Portugal on my way to the Czech Republic in September? [closed]

I am a second year masters student who will be traveling to the Czech Republic in mid-September in order to continue my studies. All flights have layovers somewhere, and the cheapest/fastest flight I ...
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What do I need to know to make my connecting flight? First time with a layover

Airline websites seem to assume I've done this before. My extremely limited experience with flying has been direct flights. Arrive, check-in at the kiosk(s) outside the terminal. Take bags to airline ...
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Overnight layover in Toronto as of early June 2020?

I'm considering booking a flight from the US to Germany to tend to a family emergency. The connection that I'm currently looking at has an overnight layover in Toronto. Is it possible to use this ...
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At transit or layover, have checked-in luggage transferred to the next airline without passenger retrieval and re-drop

Is there any way to book two connected flights (from different airlines; each one on a unrelated website): without passing via 3rd party agency (online or not) still being able to organize the ...
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LAX terminal 6 to terminal 7 transfer and TSA and immigration

On an Alaska Airlines flight from Puerto Vallarta to LAX terminal 6. Then a United Airlines flight departing from terminal 7 arriving at SFO. It looks like I can walk from Terminal 6 to terminal 7 ...
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Are there alternatives for booking flights unavailable directly via the airline (but available from an Online Travel Agent?)

This year I had something happen to me twice, which I never witnessed before nor I thought possible: An airline has flights for the legs that I'd like to fly on, but if I try to book the whole trip, ...
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How much time do I need to change planes in Zurich?

In September I hope to travel from Nice, France to Zurich, Switzerland, changing planes in Zurich, and then continuing on to Boston, Mass all on Swiss Air. The trip will be booked on one ticket. How ...
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Do I need a Transit Visa for a layover in Shengen zone, I am a Cameroonian and Permanent resident of Canada [duplicate]

As a Cameroonian and permanent resident of Canada, do I need a transit Visa for a layover in the Schengen zone?
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What restrictions apply to layovers in the Schengen area?

I want to fly from Croatia to the US. I am a US citizen, so I know that I will be able to get into the US. However, with COVID-19 restriction in place, am I able to take a flight with layovers in the ...
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How risky is a 2 hours layover in Paris Charles de Gaulle considering the COVID-19 situation? [closed]

I shall be traveling to the US from India on 10th June this year for an internship, accompanied by my family. I booked a round-trip Delta flight recently; it has a ~2 hr layover at Paris Charles de ...
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Can I catch a connection flight at Warsaw Modlin Airport without exiting the airport?

A friend of mine who traveled recently claims that I have to exit the airport and re-enter again in order to catch a connection flight that is made of two separate tickets. This will significantly ...
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Connection time Dulles [duplicate]

We booked our flight through Expedia and are traveling on 2 airlines, one PNR and no checked baggage. Flight from Chicago on United arrives at 8:45 pm. Flight to Lisbon on Lufthansa leaves at 10:20. ...
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Skip first leg of a flight but still check-in in point A [duplicate]

I'm from YUM. There's a 8h30 layover before the flight to CLT. Can I skip the first leg YUM - PHX, check-in in YUM and drive to PHX and catch the PHX - CLT - YUL flights? Reason : Trip A-B-C-D is : ...
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Will the airline wait for me if my incoming flight is delayed (same airline)?

I'm travelling for work and my flight back has a very short layover (37 minutes) in MSP. I didn't book the flight so although I wouldn't have picked something like this, I have to deal with it. This ...
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Does an Indian need a transit visa for a long layover in Dubai? Does Emirates provide transit accommodation in economy class?

I am travelling from Copenhagen to Kolkata. I have a 13 hour layover in Dubai. Do I need a visa for a layover of this length? Do Emirates provide anything for a layover of this length?
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Do I need visa to be in Sydney Airport from 18,45 pm till 11,45 am? I am Argentinean

I am Argentinian, travelling from Papua New Guinea to Argentina. I'll arrive to Sydney on the 19th of June at 18:55 pm and I am boarding my next flight on the 20th of June at 11:45 am. I am not going ...
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Can Nigeria passport holder transit Brazil from South Africa without visa?

Please do Nigeria passport holder transiting south Africa to Brazil to connect flight to Kingston need visa?
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Layover in CDG Enough Time for Customs?

My girlfriend and I will be travelling from Cincinnati to Athens, Greece in the next few months. There will be a stop on the way to Athens at CDG in Paris. I'm assuming that I will have to pass ...
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EU citizen with a layover in the UK

I'm planning a trip to the US this summer, and many of the options I get for my flights have a layover in London. Will I have to go through passport control or will I be able to enter freely as I ...
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What are the rules regarding baggage inspection during layovers?

I'm travelling from UK to Japan via Russia, and would like to take prescription medication with me without a prescription (imported legally). I've cleared it with the Japanese authorities, but noticed ...
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Korean Visa for a layover tour

If we have a US Visa, is it OK to enter Seoul, South Korea to take a layover tour? It's because we will be arriving in Seoul dawn of February 21 & leave Seoul to San Francisco on the night of ...
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Tight Flight connection : Have I made a mistake? [duplicate]

I'm traveling to the US from India, specifically the Bangalore - Schiphol - Seattle route. The first leg is operated by KLM and the second leg is operated by KLM partner Delta. I just have a 1 hr 25 ...
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Is a 2-hour layover at Muscat enough to change flights? [duplicate]

I am travelling from Toronto to Delhi. My route is Toronto to London (Air Canada) >> London to Muscat (Oman Air) >> Muscat to Delhi (Oman Air). I have a 2-hour layover at Muscat before the next ...
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Is a 2hr transit enough time in Munich from Canada

Title says it all. Is 1h 55m enough of a layover in Munich for a Montreal > Munich > Athens flight? We are both Canadian citizens.
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Transfer time between terminals in Dubai Airport (separate tickets)

We arrive with Emirates Terminal 3 then fly from Terminal 1 with Air India. Do we have enough time of 3 hours to collect luggage clear immigration and get to Terminal 1 ? The flights in from ...
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Need visa for 12 hours layover at Seoul airport?

We are Myanmar passport holders, me and our family are planning to visit Japan and Korea this April. We're planning to book a connecting flight from Japan to Korea, and then to Yangon. Is it OK for ...
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Transfer airport from narita to haneda [duplicate]

Do I need a transit visa from Narita to Haneda? I am holding a Philippines passport and a permanent resident visa in Canada. Does Japan provide transit visa in the airport? Unfortunately I only have 5 ...
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Can I skip the final segment of my returning layover flight?

In early April I'm going to Toronto to Beijing. I live in Windsor Ontario, which is only 20 minute drive from Detroit international airport. I bought the ticket from Toronto, since for some reason its ...
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Does a Fijian need a transit visa for layover in Dubai? [duplicate]

I am traveling from Madrid, Spain to Brisbane, Australia with Emirates Airline with a 3 hour transit in Dubai. I am on a Fiji passport and wanted to know if a transit visa will be required for Dubai ...
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Travelling from US to Philippines with layover in Japan

I am a permanent resident (green card holder) here in the US and holding a Philippine passport and we are going to Philippines on vacation. We have an 8 hours lay over in Japan. Do I need a visa to ...
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Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 2 Closure

As far as I understand, the IMAX theater and the Aviation Discovery Center are both located in Terminal 2. Is the entire terminal closed during the renovations (November 2019 - 2024) or only certain ...
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Given a flight path with one or several layovers, how do I know at which layover(s) I have to retrieve my checked luggage?

Given a flight path with one or several layovers, how do I know at which layover(s) I have to retrieve my checked luggage? I know that I can ask the check-in front desk that gives me the boarding ...
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About staying in layover [duplicate]

I will travel from Delhi to Canada. In way my flight there's a layover in Mumbai for 22 hrs. Can I stay in a hotel outside of the airport? Second thing: will I receive my checked in luggage in Mumbai ...
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How to check on dog in Animal Hotel in Amsterdam Schipol?

I'm bringing my pet dog with me to the United States from India. We have a layover at Amsterdam Schipol airport, which we chose because of the pet lounge (Animal Hotel) service there. Is it at all ...
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What can I do at Hong Kong Airport for 13 hours?

Problem: I have a layover of 13 hours on the 15th of December 2019. I arrive 7 am in the morning, depart 8 pm Hong Kong time. I had earlier planned to go out but now I don't think I should risk it. ...
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layover country same as destination [closed]

How can a passport holder handle a passport with a single-entry visa if they get an entry stamp by entering the lay-over country but have to meet again immigration to reach the other terminal/gate in ...
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Is one-hour layover sufficient at DUB airport?

I'm planning to get to YYZ from GVA via DUB, and Aer Lingus handles both legs. The layover time is just one hour, and I have no experiences in flying with Aer Lingus. Is the one-hour time sufficient ...
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Will British Airways check baggage through, despite an overnight layover at Heathrow?

I am considering flights on British Airways from one place to another in Europe, via London Heathrow (LHR). One itinerary has a 11-hour connection, from 21:00h the night before to 08:00h the next ...
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Does TWOV apply when transiting China via multiple cities/airports including leaving the airport to see the city?

Would the visa free rule apply when transiting China via multiple Chinese cities/airports (not just a single airport)? In this case it would be UK -> Beijing Capital (PEK) -> Dalian (DLC) -> Japan. ...

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