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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What can I do at Haneda airport for 8 hours in the evening?

I have an 8 hour layover at Haneda Airport from 5pm to 1am, what can I do during this time? I would like to get out and see a bit of the area, so thinking if there is a tour or something that would ...
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Is 1 hour layover enough in Dusseldorf?

I have a flight from kayseri turkey to Paris France connecting through dusseldorf. The first flight is Turkish airlines and the second is Air France. I have a european residency card and will only ...
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20-hr layover in Japan

I am traveling from Hawaii, back to Indonesia. Is it possible to stay in the hotel around Narita airport during 20 hours layover, to catch up the next plane?
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COVID-19 - show negative PCR test results at boarding at layover or at check-in in starting airport?

I travel from Belgium to Canada. There is a layover in Amsterdam. I will take a PCR test before boarding the plane in Belgium. Some hours later, I will get the results before I board the plane to ...
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Immigrations + flight connection times at Houston airport (2021)

I am planning to arrive at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) on Sunday November 28th at 05:20 AM local time, and I have a flight with the same airline (United) that leaves for Las ...
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Layovers in Italy and Ireland, are documents required?

I need to know what if any documents are mandatory when your layovers are in Italy and Ireland as a US citizen, but you won't be leaving the airport. My husband has a flight from Morocco to the US, ...
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Should I follow COVID restrictions for the destination country only or also the layover country?

Departure: United States -> Germany (layover) -> Spain Return: Spain -> Germany (layover) -> United States I'm a US citizen traveling from USA to Spain this October. The flight has a ...
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Can an airline prevent a passenger from boarding the plane during a layover because they left and re-entered the transit area? [closed]

Note regarding reopening votes: I've significantly improved the question based on the comments. A passenger takes the flight: airport XXX in country A -> airport YYY in country B -> airport ZZZ ...
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How does the CDC decide whether an itinerary **requires** an overnight connection?

I read this quote from the CDC reported by jcaron: If I have one or more connecting flights to the US, does the 3-day period apply to the first flight or the last one? Do I need to get another test ...
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How does the CDC define an overnight stay?

I read this quote from the CDC reported by jcaron: If I have one or more connecting flights to the US, does the 3-day period apply to the first flight or the last one? Do I need to get another test ...
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Does Japan impose layover restrictions for travellers from India to the USA?

Are there any restrictions for a layover in Japan when I am travelling to the U.S. from India? I am cleared to travel to the U.S. but not sure about layover requirements for Japan. The connecting ...
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Does UK red-list rules apply to airside layovers (to US)?

I am planning a same-day layover at LHR (airside) from a red-list country to USA as destination (on h1b visa). Would that be allowed with current/upcoming rules? I have checked all rules at gov.uk but ...
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If I have a Finnish residence permit, can I visit Germany before entering Finland?

On our flight to Finland, we have a long layover in Frankfurt (9 hours). Is it possible to leave the airport and visit the city without a problem with immigration? Given that we have not been to ...
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Layover in Stansted for a non UE national [duplicate]

I am a non UE national and have a resident card in France. I am in Budapest right now and have found a ticket from Budapest to Paris with a Layover in London Stansted airport. The first flight goes to ...
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Is 2h 20min layover in Alicante airport (Spain) enough?

I am coming from non-EU/non-Schengen and going to Helsinki, Finland. The layover in Alicante airport is 2h 20min and the flight is self-transfer (Vueling, then Norwegian or Finnair). Do I have enough ...
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transit layover query

What does it mean when I see this in TIMATIC? VISA REQUIRED, EXCEPT FOR PASSENGERS WITH A CONFIRMED ONWARD TICKET FOR A FLIGHT TO A THIRD COUNTRY WITHIN 24 HOURS. THEY MUST STAY IN THE INTERNATIONAL ...
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Layover in CDG, traveling from India to US during COVID

I am a student on an F1 visa planning to travel from India to the US(Atlanta, Ga) in August 2021. This will be my first visit to the US. Is it okay to have a layover(2-3hr) in one of the EU countries (...
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Re-dropping off claimed baggage after international flight layover at SFO

I'll be travelling to Austin from Surat (India) via San Francisco. The itinerary is as follows Ticket 1: Surat <--> New Delhi - Air India New Delhi <--> San Francisco - ...
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Layover in Canada from US under COVID regulations

The main question is, regardless of nationality and reason for travels, are travelers from the US allowed to transit through a Canadian airport (for <24 h and within the secure transit area) to a ...
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Is 1.5hr layover in Amsterdam Schiphol sufficient for intra-Schengen flights?

We are 5 people taking a flight from Stockholm Arlanda to Malaga, connecting in Schiphol. Usually we would have taken the direct flight, but they are fully-booked, so we decided to book on one ticket ...
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EU DCC/covid restrictions and layovers [closed]

Countries, such as Spain, Italy or Greece, have opened their borders to vaccinated travelers from selected countries. Other EU countries may have not. How do layovers work now? If one were to fly ...
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Is 2 hours 50 mins sufficient in Heathrow to connecting flight with different tickets and airlines

I am traveling from India (New Delhi) to Helsinki with a connecting flight at Heathrow, UK holding a resident visa for Finland. Unfortunately without prior knowledge I went and purchased two different ...
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Why booking services never consider MIA for transfers?

I noticed that none of the services I tried to find a flight offer a transfer at MIA airport. However I can come up with what Kayak calls "hacker fare" by combining individual flights. Is ...
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Transit in FRA (flight from non-Schengen to non-Schengen), COVID test required or not?

I am flying from Canada to Russia with a transit (in non-Schengen area) in Frankfurt. I have checked the most recent travel regulations for this case on the Lufthansa website ( https://lufthansa....
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Transit flight Requirement at Dubai Airport

I want to fly from Iran (IKA) -> Dubai (DXB) -> Islamabad (ISB). When I search for flights from IKA to ISB the following route doesn't show up. With respect to covid restrictions would it be ...
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26 hr Layover at London Heathrow (Transiting) [duplicate]

My dad is travelling from Cayman Island to London Heathrow on may 6 arriving at terminal 5. He has a lay over for 26 hours and has a next flight going to Qatar, then Qatar to Philippines. I’ve read ...
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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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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 [closed]

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? [closed]

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? [closed]

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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