Questions tagged [transit]

Passing through a place briefly while travelling on the way to somewhere else.

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Do I need a visa to transit (or layover) in the Schengen area?

I found many related questions on this site but I am still not sure about the rules. How can I decide if I need a visa to transit? Schengen members as of November 2017 are as follows: Austria ...
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Is there a way to find out if I need a transit visa for a layover in the UK?

Is there a website or some other way to find out if I need a transit visa for a short stop in the UK on my way somewhere else? Ideally this should give me the answer for all nationalities, and take ...
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Do I need a US visa to transit (or layover) through an American airport?

In Europe usually you don't need to go through immigration to change planes (unless you are entering/exiting Schengen). Is it the case in the US as well? May I catch a connecting flight on one of the ...
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Do you have to take the second leg of a domestic flight?

Say I want to book a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago. Say the airline also flies to St. Louis from Fort Launderdale but has a connecting flight through Chicago. If I book that flights from ...
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Do I need a Turkey transit visa for a layover?

I have an Indian passport and am planning to visit Germany with a valid visa. To book a flight for Germany (Mumbai – Dusseldorf), I came across some connected flights that stop at Istanbul. Do I need ...
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Is a Schengen visa/transit visa required for a transit flight through two Schengen airports?

I am travelling form Delhi (DEL) to San Francisco (SFO), I have to make a connection flight in Vienna that would take me to Frankfurt (FRA). My flight to SFO is from FRA, I have one ticket for entire ...
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Layover at Narita, Japan. Do I need a transit visa?

I will be transferring between two international flights at Tokyo Narita airport. I'm scheduled to depart the same day I arrive. I am planning to stay within the airport during the layover. Does ...
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London Heathrow airport - do I need a transit visa? [duplicate]

I am traveling from the US to India via London Heathrow on November 6. I will be at LHR on 7th at 6:20 am and departing at 9:25 pm. I'm an Indian national and have a valid US visa. Do I need a ...
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Do I need an airport transit visa through Switzerland (Schengen) if I have no Schengen visa? [duplicate]

Do I need an airport transit visa through Switzerland if I have no Schengen visa? Am traveling from Cairo to Moscow via Swiss Air
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Do I need a UK or Ireland transit visa when flying from the US to a Schengen country? [duplicate]

I am travelling to Budapest and therefore have a Schengen Visa. I hold an Indian passport and a valid US visa. I'm travelling from Chicago-Heathrow-Budapest and returning by Budapest-Dublin-Chicago. ...
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Is 1½ hours enough for a transit at Munich Airport?

I'm heading to India next week and have a connection in Munich, Germany. I made the mistake of booking a flight with only an hour and a half layover (freaking out!) and I'm wondering if I'll have to ...
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Book connecting flight, but only board at second airport?

I'm looking to book flights from) Philadelphia (PHL) to Detroit (DTW). Direct flights are quite expensive. I noticed, in expanding a search to surrounding airports, that I can book from Allentown (ABE)...
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Can I pick up my luggage between flights with the same company?

I have a flight from Madrid to Aalborg with a stop in Amsterdam. The connection time betweeen the flight from Amsterdam and Aalborg it´s 1 hour and a half. The thing is that I want to stay in ...
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Transit Visas for South Africa Undesirable-Overstay Tourists

I received an undesirable status for overstaying a SA visa while hospitalized for injuries sustained in Lesotho. I had to cross into SA from Lesotho. Now I am banned entry into SA until Feb 2016 and ...
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Ireland Transit Visa when flying from IND - Abu Dhabi - Dublin - US

My parents are Indian Citizens. They hold a valid B2 Tourist Visa to USA. I'm planning to book a flight with Hyderabad (India) - Abu Dhabi (UAE) - Dublin (Ireland) - USA. The leg from Hyderabad to ...
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Is 50 minutes of transit time ample in Amsterdam airport?

Arriving in AMS in a Delta flight from Bombay at 7 AM. Departure at 7.50 AM in a KLM flight flying to Detroit. On a single leg ticket. Is this going to be time enough? Or should one just bolt as soon ...
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How to transit through Delhi without a visa?

I have read a lot on this subject on the Lonely Planet forum and it looks like the staff on ground can transfer your bags through the Delhi airport if you have a connecting flight without you having ...
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Canadian visa rules for flight connections

I know that in the US foreigners must have a US visa if they have a connection in the US, even if they fly from a different country to a different country. That is because in the US you have to go ...
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Do I need a visa to transit through South Korea?

I am a Vietnamese citizen. I am planning to buy a round-trip flight ticket from Taipei to Los Angeles (America) and I will transit in Seoul airport. Do I need a visa if I want to enter Seoul (not ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Zurich on the way to India? [duplicate]

I am travelling from US to India, with an Indian passport but expired F1 visa and going there to get my H1B visa stamping. I have a stop at Zurich for 2 hours while flying to India. Do I need a ...
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Is there a transit visa requirement for Chinese airports?

I'm hoping to get a flight which requires me to be in China for 28 hours before the connecting flight out. I'm happy to sit in transit if I have to. However, I've read one site that said 12 hours is ...
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Do I need a Japanese transit visa when arriving at Narita and departing from Haneda?

I'm arriving from New Delhi, India (Indian passport) with JAL at Narita on 11th July at 07:30 and departing for San Francisco with JAL at 00:05 on 12th July from Haneda. Do I need a transit visa as I'...
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Do I need an airport transit visa for Dublin, Ireland en route to the UK?

I am Haitian, and traveling with a Haitian passport. I have to go to London with a work permit (tier 2 visa) on the 29th of July but I have 2 hour transit in Dublin. Do I need a transit visa? Can I ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Frankfurt, Germany on the way to India? [duplicate]

I am travelling from US to India, with an Indian passport but expired F1 visa and going there to get my H1B visa stamping. I have a stop at Frankfurt, Germany for 4 hours while flying to India. Do I ...
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What is the connecting time to consider for International to International Transfers in US Airports?

There is a question on "the minimum time to consider with a connecting flight in the USA". In one answer it is said that "international to domestic transfers are always terrible and should be avoided ...
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Luggage transfer in Dubai between flights, without a visa [closed]

I am traveling from Stockholm to Dubai and Dubai to Nairobi using two different airlines. I have Kenyan nationality and can't go through Immigration because I don't have a Dubai visa. How I will ...
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What are the rules for China's visa-free transit programs?

Assuming one wants to travel through China, what are the rules for visa-free access? To be more specific: How does the 24-hour visa free transit work? How does the 72-hour version work? What does a ...
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What are transit visas?

What is the purpose of a transit visa, under what circumstances is is it required, and what happens when an individual arrives at an airport without one?
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Korea: Visa required to go to the city while in transit in Seoul for a Philippine citizen?

Hi I'm traveling to Uzbekistan and have 12 hours layover in Seoul via Korean Airlines. Do I need a visa to go out of the airport for sightseeing? I'm a Philippine passport holder.
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Does an Indian citizen need a transit visa in Australia?

Indian passport holder. Do I need transit visa in Sydney?
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Changing planes at Newark Airport

I fly in from Sweden with United to Newark Liberty Airport. The connecting flight with United departs to Costa Rica a few hours later from Newark as well. The two flight-segments are part of the same ...
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What is the minimum time to consider with a connecting flight in the USA?

Given the extensive time taken for immigration formalities in the US, what is the shortest time to consider between connecting flights in the US, when coming from abroad? Until now I have always ...
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What is the real legal status of an airport transit area?

According to Russian president Vladmir Putin in the Edward Snowden case, an airport "transit area" is not subject to the authority of the country in which it lies, because the passengers there are not ...
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Can I fly via a third city on a second ticket?

I want to fly from A to B and have found a connection that is considerably cheaper (or otherwise more convenient) if I first fly from A to C and then from C to B on separate bookings (i.e. purchasing ...
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Do I need a UK transit visa when flying to Ireland through the UK?

I am Lebanese Citizen and am planning a trip to Ireland this month. A valid Irish visa is already in hand and I am willing to reach there through the UK. Will I need a transit visa in the UK for few ...
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Need guidance on how to navigate Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST)

This is more of a panic question after reading reviews on Istanbul Atatürk Airport. They said it's messy and hard to navigate, therefore I'm asking questions here in name of my girlfriend who will ...
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Do I need transit visa in London with an EEA residence permit?

Do I need a transit visa in London if I am an Egyptian citizen living in Greece with a residence permit? I am travelling from Greece to Italy and I'll do transit landside less than 24 hours. I read ...
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1hr 30min layover in Ataturk Airport (Istanbul)

I found an excellent price for a flight to Chicago by Turkish airlines. My only concern is that the layover time is only 1hr 30min. Is this time sufficient to catch the next flight?
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Will I be able to enjoy the 72 hours direct transit exemption in China?

As a follow up of my rather costly mistake, I'd like to ask before I make another one. Under the following conditions, will I be able to use the 72 hour visa free exemption in China as a polish ...
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Do I need a UK airside transit visa, if I already have a UK visitor visa?

I am an Indian citizen and I do not qualify for DATV concession. Going for a trip to UK and Europe, I am having Multiple entry valid Visitor visa for UK. While on my way back from Paris I will be ...
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I have a U.S. tourist visa (B1/B2), is that enough to transit via U.S. airports?

I am going to Canada, I have a valid U.S. tourist visa (B1/B2). Can I transit via a U.S. airport on the way to Canada with this visa? Logically I know I can since I am allowed to enter the U.S. but I ...
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One hour Lufthansa transit time in Frankfurt from Bangalore to Dublin

I have bought a ticket to travel from Bangalore (India) to Dublin (Ireland) via Frankfurt (Germany). Both of the flights is of Lufthansa and as a part of the same ticket. The transit time I will have ...
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Transit visa travelling from Canada to India via Germany

I have single entry tourist visa for Canada. My visa is valid till 20th Dec 2013 but I am travelling to Mumbai from Toronto on oct. end via Munich (Germany). I am an Indian passport holder. Do I need ...
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Do I require airport transit visa at Frankfurt? [duplicate]

I am flying from Mumbiai to Montego Bay via Dubai and Frankfurt as my final destination. Do i require airport transit visa at Frankfurt. i will be having invitation letter from husband and even visa ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a technical stop in Australia?

I'm travelling to New Zealand, and my itinerary mentions a technical stop in Australia. Will I need to apply for an Australian transit visa for this?
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US Customs when coming through Canada

I have an upcoming trip where I will be flying to and from Copenhagen, through Toronto. I notice that my departure and return gate in the Philadelphia airport is not in the international terminal. ...
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How to get Saudi Arabian transit visa for road travel?

Is it now possible for a Kuwait resident (engineer) along with family to get a transit visa to travel by road through Saudi Arabia to Bahrain? If so, which agency helps to process the transit visa in ...
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Do I have to claim and re-check in my baggage in international transit when traveling with the same airline?

I'll be traveling to Memphis, Tennessee form New Delhi, India via Qatar Airways. The itinerary would be: New Delhi <--> Doha || Doha <--> Chicago || Chicago <--> Memphis Would I be required ...
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Clearing Customs and skipping connecting flight at ORD?

I am coming back from Munich, connecting through ORD and onto Moline, IA. We have a 6 hour layover in Chicago but the drive to Moline is only 2. My question is this: After I clear immigrations and ...
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Using ESTA a second time - first for tourism, now for transit

In April 2015, I traveled from Brussels to New York (tourism) after successfully applying for ESTA. Today, my ESTA is still valid (I checked via the official website). On 22 February 2016 I will be ...