Questions tagged [transit]

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

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Transfer from Washington National (DCA) to Washington Dulles(IAD)

I've got a transfer (on United) from Washington National (DCA) to Washington Dulles (IAD) airports, landing at DCA at 15:22. What's a quick, low stress way of doing this change (price isn't ...
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Was refused flight registration as a US resident/non-US citizen [duplicate]

I was flying from Kiev through Munich and Frankfurt to US. In Kiev I was refused a registration for the flight by airport official due an absence of Schengen visa. I had also just a carry on language, ...
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When transiting Moscow (SVO), citizens of which countries need a transit visa?

According to Wikipedia it seems that anyone can make the transit without a visa, but I'm not convinced. Where can I get some more official information on this?
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What to write in the Address field when checking-in for a US-bound flight, if my purpose of travel is transit?

I'm a Canadian citizen with a Canadian passport. I booked a flight with American Airlines to Mexico City From Toronto Pearson and it says that "Passenger details are needed to check in". Flight 1: ...
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Transit a day in Seoul (Indonesian citizen)

I'm an Indonesian citizen and traveling with family to Japan next month. My flight will transit in Seoul for a day. Do I need visa for 1 day/night stop over ? How many hour max I can stay in Seoul ...
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What is the current status of airside connections at LAX?

I know that Terminals 4-8 have always been connected by tunnels, and a new bridge connecting the Tom Bradley International Terminal with Terminal 4 (and thus 5-8) at the airside was recently ...
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How I can get a Turkish visa to visit Istanbul on a layover?

I am flying to Tbilisi, Georgia with Turkish Airline. My stay in Istanbul is 12 hours. Can I get transit visa to visit Istanbul city ? I am from Pakistan with Oman employment visa.
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Does the EU flight delay compensation apply to connecting flights as well?

There has recently been a question about a traveler who missed his connecting flight within the EU and was forced to take a different flight at a later time. In that scenario, would the EU's flight ...
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Denied entry into Schengen zone: Can I still use my visa?

I had a visa to Portugal for 3 months to visit my family. My point of first entry was Germany, but they denied me entry, because I didn't have a return ticket from Portugal to Germany, but I had a ...
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Is a transit visa needed to transfer in Boryspil airport?

My wife, a Chinese (Heilongjiang ID) citizen living in the United Kingdom under a spousal visa, will be travelling from London to Beijing next summer. She has a layover at Boryspil Airport for a ...
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When taking a multi-segment flight, is it guaranteed that you would get all boarding passes at the first airport?

I have a flight with three segments, the first is from Bangkok to Cochin (India) with Thai AirAsia, the second from Cochin to Doha with Qatar Airways and the third from Doha to Frankfurt also with ...
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Can I use valid US B1/B2 visa to transit in NY & LA?

My nationality is Vietnamese and I have a flight heading to Vietnam. I have to transit in New York, Los Angeles, and Shanghai on the way (each will be just max 5 hours). Can I use my valid US B1/B2 ...
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Catching separately ticketed flights through an airport without leaving the transit area

I'm looking to fly from Istanbul, Turkey (IST) to Nairobi, Kenya (NBO) and then to Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV). By far the cheapest flights I could find are a round trip from Istanbul to Nairobi, and then ...
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Trip to Macau through HKIA Airport

I am planning to go from Beijing to Macau from Hong Kong Airport through the ferry terminal. Indians do not need a visa for Macau but a PAR for entry into Hong Kong. I am planning my return to ...
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Do I need a visa to transit through Germany?

I'm not a citizen and I'm having a flight from Victoria to Vancouver, Vancouver Frankfurt, Frankfurt Casablanca with Orbitz, but yesterday I received an e-mail from them that said "the destination of ...
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Madurai to Germany via Dubai - SpiceJet

I am an Indian citizen with a German residency permit. I am travelling from Germany to Dubai by Pegasus Airlines and then from Dubai to Madurai by SpiceJet separately, in both directions. I need to ...
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Transit in Beijing on separate airline tickets

Rephrasing a question I had in the comments of another question into a new question. Me (Belgian) and my wife (South-Korean) are planning to travel from Seoul to Barcelona during a very busy (and ...
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Can we enter Istanbul, Turkey and Frankfurt, Germany while flying through in transit for a few hours?

I am a US Citizen and my wife is an Indian citizen with a Permanent residency (Green Card). While travelling on vacation to Europe from the US, we will have 2 long connections in Instanbul, Turkey on ...
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Do I need a transit visa for India if I need to re-check my luggage?

I hold an Afghanistan Passport and I am travelling from Kabul to the USA with two different airlines. I have a connection in Delhi of less than 24 hours and I won't exit the airport, but I need to ...
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Transit Visa in Hong Kong for 15 hour layover between India and USA?

We are (2) Indian nation and travelling from India to USA via Hong Kong airport and about 15 hours layover in Hong Kong airport. Do we need a transit visa even if only changing planes? And can we ...
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Can you transit through the Schengen Area without a visa when traveling on separate tickets?

I am planning to travel from US to Albania, and when I search on flight ticket websites such that US as origin and Tirana (TIA) as destination, then it costs me $1050 cheapest. However, it costs me $...
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Can a Filipino citizen with no Korean visa with a long layover in Seoul take the airport free city tour? [duplicate]

I am a Filipino citizen traveling from Saipan to Manila via Seoul, with 13 hours layover. Do I need a Korean visa to take the airport free city tour?
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SA nationals in transit from Canada to Jo'burg through LHR - landside visa required?

We have friends travelling from Canada to South Africa later this month - and routing through Heathrow, travelling on SA passports. We'd love to meet up with them for the ten hours or so they'll be ...
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Transit in Australia

I am traveling from Singapore to New Zealand. My trip consists of a stop in Australia, Brisbane. Where I have to get my luggage and re-check in at the counters in Brisbane. I'm a Singaporean. Will I ...
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Do I need a Kuwait transit visa as an Indian national?

I am an Indian national and passport holder, traveling from New Delhi to Frankfurt (via Kuwait) and back with Kuwait Airways. I see no Terminal change for the onward and return journeys. I have no ...
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Minimum connection time in Muscat for an Oman Air flight to Paris

I am travelling from Hyderabad (India) to Paris (France) via Muscat and the transit time there is only 2 hours. Is this sufficient to make the connection?
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Do I need a transit visa to collect and re-check my luggage at Istanbul Ataturk airport?

I'm Egyptian and flying to Cairo from Tbilisi, via Istanbul. The first flight Tbilisi-Istanbul is on Atlasjet, then from Istanbul to Cairo I am flying on Egyptair. For that, I have to recheck in at ...
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Do Philippine passport holders need a South Korean visa if travelling directly from Canada?

My sister and I are planning to visit South Korea before we go back to the Philippines. We're both Philippine passport holders, but I have a multiple-entry Canadian tourist visa, while she has (used ...
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Is 1h layover at PHL enough to connect to the next flight?

I have an American Airlines flight BOS->PHL and PHL->TLV with only a 1-hour layover. The airline's automatic system picked the itinerary so I figure it must work, but wanted to check. Both flights are ...
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Which countries require a 24-hour transit visa in China?

I'm transiting through China in Kunming, China. I'm a South African national and do NOT fall under the 72-hour visa free program. However on [their official (travelchina) website][1] it says: ...
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Can I bring duty free liquids through LIM-CDG-LHR?

Similar to this question regarding transit on a DUB-ORD-PDX route, can I make duty-free purchases (e.g. alcohol) in Lima, and return with it to London via Paris (LIM-CDG-LHR), and bring the liquids ...
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Do I have to claim and re-check in my baggage in international transit when travelling with the same air line?

I'll be traveling to Berlin, Germany from Colombo, Sri Lanka via Turkish Airways. The itinerary would be: Colombo <--> Istanbul- || Istanbul- <--> Berlin The flights are all on one ticket. ...
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How do I get from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5 in Fiumicino Airport?

The official site mentions a shuttle bus service, I also googled but the infos are not clear, so I hope to find some firsthand experience. I have a flight with a stop in Fiumicino, I will arrive in ...
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Is transit visa required for my journey via Reykjavik (KEF) where there is a date change during transitioning

I have booked a round trip flight ticket of Wow Air which is via Reykjavik (KEF) airport. My layover details are below: New Delhi -> Toronto (2 hrs Layover at Reykjavik ) Toronto -> New ...
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Turkish citizen, US green card holder, but living in UK - Germany transit visa?

If my husband is a Turkish citizen, USA green card holder and lives in the UK, will he need a Germany transit visa to pass through Frankfurt on our way to Turkey?
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Do I need to pick up my luggage and re-check between Shanghai and DFW when connecting through LAX?

Traveling from PVG (Shanghai) to DFW ... have connection at LAX. Do I need to gather my checked bags before going through customs or will AA transfer the bags to my LAX to DFW flight? Any tips making ...
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Short layover in Heathrow

British Airways (BA) just changed our flight times, leaving us only 1h15mins for our layover in Heathrow. We arrive from Brussels in terminal 5 in Heathrow at 7:55 and our next flight leaves for Miami ...
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TSA requirements regarding ID

If the name on my boarding pass lists Debbie and my Drivers License lists Debra, will this be a problem?
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American citizen travelling to London from Ghana - do I need a UK visa? [duplicate]

I am a naturalized American travelling to Ghana and UK. I know I need a visa for Ghana, but what do I need to show at the Ghana airport coming to UK?
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Would 3 hours be an ok transfer time from LGA to JFK for international flight?

My flight got changed and I now only have 3 hours (gate to gate) to get from LGA to JFK on Qatar Airways (going to Doha) on a Friday morning in May. The flight lands in LGA on Terminal B on Fri 8:05 ...
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Minimum connection time at Frankfurt Airport for an International to Schengen transit

I'll be travelling from New Delhi to Warsaw in the end of September. Since there is no direct flight for this particular route, I'm not sure what would be best. The cheapest (and my preferred option) ...
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British Airways to Qatar airways : baggage transfer with separate tickets

I will be flying from Aberdeen (Scotland) to London Heathrow on one ticket with British Airways. I have a second separate ticket for a flight with Qatar airways from London Heathrow to Doha and with ...
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Transit time in Ataturk Instanbul airport rescheduled by Turkish airlines [duplicate]

I have a similar question to 1hr 30min layover in Ataturk Airport (Istanbul) , but somewhat different. My family is flying Lisbon->Istambul->Manila with a transit stop in Ataturk Airport at the end ...
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Question on Munich transit visa [duplicate]

Does an Indian citizen with valid passport and with expired US visa travel from USA to India via Munich without any transit visa?
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Transit Visa Requirement - Montreal to Tehran via London and Frankfurt

I am planing a trip from Montreal to Tehran. The best itinerary is a flight with two stops - one at London and one at Frankfurt. Is there a need for a Schengen Visa for transit via Frankfort from ...
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International connections in OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg

Travelling from London, Heathrow to Lusaka, via Jo'burg, how much time should we allow for the international connection in Jo'burg? Is it a matter of arriving at one gate and leaving at another, or ...
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Transit Time in Istanbul

We are going to China, and we choose Turkish Airlines. We are Pakistan nationals (2 guys) and will be on our business trip to Beijing. We have around 19 hours in Istanbul while going to Beijing, China....
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Do I need a transit visa to travel from US to India via Europe

I am an Indian citizen planning to go to India via London or Frankfurt. I won't go outside of airport. I heard rumor that you need a transit visa due to changes in European policies. Is this true ? ...
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Do I need an Irish transit visa to connect in Dublin onto UK? (Saudi passport and UK visa)

I'm a Saudi passport holder with permanent residence in the United States, and I'd like to book a flight from Washington to Edinburgh with a three-hour layover in Dublin. I know there's a Common ...
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12 hour stopover in Istanbul (Atatürk)

We booked with Turkish Airlines a flight from Valencia (Spain) to JFK airport (New York) knowing that we would have to stay in Istanbul (Atatürk) for over 12 hours. What are we entitled to for this ...