Questions tagged [transit]

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

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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 a Munich transit visa if I have an expired US 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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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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Travelling through UK, what is considered a “common format residence permit”?

I will be travelling through UK (Manchester) from Africa to Paris. I will pass through border controls since I have to pick up my luggage and check in again in a different terminal but still at ...
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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 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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Do Indian citizens need transit visa for Netherlands? [duplicate]

My wife is a Indian passport holder and Permanent Resident of Canada. She is traveling from Canada to India via Amsterdam (Delta flight) and will have 1 hour 20 minutes layover at Amsterdam. Will she ...
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Does Fiumicino Airport allow for airside transit on separate reservations?

I have a connection in Italy coming from outside Schengen area flying to outside Schengen area, and I'm wondering if I need to go through immigration and customs in Italy or not. The flights are ...
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Does an Indian citizen need a transit visa for Thailand and China?

I am Indian citizen. I am travelling to Toronto, Canada. I do have Canadian PR but don't have any other country visa. Do I need Bangkok transit visa? My layover is 8h. Also, do I need transit visa ...
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Transit visa requirement. EgyptAir Mumbai to Toronto via Cairo [duplicate]

We are Indian passport holders, with valid visas for Canada. Plan is to take the EgyptAir flight Mumbai to Toronto, via Cairo. Problem is Egypt embassy website says we don't need Transit Visa if ...
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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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Do I need to get out of International Zone at Charles de Gaulle airport when changing terminals from 1 to 2e?

Do I need to get out of International Zone at Charles de Gaulle airport when changing terminals from 1 to 2e? I'm flying ULN-Beijing-Paris-Manchester. ULN-Paris is Air China then Paris-MCR is Flybe. ...
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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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Dubai airport transfer between Terminal 3 and Terminal 2

I have booked a ticket with Emirates from France to Nepal (Kathmandu). The first flight is from France to Dubai Terminal 3, and the second with FlyDubai Terminal 2 to Kathmandu (KTM). I have bought ...
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Why do you need a valid US visa as an Indian citizen, to transit via Europe?

This was catalyzed by a question on the need for a Schengen visa for Indian citizens and the discussion that followed. The question I posed is: I have a valid US (F1) visa. Does that mean I can ...
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Can an Indian citizen visit Dubai on a layover?

I am an Indian citizen and am travelling from New York to India via Emirates Airlines. There is a 7-hour layover at Dubai international Airport (DXB). I want to visit Dubai for a couple of hours. Do I ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Canada? [duplicate]

I'm traveling to India from the US, I've a F1 visa in the US and I'm an Indian national. My flight is through YYZ (Toronto Pearson International Airport), a layover more than an hour there. Do I need ...
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Sightseeing in Japan as an Indian Citizen holding a US F-1 visa

I currently have a US F-1 visa who needs to travel to India. I was hoping to take a layover in Japan. Will I require a transit visa to go sightseeing in Japan and how can I get one in the USA or can ...
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Indian National transiting through Helsinki [duplicate]

I am travelling to Krakow, Poland and have a stopover at Helsinki from 3.55pm one day to 9.55 am the next day. Do I need a transit visa and if so, how do I get it?
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Is Transit visa required for Doha layover?

My fiance is traveling from Dubai back to the USA with a layover in Doha, Qatar for two hours. Does he need a Transit visa?
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UK visa exemptions residence permit EEA [duplicate]

Do i need a transit visa for a flight that goes from Belgium to Ecuador and has a stop on London? I have a Belgian Residence Permit valid for a year because I'm a student, I have only the Residence ...
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Layover at Dusseldorf and Frankfurt, category A or B visa?

I am a Indian citizen in the United States on a F-1 visa. For the summer break, I am traveling (round-trip) from Chicago to New Delhi via Dusseldorf-Frankfurt by Lufthansa airlines. My onward Journey ...
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Do I need a transit visa at Dubai International Airport (DXB) for an international connection

I am a Pakistani national and need to transit through Dubai International Airport (DXB). I am not planning to leave the airport and both of my flights (arrival and departure) are from Terminal 3. I ...
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Transit facility at Kuwait Airport

I'm traveling to Rome from Delhi, India, via Kuwait. What are the options available to spend the transit time (approximately 6 hours) in the airport? I also have a 5-year-old kid with me. Are there ...
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Time between connecting flights (separate tickets) at CDG

I am flying to CDG with WOW. The airplane arrives at Terminal 1 at 11:30 AM (stats say that usually not later than 12:15 PM). Assuming it will land no later than that, what is the earliest time I can ...
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Is a 2-hour transit time enough to catch a connecting flight in Muscat airport? Both flights are with Oman Air

I am flying from Dubai to India with Oman Air with a layover of 2 hours at Muscat airport. Is 2 hours enough for me to catch my connecting flight from Muscat to New Delhi? My flight from Dubai to ...
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Will I be fined or arrested transferring through Finland with expired Schengen visa? [closed]

I'm a Chinese student studying in Sweden. My visa extension was rejected by the Swedish migration office, and because of this I will leave for China within a month. However, I had no idea about a ...
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Does an Iranian need a transit visa in Hong Kong?

I want to go Japan and I have a visa for that. I'm Iranian. I am coming from Mumbai with a transit in Hong Kong. Do I need a Hong Kong visa for this 3-hour transit?
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Can I enter the Schengen area with a German long-term visa through a different country?

I am an Indian national. Right now I am staying in Israel. I will be moving to Germany on the last week of this month with german national visa directly from tel aviv. Ticket price of direct flight is ...
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How do you transfer at Doha airport?

According to this video, when transiting at Doha Airport, you'll get a colour code on your boarding pass wallet: yellow for regular transfer in the main building, yellow with an orange edge for short ...
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Dublin transit visa requirements for Indian citizens

My wife was not allowed to board her flight from Bangalore to the UK via Frankfurt and Dusseldorf as the Lufthansa staff claimed she needed a Shengen visa to take the flight from Frankfurt to ...
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UK landside visa queries [duplicate]

I am planning to travel from Chicago to Delhi via London with intention of ~36 hrs in transit. I am Indian resident, with valid US visa (until 2015). Going by UK border agency information here I ...
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How can I tell if I need a transit visa in Hong Kong?

My travel route: Singapore (origin) --> Hong Kong (transit) --> Seoul, South Korea (destination) I am flying Cathay Pacific, and I am holding a Bangladeshi passport. I am getting conflicting ...
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Does a 55-minute layover suffice at Chicago O'Hare International Airport?

My grandparents bought a flight on United Airlines, as the one and same ticket, from Toronto, to ORD with one 55-minute layover, then to Maui. As this isn't multi-ticket: You won’t need to pay ...
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Forced layover in country for which you have no visa

Last night, I was in the unfortunate situation of a forced extended layover, due to a delayed flight. The airline automatically rebooked my connecting flights and booked hotel reservations, and ...
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Who is officially responsible for rebooking a missed connection?

Let's say I have 2 connecting flights, first operated by airline A, second operated by airline B, on a ticket issued by airline C, booked on a booking site D. Who is responsible for rebooking and ...
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Can I take the high-speed bullet train Beijing–Hong Kong under Chinese 144 h visa-free transit rules?

In a few days I should go fly to Beijing and then would like the 8 hour train from Beijing to Hong Kong using 144 TWOV. The issue is that I have read a lot of articles/discussions online about people ...
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What does Timatic mean by saying: Only one transit stop-over in Saudi Arabia is permitted

If you search Timatic for a transit in Saudi Arabia, it says this TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Passengers transiting through Dammam (DMM), Jeddah (JED) or Riyadh (RUH) with a confirmed onward ticket ...
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Two legs on different tickets with Turkish Airlines - is baggage checked through

I'm booking a flight one-way from Ashgabat to Dublin via Istanbul. If I book the two legs separately, both with Turkish Airlines, it'a about €120 cheaper than booking it as a single (again with ...
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A->B->C with 2 tickets, several hours of transfer, and for B I'll normally need a visa

On a travel website I have this offer: I'm not a citizen of any of those countries. I'll normally need a visa for India. However, in this case, how will Kiwi ensure that I even will be allowed to ...
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Transiting through Switzerland by coach with lots of cash

Within a couple of weeks I will be going to Belgium from Italy with Flixbus, and in the travel I may transit Switzerland, which is part of the Schengen Area but not part of the EU, which means that ...
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Transit through Beijing - Languages?

My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to Thailand this winter (from the UK), and the cheapest option appears to be Air China, with a 6-hour layover in Beijing (PEK). Given that neither of us can ...
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Is 7.5 hours between flights in Abu Dhabi enough to visit the city?

I found a couple of similar questions, but no one that really answered my question (e.g. Transiting in Abu Dhabi (UK passport) for 20 hours, is this itinerary possible?, Can I leave Abu Dhabi airport ...
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Where to shower for free in Singapore airport?

I have a similar question to this Shower rooms at Incheon airport My buddy has an 8 hour layover in Singapore. Is there any place where one could shower for free at Changi (Singapore) airport? The ...
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Can I check through my luggage on a flight with a long (~1d) stopover, combining two different airlines on one ticket?

I'm working on an itinerary that consists of XXX → OAK → HNL → XXX, with a ~1 day stopover in OAK. The XXX → OAK leg is on AA and the OAK → HNL leg is on HA, and as far as I know, both carriers ...
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Changing planes at Frankfurt

I am planning a trip to Rome, Italy from Bangalore, India. Looking at the flight tickets, it will be 30% cheaper for me to book the Bangalore-Frankfurt and Frankfurt-Rome legs separately rather than ...
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Can I leave Abu Dhabi airport while on a transit?

I am traveling from Pakistan to Bangkok on Etihad Airways. I have a transit at Abu Dhabi of 12 hours. Can I go out of the airport to spend the time in Abu Dhabi? I am holding a Pakistani passport. It ...
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Connecting flight through Dubai with an Israeli/Jewish name

I'm planning to travel from the UK to NZ in early 2015. The cheapest flights (Qantas) have a connection via Dubai. I have more than one citizenship, so I can avoid using an Israeli passport (phew), ...
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Luggage in multi-connection intercontinental air travel

I will be flying from Brussels (BRU) -- via London (LHR) and Calgary (YYC) -- to Saskatoon (YXE). And then back the same way. On the way to Canada, I have a 2.5 hour connection in London and 4 hours ...
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Do I need a Hong Kong transit visa if I travel to India from USA via Hong Kong airport (Cathay Pacific)?

I am an Indian national and travelling from USA to India via Hong Kong airport. Do I need a transit visa even if I'm only changing planes?

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