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Can I leave the airport during a connecting flight if I am a citizen of the country where I have to change planes?

My brother is British, who is traveling to Scotland coming from Qatar on Qatar Airways. He'll have to spend two hours and a half in Heathrow as his ticket is a connecting flight and he has to change ...
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Shower rooms at Incheon airport

I will be in transit at the Incheon airport for a couple hours and wanted to make use of their 'shower rooms'. Has anybody used them? Can you take your luggage in the shower room? The airport's ...
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Travelling with controlled substances through Doha, Qatar on a connecting flight?

I just need to fly from Thailand to America and am considering using Qatar Airways. I know the word controlled substance sounds like a bad word so let me just explain in more detail. I have some sleep ...
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Difference between Airport Hotels and Transit Hotels?

What is the difference between airport hotels and transit hotels? For years, I always got the idea that airport hotels are hotels that are located within the airport vicinity (for easy accessibility ...
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Who pays for transit between airports when connecting from PVG to SHA with China Eastern?

I am flying from Tokyo (Haneda Airport) to Delhi via Shanghai. Question In Shanghai, I am landing at Hongqiao International Arpt (SHA) and departing from Pudong International Arpt (PVG). Flying on ...
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Do U.S. citizens need a Russian transit visa?

On a five hour layover in Moscow, changing planes but not airport, would a U.S. citizen need a transit visa?
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Can I safely wait in the transit area of a destination airport for my visa to be approved?

If I've got a flight booked to a country that requires an e-visa for entry (say Brazil, for example), and my visa hasn't been processed yet, but will most likely be processed within 24 hours of my ...
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Edward Snowden has been in 'transit' in Moscow for days now. What's the longest possible you can just stay in a terminal?

If Putin and others are to be believed, Edward Snowden has been airside in transit in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport for close on a week now. Is there an international 'record' that anyone's done not ...
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Transit between ferries on Tenerife

I'm planning to take a ferry from Gran Canaria to Tenerife and then Tenerife to La Palma on 21 December. The ferry from Gran Canaria arrives at Tenerife 17:00, and the ferry to La Palma departs at 19:...
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When will a flight be listed as “short connection” at Amsterdam Schiphol

I have a flight with a short transfer time (45 min) in AMS coming up - both flights on KLM, one booking. As the trip is UK to Germany, I figured I will have to go through passport control in Amsterdam....
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Under what conditions can I take duty free liquids from outside the EU through EU airport security?

In know that if I buy duty free liquids in one EU airport, and have them sealed in the special security bags with the receipt shown, I can take them through security at other EU airports the same day. ...
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Do I need to get a transit visa to explore London during a layover?

Details: I hold a Indian passport with a valid and unexpired US student visa (F1). I would be travelling from Los Angeles to Mumbai via a 18 hr layover at London Heathrow airport in December 2012.
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Full-day stopover at Toronto between two international flights

I have booked round-trip tickets from Paris to Chicago, departing in a few weeks. The return leg, operated by Air Canada, includes a connection at Toronto (YYZ). The arrival from Chicago is scheduled ...
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I wasn't allowed to travel internationally because of Transit Visa. Is it a legit reason for not using my tickets?

On November 28th, 2014, in Moscow, the airport Domodedovo, I had my valid ticket to the U.S. going through Moscow-Frankfurt => Frankfurt-Toronto => Toronto-Minneapolis, MN. I hold a F-1 U.S. visa, ...
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Sleeping options for ~9 hour stop over at Abu Dhabi International airport

A long trip I will be taking in the future has a stop over of approximately 9 hours at Abu Dhabi International airport, from about midnight through to 9am. Specifically I am interested in the best ...
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Transit in Beijing to another International flight

I am arriving in Beijing for a connection to Bangkok with American Airlines. My next flight is more than two hours later with another "One World Airline" Cathay Pacific. I have been told that I must ...
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PEK-ORD-YYZ - Re-check Luggage in Chicago?

Baggage checked from Beijing to Toronto (via Chicago) on United. Will I need to collect luggage in Chicago and re-check for final leg from Chicago to Toronto?
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Transit visa for Brussels for Indian citizens [duplicate]

I am travelling from India to NY in coming month. My flight will halt for about 1 hr at Brussels, for technical checking and passenger on boarding. May I know whether I would require transit Visa-on-...
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Do I need an ESTA for changing airplanes in Puerto Rico?

I'm a European citizen (from Germany) and I have a flight from Germany to Chile via Puerto Rico soon. I have a three hour stay at the airport and need to change the airplane (and flight operating ...
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Exiting Vancouver airport during a flight connection with New Zealand passport

A friend on a NZ passport flies through Vancouver tomorrow, and has a few hours at the airport between international flights. Can he exit to the 'outside world', given he has a valid passport etc? ...
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Which consulate should issue me a Schengen visa if I transit through several Schengen states?

I am an Iranian citizen holding a U.S. permanent resident card (Green Card). My itinerary is as follows: Los Angeles – Frankfurt – Vienna – Tehran Apparently I need a visitor visa due to the fact ...
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Turkey transit visa for a stateless person? [duplicate]

I am a stateless person but I am a resident of Uzbekistan. I am going to visit Bulgaria on the 16th of August this year. Unfortunately there is no direct flight to Bulgaria so I have to fly through ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Heathrow as a Bolivian Citizen? [duplicate]

I'm a bolivian citizen currently living in Bolivia until November 6th at which point I will join my family in Norway. The Norwegian visa application has been approved, I hold a Schengen visa (already ...
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What documentation is needed to register in China with local police when staying with a friend?

I am a U.S. citizen who will be traveling with my girlfriend (Russian) to Thailand. Before we go, I will be staying at her apartment (which she rents) in Beijing where I am meeting her for two nights ...
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Do I require a South African transit visa?

I am a Nigerian IT expatriate who lives and works in Malaysia. I am currently in Harare, Zimbabwe for two weeks. I will be flying South African Airways from Harare -> Johannesburg -> Doha -> Malaysia. ...
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Why was a photo taken of my passport?

A few years back I took a trip from Australia to Europe. I flew with China Southern and I had a stop over in Guangzhou. I am an Australian UK dual national. Out bound trip was fine, but on my way ...
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Is it possible to short-check part of my baggage in a connecting flight?

I'll be traveling from Rio de Janeiro (GIG) to Paris (ORY) with a connecting flight in Lisbon (LIS). All flights are with TAP (Air Portugal) and there is a 3 hour wait in Lisbon. Is it possible to ...
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How to figure out my departure gate at Dubai airport Terminal 3?

I'm traveling from Lahore to Birmingham with a connection at Dubai airport and a waiting time of 1 hour 40 mins. My boarding pass says I arrive at Terminal 3 and also depart from Terminal 3 for ...
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Do I need a transit visa for changing airplane in San Juan airport? [duplicate]

I am an Afghan citizen and I have a flight from Sao pula to Dominica via Puerto Rico. I have a 23h stay. Do I need a transit visa?
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Etihad: Pre-clearance to US at Abu Dhabi

I know there are a couple of questions addressing the pre-clearance at Abu Dhabi (and they cleared most of my doubts) but I need a few other details which were't addressed. What is the exact ...
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Direct Airside Transit Visa or Schengen visa first?

I am a Sri Lankan who lives in Hong Kong. I am travelling to France via UK. I have an air side transit. So DATV is required. But my problem is which one should be obtained first. Schengen visa or DAT ...
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Travelling from Dresden to Delhi via Munich with 45 minutes transit time, is it sufficient?

I am travelling from Dresden to Delhi via Munich (holding Indian passport with Schengen visa) through Lufthansa airlines. The transit time at Munich airport to board Delhi flight is just 45 minutes. ...
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Can I leave Vancouver airport, flying from Manila, with a Philippine passport, valid Canadian Visa, with connecting flight to Montreal?

I have a Philippine passport with a valid Canadian Visa (multiple entry). I will be flying from Manila via Philippine Airlines to Vancouver and after a 5 hours will be on a connecting flight to ...
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Applying for other visas after Canadian visa refusal? [closed]

Hi my Canadian transit visa was refused because my travel itinerary didn't have my name on it. The embassy told me I can fix the issue and reapply again and my visa will be issued without any further ...
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Transiting in Abu Dhabi (UK passport) for 20 hours, is this itinerary possible?

I'm flying from LHR to NRT on the 28th December, with a 20 hour stopover in Abu Dhabi. I arrive at AUH at 01:20 (AM) and my connecting flight is at 22:10 (PM) on the same day. That basically gives me ...
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Do I have to go through customs, recheck my bag, during my Heathrow layover?

I am flying from Tehran (Iran) to Toronto, with a connection at Heathrow. I land with British Airways and then I will fly with Air Canada to Toronto. I am an Iranian citizen, not having a UK visa, but ...
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How to get from Langkawi to Phuket?

How to get from Langkawi (Malaysia) to Phuket (Thailand) either by ferry, land (train or bus) or by air? What's the most convenient way? It seems there are no direct flights and no obvious land ...
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What's the fastest way to transfer from Terminal 2D to terminal 2E (M gates) in CDG airport?

I will have a very tight transfer soon between a Schengen flight to 2D and a non-Schengen flight from terminal 2E, M gates. For certain reasons I'd rather not miss it, even if it means I'm guaranteed ...
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As U.S.citizen w/passport can I land in Paris for 7hour layover to make connection to U.S, been 90 days in Schengen recently

My husband and I travelled throughout Spain and Portugal for 90 days then went to Morocco for a month. We want to travel back to U.S.for 2 months (to visit terminally ill family member) before ...
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US green card holder: Do I need a transit visa when my journey includes a flight within a Schengen country?

I am an Iranian citizen and US permanent resident. I'm traveling home over the new year break and I booked my flights with Alitalia like this: JFK -> ROME -> TEHRAN TEHRAN -> ROME -> ...
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Transit Time two hours at Chicago

I have a valid US Visa. I will be reaching Terminal 5 of ORD Chicago Airport at 20:00 from Heathrow (London) on American Airlines. And I am having a transit time of 2 hours, and I have to board a ...
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Should I take into account the transit time when booking with the same airline?

Should I take care about the transit time when booking a flight ticket with same airlines.Or Not! I am already booking with the same airline, and they should know that xx minutes are enough for the ...
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Passport from Republic of China traveling to Taiwan with layover in Seoul

I will be traveling to Taiwan with my mother, who has a passport from the Republic of China. We have purchased direct round-trip flights from New York to Taipei via Seoul. We will have two overnight ...
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Is 3 hours enough connecting time in New Delhi Indira Gandhi (T1 to T3)?

Recently my GoAir flight from Nagpur to New Delhi was cancelled. I have an international flight (Emirates) from New Delhi International Airport. The other options GoAir people are giving me is of ...
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Do I need a visa for Paris, if my connecting flight stops for 24 hours in Paris?

Do I need visa for Paris, if my connecting flight stops at Paris for 24hrs and I want to visit Paris during that 24hrs? I have US B1 visa. I'll be travelling from San Francisco to Bangalore (India) ...
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Changing planes in Melbourne, do I need an Australian transit visa?

I am flying from Bangalore to Auckland with two stopovers. The first one in Kuala Lumpur and the second one in Melbourne. I want to confirm that I don't need an Australian transit visa because of the ...
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Can I get a boarding pass for a different airline in the transit area of Delhi Airport without going through immigration?

I am an Indian Citizen travelling from Dubai to Queenstown, NZ via Delhi with Handbaggage by different airlines. Have only three hours transit time. Can I get the Singapore/Queenstown Boarding Passes ...
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Do I need to pick up my luggage and re-check it between Washington, DC and and Shanghai?

My flight is from Reagan National Airport (DCA) to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK, operated by American Eagle) then to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX, operated by AA) and then to ...
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Can an American Citizen Transit in USA with Expired US Passport

My son is a dual citizen of the UK and USA. His US passport has expired. However, his UK passport is still valid. We are flying from the UK to Mexico via Atlanta. Will he be allowed to transit in ...
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Going through passport control in the UK coming from a non-EU country; will I be able to manage a short connection time?

Sorry for the long title but I will be taking a red-eye flight and coming from Nairobi to London and then onwards to New York. The connection time is only 1hr and 5 minutes. I am an EU citizen but ...