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You won't need a visa as long as you stay in the transit area of the airport as detailed by Timatic, the database used by airport staff: Transiting without a visa is possible for: Passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have ...


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The important point is where you will pass through immigration. The 144-hour visa-free transit requires that you stay within a certain area of your arrival point, and depart the country from within that same area. For Beijing, that means that you must stay within the Beijing/Tianjin/Hebei area - which obviously does not include the vast majority of the ...


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There are 2 issues here: You have to make sure you're holding a passport in the list of eligible countries, having a Turkish visa stamp on your passport doesn't matter but having a Turkish passport will NOT make you eligible for this program If you use the 144 hour visa, you can only stay within the administrative precincts of your port of entry (Beijing), ...


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You don't need visa, if you want to transit through BKK airport. Provided you have ticket in same itenary and it is within 12 hours.


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Whether or not you need to collect your bags on an extended connection will depend on the airline. Some have rules that more than X hours (where X could be as few as 6-8 hours, but is normally more like 12 hours), or a connection that is overnight, will require you to collect and re-check your bags. Other airlines will not require you to collect them for a ...


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I was just there 3 weeks ago and had no issues connecting to my flight to Napoli. The 3 terminals are connected and you can get from one to the other quite easily. Since you only have a hand luggage and an EU citizen, 60 min is more than enough. Since it's on a single ticket, they know you're coming to and connecting to a flight, so do not worry.


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Yes you can stay at airside if you have a connecting flight, but do ask the airline service provider about the same. As in my case I got my baggage shifted without me even bothering about the luggage. So in that case you can continue your journey without entering India (Though you're missing out on the chance of looking at the world's biggest democratic ...


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To collect and re-check tour baggage you will not stay in the transit area and therefore will enter Thailand and are not eligible to transit without a visa. You should apply for a transit visa. As per TIMATIC: TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Passengers transiting through Bangkok (BKK) with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 12 ...


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Short Answer: Yes, you need a visa to change planes in Toronto Long Answer: If an airline passenger is refused entry at a transit point or destination, the airline is required to return the passenger to the point of departure at the airline's expense (although they may try to recover the cost from the passenger). Thus, airlines are very careful to determine ...


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Tourist e-visas for Azerbaijan are now available and cost 24 USD and are ready within 5 business days. There is a short turnaround visa process available also, which costs 75 USD.


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If you have to re-check your baggage because your tickets were booked separately, you will have to enter India. This is something to check with Indigo, your airline. Also 3.5 hours should be enough to make your connection.


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Since you are transiting in both Lisbon and Madrid, you will be entering the Schengen Area and not just transiting. Therefore, you will need a regular Schengen short stay visa, regardless of the terminal situation in Madrid. As you are entering through Portugal, you should apply for such a visa at the consulate of Portugal. The consulate of Portugal likely ...


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You need a Schengen type C short stay visa for this itinerary. The terminal change in Madrid isn't relevant; the fact that you are entering the Schengen area at Lisbon and exiting Schengen in Madrid is the important bit. To do this, you need to have the regular Schengen visa.


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Based on German Missions in the United States Airport Transit visa Nationals of the following countries are required to be in possession of an airport transit visa when passing through the international transit area of airports in Germany: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq , Jordan*2, ...


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Anything under 2 hours in Dubai airport is usually considered a short connection, considering the size of the airport. The first suggestion that comes to mind is your departure gate. Therefore, both of you will have enough time to reach your flight and most certainly both of you will find it.


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I have gotten one bottle of liquor when flying in to India from Frankfurt in the past, and never had any problems with this. That was one of the only few items I got, and it was well below the monetary duty limit and the 2 litre alcohol limit: You can find the limits here.


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On the UK visa check it states: For official diplomatic or government business (including transit through the UK) Therefore, the UK would also not accept this passport if you're not on a mission. So the normal visa rules from the country you come from will apply to you.


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Yes. Basel Euroairport is a two country airport, located in France, depending on the exit (for immigration and custom, you enter in France or in Switzerland. See the Euroairpot FAQ Are there multiple exits for arriving passengers (France / Switzerland)? Yes; the airport consists of two separate parts, a French part and a Swiss part. Arriving ...


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with this visa I cannot transit through any other Schengen countries as my point of entry needs to be France. Is that correct? No. You can transit through any Schengen country or countries on your way to France. This is explicit in the Schengen Borders Code. Article 6(5)(a): By way of derogation from paragraph 1: (a) third-country nationals who ...


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Short Answer: No, you don't need a transit visa for Austria. Long Answer: If an airline passenger is refused entry at a transit point or destination, the airline is required to return the passenger to the point of departure at the airline's expense (although they may try to recover the cost from the passenger). Thus, airlines are very careful to determine ...


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How about taking a bus / train route that doesn't go through Switzerland? If you stay on the EU ground all the time you should experience no border checks whatsoever ⇒ problem sorted. Even if it's a couple EUR dearer it's probably worth it comparing to the difficulties with crossing the Swiss border twice. Am I missing something here?


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The answer is not clear. Entering the OP's data into Timatic returns the following: TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Visa required, except for Passengers transiting through Alexandria (HBE) with a boarding pass for a flight to a third country within 6 hours. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents ...


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If all of the following apply you don’t need a transit visa: You are transiting through HBE Alexandria airport Your transit time is less than 6 hours You don’t leave the transit area to recheck luggage and don’t pass through customs/immigration If any of the above criteria don’t apply you need a transit visa.


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The whole purpose of transporting the money eludes me. Here's how to avoid it, because you maybe overlooked that option. A Belgian bank account can be treated exactly the same in Italy as elsewhere in the Eurozone (e.g., while italians often got charged to use an ATM in Italy, and elsewhere, you'd get it free 2000KM from your home). So if you're moving, ...


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You should be alright, your connection time is generous. But if your incoming flight has serious delays you might run into some trouble. In that case you may need to go for the fast option rather than the cheap one, or be late for your second flight and miss it. The trains, both subway and LIRR will be busy and can get crowded at peak times, but the locals ...


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Only citizens of a few countries need transit visa for airside Schengen transfer. Those are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Syria and Turkey, and only whey they do not have meet one of the requirements to get an exception of this rule. Although as a ...


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As stated in the answer to this later question Travel from the US to Cancun with a layover in Cuba as an European citizen Cuba travel restrictions apply not only to citizens and residents but to anyone within the US. The change took effect from June 5, 2019. https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/destination/international/cuba.aspx


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Answering my own question: The answer to this question Travel from the US to Cancun with a layover in Cuba as an European citizen is correct. The restrictions apply not only to citizens and residents but to anyone within the US. A non-US citizen fiancé / fiancée is not eligible to travel directly between the US and Cuba to visit their partner because the ...


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I decided to give my contribution here as I'm often crossing the border between Italy and Switzerland by train and sometimes by bus: Border inspections both from Swiss and Italians authorities are very common (I would say between 50 and 70 per cent of the times); the typical question is whether you are carrying cash, valuables and securities, and they ...


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Swiss authorities are not known to be especially concerned about large amounts of money. Travelling by bus adds another layer to this story, I assume customs officers are more familiar with Western European businessmen bringing cash than bus passengers carrying their savings and I have no idea how they might react to this situation. Note that unlike (most) ...


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Rarely does one see so many misconceptions in one question! coach will definitely or almost certainly be stopped in Switzerland for checks on luggage and things, can I risk being seized all my money by Swiss authorities or will I have to give them something? ... I've been told that Swiss authorities are quite ruthless. ... but even ...


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The OP is will be in transit to the US. This UK govt page contains the following text: Transiting without a visa You might be eligible for ‘transit without visa’ if: you arrive and depart by air have a confirmed onward flight that leaves on the day you arrive or before midnight on the day after you arrive have the right documents for ...


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Rule of thumb, declarations are made to customs, after passport control. If you're changing airports in Istanbul, ie from IST/LTFM to SAW/LTFJ, you'll be going though customs. Then you will need to declare. If you're remaining in the same airport transit area, you won't need to declare.


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If you remain in the transit area: You are checked in for both flights You don’t need to re-check your luggage you won’t pass customs so you don’t need to declare it in Istanbul.


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Given your UK immigration history, yes, you might be questioned. It is difficult to fully understand your history (you were denied entry in 2009 and later received a 10 year ban in 2012 for some unspecified reason which was then supposedly overturned in 2018), but it's clear that it is complex and may require more scrutiny than can be sorted out quickly at ...


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If (a) your flights are booked as one booking, (b) you're not transiting overnight, and (c) your luggage is checked through to the USA, then you shouldn't have to go through UK immigration at all, so it's very unlikely you'll even see a UK immigration officer. Your airline will check that you're eligible to transit through the UK (a US visa means you should ...


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Do I need transit visa? Depends on your citizenship. Since you have to change airport you need proper documentation to enter Turkey What is known traveler number? The US has programs for frequent travelers such as Global Entry or Nexus. These programs make immigration in the US a lot easier. You don't need one, though. If you are not participating in ...


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Aegean Airlines has a web page about transiting/connecting passengers at the Athens airport. Under Extra Schengen to Extra Schengen: If you fly to and from airports outside the Schengen Zone, after passing through passport control, head to Gates A1-A23. That seems to imply that you will enter the Schengen area, if only briefly.


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You should be certain that the airline is correct about going through passport control during the transit. Find out which parts of the airport your flights will be using and whether it is possible to pass from one to the other without clearing passport control. If the information is correct, then you will need another Schengen visa or to book a different ...


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A single entry Schengen Visa may not be used to enter Croatia a dual or multiple entry is required MVEP • Visa requirements overview Third-country nationals who are holders of: uniform visa (C) for two or multiple entries, valid for all Schengen Area Member States; You may be refused to board the plane in Athens to Croatia, since you do ...


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This is related to My passport was stamped with an exit stamp while transiting to another Schengen country via Turkey. Was this a mistake? You should apply for a double entry Schengen visa. This allows you to enter Greece and exit it two times even if only for transit. This will be suitable for both your transit and visit. As you leave the transit areas ...


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Baggage claim will be after the border control (Immigration). Please note that if your nationality doesn't have visa-free access to the Schengen area and you don't have a valid visa, the airline might not even allow you to board or check-in for the first flight. please contact your airline to clarify tour situation in that case and ask if they can check the ...


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Baggage claim on an international flight is always after immigration. You can talk to your airline if they can transfer over the baggage to the other airline (in some cases this is possible) but if that doesn’t work out and if you must take your baggage and check it yourself then it is always going to be after immigration. And in that case you’re ...


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This should give you a better and more reliable answer: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/ The airline should also be able to give you the information you seek, as they are liable if they send you without a visa if you actually need one.


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