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Do I need a transit vist if I am not leaving the airport?

  • Katie_F

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    4th August, 2011
    Posts: 2

    I just booked a flight from Siem Reap to Hanoi through Vietnam Airlines. The website didn't mention anything about a connection, but once I booked the confirmation shows a 40 minute layover in Luang Prabang. I have a feeling that the plane is just making a pit stop there and then the same plane will carry on to Hanoi, but on the chance that it's not will I have to get a visa if I'm not leaving the airport?

    I'd just like to be prepared in terms of paperwork and pictures.

    #1 Posted: 4/8/2011 - 12:01

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  • sayadian

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    15th January, 2008
    Posts: 1557

    I've flown a lot and changed in many countries so I'd hazard a guess that you wouldn't need a visa and that if you've booked a flight from SR to Hanoi any paperwork will be the responsibility of the airline. I doubt you'll be allowed to leave airside though, so you won't need anything.You'll be in transit.

    #2 Posted: 4/8/2011 - 14:28

  • goonistik

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    7th January, 2010
    Posts: 516

    You can check here. AFAIK, this is the website the airlines use to determine what documentary requirements you need.

    http://www.iatatravelcentre.com/

    #3 Posted: 4/8/2011 - 21:34

  • Katie_F

    Joined Travelfish
    4th August, 2011
    Posts: 2

    Thanks for the link, it was most helpful.

    #4 Posted: 6/8/2011 - 10:10

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