Travel Tips by: Lifestyle Traveler

Can You Leave The Airport During A Layover?

Long-haul flights with a layover can be a blessing because you can explore another city before your trip even begins.

The real question is, can you leave the airport during a layover?

Depending on the country, you may need a transit visa during a layover.

Some countries do not have an international transit area, meaning you are stepping on their soil the moment you land. Therefore, you need an appropriate visa for your transfer.

Can You Leave The Airport During A Layover?

There is really no “one answer for all” here as it depends on a country’s domestic laws and visa requirements.

I’ve included the three most popular layover destinations and how layovers work generally:

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