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Luggage pick up during transit

When transferring in Ho Chi Minh airport I read that no Visa is required as long as you stay within the transfer area. How does it work with your luggage then? I will be changing airlines and cannot check my luggage through (FRA-SGN-REP). Is the baggage claim at Ho Chi Minh airport within the transit area? If not, how can you pick up your luggage without having a Visa?

  • 20:09:27 09-12-2015
  • Sabrina
  • Helen Queen support

    Dear Sabrina,

    Thank you for contacting,

    If your flights are on the same airline or partner airlines, your luggeage will get transferred from the first to the second one for you. In this case, you do not need to go through immgration or customs, then no visa is required.

    Otherwise, if your flight are on the two different airlines and not partner airlines, you will have to go through immigration or customs to collect and re-check your luggage no matter where you are going on your second airline. If it is the case, you are required a visa for Vietnam eventhough you are not enter the country or even leaving the airport.

    We hope the information is clear and helpful for you.

    Kind regards,