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US Citizen transit at Frankfurt

Old Dec 17, 19, 1:53 am
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US Citizen transit at Frankfurt

US Citizen returning back to US from Asia

Have to change planes (same terminal) at Frankfurt before continuing to New York.

Pure transit, not entering Germany/Shengen.

It seems to enter Germany, US citizen must have passport 3 months beyond intended stay.

I have 2 months remaining on passport.

Any issues?

(nonstop from asia to new york is very expensive)

Last edited by desi; Dec 17, 19 at 1:59 am Reason: typo
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Old Dec 17, 19, 3:22 am
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You are not entering the Schengen area, so nobody will check your passport as you are in transit.
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Old Dec 17, 19, 4:55 am
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You are not entering Germany, so it doesn't matter.

Are you on one ticket and/or without checked luggage? If you did have checked luggage on two tickets, you'd almost certainly have to enter Germany and re-check it.
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Old Dec 17, 19, 6:10 am
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Unless OP is not a carrier which checks across tickets, e.g. *A members checking within the alliance.

But, to be clear, it would be helpful if OP posted the exact details of his travel as the answer to his question is easy once one has them.
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Old Dec 18, 19, 1:54 am
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Check the TIMATIC rules here: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/pas...quirements.htm

In general you don't need to comply with the German restrictions (and yes they are not amused with US passport with < 3mo validity*) since you are in transit and will not attempt to enter Germany.

* https://travel.state.gov/content/tra...s/Germany.html
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