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Transit Question for GRU Airport

Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean Transit Question for GRU Airport

1. Posted by vikas51013 (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y

vikas51013 has indicated that this thread is about Sao Paulo

I have a GDL--> MEX-->GRU-->DOH-->DEL Flight. I am arriving from Mexico on Air MExico AM14 Flight, which I suppose land at Terminal 1. Then I have ~16 hours of transit window, Before the next flight, which is with Qatar from Terminal 3. I have couple of Questions:-
1) Since the Flights are leaving on different calender day, and it has ~16 hours transit window in between, Do I need to get my baggage and recheck-in to Qatar.
2) If yes, Do I need to pass through immigration? If yes, do I need to carry Brazil visa?
3) Since I don't have a Brazil visa/US Visa except Mexico Visa, Will I be able to transit successfully.

If anyone has done, some or the complete route?

2. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 602 posts) 2y

1,I would ask Air Mexico or Qatar air.
2. I would suspect - yes, a Brazil visa would be needed. Again ask the airlines & / or Brazil immigration.
3. I don't see the relevance of your mentioning a US Visa but guess you will not be allowed on the flights in the first place if you do not have the relevant documents. Or Brazil may let you get a visa on arrival.

Best to get it all sorted before leaving Mexico & what a long trip you have ahead of you. Are there no easier routes you can consider?

Steve

3. Posted by vikas51013 (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y

Hi,

So I came from the same route, and that time, I was easily able to transit through brazil, the only issue is while going back, AeroMexico is saying that they will not tag the bag through to Delhi and there is a transit time of 16 hours, while I was coming it was just 6-7 hours of transit.

4. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 602 posts) 2y

Hi,

I think you have answered your own question a bit.

When you arrive in Brazil, you will need to go through immigration to get your luggage. That means you will be entering Brazil & therefore need a visa.

I am going to assume you are an Indian National as you are going from & to India. This is the Brazilian embassy in Delhi... & is very clear that if you leave the transit area you need a visa.

If your nationality is not Indian, you may may not need a visa This page gives those nationalities

The only alternative as I see it ( & it is only my opinion & not a fact ) is for you to not check your bags & stay in the transit area. Maybe send your bags home by mail - Expensive maybe

Here are some FAQ answers on the website & the one about changing terminals appears to apply to you.

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FAQ:

1. Duration of stay in the Brazilian transit area is of many hours. Do I need a transit visa?

Answer: You won't need a transit visa if you remain in the international transit area, even if for many hours. The transit visa will only be needed if you intend to leave this area and enter into Brazil.

2. I see in my tickets that I have to change terminals in the Brazilian airport. Are the terminals connected? Will I need a transit visa?

Answer: The applicant is advised to contact directly the concerned airport authority to forward his query. The Embassy of Brazil helds no responsibility regarding airport logistics.

3. Duration of stay in the Brazilian transit area is of many hours. Do they have hotels in the transit area where I can rest?

Answer: The applicant is once again advised to contact directly the concerned airport authority to forward his query.
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MY NOTE - - IF YOU ARE A US CITIZEN.,NONE OF THE ABOVE MAY APPLY. THE US & BRAZIL SEEM TO BE PLAYING GAMES WITH EACH OTHER OVER VISAS

Hope this helps.

Steve