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ATL-AMS-CPT: Do I need to clear passport control?

by mickey.jackson13 Online Now Jan 17, 2012 at 10:29 AM

I'll be arriving at Schiphol on a Delta/KLM flight from Atlanta and connecting 90 minutes later to a KLM flight to Cape Town on Saturday, January 23. Will I need to clear any kind of passport control if I'm not connecting to the Schengen area? If yes, will 90 minutes be enough time to comfortably make my connection?

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    Re: ATL-AMS-CPT: Do I need to clear passport control?

    by CatherineReichardt Online Now Jan 17, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Hi
    The simple answers? No and yes (in that order)!
    Bon voyage!
    Regards
    Cathy

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  • Re: ATL-AMS-CPT: Do I need to clear passport control?

    by mickey.jackson13 Online Now Jan 17, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Good to know. Many thanks!

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    Re: ATL-AMS-CPT: Do I need to clear passport control?

    by sphynxxs Online Now Jan 18, 2012 at 6:12 AM

    no worries, both the American and the African flights are on the international terminals, so you won´t have to bother with EU/Schengen passport control. The machines to Africa usually start boarding an hour prior to departure - lots of passengers to place, after all. but I think the longest it takes you to move from one gate of the international terminals to the more remote gates is about a 15 minutes walk, so you might even have time to grab a coffee

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    Re: ATL-AMS-CPT: Do I need to clear passport control?

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Jan 18, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    I wrote a tip about Schiphol transfers; see: "Transfer - DIY" - Schiphol Favorite Tip by pieter_jan_v



    PJ

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