Flying from Nice to Munich, Munich to Toronto, to Baltimore. Do I have to go through immigration in Munich and Toronto? Connecting time in Munich is 50 minutes to get from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2. Is this enough time?
At the minimum, you have to go through:
- Schengen exit passport control in Munich
- US entry passport control in Toronto
If you are flying Air Canada from Munich to Toronto and also from Toronto to Baltimore (on one ticket), you will not need to clear Canadian immigration or customs, nor will you need to pick up your checked bags in Toronto. You will however have to clear security in Toronto.
Thanks Andrew. Your reply was very helpful. Sometimes international travel can be a real mystery.
I've connected in Munich a few times, and 50 minutes should be enough, since it's only passport control. You may even be able to use one of the automatic machines to speed things up, although I'm not sure when they're usable by Americans. Based on what I had read before we flew last year I thought we could use one, but then I put my passport in and it said no.
Connecting time in Munich is 50 minutes to get from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2. Is this enough time?
Note they say "Terminal 1 to Terminal 2". I don't think 50 minutes is enough time to connect from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 at MUC. If it were entirely in Terminal 2, the connection, with emigration, would be tight, but possible. In Terminal 2, inside Schengen and airside (outside Schengen) share the same building, just on different floors with passport control between them, but Terminal 1 and 2 are across the airport center from each other.
Is Nice to Baltimore a single booking with the airline, or a series of do it yourself flights?
If the latter, having checked luggage will be a key issue.
In Toronto you may have to clear US immigration procedures since it has advance screening for your country.
Just be sure to join the appropriate line-up; there usually are plenty of bordeer staff directing traffic.