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  • Visa for transit
    Feb 23, 2017
    I am a South African resident. I will be travelling from South Africa to Amsterdam to MSP then to Saskatoon. Will I need a visa to transit. I have a canadian visitor visa. Please advise.


    Yes, you will need a US Transit Visa.


  • Traveling to Greece.
    Jan 23, 2017
    Flying from MSP, small layover in CDG (Paris) then on to Athens. Do we have to go through customs in Paris or can we just continue to our next terminal/gate for flight to Athens? We are flying Delta/Air France on both flights.


    Since you will be entering the Schengen Area, of which both France and Greece are members, you will go through Schengen Entry passport control in Paris.


  • Custom question from MSP to MBJ
    Jan 23, 2017
    Leaving Bismarck,ND on Delta with connection in MSP on way to Jamaica (MBJ). Do we have to go through customs in MSP?


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do in MSP on your way to Jamaica is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • HND - MSP - LGA
    Dec 7, 2016
    Traveling from Tokyo to New York. The layover is only about an hour. Is that enough time to get through immigration, pick up bags, go through customs, then re-check my bags and make the connecting flight to New York?


    It's possible. It doesn't leave hardly any time to spare though. At almost any other airport in the US this wouldn't be possible but MSP is really easy.


  • HNL -> MSP -> YYZ - where to do customs?
    Nov 5, 2016
    I'm a US citizen flying Delta HNL -> MSP -> YYZ. Where will I need to clear customs? I have a short connection in MSP so I'm hoping it's anywhere but there.


    There is no US Customs when leaving the US. You will go through Canadian immigration and Customs when you get to Toronto. All you have to do at MSP is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • layover
    Sep 26, 2016
    i am traveling in December 21 from YVR -MSP - SAT. and my layover is 45 min and I am worried if is enough time to catch the next fly ? the same is time for my round trip December 28


    Yes, that is enough time if the first flight is on-time. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Vancouver.


    Aug 15, 2016
    I am flying from San Francisco to Toronto Canada with a layover at MSP on delta airlines. Will I go thru customs/immigration prior to boarding my Toronto flight at MSP or will I do that once I land in Toronto? My layover at MSP is 55 min


    There is no US Immigration and customs when leaving the US. You will go through Canadian immigraiton and customs when you get to Toronto. All you have to do in MSP is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time.


  • Enough time to get rental?
    Aug 1, 2016
    I have a flight arriving at 9:49 PM at MSP and the Dollar 1 Car Rental closes at 11PM. They will only hold my car until 11PM. Will I be able to make it there before it closes?


    If it's a domestic flight and on-time that should be enough time.


    Thank you ZAP! It is AA 2185, next month.


  • Arrived at MSP from YXE, did not pick up bags and drop at DELTA
    Jul 15, 2016
    How long does it take customs to move a bag not picked up, clear it, and route it to the correct gate typically.


    They will not do that for you. Your bag will sit on the baggage claim in MSP for several hours and then be sent to the Delta baggage office in MSP. If you want your bag to get to your destination, you need to claim it when you arrive in MSP and take it through customs and re-check it yourself.


    The bags made it through. I was lucky this time


  • Connection Too Tight?
    Jul 5, 2016
    We're flying from Houston to Rome at the end of Aug. via MSP. I just noticed our layover at MSP is only 44 min. That seems awfully tight, esp'ly to make priority boarding on our connection to Rome. I don't know the MSP airport... Is this too tight a connection? (We're Global Entry members, if security is a question.)


    This is possible. you don't have to go through security in MSP. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time if your flight from Houston is on-time.


    Thanks very much! That's very helpful. I'm afraid that "if" could be a big "if", if my recent trip on Delta is any indicator. Every flight took off late because the plane arrived at the gate late..Sometimes the pilot makes up the time, tho. Fingers crossed! Thank you!!


  • Time crunch
    Jul 1, 2016
    We are flying Frontier out of terminal 1 at 530am. Our flight boards at 455am but the shuttle doesn't leave our hotel until 4 getting there about 415. Will this be enough time to get checked in and make it to our gate?


    Yes, that should be just enough time. Security probably doesn't open until 4:15.


  • Enough time???
    Jun 27, 2016
    My friend is coming in from Europe, landing at 4:40pm. She will need to get off the plane, through customs & Pick up her checked baggage. I have her booked on a 5:45 shuttle....Do you think 4:40 to 5:45 is enough time to catch the shuttle, or should I put her on a later shuttle (7:00pm)??? Thank you in advance!!


    As long as her flight is on-time she should be able to make the 5:45 shuttle.


    Thanks for the quick reply! My fingers are crossed that she doesn't get delayed on the way out & can catch that shuttle. Here's hoping! :)


  • Customs
    Jun 25, 2016
    I will be flying from Paris to MSP on Thanksgiving weekend. I have a 1 hour and 15 minutes connection in MSP until I head to DFW. I will be traveling with a carry on only. Is that enough time to go through customs and catch my flight to DFW? Also, when I am done going through customs do I have to go back through TSA or do I go straight to my gate? I don't know if this is important to know, but I will be flying from Barcelona to Paris to Minneapolis to Dallas.


    With carry-ons only I think you can make it. Yes, you will have to go through security in MSP after you clear customs.


  • International connection MSP to Amsterdam
    Jun 25, 2016
    I will be flying from MSP to AMS onnFriday with 52 minutes to make the flight to Amsterdam. Will this be sufficient? Many thanks!


    I will be arriving at MSP from Las Vegas


    Yes, that is enough time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Las Vegas to MSP to Amsterdam - 55 mins layover
    May 25, 2016
    I will be flying from Las Vegas in June and only have 55 mins layover before my flight for Amsterdam leaves. Will I have enough time?


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