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UK Transit Visa not required for Travel by British Airways



A visa national who is going to the UK simply to travel on to another country may enter without a visa if these conditions are met:

He arrives and departs by air

His onward flight is confirmed and departs within 24 hours

He is properly documented for his destination and has a visa if he needs one




TWOV is a concession which does not apply to nationals of the countries shown in red* who need visas even when in direct airside transit unless they are in possession of one of the following documents:


  • A valid common format Category D visa for entry to an EEA state or Switzerland;


Germany is a part of EEA countries


*India is in the list of countries marked as red in the reference page.



Source :



This website is the official UK border agency website


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