Connecting Flights

Transfers Between International Airlines

This page provides information on how to connect between international flights without collecting your baggage or entering Japan.
Please check with your airline before departing to ensure that you are able to use this method to connect.

Security Checks When Connecting Between International Flights

Because security screening standards in Japan are different to those abroad, passengers who have already undergone security checks abroad will be required to undergo screening again when transiting in Japan. We ask for your understanding and cooperation.

Going Outside the Airport During Your Waiting Time

When connecting between international flights, passengers are not required to undergo Immigration procedures if they are staying in the departure area (airside) until their next flight. However, Immigration procedures will be required if passengers wish to leave this area to meet a friend or to go outside the airport. In some cases, a visa may also be required. Please contact your airline or the Immigration Bureau directly in advance, if you are unsure of the requirements.

While Waiting for Your Connecting Flight

Various other facilities and services are available. Click here for further information.