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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

Ok, it's more of an immigration question. I'm going from Canada to Copenhagen, connecting through Frankfurt. I assume I clear immigration at FRA. Correct? and if so, how long a connection time should I allow? One route I'm looking at has a one hour, ten minute connection, if the flights on time. Is that enough?

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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 10666 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

70 mins is well within the connecting time. Depending what time you get in, there might be a line at immigration but it is usually quick. No comparison to what we endure in the US or even Canada.

Baggage is checked through to CPH and you will clear there.

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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

Are you saying Immigration is at FRA, and Customs at CPH?

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10927 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

Immigration is in FRA where they check your passport to allow you into the EU. This is a very quick and easy process. You don't even enter an immigration hall. You just go up to a check point. There are many throughout the terminal and then you can get access to the EU flights.

Customs for your baggage will be done in CPH. However it is pretty simple too. At many EU airports you don't even do anything for customs. They have a few dogs walking around baggage claim and can call you over for screening, but otherwise you just walk out.

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User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3295 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

Yes. Since both Germany and Denmark are Schengen area countries one enters the zone at the first port of call - in this case FRA. Hence you clear immigration there but not customs, which you clear on arrival at CPH. I have never been to FRA but I have done a similar trip once, flying from CWL to DUS via AMS (though the UK is in the EU it is not Schengen and so one has to clear immigration in like manner). You will not clear immigration again in CPH though.


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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

Thanks guys. I have been to FRA many times, but not connecting to another Schengen country. You're right, immigration is pretty easy, unless you get behind a 747 full of foreigners like me!

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