Can a Philippine passport holder travel in transit via Narita Japan?


Filipino citizens do not need a visa to transit to the Mexico City Airport (MEX), provided you stay in the international transit area and your stopover lasts less than 24 hours. However, you could not transit without a visa to TIJ or any other Mexican airport.

You also do not need a transit visa for Japan.

Timatic, the database used by airlines to check a passenger's travel documents, states:

Mexico (MX)

TWOV (transit without visa):
Visa required, except for passengers traveling through Mexico
City (MEX) with a confirmed departure ticket for a flight to a
third country within 24 hours. They must stay in the
international transit area of ​​the airport and have documents
required for the next destination.

Japan (JP)

TWOV (transit without visa):
Visa required, except for passengers with subsequent confirmation
ticket for a flight to a third country on the same timetable
day. They must remain in the international transit area of ​​the
the airport and have the required documents for the next destination.

Passengers with a passport and a confirmed ticket for
a third country within 72 hours can get a Shore Pass on
arrival there is no correspondence on the same flight
calendar day. They must:

  • have required documents for the next destination; and
  • have proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay; and
  • arrive and leave from an airport or sea port located
    in the same group below.
  • Group A:
    Airports: Narita (NRT), Haneda (HND), Nagoya (NGO), Niigata
    (KIJ), Komatsu (KMQ) and Yokota (OKO).
    Seaports: Tokyo, Yokohama, Niigata and Nagoya.
  • Group B:
    Airports: Osaka (KIX), Nagoya (NGO) and Komatsu (KMQ).
    Seaports: Osaka, Kobe and Nagoya.
  • Group C:
    Airports: Fukuoka (FUK), Nagasaki (NGS), Kumamoto (KMJ),
    Kagoshima (KOJ), Naha (OKA) and Kadena (DNA).
    Seaports: Hakata (Fukuoka), Shimonoseki and Naha (Okinawa).
  • Group D:
    Airport: Chitose (CTS).
    Seaports: Tomakomai, Otaru, Hakodate and Muroran.