# What type of visa do pilots who fly from one country to another need? [duplicate]

I am little curious about international travel. I would like to know what type of visa allows pilots and cabin crews to fly from one country to another? I mean suppose I am pilot of Japan airline and I have trip a for Netherlands. How could I enter to the Netherlands with Japanese citizenship?

• Why is triplane one of the tags? – ThatCoolCoder Feb 11 at 5:51
• Wild guess: typo. Edited it away. – Jpe61 Feb 11 at 6:25
• I suppose you are asking about a situation where the pilot leaves the aircraft and exits the airport into the foreign country? International airports are "neutral ground" so as long as you stay on the "international" side, no visa is required. – Jpe61 Feb 11 at 6:29
• @Jpe61: That is too simple. You might not need a visa, or you might need a simpler "transit" visa, or just an ordinary visa - countries are free to make their own rules, and those could depend on the nationality of the pilot. I'd imagine that quite a few countries would ban El Al pilots altogether. – MSalters Feb 11 at 15:15
• Note: it is not a duplicate. The "duplicate question" is about not leaving the plane (or the airport). From the comment of OP in the answer, it seems OP want to do touristy things, so a different case. @Encipher: maybe you should add that information in the question. In any case. I'm voting to reopen the question. – Giacomo Catenazzi Feb 12 at 10:32