Locations of border crossings between countries, whether and when they are open, who may cross, and what must be done in order to cross.

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Is the border between Cyprus and Northern Cyprus an issue for a casual tourist?

I am taking a couple of weeks in Cyprus with the family, and will be flying directly from the UK to Paphos, in the south west of the island. We plan on doing some lazing by the pool, but a fair bit of ...
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Is the Kawthoung/Ranong pass passable in August?

According to wikivoyage, there are 4 open border crossing points between Myanmar and Thailand. Our first idea was to cross the "Three Pagoda Pass" near Kanchanabury but it say that it's not open for ...
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Is it possible to enter Russia by train 1-1.5 hours before the visa validity period starts?

A friend of mine is taking the Train from Finland to Russia. She has now paid and sent the Tourist visa application, with the requested validity being from 3 to 16 August. Now she's considering ...
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Foreigner crossing the Canada/ U.S border by car [duplicate]

My boyfriend is from France and I am from Michigan, he is coming in July to visit with me and my family but we are flying into Toronto and from Toronto we are crossing the U.S border by car. Would ...
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How much time should be set aside for border controls when entering Sweden by train?

In the light of many migrants arriving in Europe in late 2015, both Denmark and Sweden reintroduced identity checks at their southern borders. Recently, these checks have been extended for a further ...
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Is there a way to keep up to date with Schengen border crossings being closed/controlled due to the migration crisis?

This question is inspired by this meta answer. In late 2015, a number of Schengen countries introduced border controls in response to the migration crisis. This answer succinctly explains what these ...
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Can I fly to Northern Cyprus and then travel to Cyprus?

My wife and I have US passports and are flying into Ercan airport in Northern Cyprus. We'd like to cross the border in Nicosia and spend some time in Cyprus. I know this is in question because the ...
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Can a minor with an expired passport who is a US citizen cross the border into Canada with a birth certificate? [duplicate]

I am a 16 year old US citizen who is planning to go to Canada next week. I found out today that my passport has expired. Can I cross the border with my birth certificate instead? The rules on this ...
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Border Controls Between Krasnodar and the Crimea

Later this year I expect to visit Krasnodar as a part of a commission for my day job (assume August or September 2016). I would like to combine this visit with a brief holiday to see friends and ...
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Canadian denied entry to the USA

So to keep it short but detailed, I am Canadian and been travelling to the USA over the years for pleasure. A few years ago, I wanted to visit a friend in Saudi Arabia, so I booked a flight that was ...
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Are there border checks on the Kosovo-Serbia (Mitrovica-Kraljevo) train?

Next week I'm flying to Kosovo for three days, then continuing by Train from Mitrovica to Kraljevo in Serbia. According to the timetable, the Train only stops at the Kosovo border Station (Jarinje) ...
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What does “excluded” mean on the CBP airport wait times report?

I can't imagine what this could be. It seems too low for GE/Nexus and way too high for refused entry. What is it...?
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Who can use the CBX Bridge between Mexico and the United States? [closed]

Can a passport holder of any country use the CBX (Cross Border Express) bridge? I would usually obtain a visa on entry if I flew to Mexico, so would I obtain the same taking the CBX bridge ? Is it ...
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Can a foreigner still cross the land border from Colombia to Venezuela in March 2016?

Many Colombian-Venezuelan border control points seem to have been closed in the last year or so (at least for Colombian passports), but I have heard here in Colombia of travellers that have managed to ...
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European passport photo has hair covering full forehead — potential problems at US border?

When this EU passport was issued, I was only half-jokingly told that I might want to get a new one if I ever was going to travel to the US due to the kind of afro hair I'm sporting in the picture -- ...
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Schengen area entry point rules when no visa is needed [duplicate]

It is normally said that when requesting a short-stay Schengen visa, you must follow this "rule": You must apply for a visa in the representation of the Schengen country in which lies the main ...
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Whose laws should I obey in no man's land [duplicate]

Theoretically when you are past border control on an airport you are into no man's land. In that situation whose laws do I obey ?
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Hiking the French-Spanish border?

Got the wild idea of following the French-Spanish border on foot. (I'm sure that bicycle is not feasible!) What are the legal/political issues, if any? Physical challenges? I know it is ...
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In Europe, where is a water border with visible markers, which can be crossed by a tourist in a small rented boat, without a passport check?

I am very fond of borders and I find crossing the border is the best bit of traveling. Is there any border in the EU that is similar to the one in the photo and that I can visit? Water borders ...
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I am a German citizen visiting my girlfriend in the US for 2 x 50 days a year under the VWP. Can I work remotely and will I have to pay US Taxes? [duplicate]

I am a German citizen visiting my girlfriend in the US for 2 x 50 days a year under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP). I already read that some immigration officers might make problems here due to the ...
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Will I be allowed to enter Ireland if I was deported from UK

I'm EU citizen, in 2015 I was deported from UK and got a 10 year ban. The forms i got are IS.165 and ISE.312 yes I have spent time in UK prison and got deported. Question is will I be allowed to enter ...
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Border visit to China from Uttarakhand, India?

I don't have many opportunities to travel, but will be visiting Derhadun, Uttarakhand, India this Spring. I've always wanted to go to China and since I work with almost all Chinese co-workers, I ...
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Is there really a line that separates Mongolia from China?

I was looking at google maps and decided to zoom in on the Mongolian/China border just to see what was there, and saw this: This screen shot is at 42.266383, 106.722115 I followed it for a bit and ...
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Do the immigration agencies of EU member states keep records of EU citizens entry/exit from the Schengen zone?

For example, a would the exit of a say a Dutch national travelling on a Dutch passport via a German international airport to an Asian country be logged? If yes, for how long is this information ...
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Cross the Mexicali Border in a Taxi I get in the USA

Has anyone crossed the border in Calexcio/Mexicali in a taxi they picked up in the US? I have heard that this is possible but I have never actually seen it in practice. I am in the process of ...
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Bus from Zabaikalsk to Manzhouli, ticket price

I will take the train from Chita to Zabaikalsk. I arrive at 2:25 Moscow time. Then I would like to take the bus to Manzhouli and find a hostel/hotel in Manzhouli. Do you know how much the bus ticket ...
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How to leave UK ASAP? (EEA National, But No Travel Document)

Not planning to return, 17, Polish, no ID, no passport. Need to at least enter the Schengen zone (because it has no checks. - True?) Where most likely can I leave with maybe just driving license or ...
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Under what circumstances can a foreigner enter Singapore without presenting proof of onward travel?

Among Singapore's entry requirements for visiting foreigners (accessed here) is: Onward or return ticket (if applicable) When is this requirement not applicable?
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Who works at the International Gate Security check?

If I am going through security from Toronto to New York, are the security agents there Canadian or American? Are they working for Canada or the US? Do they need some application/document if they're ...
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Is a Cambodian visa on arrival available at the Chong Sa Ngam / Anlong Veng crossing from Thailand?

It looks like I'm probably crossing from Laos to Thailand in the next few days. I'll be using my 14 days in Thailand to head for Cambodia and I'm considering my options. I can find that there's a ...
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Is it possible to cross the Wagan border by car?

I was planning a trip by car when I found something a bit weird in Google Maps:if you try to cross from Lahore to India, it tells that you have to 6457 km detour. Is it possible to cross this border ...
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What do the intra-Schengen border controls - reinstated in September 2015 - change?

In September 2015, some countries of the Schengen area decided to put border controls back in place. It might not last, it might happen again in the future, but I am curious about the changes this ...
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Crossing the Lao/Thai border at Ban Than - no border office?

My brother and I are biking from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai just realized our bike route takes us through a border crossing with no immigration office. Is this a problem? I know we can do 15 days ...
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What happens if you are refused entry between two countries?

Last month, I was travelling on a backpacking trip across Russia and the Baltic states (Schengen zone). I'm an Indian by nationality. So I had to get the respective single entry visa for Russia and ...
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Is the Lao / Myanmar border slated to open soon for foreigners?

I'm 99% sure that the border between Laos and Burma (Myanmar) is still closed for foreign travellers, especially for entering Burma from Laos. I'm pretty sure that I have read now and again about ...
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Is the Laos/China border at Boten/Mohan open 24 hours?

Tomorrow I'll be hitchhiking just a couple of hundred kilometres in China to cross the border into Laos on the last day of my Chinese visa. Is there any chance that I could arrive too late if I have ...
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I am usually delayed at the Canadian border. What can be done?

Whenever I cross into Canada, I end up taking an extra ten or twenty minutes because there's some other American out there who has (A) the same first and last name as I do, and (B) a criminal record. ...
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Do I need to register my Russian Visa?

I am staying in Russia for a period of 15 days however... Following will be the cities I will be travelling to : - Moscow for 6 days (Arrived by flight - Staying at hostel) - Murmansk for 5 days (...
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Crossing back into Canada with alcohol already purchased in Canada?

I am a Canadian resident. I recently crossed into the U.S. as part of my vacation and will be re-entering Canada after 4 days in the U.S. When I entered the U.S, I already had alcohol in my RV (...
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Crossing border from Spain to Morocco - possible problems?

we want to visit Spain in September 2015. Since we will visit Gibraltar too, we are thinking about going to Ceuta. Since Ceuta is very close to Morocco it would be worth to visit it for example for ...
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Re-entering Canada after minor contact with the police there

I am an international student in Canada on a student visa and TRV. I am travelling back home now and will come back to Canada next month. I had a small issue while in Canada where I was in contact ...
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Re-entering Canada after a trip to Europe with my visa sent for amendment

I am a temporary resident living in Canada under a study permit visa. But due to a mistake on the visa, I must send it to Ottawa to get it fixed. That process takes a while. In the meantime, I have to ...
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Change the address of stay after receiving Schengen visa

I received a Schengen tourist visa through the embassy of France, in my itinerary I specified the hotel that I'll be staying in, now, my French friend offered me to stay at his place instead of the ...
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Entering USA as a tourist without any plan

My passport is swiss and I am living at Vancouver (with a student Visa valid until 2018) and I have a valid ESTA (until July 2016). Around July 15, I'll be crossing the border (between Vancouver and ...
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Will US boyfriend have issue visiting me in UK for 3 months?

My partner is planning to visit me for 3 months from August this year. I previously visited him in the US for 10 weeks from Dec to Feb with no issues with border staff. My partner is a US citizen and ...
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Is it legal/safe to visit the Calais border crossing?

There are many videos on the Internet showing migrants attempting to enter trucks crossing the English channel. I think it would be interesting to visit that road and talk to the guys making that ...
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Do I need a passport to leave the UK if my destination doesn't need me to have one?

Following on from this question: Will I be eligible for an Emergency Travel Document?, I'm wondering: If the US doesn't require a passport if I'm entering on a Green Card, does the UK require me to ...
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Is the new border crossing between Georgia and Turkey at Kartsakhi open to foreigners?

I was just reading a Quora post on the longest overland trip in the world and it mentions crossing from Georgia to Turkey at Kartsakhi. I've crossed between these countries probably half a dozen times ...
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Can I travel to Burma/Myanmar over land across the border from China?

I'm currently in Kunming and there is a Myanmar consulate here. I'm assuming most people fly. I know there has been some quite recent trouble in the area. But is it still possible to visit Myanmar ...