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Long-life SIM cards in Europe

I regularly travel to Europe (Germany, Poland, France, Switzerland). Every time that I arrive in a country, I buy a cheap prepaid SIM card. The problem is that all these cheap SIMs have a short ...
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What is the best method for exchanging dollars for Euros?

I'm traveling from the US to Europe in a few weeks. What's the best method of exchanging dollars for Euros? I imagine there's options like: at the airport when you arrive in Europe at a bank in ...
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German Employment visa - Guidance (Urgent) [on hold]

I am an Indian national working in China for the past 2 years. I've secured a job in Germany with 38,688 Euros salary (as I am in Engineering sector) and received the acceptance letter from ...
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Are there official plans to remove the 100ml carry-on restriction in Europe?

I remember reading a few years ago that the EU is planning to remove the 100ml restriction for liquids. E.g. a random article from 2010: The good news for air passengers? The end of a ban on ...
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Travelling EU countries with Spain work visa [duplicate]

I have got work permit visa(Long stay for 9 months) for Spain. Can I travel to other EU countries(like France, Switzerland) from Spain for visiting?
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Under EU rules, can I receive compensation if my flight was delayed by more than 3 hours but I didn't board it?

Vueling is currently experiencing problems at Barcelona airport, with many flights delayed by several hours. Assuming I'm at the airport and my flight is certainly delayed by more than 3 hours, can I ...
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The UK has voted to leave the EU. How does Brexit affect people traveling to the UK and vice-versa?

On 23rd of June, 2016, the UK voted in a referendum to leave the EU. This leads to the following questions: Are UK citizens traveling to the EU affected? Are EU citizens traveling to the UK affected?...
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enter to a EU country from out of europe with german residency card

im from iran and student in germany and also have german residency card, i want to go home and coming back again but not in germany, i want to coming back to sweden from iran directly to visit my ...
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Does the nationality of an EHIC card need to match the nationality of the passport?

When the UK leaves the EU, I am planning to get an Irish passport. I am not eligible to get an Irish EHIC because I am not a resident of Ireland. So I am wondering, can I use a UK EHIC with an Irish ...
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I am non-EU citizen working in Germany. Can I travel to UK without a visa?

I am from Non-EU country (from Nepal to be precise) and recently moved to Germany for work. I am applying for BlueCard. I would like to travel to UK later this year, can I go there without visa as I ...
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Pet Travel: UK to Romania by Car

I have a road trip planned in July (England - France - Belgium - Netherlands - Germany - Austria - Hungary - Romania and back) on which I will be taking our three dogs, but I am wondering if there are ...
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who is exempt from schengen visa

I am British, my husband is from El salvador. We want to visit frankfurt, madrid., crete and italy for a few days only before going to UK . Do we need any visas like a tourist visa or a schengen visa?
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Does a non-EU Spouse of a UK national need a visa to visit the Schengen area?

I am a British national resident in the UK. My wife is Jordanian, resident in the UK with me. She has a UK biometric residency permit. We were married in the UK and the marriage is registered in the ...
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When is the best time to buy Euros based on the EU Referendum in the UK? [closed]

I need to get some Euros before going on holiday in early August. With the EU Referendum coming up in the UK on 23rd June 2016, my question is, When is the best time to buy Euros? By best, I mean, ...
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Traveling for vacation on a EU visa [duplicate]

I was issued an Italian Schengen visa as a was going for a business meeting to Italy later the meeting was cancelled and a new date has not been decided yet, now my question is I'm planning to go for ...
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Historical flight data outside of the USA?

The question Historical flight data only deals with flights in the US sourced from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics . Is there some similar source for EU, Asia etc?
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Are there any non-obvious differentiators in travel-insurance policies?

My family in the US will be taking a vacation to western Europe later this year, and I'm looking for travel insurance. I found this comparison tool and used it to get quotes, and I got about 50 ...
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Are airlines in the EU obligated to provide water for passengers?

I was flying with Ryanair last month and wanted to take some vitamin pills while on board. I went down to the end of the plane and asked for a glass of water, but the stewardess refused. Since the ...
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Travelling from Bulgaria to UK via Turkey, will I have issues with tobacco products bought from the EU?

So basically I will travel from Sofia, Bulgaria to UK, but I have a layover in Turkey. Previously I've flew the Bulgaria-UK route, but only within the EU borders. Usually when I do so, I buy ...
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How much cash can we carry to UK and Schengen area from India? [duplicate]

Will be traveling with my family of 4 to UK and Spain, although we have set up foreign currency cards in GBP and Euro, can we carry cash with us? If yes, how much and does it require some sort of ...
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Can EU citizens drive cars registered outside the EU, when inside the EU?

Iv been reading on some forums about done change in EU rules regarding that EU citizens (which I am) cannot drive cars registered outside of the EU within the EU. However, iv can struggling to find ...
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What's the law about body scanners in EU? Am I legally allowed to refuse?

There are a lot of EU laws about travelling through airports. We've all seen the signs about asking for your rights. So is there any EU law about body scanners? Is there an EU law that says I am ...
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As a British citizen , married to a non EU who has UK permanent resident card can travel together to italy? [duplicate]

My husband is non-EU , but holding a Uk residence permit card without bearing or written in Resident Card as member of EEA family member. Can he still travel with me in Italy ?
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Applied for Blue Card in Germany. Visa expired. Can I travel back to my country (India) and come back [closed]

I am in Germany now working with a valid work contract. I have applied for blue card 3 weeks back. It has not yet arrived. But I have a letter which says that, I have applied for a blue card (and this ...
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Non-EU family member traveling to Schengen countries? [duplicate]

I am non-EU family member married to a Romanian citizen. I am currently residing in Romania and I have temporary residence card here. As Romania is in EU but not in Schengen area, can we travel ...
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Using passport of country of nationality after being granted refugee status

I hold refugee status in the EU and I have a refugee travel document under the 1951 convention. I want to visit a specific country but this country doesn't accept refugee travel documents. If I used ...
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Do I have to declare my fruits flying into the EU?

I'm flying into the Schiphol. I know the rules regarding fruits, they can be found here: http://www.belastingdienst.nl/wps/wcm/connect/bldcontentnl/belastingdienst/prive/douane/...
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UAE travel visa, is there a limit to how many times I can use them?

I have a Slovak passport and thus can travel visa in UAE for free. They are valid for 30 days. The trouble is, I want to stay in Dubai for couple months. I heard I can do the visa run (visiting ...
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Best way to leave EU with expired visa

I came to Frankfurt about 5 months ago with a tourist visa that is already expired. I decided to stay more time because I met a very special person (my current girlfriend) and I had hoped to find a ...
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SA passport holder with Schengen visa 5 year multiple entry (EU family member) wishes to travel to EU without spouse [closed]

I'm a non EU passport holder and have a valid Schengen visa (5 year multiple entry). When I applied for the visa I applied as a spouse on a UK passport holder. Have traveled to EU several times with ...
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Is medical insurance mandatory for entering the Schengen area if you are not required to have a visa?

For nationals that request the Schengen visa, the traveller must have insurance that covers, for a minimum of €30,000, any expenses incurred as a result of emergency medical treatment or repatriation ...
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Do I need a passport to fly from UK to Bulgaria through Istanbul?

Tuesday I'm travelling from Birmingham, UK to Sofia, Bulgaria. The flight is with Turkish Airlines and it is a connecting flight which means it will go from Birmingham to Istanbul, and then to Sofia. ...
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Is it legal to study while on a tourist Schengen visa?

If, say, you acquired a 90-day tourist Schengen visa, would it be legal to use it for the purpose of visiting a language course or a university class? Or do you have to apply for a special education ...
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Possessing two residence IDs of different schengen countries [closed]

I am a Non EU citizen, residing in Belgium as a dependent to my spouse. Recently I got admitted to a Masters course in Netherlands for fall 2016. The university will be applying for my student visa/ ...
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Denmark/Greenland: Entering the EU without crossing a national border

Greenland is a part of Denmark, but it is not a part of the EU. At Copenhagen airport customs is arranged to distinguish "Domestic/EU" arrivals and "Non-EU" arrivals. As non-EU, domestic arrivals ...
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Can a Thai national married to a UK citizen enter the UK freely?

I am a UK Citizen/Passport Holder, have a house in the UK but have been mainly in Thailand for the past twelve months, so currently deemed non resident in UK. The reason for being in Thailand is ...
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Ex-con in the US, changed nationality to EU, will I be allowed entry to the UK

This may be strange question, but here goes...I was an illegal alien in the US for approx 18 years(I entered legally but overstayed). At that time I was a citizen of India. A friend of mine procured a ...
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Travelling to Montenegro using a Blue Card

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with travelling to Montenegro using the Blue Card? I realize it's not a schengen state but their travel regulations say the following: Holders of travel ...
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UK visa for pregnant partner [closed]

I'm a EU citizen residing in the UK. I have an european passport so I'm allowed to live and work here. My girlfriend of four months is Brazilian and her visa is expiring in two months and we've ...
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What would Brexit mean for my immediate Europe travel plans from the UK? [closed]

I am planning a trip from England to Croatia in this coming July 2016, one month after the EU referendum will have taken place in the United Kingdom. How would the possibility of Britain leaving the ...
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Chances being caught re-entering EU too soon

My kid started a university program in Hungary in fall of 2015. There were some issues with paperwork regarding his student visa and he was issued a temporary visa so that he could finish the term ...
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Is an identity card issued to a non-citizen an acceptable document to travel within the EU?

Suppose an EU citizen is resident of another member state and gets issued a national identity card identical to the ones citizens get there. (If that is not concrete enough to answer the question, ...
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Indian national with EU family member permit issued in UK. Do I need a UK visa to enter the UK?

I am a non EU national but I have a EU family member permit issued in UK as my wife is a German national but living in UK from last 15-20 years. I am an Indian and the permit was issued in UK. ...
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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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Under what conditions can I take duty free liquids from outside the EU through EU airport security?

In know that if I buy duty free liquids in one EU airport, and have them sealed in the special security bags with the receipt shown, I can take them through security at other EU airports the same day. ...
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Non-EU citizen, student in Spain holding a residence permit. Do I need a UK visa?

I am from a non-EU country (Georgia). I have been studying in Spain for the past five years and hold the residence permit. Next month I will need to travel to London for a job interview and I was ...
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Schengen visa for a stateless person

I have applied for a long-term residence in the Czech Republic. However, as I am a stateless person residing in Uzbekistan, I was permitted to enter only 11 EU countries out of 28. Does it violate the ...
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Don't understand about the Schengen area visa system, for staying in Denmark specifically? [duplicate]

I have a British passport, I am a citizen, lived there all my life. Do I need a visa to stay in Denmark? If not, how long would I be allowed stay there (while not working or studying, just on holiday)...
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Am I an EU/EAA passenger? Ryanair

I am Turkish but I live in Sweden and I own a permanent residence there. Passport is Turkish and all but I have an ID (local ID just for Sweden) and the residence card. So do I have to check in at the ...