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How busy is the E50/D1 motorway in Czech Republic?

According to Google maps there is road work on E50 from Prague to Brno. We are going to drive that route next week, how bad is it? Would it be better to take a different route? Google maps also show ...
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How does the wave of terrorist attacks in Germany affect travelers?

In 2016, there have been at least 5 terrorist attacks in Germany, which is very unusual for that country. How does this affect travelers to Germany?
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How reliable is the Salzburg-Budapest Railjet?

I am thinking of going to the theatre at Budapest at 19:00, is it safe to take the 11:08-16:19 train? The 09:08-14:19 train is very expensive and I'd rather not pay more than double. Is there a ...
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Visiting Auschwitz just before World Youth Days

I will be travelling to Kraków, Poland soon, and only just realized that the world youth days (WYD) are taking place there as well. Apperently, the WYD end the 26th, but the Auschwitz camp site is ...
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What are the consequences of the military coup in Turkey for travelers?

Reuters reports a military coup in Turkey. What are the consequences of this for people who travel to Turkey? What about passengers transiting through Turkish airports?
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How to find dates of big events in any city? (e.g. to avoid price surge during trade fair)

Is there a resource that warns me for (almost) any city / destination when my travel dates coincide with some big event there? Illustrative example: Say I want to travel to Frankfurt and I'm fairly ...
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What happens when an operating air carrier goes bankrupt for a flight that was ticketed through another carrier?

This question was prompted by mts' recent question What happens to plane tickets in case of airline bankruptcy? Many airlines today are part of a global alliance of airlines and/or have interlining ...
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What happens to plane tickets in case of airline bankruptcy?

I am sometimes eyeing tickets that are a far bit in advance and in some cases I know the airline that is selling the ticket / operating the flights is in economic trouble. If I have a ticket for ...
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Is it safe to travel to Iraqi Kurdistan? [closed]

Considering the current situation with ISIS in Iraq, is it safe for U.S. citizens to travel to Erbil and other major cities (Kirkuk and Sulaymaniyah) in the Kurdish provinces in Iraq? Are there any U....
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Tourist activities in the Louisiana bayou swamp area with the recent floods?

I am planning a trip (in November!) to Louisiana and we would like to explore some of the swamp/bayou area in Louisiana. Currently we are thinking of Breaux Bridge exactly. A Texan friend advised ...
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Transfer / security in Istanbul Ataturk airport after 29/06/2016

I'm sure we all have heard about the terrorist attack in Istanbul Ataturk airport yesterday, 28 June 2016. Has anybody by any chance flown to/from/via IST since the attack and can give a first-hand ...
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Flighthub terms on canceling flight with refund due to potential terror threat?

My girlfriend has purchased a ticket via Flighthub.ca in March. The flight route is Toronto -> Istanbul -> Tirana. Due to yesterday's terror attack on Istanbul's airport, Ataturk, my girlfriend ...
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What is Kaohsiung and Taipei like 1 week after Chinese New Year [closed]

May I know what is the condition after 1 week of Chinese new year in Kaohsiung and Taipei? Will it be crowded with a lot of people? I am planning to go to Kaohsiung and Taipei next year February 6 ...
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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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Euro 2016 Live at Gatwick Airport

I will be at Gatwick Airport (North Terminal) during one of the Round of 16 of the Euro 2016. Do you know whether there is any area there, showing live Euro 2016 matches?
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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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EURO 2016: floods, mass protests, state of emergency… What are the consequences for visitors?

We are currently 9 days before the start of EURO 2016 in France, and Paris and the surrounding areas are currently facing one of, if not the worst floods since 1910. the banks of the river Seine have ...
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How can I know of strikes that affect public transport in France?

tl;dr: Is there a resource that warns me of upcoming strikes that affect public transport in France Recently I was forced to change travel plans very last-minute upon learning of a railway strike. ...
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How can I know of strikes that affect public transport in Italy?

tl;dr: Is there a resource that warns me of upcoming strikes that affect public transport in Italy? Recently I was forced to change travel plans very last-minute upon learning of a railway strike. ...
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Is it safe for a pregnant lady to go to Hokkaido in 2016?

Fukushima incident causes a lot of fears among people, as to whether it's safe for tourists to go to Japan or not. While I understand that the radiation is not a problem for normal people, what about ...
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Traveling to Turkey and Istanbul during Ramadan

I am contemplating traveling to Turkey and Istanbul during Ramadan. Turkey seems more liberal than other Muslim majority countries, so I wonder the effect of Ramadan are during that time. Will ...
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Eurostar train to Paris during a strike

What happens to my ticket from London to Paris if there is a labor strike going on? Can we still get there? Do we need to reschedule?
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What are the options of getting from Ukraine to Crimea (and vice versa) after 2014?

I'll be in Kiev this summer and would like to take a trip to Crimea. What are my options for doing so?
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Are the luggage storage lockers at Brussels-Midi still available for use in April 2016 after recent security clampdowns?

We will be travelling catching flight in the evening from Brussels Airport but we are planning to arrive from Paris in the morning. I read that Bruxelles-Midi still have the locker for use on their ...
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Is it safe to travel now to Ecuador due to earthquakes?

I would like to travel to Ecuador but I don't know if it is safe to go there because of the earthquakes of the last days. In case I can't visit this country know, how much should I wait till I could ...
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Chicago United Center to Midway Airport

I am attending my first Blackhawks game on Sunday afternoon and have to catch a flight out of Midway right after the game. What's the quickest way to get to Midway from the United Center if I don't ...
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Is 1hr 10m enough transfer time in Brussels airport?

On 30th August this year I will be flying to Venice Marco Polo from Manchester with a 1hr 10m layover in Brussels. I will be flying with Brussels Airlines. I was wondering if this will be enough time ...
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Refugees situation in Macedonia [closed]

I am travelling to Macedonia for a roadtrip in May. I am flying to Skopje and planning to travel by the west side down to Ohrid and then return back to Skopje through the middle part of the country. ...
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Scheduled Ryanair flights from Zaventem moved to Charleroi?

I have planned a trip to Berlin with a friend. We are leaving from different airports, he has planned leaving from Brussels (Zaventem airport) with Ryanair on 25th march. Due to the recent events,...
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Traveling from Germany to Czech Republic and back by car

I am an American traveling through Europe. I recently lost my passport and am planning to go to Czech Republic from Germany in about a week by car(and back a week later). Will I be asked for my ...
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What areas to avoid in Brussels after the recent terrorism events

Is there any particular area in Brussels to avoid visiting after the recent events? I am going to visit Bruxelles in a couple of weeks. Mostly museums, restaurants and some nightlife. Is the city ...
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​ Is it safe to travel to Istanbul/Turkey in the summer of 2016? [duplicate]

​After these number of explosions in different cities in Turkey, including an explosion at the heart of Istanbul’s old city, an area visited by up to 14 million tourists each year. Is it still safe to ...
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Baltimore - Which areas are the safest? [closed]

I will be travelling to Baltimore and planned to stay there for almost 2 months (will be working at hospital there). Which areas are the safest and well connected to Johns Hopkins Hospital?
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When should I book my hotel if prices are inflated due to a major event?

My problem: I recently booked a business trip about three months out, noticing slightly too late that there's a huge event (Formula 1 race) happening in town the previous weekend and all the remotely ...
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Iran changes to foreign bank cards/online hotel reservations after sanctions lifted?

There are a couple of things that make travelling to Iran a bit harder. I was wondering if the following now has changed because of the end of sanctions: using bank cards (Visa, Mastercard, etc.) ...
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Are there still many refugees on the Copenhagen-Hamburg train?

Last time I traveled with DB/DSB (DeutscheBahn - German Trains) by train between these two cities there were groups of people who did not have passports and created a lot of problems in both ...
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Is the Zika Virus Outbreak Expected to Lower Cost of Flights to South America? [closed]

Numerous news sites are reporting outbreaks of Zika virus in South America. Does such an epidemic normally cause prices to lower? Logically fewer people will want to travel there and there are several ...
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Is Austria out of Schengen? Can EU citizens travel there normally with IDs [duplicate]

I read that Austria is out of Schengen for a while because of fear of the international situation. What does that mean? Can European citizens still travel there with their valid EU IDs or we need more ...
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Is it safe and practical to visit the Northern Territory?

After watching "Australia" by Baz Luhmann and following the NT News on Twitter, I'm thinking of visiting the Northern Territory. However, I've heard about flooding in the NT and I'm wondering whether ...
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Shops in Milano on the 28th of December (Monday)

Should I expect the majority of the shops to be open or closed on Monday 28th December in Milano?
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Will businesses be open on Christmas in Mexicali?

I am planning to spend most of my Christmas break in Mexicali. I will be arriving late on 12/23 and staying through the New Year. How many things can I expect to be closed during Christmas? My main ...
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From Central London to Gatwick airport on 1 January 2016

I have a flight to catch on 1 January at Gatwick airport. Can someone advise how I can go there from central London as I heard underground and easy bus will not be operating. Any other options?
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How to figure if it is safe to travel to the area I am interested in?

When planning a trip, I like to make sure I will feel safe enough (I am talking about war/terrorism risk, not pickpockets), or at least I like to have an idea about the risks. I know the risk could be ...
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what is the current level of risk to tourists visiting Luxor, Aswan, Cairo in Egypt

I have booked an all inclusive trip to Egypt for 2 weeks in January. It includes a cruise on Nile for a week and a week in a resort in Hurghada. I would like to know if it is safe to visit Egypt in ...
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Hungary - Budapest terrorist threat, should I reschedule my city-break? [closed]

I am planning a city break during 28 - 30 November 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. However I am a bit concerned about terrorist threat in Europe, more specifically about this news article: http://www....
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What specific actions constitute vigilance?

People who live in or are visiting Brussels are being asked to exercise a high degree of vigilance. Same for Paris. In fact, the US State Department has issued a worldwide alert and is quoted as ...
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How is the passport control situation in Paris CDG Airport?

After the Paris Attacks on November 13, France's President declared a state of emergency lasting three months. I guess this implies exhaustive security measures in this airport. If you have just ...
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Southern Myanmar - Travel restrictions as of late 2015?

How far south can I travel by bus or car, without the need to take any boat/cruise and without any permits? Lonely Planet Myanmar (print edition, Aug 1 2014) says: But briefly Googling, I find one ...
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Canadian tourist visa after Paris attack

I'm an Egyptian Muslim pharmacist living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I want to apply for a Canadian tourist visa. I'm just wondering if there are any new restrictions or procedures after the ...
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Travelling in/out France after the attacks of November 2015

Can someone with a non-European nationality and a French 'carte de séjour' freely enter and travel (particularly by air) from France after the unfortunate events? I have been checking the news, some ...