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Vehicle Insurance for UK Residents in Canada looking to ship our VW over for 10 to 12 months?

Myself and my wife are planning a trip to Canada for 10-12 months. We are hoping to ship our vehicle over from the UK and use it for tourism-related purposes throughout our stay. We are struggling to ...
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What is the minimum wait before I may I re-enter the USA after a 90 day visit on the Visa Waiver Program?

I entered the USA on a three month visa waiver program from Australia. I am about to return to Australia and would like to come back again to the USA. How long do I have to wait until I can re-enter ...
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How often can you visit on a multiple-entry pass to Singapore?

I have multiple entry visit pass of Singapore valid for 2 year and normally they allow to stay for 30 days in a single visit. How many times I can do this if go out to my home country and come back ...
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Men in thongs on mediterranean beaches?

So I am travelling in a few weeks to Barcelona, Cote D'azur, and to Genoa Italia and was wondering if men wear thongs on these beaches. I want to try it personally but am unsure how taboo it would be. ...
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What is the best way to carry photographic film when travelling?

Since I still shoot analogue photos, I often find myself travelling with photographic film. Film can be sensitive to X-ray machines, depending on the "strength" of the machine, the technology, the ASA ...
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Kicked out of hotel in morning when booking through booking agency (asked to pay for extra day)

I am from UK, I went to travel agent website and booked holiday (flights + hotel), today is the last day and my flight is 22:30. In the morning we went to the city to have some lunch and when we came ...
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Ireland and Scotland Car Hire [duplicate]

My family and I are travelling from Australia in about a month. We would like to hire a car from Dublin airport, drive north to Belfast, take it over to Scotland ( via ferry - no other way) and then ...
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Rights regarding airline schedule change

12 of us booked flights with Thomas Cook airlines to travel from Manchester to Dalaman. A month or so after booking we were notified that instead of departing at 9am our flight had been changed to 6am....
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Are ziploc bags banned in Rwanda for air travelers?

Rwanda has enacted a ban on plastic bags, as a web search for "Rwanda plastic bags" will show. Does this extend to 1-quart or 1-liter sealable freezer bags? If so, how can one pack liquids in carry-...
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What documentation is needed to fly domestically within Mexico?

If a Mexican citizen, residing in Mexico, wants to fly domestically, what documents are needed? Example: Flying from Torreon to Cancun (different states in Mexico)
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when can i apply for visiting to UK after deportation [duplicate]

i was deported from uk in march 2015 on the basis of overstayer which occur after my ex wife age is not up to 21yrs by the time of marriage due to changing of marriageable age from 18-21yrs which my ...
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Entering Russia on visa-exempt St Petersburg ferry: can I leave the city?

If I enter Russia by taking a no-visa-needed Helsinki-St Petersburg ferry, can I take a day trip to Moscow, or do I have to stay in St Petersburg for my entire stay?
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Exporting a queen bee from Australia to Beirut

I live in Sydney. My cousin who is a hobbyist bee keeper asked me to get him an Australian queen bee. I know that Australian laws are very strict on what to get into the country but how about ...
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Exploring Russia on my own - legal?

When applying for the visa, there were a lot of complicated explanations about where not to go. What does it mean in practice? Can I drive around in Russia anywhere I want? Or are there legal ...
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Can I overnight at the Amsterdam airport to meet someone arriving in the morning?

My parents and I are reaching Amsterdam airport on different times and dates. I will arrive on 27th at 21.00 from Bergen, Norway and my parents will arrive at 7.55 on 28th April from India. Can I ...
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Under what situations can a passenger be restrained by flight crew?

I came across a news story recently where a passenger was restrained using tape for unruly behaviour on an Icelandair flight. Under what situations is a flight crew allowed to take such action, and ...
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How to deal with flight attendants behaving unlawfully?

How do travelers deal with flight attendants who conduct themselves unlawfully (racist/homophobic/etc)? I have seen and even overheard flight attendants discuss amongst themselves why they are going ...
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UK Tier 2 Visa - Reenter UK after visa expiry [closed]

I am a Malaysian and I have a Tier 2 Skilled Migrant visa that will be expiring on April 20 and I plan to leave on 15 April to go for a vacation in Poland before I leave Europe for good and go home to ...
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UK Tier 2 visa - passport validity requirements on a reentry

If a person (friend of mine) holds a Tier 2 UK visa (actually, a spouse variant of Tier 2) and their passport is expiring within a couple of month - can that person still exit and enter the UK freely ...
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If I renew my passport do I get 10 years from the expiration date or 10 years from the renewal date?

If I renew my passport do I get 10 years from the expiration date or 10 years from the renewal date? My passport expires in December 2013 so if I travel now, I would still have more than 6 months ...
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Can the validity start date of my UK visitor visa be changed to an earlier date? [duplicate]

I got my standard visitor visa for UK stamped and it starts from 15th April. But my flight will be reaching London on 14th April 7AM local time(due to my mistake of overlooking dates). I think airline ...
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What headwear are women legally required to wear in Iran?

In Air France cabin crew angered by ruling to wear headscarves in Tehran, it's stated by Air France that women, even people who are presumably non-Iranian and non-Muslim, are required to wear a "veil":...
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UK Passport validity dates format

The date in my UK passport isn't in the usual format (day, month, year) it shows as- Date off issue 20 DEC /DEC 10 Date of expiration 20 DEC /DEC 20 bit confusing but I'm guessing it means it ...
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Firearm carried aboard an ocean going sailboat

While planning to sail the open seas and visiting other countries, I have decided to take a personal firearm. Owning and carrying a personal firearm is legal in my home state. What would be the proper ...
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What visitation limitations can come from a Canadian visiting the US for too long in the year?

Background I've recently entered a relationship with a person from Canada. Part of that commitment involves visiting frequently throughout the year; this commonly involves me driving to pick her up, ...
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Rent a rental car without a valid driving license?

A friend plans to go to USA in June. There he wants to rent a car to travel through the country. Unfortunately, he got a speeding ticket during the last weeks now his driving license is suspended for ...
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Baggage restrictions on the AVE train (Spain)?

I'm travelling from Barcelona to Madrid with the express train AVE. As I'll be carrying a suitcase I'm trying to find out what restrictions apply. So far I've only found info about size and weight on ...
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Singapore visa - duration of stay

I have a Singapore e-visa that expires on May 9. I want to enter on May 5 and stay for 10 days. I have read that normally passports are stamped for a 30 days stay. I would like to know if that would ...
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Foreign motorcycle licence in Costa Rica at 16

I heard that in Costa Rica, if you are 16 and have a foreign licence, that you can legally drive a 100cc motorcycle. Is this true?
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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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Valid dimensions for hand luggage [duplicate]

Companies like Alitalia and KLM show on their web sites hand luggage dimension limits as: max 55 x 25 x 35 cm (Equivalent in inches should be: 21.5 x 10 x 13.5 in.) Would hand luggage measuring ...
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How long can you stay on the Caledonian sleeper train once it has arrived?

I'm planning on catching the Caledonian sleeper from London to Perth which arrives at 5:39am. How late can I stay on the train once it has pulled into the station?
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Are there Legal Requirements to inform EU immigration about other passports I might have? [duplicate]

Could I travel for example into Germany as a US citizen (= on an US passport), and not tell them that I am a French citizen too? Or this a violation?
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Can I travel to Switzerland with EU ID?

I know, that Switzerland and Liechtenstein are not members of EU. However, they are members of Schengen. Schengen rules remove all internal border controls between member countries. If I travel to ...
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Australian visa and criminal convictions

I have a subclass 651 eVisitor visa to travel from the UK to Australia. One VISA condition is The holder must not have one or more criminal convictions, for which the sentence or sentences (...
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European Tour Groups that Allow Unaccompanied Minors

Next summer I'll be 16 and my cousin will be 18. We are interested in a tour group about 2 weeks long that's traveling through general Europe. It's difficult finding a travel group that will allow us ...
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I overstayed in South Africa and was banned. How long do I have to wait before I can re-enter the country? [duplicate]

I overstayed my 90 day stay in South Africa by 2 days before leaving for Namibia. The officials wanted me to sign a one-year ban which I did not sign. I now need to re-enter South Africa again only ...
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UK visa validity begins on date of issue or intended date of arrival?

I've already submitted my UK visa application, but have yet to receive the visa. I need to book a flight a day or two before the 'intended date of arrival' that I've entered in my application. My ...
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I am a Canadian banned from traveling to the US; will I be allowed entry into Jamaica if the flight is direct from Canada?

After traveling a dozen times to the US for vacations I was flagged at US customs because of a 20 year old assault charge found on my record that dates back to my teenage years. I can no longer fly ...
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Is it possible to avoid being sniffed by dogs at Heathrow airport and possibly other airports?

I am Muslim, getting sniffed by a dog is sort of prohibited in my religion. My family are coming to Europe next month and we are discussing all the tiny details as they haven't traveled outside their ...
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Can you freeze liquids to pass security checks?

Once I read a suggestion saying that frozen "liquids" are not subject to the 100 ml restriction of security checks in airports. I've found other references of this googling, but they all refer to TSA (...
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Is it technically illegal for US citizens to visit Cuba? [duplicate]

There is a belief that US citizens would be doing something illegal if they were to visit Cuba. I remember hearing years ago while in Mexico where lots of people go on sidetrips to Cube that it's not ...
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Have I invalidated my own ESTA and if I fly to Mexico does that mean I will not be allowed back into the States?

The ESTA that I entered the States on back in October was due to expire on January 8th. As I wished to stay a little longer (an extra couple of weeks) I searched the internet to see how this was ...
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Is it legal to bring a baton (weapon, bludgeon) into Denmark?

I have a retractable baton which is a self-defense weapon. (It has no other purpose but as a weapon.) I am considering bringing it on my trip to Denmark, but of course, only if I can be sure it is ...
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Can I visit Australia after leaving the country without paying a drunk driving fine?

My British friend left Australia when he was on a Working Holiday Visa without paying his drink driving fine of $700 and is wondering if he would be allowed back in the country if he pays it, even ...
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Why do countries require validity of 6 months for passports?

Many countries require a passport to be valid for six months. Sometimes these six months are counted from the date of departure, or from the date of entrance. Even though some of these countries only ...
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Can I explore London by Roller skating?

I'm French and I plan to stroll in London for a few days. I usually enjoy sightseeing alone, on my roller skates. In France it's mostly allowed to skate on sidewalks, you may even sneak between the ...
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Are there any legal requirements for renting a car in the US as a foreigner?

I am planning a road trip in the US with some friends and plan to rent a car for the purpose. Are there any legal requirements for renting a car. Do they require a US driver's license? Do I have to ...
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Whaling tours or vacation packages in the West?

Are there any "Western" adventure packages for those who want to try hunting whales? I'm aware of a number of Japanese and Indonesian whaling tours, but we've taken our last several vacations in ...
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Why are satellite phones strictly banned in India?

Is it true, that using or travelling with satellite phone is strictly and unconditionally banned in India? And if yes, is there any explanation or official reason, why? I have found such information, ...