Questions regarding what is permitted or forbidden in various places including unforseen technicalities.

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Visiting Japan, what foreign proofs of ID are acceptable (for non-official purposes)?

Possibly related to this question about carrying passports everywhere. In preparation for my first trip to Japan, I have my UK passport, which is of course kept on hand at all times when I'm ...
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Why are you now required NOT to smile in passport photos?

Passport photos these days are usually pretty specific - certain size, color, etc. But the odd requirement the past few years is that usually you're not allowed to smile in them. We're discussing ...
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International Legality for travelers to import or buy poppy seeds used as cooking spice?

Different countries have different fair use policies; medicinal, cooking spice, versus contraband/ intoxicant usage. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poppy_seed They are widely used in cuisines across ...
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Can a shop in the Netherlands force you to buy clothes if you take a photo? [on hold]

I've just been in a shop in Amsterdam which had a sign saying: No pictures allowed and specially not when wearing our garments!!! If we see you making pictures anyway, you will have to buy ...
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Can I import a gun-shaped console controller‎ from the United States into the UK? [on hold]

My friend is traveling to the states next week for a short time then he'll be back to England , I would love to ask him to get me this very unique xbox controller. He doesn't have to carry it with ...
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Is leaving airport at a stop before the final destination illegal?

There are tricks such as "fuel dumping" or "hidden city ticketing" which involve booking a ticket composed of several connecting flights, then leaving the airport at a stop, possibly even "hopping ...
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Penalty for overstaying tourist visa in Taiwan

In Taiwan, what is the penalty for overstaying a tourist visa with legitimate reasons (for example, a flight was cancelled or delayed, or a transportation closure made someone miss getting to the ...
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Leaving Schengen Area from a different country to that which issued my visa/was the point of entry [duplicate]

I have a Schengen visa issued by Germany. I intend to enter the Schengen area at Frankfurt, and then later travel onwards to Belgium and France. I intend to depart the Schengen area from Paris on a ...
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Is it legal to drive in the nude in the USA (specifically Kansas)?

I was browsing the local Craigslist Rideshare section, looking for someone to tag along on an upcoming road trip when I came across this post: I am a nudist that will be travelling, in the buff, ...
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Where is wild camping possible in Europe?

Are there countries in Europe where wild camping with a tent allowed or at least tolerated? How high is the probability that someone will get angry at you or even call the police? Please consider ...
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Travel agent booked ticket when passport has less than 3 months left

Briefly, my boyfriend's mum booked a ticket for me to Germany through a travel agent. The travel agent requested a scan of my passport photo page (which shows the expiry date). I hold a Canadian ...
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What can I do if my allowed duration of stay in the US (based on the passport stamp) is too short? [duplicate]

Completely paranoid about my last experience with US Immigrafion. Leaving the Bahamas(my home) I had a very interesting encounter with an immigration officer. I approached the counter and was asked ...
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New UK passport with new name; would the US know it's still me? Suspected outstanding warrant

I went to Florida on family holiday, and at Disney World my little boy hid some toys under his pram, and I walked out the store not knowing he had hid stuff under there. Basically I got arrested and ...
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Camping in French National Parks

'Wild camping' is permitted in France, but not in national parks, according to this question. How strictly is this enforced, and what are the consequences of camping in the a national park? Are ...
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In which places in China can travellers not stay at just any random local hotel?

I have now heard a couple of times from different sources that in some parts of China you can't just stay wherever you feel like as a tourist. I hitchhiked from the Lao border to the Mongolian border ...
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driving with NC permits in NY

My 16 year old son has a NC permit. He will be spending the summer in Upstate NY. Will he be allowed to drive his Grandmother's car with her in it?
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Obligatory identification while applying for a visa

Some countries got obligatory identification, where you can even receive a fine if you can't show a valid ID, see for example ...
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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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Father's name missing one letter in all my documents [closed]

My father's name in all my documents(including passport): Raj Kumar while my father's name in all his documents :RajaKumar. I have got admission for MS-Fall 2016. My father is sponsoring me,his name ...
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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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From which point near the NSW/QLD border does it become legal for pedestrians to walk along the M1 (Pacific Highway)?

Two days ago I was hitchhiking back to Sydney from Queensland. I'm sure it's legal to walk along the M1, Pacific Highway on the NSW side since there were signs about bicycle crossings, no signs ...
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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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Hiking along on the ridge of the Mount Aso volcano's external ring

It is currently forbidden to climb within 1 kilometer of the crater of Mount Aso (largest active volcano in Japan), so I used Google Earth to find another hike giving nice views of the volcano, and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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I have forgotten my ID proof and I'm doing an Indian domestic flight - can I still fly?

I am travelling from Delhi to Indore by a domestic flight. I have forgot to keep my ID proof. Can I still fly?
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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 ...
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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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Do layovers count in the 90-in-180 Schengen rule?

Suppose someone on the 90 of 180 rule leaves Schengen on the 90th day. Then less than 90 days later, they have a flight with one or more layovers in a Schengen country. Does it get counted if it's ...
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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 ...