The state of being free from danger or threat. Use with questions about things or money; when referring to people, use "safety" instead.

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Why did airport security swab my hands with wet paper?

Before entering a commercial plane, I had to go through the usual security check at Prague airport (PRG). When I passed the metal detector, it went off. I assume it was because I forgot to take off my ...
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What are the known potential safety issues flying with Ukranian Airlines AMS-KBP-TLV? [closed]

I'm noticing Ukrainian Airlines has some very low fares relative to other airlines for a trip I need to make (AMS to TLV and back). It's a bit of a detour, but for about $200 instead of $300 it looks ...
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Why do some hostels only allow international visitors?

Some of the hostels in the Gold Coast, Australia, only allow international visitors. I'm a bit surprised at this because the average Australian is not at all dangerous only dangerous in the same way ...
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What's the name of the city center of Rome where I can book an hostel

I'm planing to go to Rome for a visit next month. I'm searching for the city center of Rome so I can book an hostel close to it. The places that I want to visit really don't know, Rome is full of ...
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Safe place to store luggage for 5 days in Sofia, Bulgaria

My family will be in Sofia, Bulgaria mid March 2016. During our stay in Sofia we are travelling to the UK for a 6 day 'side trip' but will then return to Sofia before finally travelling home to ...
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What is the best way to carry photographic film when travelling?

Since I still shoot analog 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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Where to safely park a car in Hamburg for few days?

I am driving to Hamburg in few days and will stay there three days. Is there s any public, safe parking not far from the city centre? Otherwise, is there any private parking having good prices for ...
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My sister's laptop was gone when she gate-checked her bag. What can she do?

My sister was visiting for the holidays and had to gate check her bag on the return trip. Once she got her bag back, her MacBook Air and charger were gone. What recourse does she have to get the ...
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How to find where there are safety issues in Paris?

I will be travelling to Paris soon and I am worried about the safety there. I was wondering if someone could shed some light in to this situation. I don't want to make decisions without proper ...
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Flying with Iberia, can I carry both a piece of hand-luggage and a backpack?

okay yesterday i asked a question about how to carry my passport. i got so many suggestions, that i went and bought one bag but after i showed it to you, you told me it is still not secure. so i ...
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Is there a bag I can use to safely carry my passport and ID whilst travelling?

First of all sorry for these stupid questions, but normally my boyfriend took care of all these stuff, now I am traveling alone for the first time. When I go to the airport, they will put my bag ...
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What to do in case of theft of passport with visa and residence permit [closed]

I am an Indian student residing in Italy, my girlfriend is also a student from India residing in Vienna, today her wallet containing her passport (with visa) and residence permit were stolen. We ...
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Is this type of camera used to see who passes through a red light? (England)

I was messing around on google maps (I live in England) and never seen this camera type before on traffic lights. Is this a camera that's designed to see if people run red lights or not? Here is ...
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How can Singaporeans studying in a Western country protect themselves from racist hate crime? [closed]

I am Malay but some Chinese and Indian friends also consider studying overseas. We heard racist hate crimes are common in the West, like Indian students killed in Australia, shooting blacks in the ...
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TSA Security Check - Flammable vs. Non-Flammable Aerosol

I plan on flying domestically in the US tomorrow, and I was wondering if it is possible for the TSA to tell the difference between flammable and non-flammable aerosols as they go through a security ...
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How to avoid theft by TSA agents

TSA agents are known for stealing valuable things from passengers' luggage, either checked in or carried on. Is there way to avoid this? If so, what is the best way?
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What's the name of this traffic-control structure found at some checkpoints?

At some security checkpoints around New York there is a kind of barrier whose name I'm interested in learning. I've attached two images. The barrier is a sheet of metal raised a foot or two on one ...
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How to tell if a travel site is legit?

Tonight I tried to book a long trip for 4 through justairticket.com. I found they had the lowest prices by far - international. So I booked. Was happy. 10 mins later. Cell phone rings. Brian ...
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Heathrow airport Terminal 3 connection

I have a connection in terminal 3 heathrow to Vienna. I am flying into Heathrow from USA. I know customs and passport control are not needed. It's on a Thursday at 1pm that I get into Heathrow. How ...
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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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What are the consequences of a small damage on a rented car? [closed]

What are the typical consequences for a car renter (the one who rents the car) when the car was slightly damaged (upon return, renter's fault)? I am looking at two typical cases: the small scratch ...
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What to do with cash money? [closed]

This is a first world's problem question. The thing is I thought it was a good idea to carry cash. But I'm realizing that I'm not spending as much as I thought , so I have to be carry this money, and ...
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How safe is Vesterbro, Copenhagen? [closed]

I am going to stay alone at the Zleep hotel in the Vesterbro area in Copenhagen in October. Reading reviews of the hotel I see reports of lots of prostitutes and homeless drug addicts hanging around ...
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Help re protocol on landing at JFK? [duplicate]

im a single traveller going to NYC for an adventure and landing at JFK in three weeks. Im a complete novice and have no idea what to expect when I land, what do I do first? what security do I have to ...
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How to protect valuable objects in sleeping car from being stolen [duplicate]

Strange things happen at night in sleeping cars in a train. Strangers enter your cabin accidentially, smugglers hiding cigarettes, someone is sleeping in your bed when you've been away for some ...
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What sort of power adapter do I need to use Norwegian electronics in UK

I am going from Norway to UK for a 4 year long university course. I think the power socket is different to the one used here in Norway. Can somebody give a link (amazon.co.uk) to the power adapter I ...
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Fixing an opened TSA lock [closed]

I recently traveled from USA to India with a layover in London (British Airways). I had locked each one of my check-in luggage with a TSA lock. One of my luggage bags seems to have been opened for ...
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Hostel wants my Credit Card security code via email, is this legit?

Why would a hostel I book through HostelWorld want my credit card's security code (on the back)? Are they going to use this to charge their own deposit and essentially mess around with bookings ...
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Why are there ashtrays in the bathrooms on nonsmoking flights?

Airplane bathroom: Photo by user3306356 Photo by user3306356 Why are there ashtrays in the bathrooms on nonsmoking flights?
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Carrying a handgun in other countries with a US concealed carry permit

I was wondering if you have a concealed carry license (U.S.), would that license apply in other countries? Or would you be breaking the other countries' laws? I also know some countries have very ...
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Security issues for a girl travelling solo around Europe [closed]

I am an 18 year old girl from Hong Kong thinking of travelling to Europe for a month. My parents are worried about letting me out and the security problems in a foreign place. My English is okay but ...
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Is it safe to keep luggage in a car in London and nearby areas? [closed]

My wife and I will be travelling to London in a few months. While we're there, we're going to get a rental car to go see a few things outside of the city. We'll be staying in a different hotel during ...
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Why do many European dwellings have such thorough security? [closed]

I'm a U.S. citizen who has visited Western Europe a number of times. Each visit, I've noticed subjectively that apartments and hotel rooms often have more "heavy-duty" security than I would expect on ...
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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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Egypt/Cairo holiday in Sept 15 [closed]

My husband and I are due to fly to Egypt on Sept 15 and have a trip to Cairo booked I'm very worried with all the trouble there is it safe to go?
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Why are there no courier services or box-rentals near airport security?

It would be helpful for people not to just throw away their unsafe-for-flight things. I am talking about pocket knives, razors, scissors etc. not haz-mat substances. For example, a new Victorinox can ...
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Is it safe to leave my luggage in a baggage deposit? [closed]

I'm spending 2 days in Prague, and I'd like to leave my huge bag (with my laptop) in the Prague airport baggage deposit. Is it safe to do that (theft-wise), or should I always be carrying my ...
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What are the main safety threats to be aware of in South Africa as a tourist? [duplicate]

I have been looking in to arranging a short backpacking trip around South Africa later this year. From what I have read both on the internet and in travel guides, and talking to South Africans it's ...
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How do I take care of valuables on a Germany trip? [closed]

I'm traveling to Germany in the summer for a month and will be staying in hostels (as of now). I'll be having a backpack with essentials and a small briefcase with my laptop and important documents. ...
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Are there consequences to carrying an old passport together with a new passport?

I just renewed my passport. I was thinking to carry my old passport the collect this stamps like in this other question and following the recommendations of have just official stamps in my passport. ...
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What's the safest way to protect your valuable belongings from theft at the beach?

I am travelling solo to Barcelona. I was wondering if anyone has any tip on how to enjoy the beach when travelling alone. As in, is it safe to leave your belongings on the beach when you go for a ...
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Collecting luggage and checking them in again?

I'll be travelling from Dusseldorf, Germany to Los Angeles (LAX), USA through Chicago (ORD), USA. So the flight will be: DUS---->ORD ~~ ORD---->LAX The layover will be in Chicago (ORD) I was ...
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Is TSA lock compulsory for travel to US?

This is my first time travelling to US. All my check-in luggages are made of hard plastic and it has two side locks with key and one number lock in the front. I do not have any bags with TSA locks. Is ...
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Can I be prosecuted in a European country while on vacation?

Obviously I know the answer is yes, but if I visited a European country and stole something there would I actually be put in jail and face trial or be deported or face trial in the US?
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Where might I observe people sneaking across the Vietnam-Cambodian border illegally?

I'm writing a thriller novel set in modern-day Vietnam. I need my protagonist, who's wanted for murder, to sneak illegally across the border from Vietnam to Cambodia. Where are the most porous ...
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What can someone do with a digital photo of your identity page and your US visa page? [duplicate]

I lost a USB, which includes 2 photos: My current US visa My identity page. Can someone do harm to me using these 2 photos? I still have the official physical copy of my passport.
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How to deter theft of checked baggage at baggage carousels?

This question worried me and so inspired this question. Provided that an airline traveller must rely on checked baggage, what can one dissuade or forestall such theft? Friends have confirmed that ...
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How can I secure my online activity while traveling?

We're going to travel across Asia for 16-18 months. During that time, we'll need to conduct online banking activities such as checking account balances, paying credit cards, and filing our taxes. In ...
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Immigration rules when connecting though Toronto Pearson to another Canadian airport

Please could someone help being as not very clear and this will be my first ever connection flight on my own. Basically I am flying from the UK and need to Pass though Toronto Pearson International ...
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How Safe are Train Rides in the U.S.?

I've used the train in the U.K. with no problem, but I don't know what to expect in the U.S. How safe it is to travel via train in the U.S.? For example, is it safe for me to travel from the east ...