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Passport validity requirements for a EU resident (but not a EU citizen) to travel within Schengen

It is known that in order to enter the Schengen area a non-EU citizen should have a passport which expires at least three months after than the supposed date of leaving the Schengen area is not ...
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Passport blank page requirements for Kurdistan

How many consecutive blank pages are required in a UK passport for (1) entry to Kurdistan for a citizen from a visa free entry country together with (2) a short-term residency permit for Kurdistan? I ...
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Do I have to fill out a form when submitting a blood test for a Kurdistan residency permit? If so, what details does it request?

I'm trying to find out whether or not a blood test is required at present (see: Do I still need a blood test for a Kurdistan residency permit?), what does/did the form available from the residence ...
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Lounge in Doha? [duplicate]

We are travelling to Bangkok through Doha with Qatar Airways (economy). Is there a priority pass lounge there? We are from Denmark and have a private banking priority pass and a platinum Mastercard.
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297 views

Supplying your own needle for Blood test for a Kurdistan residency permit

For the blood test (if still required) (see Current blood test requirement for Kurdistan residency permit) can one supply one’s own needle? Details of what is involved, in medical terms, would also ...
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567 views

Do I still need a blood test for a Kurdistan residency permit?

For a stay exceeding 15 days[1] in Kurdistan even nationals of some visa free countries need residency permission. The short-term requirements are mentioned by the Kurdistan Regional Government and ...
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Where can I apply for Kurdistan short-term residency?

For a UK citizen, can the process for a short-term residency permit for Kurdistan be started and completed once in Kurdistan (say, for those eligible, in the 15 day visa free period) or must it have ...
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Travelling to Schengen countries frequently

I am a South African currently residing in the UK but will be travelling to Europe (Schengen) for business/tourism once a month. I already have 2 Schengen visas each only valid for 3 weeks with ...
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From Haneda airport to Narita with same airlines

We will arrive in Haneda airport at 7:10am and connecting flight from Narita is 11:15am to US. Is there enough time to catch my next flight? I've confirmed with UA that we don't need to pick up our ...
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Tipping in Europe when paying by credit card?

I've been traveling in Europe for the past few months and I'm still confused about this! In most countries, it seems the common courtesy (according to tipping websites and the locals that I've talked ...
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0answers
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Would it be necessary to have UK visa? [duplicate]

We are all Indian passport holders. We plan to travel in 2 groups to Vienna from Mumbai. The first group goes BOM-LHR-JFK-LHR-Vienna-LHR-BOM. Everybody in this group will have valid visas for USA &...
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591 views

Sri Lanka: visa requirements and possibility of visa on arrival at airport?

I'm am European (French) and plan a holiday in Sri Lanka. Do I need to apply for a visa to stay there for 3 weeks? If yes, do I have to get the visa before going there (ie. through ambassy) or can I ...
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3answers
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Booking a Vietnam Tour through a Vietnamese operator - what to be aware of?

Myself and my partner are planning a two week trip to Vietnam from the UK As part of this we've contacted a bunch of tour companies for possible itinaries and quotes. (We're aware that doing it alone ...
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1answer
622 views

Forgotten Oyster card in London

I forgot to take my Oyster card with me a few days ago and I travelled on my contactless credit card. Is it possible to get a refund, based on the fact that I have a monthly ticket on my Oyster? If so,...
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637 views

Booking class - China Airlines

Based on my boarding ticket, is my booking class E or Y? How do I know? It obviously seems to be Y but a customer service representative said it was E and am seeking retro mileage claim. Other ...
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1answer
487 views

Is it OK to eat turtles in Cambodia?

Last night at a tiny town in the middle of nowhere in Cambodia (Chhaeb) I was invited to join my hosts at the guesthouse to drink beer and eat turtle meat. In my travels I can only ever recall the ...
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Should I give my Japanese host omiyage/gift when meeting them first or when I'm leaving?

I'll be visiting Japan soon and I'll be meeting a friend there. I was wondering if the etiquette there was to give a gift when you first arrive or when you'll be leaving. When should I give the ...
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Currencies in Laos

I'm going to be travelling to Laos from Australia (so my home currency is AUD). I've heard that in addition to the Kip, the USD and Thai Baht are widely used. I have a few questions: How widely are ...
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1answer
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A Canadian flying from Spain to Canada through London. Do I go through customs in London?

I am a Canadian flying from Vancouver to Barcelona through London, Heathrow, and return. I have been told that on my return, I do not have to go through Customs and Immigration in London as it, along ...
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How to report hotel booking fraud?

I've booked on-line the hotel in Thailand via some agency. After I've check-out the hotel charged without my knowledge the deposit (4 times more than agency booking) and agency took the money as well, ...
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How can one visit an isolated island?

If I want to spend a few days on an isolated (but not deserted) island, what are my options? I know that there are several deserted islands near and around New York, New Jersey and Maryland. I am not ...
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125 views

Airline pricing website with multiple destinations

Are there any airline pricing websites which displays prices to 5 airports from a departure location in just one search? I know I could try getting the pricing as 5 different searches, but would like ...
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1answer
289 views

Can I expect problems flying to the Netherlands with a damaged Albanian passport?

My passport has been damaged by my dog. He ate a little of it. I have to fly to the Netherlands for a few days. Is there likely to be a problem?
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1answer
364 views

Can the gasoline in Mexico or Central America mess up a US-made car?

I have been thinking about taking my car (an AWD Ford Escape 2014) for a road trip to Mexico or maybe as long further south as I can find paved roads. Is there a risk that the regular unleaded ...
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1answer
65 views

Traveling to USA with Taiwanese wife for two week vacation

I would like to know if the Visa Waiver Program is all she needs to travel to USA. We have been married for 7 years and live in Taiwan. I am a citizen of USA. She has filled out the ESTA( part of (VWP)...
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1answer
586 views

How to book a free rebooking flight in a multi flight segment with Lufthansa?

I want to book three flights on the same ticket: Flight 1 from A to B, a couple of days later flight 2 from B to C and around two months later flight 3 from C back to A. I know the exact dates for ...
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1answer
295 views

Single name repeated as first name and last name on Schengen visa

I have only a single name on passport. On visa, my first name is repeated as last name. On visa, it is showing as Karan Karan while on passport it is 'Karan''. Would it pose any problem.
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951 views

Can my husband pick up the luggage in Gatwick and check it in on next flight if I stay in transit?

We are travelling to St.Lucia from Dubai on Emirates flight and second connection is BA flight from Gatwick Airport (I believe same rules will be applicable as for Heathrow). Unfortunately there is no ...
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1answer
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Can one apply for many visas at the same time? [closed]

Can one apply for many visas at the same time? I am looking at traveling long-term. or can you apply in a country that is not your country of residence? I don't want to have to travel back to South ...
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2answers
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Fast public transport from Kusatsu to Jigokudani Monkey Park during winter?

Kusatsu and the Jigokudani Monkey Park (Yamanouchi) are only 46 kilometers away by road, but Google Maps only suggests taking the Shinkansen all around the Kagonotoyama mountain, taking 4.5 hours and ...
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2answers
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Vegetarian food in Cala Mayor Beach, Spain

I'm visiting Cala Mayor Beach in Palma de Mallorca island in June and was wondering if it is very vegetarian friendly? The reason I ask is, upon flipping through all the pictures of restaurants all I ...
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1answer
369 views

Brownsville Texas: will cabs take you over the Mexico border?

Are there cab companies in Brownsville, TX that make drop offs and pick ups of passengers across the border in Matamoros?
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2answers
284 views

List of countries an Indian can visit without applying for visa [closed]

Are there any countries an Indian citizen can visit without a visa?
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1answer
130 views

One prepaid SIM for 4 weeks of travel in both the US and Canada? [duplicate]

I'm planning to visit the US and Canada in summer (4 weeks, road trip along the east coast), and I'd like to have mobile internet while being there. Are there any reasonably priced prepaid SIM ...
9
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1answer
245 views

Is the Iran banking system cut off even from its neighbouring countries on good terms with it?

I'm hoping to travel to Iran in the next six months and I'm aware that it's difficult to access "western" banks via ATM networks, bank transfer, etc. But do the sanction even apply to countries that ...
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3answers
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How easy/hard is it to backpack to Taiwan knowing only English?

My main concern would be the language barrier. I'm quite aware through some of my Taiwanese friends in Taiwan, English is not widely spoken. What should I do to prepare myself for a future Taiwan ...
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2answers
663 views

How do oil prices impact flight prices?

At the beginning of 2015 we have seen an important drop in the cost of oil. While drivers could see a pretty fast difference when filling their gas tanks, I do not see any difference in flight prices. ...
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(Where) Can I go to a “sleeper” cinema?

I came upon an article going around Facebook which shows some unusual cinemas around the world. The first photo shows a number of movie-goers lying in beds watching a flick: The article offers ...
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1answer
190 views

Historical airfare prices to understand which month has the lowest airfare

Is there a service (don't mind paying a bit) that will tell me historically which month has the lowest airfare between two travel destinations? The thing is, that I need to fly to India from Canada (...
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3answers
443 views

Am I too heavy for Chinese hard sleeper trains?

I'm not talking about size, I'm talking about weight. I weigh 270 lbs (120 kg). I'm (irrationally?) afraid I will break my berth. I've gone on soft sleeper class before and it was fine. But pictures ...
4
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1answer
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How much money do I need to show as proof of support when applying for a UK Standard Visitor visa?

I am an Indian citizen studying in Italy on an Italian visa that expires 19 November, 2015. I have permesso di soggiorno. I want to visit the United Kingdom for my vacations for a week during March. I ...
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2answers
595 views

Will a short holiday to Canada affect my Canadian Working Holiday Visa?

I am from Ireland. My application for a Canadian working holiday visa has been accepted (through the IEC programme, I have my Port of Entry letter). I plan to go to Canada later this year to start ...
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2answers
6k views

Expired visa, can I still fly inside US without risk?

I am a foreigner and my student visa expired last month. I do have an American drivers license valid til the end of 2016. Can I still fly inside of US without being afraid they will check my papers ...
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3answers
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Is 1.5 hours of a layover time in Dubai practical?

I plan to fly from Bangalore (India) to Dubai and then to San Francisco, all on the Emirates Airline. I have an option of a 1.5 hour layover in Dubai. I'm wondering if this is sufficient time to ...
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1answer
130 views

Cape Verde: accommodation to expect?

What are the usual accommodations in Cape Verde (Cabo Verde in Portuguese)? We are backpacking, hence looking for cheap but clean options. Is there anything available for travellers on a budget?
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1answer
333 views

Cape Verde: travel between islands

Cape Verde (Cabo Verde in Portugues) has 10 islands. I would like to visit at least 3 of them. How can I travel between the islands? If there are several ways to travel between them (boat vs plane), ...
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1answer
105 views

Cape Verde: visa requirements and possibility of visa on arrival at airport?

I'm am European (French) and plan a holiday in Cape Verde (Cabo Verde). Do I need to apply for a visa to stay there for 3 weeks? If yes, do I have to get the visa before going there (ie. through ...
0
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2answers
291 views

Australians flying to Cuba from the USA [closed]

I am an Australian flying in to LAX and wish to fly on to Cuba. What is the best way? My wife will be in Kentucky. How would she meet up with me in Cuba? Help would be greatly appreciated.
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1answer
182 views

Entering Schengen area twice within 90 days

I'm thinking about making two separate one-week trips into the Schengen area, the first to Germany and the second to France. The whole duration of both trips together lie within 90 days. I'm afraid ...
6
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1answer
144 views

How can you know if an airport has a decent shopping area after security?

When I travel for work I often rely on shopping in the tax-free area of an airport for buying gifts. This has lead to disappointment in the past. Airports like San Francisco, Orlando and Berlin Tegel ...

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