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I use five strategies to pay for things when I travel: The best rates are often the rates you get with your American credit card or debit card. Try to charge as much as you can. The fees are very low and the exchange rates are fair. However, many American banks charge several dollars for every foreign currency transaction, so if you plan to spend a lot of ...


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The EU policy is crystal clear: passengers must be given the possibility of opting out from a security scanner. In this case the passenger shall be screened by an alternative screening method including at least a hand search; The UK government attempted to resist opt outs going so far in 2010, per this Guardian article Earlier this month two women, ...


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I'd be very careful and seek legal advice before doing this, perhaps from a local organization that assists refugees. In Canada, seeking protection, even just a new passport, from the country a refugee has fled can be cause to lose refugee protection. I haven't been able to find a definitive source that indicates the same applies in Europe (and it may depend ...


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Since you are a citizen of the European Union you do not need a visa to travel to any other EU country. UK is not part of the Schengen Area, so you only need a passport (or national identity card) to cross the border and that's it. From Wikipedia: Individuals from the following countries can enter the Schengen Area, Bulgaria,[3] Cyprus,[4] and Romania[5] ...


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What the regulation says is that your friend is entitled to “re-routing, under comparable transport conditions, to their final destination at the earliest opportunity”. Europa.eu and the Commission's Passenger Rights website include similar language (“transport to your final destination using comparable alternative means” and “re-routing to your final ...


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There will be absolutely no change for you. No change in visa requirements. No change in anything. Firstly, post-referendum the UK government need to work out terms of the exit. Based on prior examples, this could take forever! Then, Article 50 gives a timeline at 2 years from notifying the EU of exit terms. The Treaties shall cease to apply to the ...


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I don't know precisely what your chances are and I suspect there is no official public statistics on this so that the people who do know would have learned that in the course of their duty and would be reluctant to provide many details on the record. Also, I don't know Spanish law at all. But I can confirm a few things: Which sanction you can expect is ...


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Yes, Switzerland is part of the Schengen area, so you will have no trouble traveling there, provided you remain within your 90 days of 180. You will still see border checkpoints for commercial traffic, as Switzerland is not part of the EEA, but you should not be affected.


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Further to earlier answers, the information given so far is bit vague and so might mislead. The EU spouse has very strong rights to travel freely within the whole of the EU (Schengen is irrelevant to this) with their spouse and children. These rights include the right for the Third Country national to live indefinitely and work in the member state ...


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The official Source of Truth(tm): http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/residence/worker-pensioner/non-eu-family-members/spouses-children-parents_en.htm In particular: http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/entry-exit/non-eu-family/index_en.htm Your registered partner and extended family - siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, and so on – can ask the ...


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I assure you, as a UK Citizen you're a member of the EU, and can travel anywhere in that area without restriction. Travelling to France is Easy - you can fly, train, or take the ferry, and as long as you have your passport with you, or national ID card, you'll be absolutely fine. Schengen is for people from other countries who may need a vetting process ...


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If you believe the UK MotorInsurers'Bureau page on the green card the green card is not necessary within the EU if the car is registered and insured in the EU: I have been told that a Green Card is not necessary for travel in Europe. Is this true? It is correct that a Green Card is not required by law to cross borders within the European Union. This ...


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Travel health insurance is not mandatory for people who do not need a visa to enter the Schengen area (including people from annex II countries like Brazil and people from other countries who hold a residence permit from a Schengen country). The travel medical insurance requirement is defined in article 15 of the Schengen Visa code and then mentioned again ...


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No. It's merely a reporting requirement, as an anti-money-laundering / drug-trade provision. You will be asked where and how you obtained the money. The country you are traveling to will likely also ask you to declare the cash, and may ask questions about it.


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I'm not sure I qualify as a newcomer anymore, but I'll make up for it with my enthusiasm for karma whoring :) As Gayot Fow has already stated, the answers to your questions are: No No Yes To explain why, it boils down to the fact that as far as the EU is concerned, the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" (TRNC) does not exist and the Republic of ...


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It does not appear that any US passenger airlines currently operate flights within the EU. I assumed that if any such flight existed, it would be with one of the big four legacy airlines (AA, UA, US, DL) and at least one end would be at a major hub. I checked the Wikipedia pages for LHR, CDG, FRA and AMS, and none of them show flights on those carriers to ...


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There are several kinds of travel-related insurance, sometimes sold as a package, sometimes separately: Travel health insurance: Covers healthcare costs if you have an accident or fall ill during a trip abroad. This type of insurance is mandatory to get a Schengen visa (but if you reside in a Schengen country or are otherwise exempt from the visa ...


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As long as you stay within the Schengen area, you only need a single entry visa. Travelling between Spain and France is not counted as a new entry. You should perhaps be aware of a few pitfalls though. Andorra (on the border between Spain and France) is not part of the Schengen area. You are allowed to enter Andorra with a Schengen visa, but traveling back ...


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I'd be fairly sure that common sense can answer this. Let's consider how sick you are. 1) Feel ill, but not sick enough that a doctor will claim you're SICK. So there's no actual evidence. A hotel is not going to keep you there for free, or everyone would claim this. 2) Ill enough that, say, you can't go to work, but don't need to go to hospital. A ...


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Not sure about mailboxes themselves, but post offices, yes. Geonames is free, and in its datasets of POIs, check out the list of feature codes, specifically: S.PO post office a public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed Most post offices have mailboxes, so even if it doesn't cover every street corner mailbox, it's probably a ...


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There are a lot of postboxes and post offices mapped in OpenStreetMap. Coverage and accuracy may vary, but I think it is generally pretty good for most of Western Europe. Considering just how many postboxes there are, and how spread out they can be in rural areas, there will be some missing from OSM. Depending on what sort of GPS device you are using, you ...


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It's not clear. As far as I know, nothing has been ruled out or abolished, it's just that announced dates for vote/approval for new measures slip and nothing has happened yet. There were no further mandatory price cuts planned in the current regulation after the ones that took place last year and therefore no strict timeline. But the idea is still in the ...


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Because you are an EU national you have the right of free movement inside EU. The national ID card is enough, the portuguese one is called Cartão de Cidadão.


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Yes, there is a similar regulation (EC) No 1371/2007 on rail passengers’ rights and obligations. Its application is mandatory for international trains operating within the EU. Member states may excempt domestic long distance traffic during a transition period. The regulation does not apply for domestic, regional traffic. Summarized, it gives the passengers ...


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The rules will apply to the operating carrier. ie, the one that is actually flying the flight - not the one that you booked with. EU Compensation applies to EU airlines regardless of where the flight is to/from, AND to non-EU airlines for flights DEPARTING an EU member state. eg, a Lufthansa flight between the US and Frankfurt would be covered in either ...


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If you hold a UK passport, then you hold a EU passport. You can legally live, work, travel and holiday in any other EU country for as long as you like, without requiring a visa. The UK (along with Ireland and some others) are not in Schengen (some countries are in Schengen but not the EU (like Norway)). Schengen is only to make things much easier at ...


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As you say, Monaco is part of Schengen Area, which means there are no internal border controls between Monaco and its only neighbour (France). So you certainly do not need a visa. No one's even going to look at your passport. Quoting Wikipedia: Monaco has an open border with France. Schengen laws are administered as if it were a part of France [...] ...


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A letter from the prescribing physician and paperwork from the issuing pharmacy should suffice for most countries. You could ask a border agent before departure from your home country to give you a note with some official stamps on it on their letterhead stating the medicines were legally obtained in the UK (plus number and nature of the pills, maybe), but I ...


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[Disclaimer: my predictions of the behaviour of insurance companies are based on my experience with North American ones. I have no reason to believe European ones are different.] The word pothole has two meanings. The first is a small area of road a few inches lower than the rest, with sharp edges: This really shouldn't damage your car. If it does, any ...



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