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Unlike meat products and potatoes, grains like rice can be brought into Germany. Homeopathic remedies are not considered medicines in Germany, because their efficacy has not been proven. Legally, it's just sugar or alcohol, and unless you bring ridiculous amounts, you will not exceed the free import limit for alcohol. Finally, there is a limit on the total ...


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Is it possible? Yes it is, in most planes a pointed object (a pen or so) to be inserted in the small manual release opening in the oxygen mask compartment will release that specific mask. Are they released manually for sick passengers? No they are not, the seat oxygen masks are not meant for medical reasons, only for emergency reasons, namely ...


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Low and central. The center (midships) is least affected by pitching (boat rotating up and down when moving into/with waves), and low floors are least affected by rolling (boat rotating side to side when the waves comes in from the side). Homework reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_motions


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Your question has both legal, but perhaps more important, also moral aspects. Generally speaking, when airborne, an aircraft is subject to the legislation of the carrier's home country. So far so good. I am not sure if medical doctors according to US law is both legally required to help in an emergency and liable to damages they inflict even if practicing ...


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The other answerers have answered your question about whether it is safe. I'd like to address the issue of chlorinated water not being very pleasant to drink by explaining how to dechlorinate the chlorinated water. You can reduce that chloriney taste somewhat, mainly by aerating the water. I kept tropical fish for years and you can't use chlorinated water ...


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(Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, etc) Ebola is not contagious in the same way as, say, influenza outbreaks. It's a horrible contagious disease, but it requires an exchange of bodily fluids for transmission - particularly blood, sweat, sexual fluids, vomit, bile etc. Transmission usually occurs in close proximity - between family members, sexual partners or ...


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My understanding is that chlorine, in the concentrations found in drinking water, does not pose an acute health danger. There may be health risks associated with long-term exposure, and this is a more controversial topic, where the literature and expert opinions are mixed. Most main-stream information seems to suggest it's safe, but the skeptics claim a ...


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Vegas is a dry heat--while this is often scorned by those who don't understand the difference it means that your body can do a much better job of cooling itself than you might expect. Your body sweats, it very quickly evaporates and you are nowhere near as aware of the heat as you would think. As others have said, bring plenty to drink--although since you ...


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No, you just got lucky. Virtually everywhere in the world, tap water is fine when it leaves the processing plant, the problem is what happens between the processing plant and the tap you drink it from. If there's a leaky water pipe with another leaky sewage pipe dripping on to it, you're screwed. This is also why flooding and heavy rains often make tap ...


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The short answer is no. The long answer is here: http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/wales/healthcare_w/healthcare_help_with_health_costs_e/nhs_charges_for_people_from_abroad.htm With the following being the most salient bits: Your entitlement to free NHS treatment depends on the length and purpose of your residence in the UK, not your nationality. and ...


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Basically, in France, smoking is forbidden indoors except in private places and allowed outdoors. The law changed considerably around 2007–2008, so if you last came to France over 10 years ago, the situation then has nothing to do with the situation now. Smoking is forbidden in covered spaces in government and other public buildings, in public transport ...


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Seafood allergies are a big issue in Japan, vegetarianism is often hard to deal with, a strong allergy to shrimp will cause problems unless you know what not to eat and are prepared to tell the waiter your needs in Japanese. If you rely on English skills only and do not avoid special types of food, you will have a problem, guaranteed. My first ...


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I doubt it will go bad. However, there might be other issues: Most countries have import restrictions for food due to diseases. Technically, Turkey does not allow the import of meat, although I understand that they're quite flexible with that. As a predominantly Muslim country, Bacon might raise some eyebrows in Turkey.


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You cannot go to every shop as a visitor without getting a membership. check the website for the location where you want to go and look if the have a visitor (ビジター) package. Depending on the location, they might require you to speak Japanese. Since Gym facilities have a legal responsibility towards your health, they have to make sure that they explain ...


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You may want to look into buying clothing specifically marketed as keeping you cool. I regularly ride my bike 15 km in 30 C heat. In a white cotton tshirt, sweat runs down my arms and I have trouble gripping the handlebars. In a long sleeved "performance " shirt I feel much cooler (even in a dark blue one) and sweat far less. I also drink less water in those ...


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This question is not that easy to answer as the leg space is very different depending on plane, airline and therefore route. Anyhow I didn't found any leg space database/comparison on the web till now. But there is another indicator you can use which is mostly up to date - the seat pitch. Seat Pitch: The distance between two rows of seats, this is the ...


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There are at least four aspects to this question: Legal obligation Legitimation Liability Moral Obligation Legal obligation is a common misconception. While generally there exists an obligation not only for medical professionals but for every person to help in most (all?) countries in the world, this obligation does not work the way laymen think. You ...


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Interesting, this came up in the latest podcast from Dr Karl, a science speaker in Australia. What I learned from this is that while Ebola is very, very bad to get (90% death-rate), it has a problem. While colds transmit very easily between people because of the incubation time and infection rate, Ebola's symptoms can appear very early, and visibly ...


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As discussed in answer to your other question, the The NHS is a residence-based healthcare system. As such, if you're not resident in the UK, you wouldn't normally have access to the NHS. There are two broad exceptions though. One of those, as mentioned before, is for countries with reciprocal healthcare agreements, but Canada isn't one of them. There is ...


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I'm resident in Canada and occasionally travel to Dubai to visit my parents. I am in Dubai right now and it was 44 degrees Celsius this afternoon. Note that I am used to wearing shorts even when it is lower than 0 Celsius while in Canada. Here is what I have for you: Clothing Absolutely avoid long sleeved clothing Wear shorts instead of jeans or other ...


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I don't think you can make any assumptions about future trips just because of this single trip. There are just too many variables to say that you will be fine every trip in the future, e.g. The specific bugs in a water source can vary over time. If you were immune to some, you may not be immune to the ones next time around. If there has been a lot of ...


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You cannot build up a resistance to every water-borne disease. Of the diseases you can build up an immunity to, there are more than one, and you have to build up immunity to each of them. You can only build up immunity by exposure, often by getting sick and recovering, sometimes more than once. The little bit of local water you drank is unlikely to have ...


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The NHS seems to think the entire country bar Addis Ababa is a high Malaria zone. The US State Department's website for Ethiopia under health states: Malaria is prevalent in Ethiopia outside of the highland areas excluding Addis Ababa. Extremely high malaria transmission occurs throughout the year below 2,000 m (6,600 ft). Altitudes between 2,000 m ...


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Some airlines do seminars for exactly that (for example Lufthansa). They explain to you beforehand what sounds you are going to hear, what motions you feel, where they come from and what they mean. Then, they take you on a short flight so you can experience it all with someone giving you live commentary on what is happening. The advantage of those courses ...


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Yes. The chlorine is put in there exactly in order to make it safe to drink by killing germs. If tap water is not chlorinated, it can mean one of two things: either the place has no regulations concerning germ counts in tap water and whether it's safe to drink is basically up to luck. or there are such regulations and the water provider is able to ensure ...


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I have flown from the USA back to Asia with cured meat products (southern hog jowls) without issue. I freeze them before I go, then wrap with some insulating materials. It survives some 24 hours of traveling without a problem. Usually at intermediate airports there is no health inspection, so there shouldn't be a problem in Italy (unless you have separate ...


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Being myself insured in the Netherlands, I am not 100% sure how it works for non-residents but the way health care is structured here is that there is no national health service but many independent providers and several private insurers. However, prices and insurance coverage are regulated. In practice, general practitioner (huisarts) consultations are ...


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Yellow fever is a tropical disease and the vaccine is only mandatory in French Guyana so it should not be necessary to visit mainland France. I am also pretty sure it's not needed in Italy, Scotland or Austria. Indeed, I don't think I ever came across any mandatory vaccines for travelers outside of yellow fever in at-risk countries (i.e. tropical countries). ...


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It depends on who you ask, basically. The latest report I can find states that it's "safe to drink - for now". The water quality is managed by The Manila Water Company, and they do monthly checks of over 1000 samples. However, it's also worth noting the article points out that during rainy season, the risk of contamination is higher from pipes being ...


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My wife is also allergic to seafood and found the last time we went a pain due to dashi (literally stock, but for the most part fish / seafood stock) finding its way into a whole load of unexpected places. My Japanese isn’t awful but I don’t trust myself to be able to explain this properly to a waiter/waitress. This time we’re taking explanatory flash cards ...



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