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I went to Japan on Feb. 2014, I am allergic to shellfish. I did a lot of research. First thing, it is illegal to bring an epi-pen to Japan and almost impossible to get a special permit to get them in the country. I got the printed card and also a pandora charm that said I was allergic to shellfish. I carried with me Benadryl everywhere. Server at restaurants ...


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No, it is not necessary to have health insurance to receive a B1/B2 visa. It is not on the list of documents required. I can't find anything specific on the Bern embassy's website, but according to the London embassy, in their non-immigrant visa FAQ: Visitors and temporary residents are required to pay their own medical costs. As a result it is advisable ...


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No you almost certainly can't. As explained in this question, eligibility for free healthcare in Ireland (and most other countries) is based on residency, not citizenship. You would need to obtain medical insurance to be covered for anything that happened to you in Ireland, and such coverage would not include pre-existing conditions. There are explicit ...


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Yes, strikes and demostrations are common in Kerala, but are absolutely peaceful. There are no safety reasons to be afraid to find a demostration or to live an strike day. To understand why there are no safety concerns, you have to understand that these acts are due a curios political situation: Kerala government is communist and India central government is ...


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Any public strikes that takes place in India, do not affect the tourist areas at all. Most of the strikes if at all, are concentrated around government buildings and offices and as a tourist you should not face any difficulty in finding food and lodging places. That being said, let me assure you that strikes are not very common and do not affect the day to ...


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The Taj Mahal may qualify as one such place. Due to its marbled construction, it is quite susceptible to pollution and hence it is inaccessible by pollution emitting vehicles in what I believe is approximately a 2 mile radius. The only other vehicles which are allowed in the area are human powered and battery operated Rickshaws which must of course stop ...



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