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If you intend to carry them in the plane as hand luggage, I guess it won't make it as it is beyond the 100 ml limit. But if you put it in your checked-in luggage, assuming those can't cause fire or damage to the plane, you should be ok. You can check with the airline to be 100% sure.


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If you're taking money from a country with deflation then you're doing a microscopic piece of harm to the country by removing money from circulation. In a country with hyperinflation you're doing them a very small favour.


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The question of ethics is generally centered around conflict of interest. An ethical conflict of interest exists when you have an opportunity to do something that will benefit you personally, but will cause problems for a different obligation that exists for you in this context. (For example, a stockbroker who recommends a stock that will earn him a nice ...


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Seigniorage,the difference between the value of money and the cost to produce and distribute it, is usually positive. In the US for example: ╔═════════╦══════╦═════════════╗ ║ Coin ║ Cost ║ Seigniorage ║ ╠═════════╬══════╬═════════════╣ ║ cent ║ 1.7 ║ -0.7 ║ ║ nickel ║ 8 ║ -3 ║ ║ dime ║ 3.9 ║ 6.1 ║ ║ ...


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I once visited a country (I forget which, but it was Spanish-speaking) where there was a shortage of coins for reasons I don't recall. There were signs in many places asking people not to hoard their coins. Of course, that induced me to hoard coins for the duration of our trip. But I made sure to spend most of them before we left, with only a small few for ...


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By asking "is it ethical", I hope you realize that answers will be primarily opinion-based, so here's a counter opinion: Some nations (like China, last time I was there) have laws prohibiting removal of currency from their borders. So, if you knowingly and deliberately removed currency from one of these nations, I'd say that it is, in fact, unethical. Of ...


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There is nothing unethical about keeping your own money. The money you earn is your to spend as you see fit (other than what your government demands you give them in taxes ;-). Lots of travelers keep their leftover coins and currency as souvenirs, as you mentioned, it brings back fond memories. Lots of travelers bag up their leftover currency and coins to ...


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I don't personally think there are any ethical issues with taking change away. One good reason for doing so is to land with a little change next time you visit; I find it quite handy to have a couple of quarters in my pocket when I land in the US, just in case I need to make a small purchase from a vending machine, or a call from a payphone. Visitors to ...


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Since you are transferring from a non-Schengen flight to an intra-Schengen one, you will enter the Schengen Area in Switzerland. You will therefore have to go through passport security, and clear immigration, at Zurich airport: Travel outside the Schengen area If you are travelling to or from countries that do not adhere to the Schengen Agreement ...


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The usual rule applies, i.e. you should apply about three months before the trip. If your visa is still valid but will expire before your next trip it's not a problem, your new visa will simply not be valid immediately but only for the dates of your trip. The only thing that consulate want to avoid is overlapping periods of validity. For multiple-entry ...


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Keeping in mind things could be slower at Brussels Airport due to recent events, the minimum transfer time is around 50min (according to Brussels Airlines) so if passport control goes quickly you should be fine with the time you have.


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If you booked the journey as one ticket you are guaranteed to be transported to your final destination (JFK) regardless of whether you make the connection at BRU or not. Indeed, if you miss the connection the airline will re-route you on a different flight. Having said this, what happens when you land at BRU and have to transfer? You will arrive at gates A ...


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For your UK visa you will have to show strong ties with your home country. Abandoning your US resident status is not a reason to issue you a visa for UK or refuse it. Reason for abandoning US resident status could have been your ill grand mother who may have died recently, you cannot satisfy the ties with home country condition by the fact that you abandoned ...


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I would suggest that you have already experienced the consequences: You had an opportunity to become a US permanent resident, and if you had done so you most likely could have been naturalized and had a US passport by now. Choosing to return to the Philippines, you must have had very good reasons for doing so. These reasons indicate strong ties to your ...


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We have travelled to Thailand for the past 8 years with Thai Airways and have always booked our tickets online; at no time have we ever been asked for passport numbers, just showing these at check-in. Never had any problems whatsoever.


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Since this came up it might be worth noting that the actual administrative law being violated is 22 CFR 53.1, and 22 CFR 53.2 has the exceptions which can be trolled for loopholes. It appears to me that one might be able to legally get away without a valid US passport by flying via Canada with a valid NEXUS card (though I'm not positive; "NEXUS Air kiosks" ...


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Just a note from recent experience - you can actually get an ESTA for your non-US passport - and I checked with a US border person before doing so (I'd v stupidly left my US passport at home), when going through pre-clearance in Ottawa, Canada, in transit to Brazil - but that doesn't mean you should. I input details of all passports, incl the US one, and the ...


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Basically, as far as travel is concerned, she'll have to convince the border officer, each time she tries to enter, that she's not trying to live in the US. Each time she's admitted, she'll be allowed to stay for six months, unless the officer explicitly admits her for a shorter period. The substantial presence test is for determining whether a foreign ...


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You will collect your bag at your first point of entry into Japan. You will present it for a customs inspection (and about 1 in 10 times, that involves someone actually looking inside your suitcase and your bags, it is not like inspections in many countries that are just xray machines or nothing). After the inspection you will find yourself inside Japan in ...


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ANA has a page about the transit procedures at Haneda (complete with a YouTube video!) which shows that when transiting international to domestic you must pick up your baggage (to pass customs) and then drop it at the domestic baggage counter before passing through the security check for connecting passengers. This is all done in the international terminal, ...



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