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"Normal" times Israel is generally a safe country. Crime levels are low and generally people are warm and friendly. I have hitchhiked extensively throughout the country and only felt unsafe only once, in the South when there was a group of big aggressive dogs. In the Palestinian areas of the West Bank it's important to not speak Hebrew or show pro-Israeli ...


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Even during the current events I think Israel is a relatively safe country for Muslims. Safer than some other countries in the region. Some things to keep in mind while in the country: Avoid demonstrations, both in Israel and even more in the West Bank. Display of Islamic clothing or objects can lead to significantly more trouble with authorities and with ...


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I see many more problems than just the airplanes here. Though it seems to be a small item, I do not know how long yours precisely is. But depending on the type of blade it can already be considered a weapon when it has a rather short blade. For example in this brochure, unfortunately I found only the German one, Swiss authorities explain, that a knife with a ...


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Unfortunately, in this day and age, anything usable as a weapon must be eyed with suspicion. It doesn't matter if it's part of your religious garb or artifacts -- if it could potentially be used to attack passengers or crew, it's a weapon and cannot be carried on. If some countries, such as India, want to make exceptions for small ones on domestic flights, ...


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Karlson beautifully took care of the international aspect of this situation wherein unfortunately you cannot carry a kirpan as carry-on on yourself. But, since Mr.Sardarji is a religious person and it is possible that he would like to make his family happy without making sacrifices with his beliefs I would like to provide more information with regard to the ...


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I'm a fellow Sikh, and unfortunately there isn't much you can do in this situation. You will have to remove your kirpan and place it in check-in luggage as posted by @karlson. Some sikhs wear these small kirpans in their necklace, Others don't travel by plane at all. While traveling do remove kirpan. You should do ardaas before and after, Guru Sahib ...


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its more dangerous due to the cartels/kidnapping/immigrants heading to the us and once again the route thats taken place in the north to transport drugs into the us from the cartels, its horrifying that this is taken place down below us


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For whatever reason the subject comes up in context of the Bill introduced in New Zealand with respect to Maori. In addition to that the article also has specific information regading kirpan: The Sikh Centre brought to the select committee the need to be sensitive to the diverse cultures and beliefs of individuals passing through airport control to ...


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You should have no problems in the mountains and rural areas. Actually, people are usually very friendly and they will be curious about you (specially if you look like a foreigner). In Tirana, Durrës and other cities you might find someone trying to scam you, like pretending they just found a ring you dropped or distracting you with a game while someone ...


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Realistically, assuming you can get permission to visit Tibet (the permission for which is separate from the rest of China), the most dangerous part of a visit by a Westerner seems to be the actual flight into Lhasa Gonggar airport. This is recognized by many pilots as one of the most dangerous landings in the world. Please note that there haven't been ...


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If you stick to being an average tourist, Jerusalem is as safe as any large city. Do be aware that in Israel you have to pass security checks at every train station, mall and at many tourist places. Though that actually makes stuff safer, so don't worry about that. If you intend to visit places like Mea Shearim, you are advised to dress properly. That means ...


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I can make no subjective comment as could one who lives in the region. If you are a US Citizen, the United States Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Overseas Security Advisory Council (what a mouthful) published, in February of this year, the Jerusalem 2014 Crime and Safety Report which covers everything from what it calls terrorism to petty ...


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What you need to do here is to do some homework before you commit yourself to traveling to North Korea. Contact the tour operator and also the North Korean embassy. You should ask specific questions about the hairstyle you have and send a recent photograph. Find out if they have any restrictions about hairstyles that apply to tourists also. A decision as ...



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