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Depends on the country and situation. In some areas, stranded passengers are taken to a nearby hotel but are restricted to that hotel. I encountered this with a delayed flight in Asia. Fortunately my nationality allowed me visa free entry so I entered through the immigration line, the others were escorted direct to the hotel bus by immigration and ...


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To be somewhat of a nitpick, there are two types of bounces. The more common type is when a visitor arrives who does not need a visa (e.g., Canadian, American) or already holds a visa. I wrote a very detailed description of this in an article which starts with... Sometimes people arrive in the UK and do not perform well in their landing interview; ...


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What's restricted in the US is most forms of trade with Cuba. Travel is therefore de facto forbidden for US citizens and permanent residents as they are not allowed to spend any money in Cuba. However, traveling to Cuba is not forbidden as such and there is a licensing system and even a number of charter flights and US-based organized tours of Cuba. In any ...


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Every country has different policies on transit visas. It can depend on any or all of: The country where the flight stops (obviously) The particular airport where the flight stops (some airports have airside transfer and others do not) The airline(s) you are flying (some airlines offer airside transfer and others do not) The destination country Any valid ...


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The biggest factor will be if the two airlines have an interline agreement, which will determine if you can check your baggage through to your final destination. It would be wise to check with your originating airline to find out who they have agreements with (often listed in the baggage info section of their website) before buying your HK ticket. If they ...


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The kicker is the delay, once you pass the airlines reporting deadline, the chances for compensation drop to basically zero. Too easy for folks to start claiming all sorts of non-existant items. Personally I would have been persistent with calls or perhaps gone back to the airport to report the theft. At this point your best bet is to write a polite ...


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You will need to go through security at Schiphol, but since you are in transit between a non-Schengen location and another non-Schengen location, you will not go through immigration. KLM lists the “standard transfer time” as 50 minutes, and they probably allow a safety margin, so with over 1½ hour, you'll be fine, provided that your incoming flight isn't ...


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As Greg already explained, the rules are sometimes complex and many things can make a difference in practice. But since you provided your citizenship, I think a brief yet useful overview should be possible. Here are some rules I know about: First, some countries offer visa-free entry to citizens from every (or almost every) other country in the world. You ...


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As your luggage is being checked through, I am going to assume both flights are on the same ticket. In this event, when you check in for your first flight, you will be checked in for all connecting flights, and receive your boarding passes then. You can proceed directly to your gate when you deplane. If for some reason your first airline cannot check you in ...


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If it's booked as one trip with the same airline, then the lugggage will be checked through to the final destination with a very high likelihood. To be absolutely certain, ask the Lufthansa employee at the counter when you check in in Chennai.


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You do not need a transit visa if you remain airside when you transit through Germany. Auswaertiges Amt (the Federal Foreign Office) publishes a list of countries whose citizens require a transit visa, and Egypt is not on it. In addition, holders of a valid Canadian visa or permanent resident card do not need a transit visa at all. If you must leave the ...


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I am not sure if you have read the Google translation you are linking to, because you're misquoting it. First of all, the minimum suggested transfer time between regional trains on the Trondheim - Oslo - Kristiansand lines (as in your case) is 60 minutes. The 30 minutes you refer to is the suggested transfer time between "other trains". The text does not ...


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I have traveled in Norway on the train network and found it to be exceptionally punctual. However, the journey time from Trondheim to Oslo is around 7 hours, and you only need one small problem to crop up to end up having to pay for a extra segment to Kristiensand. The NSB website shows that it is a possible connection, but flags a warning. Looking at the ...


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Residence permit holders can generally travel in Schengen freely. From the Citizens Information site of Ireland: If you have a valid residence permit in one Schengen country you can travel to the others without needing a visa (in effect, a residence permit from a Schengen country is the same as a Schengen visa). However, asylum seekers generally ...


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As already suggested in the previous comments, SAVDA provides a one-change connection from Courmayeur to Milan. You can find the schedule and other info here. Since you are not familiar with the Italian language, I will report some significant information below: you can buy tickets directly on the bus, but it will cost you € 2 more per ticket. you can ...


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According to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service only citizens of the following countries require a transit visa: Afghanistan Albania Cuba Democratic Republic of the Congo Eritrea Ethiopia Ghana Iran Iraq Lebanon Moldova Nigeria Somalia Sri Lanka Zimbabwe All others (including you) should be able to ...


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Macau is a Special Administrative Region and has it's own government, own rules, own passports and a separate visa policy. Keeping that in mind you would have to obtain a separate visa in Macau. Transiting through Beijing Airport will not be a problem as you mentioned (with the 72 hour rule which is valid for Russian citizens). Since the border control ...


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Looking at your flight numbers I believe that your first flight is actually a codeshare flight operated by Brussels Airlines. However, Vienna airport is compact, and the airport website http://www.viennaairport.com/en/passengers/arrival__departure/transfer States that 25 minutes is plenty for a a transfer. When you check in at Brussels you should ...


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The quick answer is "Yes, but you'll need to do different things depending where you're from". Hong Kong has different entry/visa requirements from China, in general it's much easier to get into Hong Kong. You can see the different country requirements on this page. So the chances are you will be able to get into Hong Kong. Then you can get the train, ...


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Assuming you have Indian citizenship with some sort of Canadian authorization (study, tourist, etc.). This question is irrelevant if you have British or Canadian citizenship. Also, judging by your name, I know you don't have Emirati citizenship. I think you may have a problem. Let me explain. I have done the following routes several times: DXB → ...


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For a layover under 24 hours, it should be possible to check your luggage through to the US and you could therefore go through the passport check and take a quick trip to the city without collecting your luggage. However, a 4-day stopover is usually too long for that, even if the whole trip is on one ticket, so you will almost certainly have to collect your ...


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Japan never grants visas on arrival, only landing permissions, which are not visas. You may be referring to the landing permission provided by Article 15 of the ICRRA, especially clause (2), which states (2) An immigration inspector may, upon application by the captain of the vessel or aircraft or the carrier who operates the vessel or aircraft, grant a ...


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There are no direct flights from the US to Cuba. However there are direct flights from neighbouring countries. There are frequent flights from major Canadian airports, and from Mexico City and Cancun in Mexico (and probably other Mexican airports), as well as Jamaica and many Central American and Caribbean locations (not, obviously, US territories like ...


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Actually it is not likely to be. Part of the process of receiving H1B or H4 stamp is going to the consulate for an interview. While mostly a formality based on that interview your petition may still be denied. So until you actually have H4 stamping you don't have a visa you just have an approved petition for one from Department of Homeland Security. EDIT ...


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Technical stop? No. However, I would check that it is a pure technical stop - Mumbai -> London -> USA is a long time to be in one aircraft. And Heathrow is a rather expensive place to fuel up. They could do a technical stop just as easily in Copenhagen unless they have a reason to land in London.


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The relevant threshold is 24 hours, as documented in point 2.5 and 2.6 of this document [PDF]. As you probably know, there are also other conditions, depending on your citizenship but travelling to the US with a US visa, it seems you fulfill them. Your friend might have needed a visa for one of these other reasons. See Is there a way to find out if I need a ...


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NO, you don't need a UK visa. Simple. It's very plain and simple and honestly I don't understand why the wording is confusing you. As the Gov.UK website mentions for your conditions, are travelling from Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA and it’s less than 6 months since you last entered that country with a valid entry visa That's it. ...


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Since you wish to visit Japan for sightseeing, you would need a proper tourist visa to enter Japan. The fact that you have a valid US F-1 visa does not change that. You can apply for the visa at any Japanese consulate in the United States. Japan does this in a short stay format (they seem to call it a "transit" visa) as well wherein you are allowed to stay ...


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This is really borderline. The English in that article you link to is not great, and I would check with the embassy, but my feeling is that what you propose might be technically OK, but it pretty clearly violates the spirit of the rules. So the basic problem is in the name of the article you link to: No-Visa Entry Policy for Foreigners in Transit That ...


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Because you have to claim and recheck bags when transiting through the USA, you could add your second checked bag at that point. Delta has a baggage counter after you clear immigration and customs in Atlanta. Just tell them you are tired of carrying your "carry on" bag and want to check it through. Likewise if you are planning on picking up more stuff in ...



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