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comment I have booked a flight from the USA to China and am a dual national. How do I avoid China getting to know this?
You've got a much bigger problem here: When you try to board the flight from China to the US you're stuck. You entered China on your Chinese passport so you must exit on your Chinese passport--but you can't exit on your Chinese passport because it doesn't show a visa for the US so they won't let you board. If you're trying to hide your dual nationality you must do it as two tickets going through a third country.
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comment Carrying Condoms while traveling to Dubai
@AndrewGrimm I would expect her actions to have caused trouble anywhere (if noticed--if you're a low risk passenger in a first world country the odds of an inspection are quite low.) Those were being imported, they weren't for personal use. You're normally required to declare anything you're importing and she didn't do so.
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comment What is the best way to carry photographic film when travelling?
@JoErNanO Attached. Sorry about the flash glare, I shot that with a P&S. The tube can hold 5 rolls but I only put 4 so one can see the ends of the rolls without taking a cap off.
Apr
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Apr
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comment What is the best way to carry photographic film when travelling?
Radiation damage is cumulative. The last time I saw an ASA limit on the airport scanners it was 800. Our usual travels involved three passes through airport security, that takes it down to ASA 266. Since I always had some ASA 400....
Apr
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answered What is the best way to carry photographic film when travelling?
Apr
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answered Is it ok to bring sweets with dairy products into USA
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comment Do they have to take checked suitcase off the airplane, if passenger does not show up at the gate?
Yeah, while they have to unload it they certainly won't like the situation and will make it as inconvenient as possible.
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Mar
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comment After the Evacuation - how do people get reunited with their carryon luggage?
You're assuming you ever will. It's a likely theft target.
Mar
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comment Can I use B1 visa to travel to any US state without a business purpose?
While there are no restrictions on someone who is here illegally moving around a foreigner is going to have to use their passport for ID at security and there's a small but non-zero chance a snoopy document checker notes that you're out of status. Illegals generally only get caught when they have a brush with law enforcement for some other reason or else because immigration raids their workplace.
Mar
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comment Accompanied Visa (Child) Travelling Without Parent
I would be quite surprised if you were allowed to get on the airplane at all.
Feb
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comment International driver's permit expired in the USA
@Tom Students are generally not required to get a local license.
Feb
23
comment Can I enter the USA from mexico, by car, without a passport, if I am 16 years old and a citizen? I am traveling for a missionary trip
The days when you could do this have been over for several years now. Cross a border = passport. Period. You can get an expedited one but it will cost you more.
Feb
12
comment What documentation is needed for a tourist to drive a US citizen's car?
My memory is that these guys dairylandinsurance.com will sell to foreigners.
Feb
11
comment Will I be able to travel out of US without a valid visa?
@phoog The point about the border checks is that they don't look at anything, let alone visa status.
Feb
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comment Will I be able to travel out of US without a valid visa?
America has no outgoing border check, period. There's nobody to even look at your visa. (Now, when you fly the airline will demand to see your passport--but they're interested in whether you will be allowed in at your destination, not whether it's legal for you to leave. If a plane brings someone they should have known won't be admitted they get a nasty fine.)
Feb
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answered What power adapter do I need to use when traveling to the US?
Feb
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comment Why did airport security swab my hands with wet paper?
As others have said, it was explosive trace detection. If you've been handling explosives (except for a few types) it will pick that up. Unfortunately it will also pick up some innocent things--common culprits are hand cremes containing glycerin and fertilizer (say, by walking across recently fertilized grass. Unfortunately, ammonium nitrate is both plant food and very stable high explosive.)