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Nov
17
comment UK General visitor visa refusal!
Repeating the question you asked five days ago won't make it easier to answer it.
Nov
14
comment Traveling from Paris to Dusseldorf
@JoErNanO: Indeed, but very expensive. The regular price for a ticket with the Thalys from Paris to Düsseldorf seem to be 177€ and on such a short notice, there seem not to be any saver fares available for next Monday. You can still get cheaper plane tickets from Rome to Düsseldorf.
Nov
14
comment Traveling from Paris to Dusseldorf
Are you flying to Beauvais and have been fooled by Ryanair to think that you are flying to Paris? If you want to go from Beauvais to Düsseldorf, it may actually be a substantial detour to go via Paris.
Nov
13
comment Train from Belgrade to Bucharest
Both the Serbian and Romanian railways offer online departure and arrival tables one month in advance. If the new train starts on December 14th, it should show up in a couple of days.
Nov
13
comment Train from Belgrade to Bucharest
@MH: Budapest is a substantial detour and the fastest connection via Budapest is about 24 hours. That is incredibly slow for the 600km from Belgrade to Bucharest, even for East European conditions.
Nov
12
comment If I leave through Hyder, will Canada know I've left?
@user102008: I can't find the relevant law, but ignoring exceptions like the internal Schengen borders and in some circumstances rural areas, it is common in most countries, that land border may only be crossed at designated ports of entry. According to the Wikipedia article on "Port of entry", this is since 9/11 also the case for US citizens entering the USA. Before 9/11 US citizens were allowed to enter the US anywhere, as long as they immediately reported to the nearest customs and immigration office.
Nov
12
comment If I've visited Crimea, what country do I list on my customs declaration form?
I've been to many countries without having my passport stamped. Lack of a passport stamp is no kind of proof that you haven't been there.
Nov
9
comment How can I properly use a step-down transformer with 220V/240V options on a 230V line (Australia)?
If merely overloading an electrical appliance would cause fire or electrocution hazard, it would not have been allowed for sale in most sane jurisdictions.
Nov
9
comment short term query: travelling only with a scanned copy due to loss?
@Vince - I am not 100% sure, but I mean to remember that only short term visas are stored in a central database accessible to all Schengen countries, while national visas are not. So having just a copy of the national Austrian visa, there is no easy way for the authorities in other Schengen countries to very if the copy is genuine and not a falsification.
Nov
7
comment short term query: travelling only with a scanned copy due to loss?
@JoErNanO: The question you're linking to is regarding a short term Schengen visa. Here, the question is about a national long term visa. I would assume that difference to be relevant.
Nov
7
comment If I leave through Hyder, will Canada know I've left?
@DavidRicherby: Even if the US won't deport their own citizens, it is probably still illegal for US citizens to enter the US anywhere except designated border crossings. If I understand it correctly, the only way to get from Hyder to somewhere else in the US is the twice a week plane to Ketchikan and according to Wikipedia, the flights are treated as international flights and you have to go through customs and immigration in Ketchikan when arriving from Hyder.
Nov
7
comment Personal import of precooked bacon into Germany from USA
@pnuts: FWIW, I think I've never seen precooked bacon in Germany.
Nov
7
comment Flight ticket reimbursement after Travel Warning
@jpatokal: Most of the traveler's rights are based on EU regulations, but I am not sure in this case. Note that I did not write that an absolute travel warning would give OP the right to cancel this flight, I was just talking about flights in general.
Nov
6
comment How can we find out where there will be snow in Europe in December?
Are you looking for a place where there is guaranteed to be snow or a place which typically has snow around a specific date? Your question is not clear.
Nov
6
comment Flight ticket reimbursement after Travel Warning
@joko: Sorry, but merely being worried about involvement in political turmoil is far away from the common conception of "force majeure". The US travel alert is just an advice to defer non-essential travel. The German travel alert for Burkina Faso just recommends travelers to be in a state of increased attention. You are right that an absolute travel warning from the German foreign ministry gives you the right to cancel flights, but a German partial travel warning with the same wording as the US alert (avoid non-essential travel) would not have given you any special rights either.
Oct
30
answered What will be open during Christmas in Bergen?
Oct
28
comment Are Pakistani nationals restricted to entering India through four airports only?
@CGCampbell: Due to the tensions in the political relations between India and Pakistan, you are likely correct, but I don't understand what pnuts is trying to say in his last paragraph. Even without any general and "googleable" rules, some countries list allowed points of entry in their issued visa (which may very well be the case here), but if ATDC's friend had a booked international flight to a smaller airport, I don't see why anyone should assume that there is no immigration control there.
Oct
28
comment Are Pakistani nationals restricted to entering India through four airports only?
It does not really make sense that only Pakistani citizens are required to enter India via airports with immigration facilities. I would rather assume that everyone, even Indian citizens, are only allowed to enter India through designated border control points and that it is extremely unlikely that there are scheduled international flights to any airport in India without immigration facilities.
Oct
28
comment Dual Citizen entering EU with foreign passport
@Relaxed: Sure. My point is perhaps not quite relevant, as long as you have a non-EU passport, allowing you to enter the EU in the first place. French immigration is unlikely to have any records of the previous 80 days stay, so having only 10 days "left" of the 90 days allowed is also not going to cause trouble.
Oct
27
comment Dual Citizen entering EU with foreign passport
I agree with you completely. The EU regulation concerning the right of free movement for EU citizens especially specifies, that a passport or national id card is not required, but that EU citizens can prove their rights with "any means". Even if it might cause some hassle at the border or during an internal control, a Canadian passport and a Portuguese citizenship certificate should be more than enough.