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May
11
comment Identification card for foreigners in trains in Germany
Not even German id cards have a magnetic strip.
May
11
comment Identification card for foreigners in trains in Germany
@lisa: What do you mean with "swipeable"? If you refer to the OCR encoded data, you will find these on passports as well.
May
10
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May
8
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May
6
comment Why do shops within airport terminals scan your boarding card?
It does have something to do with taxes and duties. I even linked to the relevant German law.
May
5
answered Why do shops within airport terminals scan your boarding card?
Apr
29
comment Are there any travel cards for European Citizens?
@user568458 The 'standard MasterCard exchange rates' deviate slightly from the real exchange rate and may very well incorporate a hidden fee, even if they don't call it a 'currency exchange fee'.
Apr
28
comment Overstaying 90 day limit in Norway with long-term residence from EU country
@lewildintegral I am not sure if it matters for visits to Norway, but what do you exactly mean with 'long-term residence'? You may have a 'long-term visa' (type D), a 'residence permit' or a 'permanent residence permit'. The difference between these titles are in some cases relevant when visiting other Schengen countries.
Apr
27
comment No-pictures buildings in Japan (shooting from street forbidden by law)
@yellowantphil: I would not bet on that. The following Google Street View image is not from Japan, but from my home town in Norway and has been online for several years. And yes, the leftmost of the two yellow, blurred signs says 'photography prohibited'. google.de/maps/@59.965458,11.052058,3a,84.7y,270.59h,91.49t/…
Apr
27
comment ESTA is valid but the Visa was denied- can I travel to the USA?
Checking with the consulate is the best suggestion. Even if a visa application has been denied, you are not necessarily ineligible for a visa (here comes the subtleties you are mentioning). I may stand corrected, but reasons for ineligibility are listed in the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 212 which covers health issues, criminal records, grounds related to terrorism and security policy, misrepresentation and previous removals. Having being denied a visa just because the visa criterions are fulfilled does not render you ineligible for a visa.
Apr
23
comment Food in hand luggage
Just remember that some security agents have a very wide definition of 'liquid'. During the last year, I have been releived from honey, chestnut puree and butter in the security checks at European airports.
Apr
20
answered Croatia - Pula/Porec taxi prices
Apr
15
comment Why does Airbnb show restricted search results when logged-in?
Many of the questions here could have been answered by some company's help desk. What's so special about this one?
Apr
15
comment Connecting through UK when between UK visas
Is there any reason why you assume this to be a problem? A Canadian citizen does not require a visa for transiting or short term tourist visits to the UK. Why do you think it should be a problem that he/she had a previous and an upcoming youth mobility and student visa?
Apr
14
comment Lebara roaming is apparently free, what is the catch?
So why are you linking to a Dutch Lebara page with a potentially completely different offer?
Apr
14
comment Lebara roaming is apparently free, what is the catch?
Where is Lebara mentioning "free roaming". I can't find anything like that on the web page you're linking to.
Apr
13
comment Married to an Italian citizen, but I need to go to Germany alone, do I need a visa?
This is mostly wrong. Spouses and other near family members of EU citizens enjoy the same right to free movement within the EU as the citizens themselves. They should of course obtain a residence permit to prove this right, but the right is not determined by the possession of a residence permit and I see nothing in the question indicating that the OP has stayed illegaly in Italy or risk deportation if his status would be verified by any official.
Apr
10
comment Cycling safety in Romania / Poland
Do you mean Romania?
Apr
1
comment Broker (AirTicket24) has changed part of flight, can i ask a full refund?
It depends on the broker's terms and conditions.
Mar
30
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