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comment Europe: differences between colours of highway road-signs
@pnuts: Also not really related to this question. The Vienna convention only define motorway signs to have white letters on green or blue background and not does give any instructions on the colour used for "normal" roads, except the signs to have dark letters on a bright background or vice versa. Both France and Italy have ratified the convention and follow these rules.
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comment Why do Indian citizens need many visas?
The latest amendment of the Schengen visa regulations (EC No 1289/2013) has a far stricter reading when it comes to reciprocity requirements. As per the regulation, the Commission has been notified by several member states of the lack of reciprocity and if I understand it correctly, must two years after the notifications (that would be February 2016) temporarily suspend visa free travel to the Schengen area for the affected citizens. Currently, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Japan and the US has not fully implemented this reciprocity requirement.
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comment Can I drive a Dutch friend's car in the Netherlands?
@jwenting: At least in Europe (and that is also specified in the AHRO insurance conditions), the insurance holder is liable for any claims and not the driver, so at least in this case, that won't explain that the holder must have a Dutch license (even ignoring the issue that a foreign resident very well may have a Dutch license).
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comment Can I drive a Dutch friend's car in the Netherlands?
@andra: That's both incorrect. German traffic violation points are assigned to a person, not a license and the person does not even have to be a German resident (StVG § 28). EU/EEC citizens are (with only a few exceptions) allowed to keep and use their foreign license even if they are permanent residents of Germany.
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comment Can I drive a Dutch friend's car in the Netherlands?
I would be really surprised if the insurance requirement for the driver to hold a Dutch driving license is not a breach of EU/EEC anti discrimination regulations. AFAIK, a driving license from any other EU/EEC country holds the same legal significance (both public and civil) as a Dutch driving license.
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comment Are security rules different at European airports?
@Aditya: I know, but surely not more than 100ml?
Jul
29
comment Is it really necessary to have at least 60 minutes for a train connection?
If NSB sells you a through ticket, I would be highly surprised if the rest of the ticket is void if you miss a connection because of a delayed train. The situation is neither mentioned in the conditions for the minipris tickets, nor in the general transport conditions. I'll see if I can find more. You should however edit your question to match reality. As I pointed out, you are misquoting most of the disclaimer.
Jul
28
comment Are security rules different at European airports?
For what medical purpose do you need to bring saline solution through security?
Jul
28
comment Bringing someone's ashes abroad
The answer to 2. depends on where you want to go. In Germany, the unauthorized handling of ashes of deceased is punishable with up to three years of imprisonment.
Jul
27
comment Transport from Grenoble to Vaunières
Even without heavy luggage, walking 10km is not something for everyone.
Jul
27
comment Are there visa issues when transiting in India if connecting flights are booked separately?
Yes, it could be a problem. As always it is impossible to answer if it is a problem, unless you care to tell us what citizenship you have. It may also matter on which airport you are transiting.
Jul
25
comment USA Citizen Residing Abroad Traveling to USA with Foreign Wife
Is it an option for your wife to apply for a K-3 visa (non-immigrant visa for the spouse of an US citizen)?
Jul
24
comment Will this be considered sufficient proof of onward travel?
possible duplicate of One-way USA to Switzerland without a return ticket - Your situation is slightly different, but the answers apply to your situation as well.
Jul
24
comment Travel from London to Paris or Zurich by train without a Schengen visa
Are you in effect asking if you need a Schengen visa to enter the Schengen area? If so, what is your citizenship?
Jul
22
comment I am Non EU citizen working in Germany, can I travel to UK without visa?
You are right, I forgot about the transit visa exceptions. I have modified the answer.
Jul
22
comment I am Non EU citizen working in Germany, can I travel to UK without visa?
"You might need a visa" is a rather pointless answer to the question "do I need a visa?". Except for that, a visa is issued by either UK or Ireland and not for the CTA. Having a UK visa does not necessarily entitle you to go to Ireland and vice versa, although both countries are in the CTA.
Jul
22
comment Is it possible to buy the ticket on board in German train?
It might be easier to understand what you're writing if you made less use of "its" and "theys", where it's not really obvious what you refer to.
Jul
22
comment Is it possible to buy the ticket on board in German train?
You wrote that "if they have empty seats on the train, they'll let you in" and I found that statement utterly confusing, since there is neither no one there to let you in if there are free seats on the train, nor is anybody there to prevent you from boarding if the train is full. And when it comes to DB operations, what is "it"? Are you talking about the network or the trains and if you are still clinging to DB owning most of the rail network, what relation does that have to who operates the trains?
Jul
22
comment Train from Budapest to Zagreb - buy in advance or at the train station?
The deep link to the search result is only valid for a short period.
Jul
22
comment Is it possible to buy the ticket on board in German train?
If a train with mandatory reservations is full, you won't get a ticket, but noone will stop you from getting on the train (contrary to what you wrote in your edited answer). In Germany, there is usually no ticket control when entering the train and it is up to the passenger to either have a valid ticket or be sure to be able to buy a ticket on the train. You are also wrong in your statement that DB operates most of the national network. DB owns 34.000 km of the network, but private companies are running their stock on most of it.