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How to enter Thailand during COVID-19?

I have read somewhere that I must quarantine, but I also read something about quarantine. Can anyone explain exactly how I am supposed to enter Thailand during this situation?
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Auroville Visa Run (without flying)

What options do I have to exit & re-enter India without flying? I'm currently in Auroville, India. I have a 1-year visa, but my visa requires that I leave and re-enter the country every 6 months. ...
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Overstayed my visa in Germany by 9 days

There is now an official record that you apparently did break German law. I write 'apparently' because you have not been sentenced in court. Violating §95 AufenthG could lead to a fine or even to a ...
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Is English the official language for international flights?

There are specific languages official for every airline (i.e. United Airlines)? I think the mostly used is English, but what about for example AeroItalia or Sunrise Airways or Cathay Pacific or Air ...
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What's the procedure for obtaining a Tourist Visa for USA?

In order to obtain a tourist visa, you must first fill out the related forms published on the website of the embassy of the United States of America, and then take a visa interview where you will find ...
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Can I, until now a non-Muslim, visit Mecca by declaring that Allah is one in front of 2 people?

As per the BBC Becoming a Muslim requires a very simple act, but the meaning behind it is very deep. You have to believe that there is only one God, Allah, who created the entire universe, and that ...
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Ball pen mark on passport

I have a very small ball pen mark in page 3 of my passport. Is it considered damaged? Will I have any issues ?
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Can you use your passport between other countries if you are banned from leaving your home country?

This depends a lot on the specific countries involve so there is no "one size fits all answer" He says his passport allows him to travel freely between countries even if he has a ban. That'...
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Can you use your passport between other countries if you are banned from leaving your home country? [closed]

Someone who is banned from leaving the country gave me some information that's surprising. He is banned because he's a witness in a trial. Not sure when his ban will be lifted. This is not a country ...
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What's the cheapest way of paying by card abroad?

Wise is a very simple, much safer solution. None of the above applies: it's a public company with all the transparency that comes with that, profitable since 2017. It provides you with local accounts ...
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Travel options to Russia

I'm helping a Russian friend finding options to return home from Europe later this month. With most air routes closed due to the sanctions, the best options I've found so far are flights transiting ...
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What is the state of chip+PIN cards in the US?

All EMV terminals allow C+P cards, even if some can be configured to not allow C+S cards (in the US that doesn't happen often, but can happen in Europe). What you referred to as your understanding ...
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What is the state of chip+PIN cards in the US?

I'm an American living in the US Midwest and I'd say that the vast majority of my card purchases in the last year or two have been chip+PIN or touch+PIN*. There are still places that require a ...
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Manchester-London-Tel Aviv. Chance of cancellation of first leg? Safe to check bags through?

We plan to fly with British Airways from Manchester to London and on to Tel Aviv on 11 Aug 22. The following issues worry us. Is it likely that the Man - LHR flight be cancelled because of congestion ...
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Do I need a COVID test to enter the US if my flight departs this Sunday June 12th?

We are flying from Nice, France to New York on Sunday June 12th, leaving at 12 noon (France time) and landing at 3pm (New York time), a direct flight with Delta airlines. All members of our group are ...
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Can I re-enter Hungary if my residence renewal is in process?

I have two passports, Moroccan and Ukrainian. I got my Hungarian residence permit with my Moroccan passport. Now I am planning to travel to Russia; I will use my Ukrainian passport to travel since no ...
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What are common reasons for US immigration officers to deny entry in the country?

Most people are refused entry if their intent to enter the country is different than what that visa is for. There are many other reasons as well.
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Is RTP-NL operational yet?

Latest news you can read here (in Dutch). RTP-NL will restart in April this year.
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Route planner with heights (for bikes)

I use Google Maps to plan my bike routes inside Paris. However, it is missing height graphs of the routes (which is essential for biking). I would like such a site that would be capable of this. I may ...
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COVID and driving from UK to Italy: do I need to self isolate in France even though I just want to drive directly to Belgium and Germany?

I am an Italian citizen and I am relocating back to Italy, following the new rules for travelling in France, I do have a "compelling reason to travel". I want to cross the channel with my ...
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CA DMV: What happens once my temporary license expires?

I have a valid Indian Driving License. I went to the DMV and gave the written and they gave me a 60 day temporary license and asked me to give the behind the wheel driving test before it expires. ...
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What are the cheapest ways to get from East Asia to Australia?

I have a return ticket that gets me from Turkey to Korea to Australia but it cannot be extended beyond the end of May. I'm thinking of forfeiting or refunding some leg(s) of my ticket but as my ...
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Where can one report bad experience with a landlord/place to stay?

Is there an online web service where people can report other people of bad landlords/places to stay? It might not be directly connected to fast traveling (in my case at least), but rather something ...
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Layover in Istanbul with infants

This Saturday we'll be travelling with a layover at Istanbul Atatürk Airport. The layover is just under 3 hours. We'll be travelling with two infants (under 1 year old). Are their any baby-friendly ...
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Can I pay for my Turkish visa on arrival at the airport in Euros?

I'm Australian, flying into Istanbul Turkey tomorrow (Ataturk airport) and I know from last year's trip that I must pay a visa fee upon entry. But last year I crossed by land from Bulgaria and this ...
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How can you complain about being wrongly denied boarding and demand compensation?

An African friend of mine was traveling from Dar es Salaam to the UK (Manchester) and had an "Indefinite leave to remain" visa. His wife and children live in the UK. He was flying on Turkish ...
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Do I need a transit visa to visit Istanbul on my layover? Do airlines offer any city tours?

I have a Bangladeshi passport but is currently living in UK with a student visa. Can I enter Turkey at my transit without a Turkish visa? I will be travelling with Turkish Airlines and have a layover ...
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Do I need a transit visa to collect and re-check my luggage at Istanbul Ataturk airport?

I'm Egyptian and flying to Cairo from Tbilisi, via Istanbul. The first flight Tbilisi-Istanbul is on Atlasjet, then from Istanbul to Cairo I am flying on Egyptair. For that, I have to recheck in at ...
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Layover at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, where flights were purchased on different tickets

Me and my family (Maltese nationals) are travelling from Malta to South Africa via Istanbul and Dubai (Malta to Istanbul KM1200, Istanbul to Dubai EK124, Dubai to Johannesburg EK767). The flights ...
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Is 1h 5m enough time to make a connection Istanbul Atatürk airport?

I'm traveling on Turkish Airlines from Tbilisi, Georgia to Frankfurt, Germany, with a connection at Istanbul Atatürk International Airport. I arrive in Istanbul at 6:50 am and my next flight to ...
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How to get from Istanbul Airport (Atatürk) to Bursa, mid March, by bus and ferry?

I need to get from Atatürk Airport landing at around 6 to the port for the BUDO catamaran. Would a bus or taxi be a better choice? Also, which buses would be best and would I have to book in advance ...
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Is the transit area of Ataturk/Istanbul airport open early in the morning?

I will have about 7 hours transit at Istanbul Ataturk and my first flight will arrive there at 04:45 am. Will the transit be open at this time ? In other words, can I directly go to transit or should ...
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Is 2 hours 20 minutes enough at Atatürk Airport (Istanbul) if I have separate tickets?

I´m kind of worried about the transfer in Istanbul's Atatürk Airport. I have only 2 hours 20 minutes to until my flight onward to Manila. I'm flying from Germany to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines and ...
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Do I need to bring Turkish Lira (cash) for a layover at Istanbul Atatürk airport?

We will be travelling from Europe to Asia with Turkish Airlines, with a layover at Istanbul Atatürk airport. While waiting at the transit zone for a few hours, we will probably spend some money on ...
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1hr 30min layover in Ataturk Airport (Istanbul)

I found an excellent price for a flight to Chicago by Turkish airlines. My only concern is that the layover time is only 1hr 30min. Is this time sufficient to catch the next flight?
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How to get from Istanbul Atatürk Airport to Çanakkale‎?

The usual way to get from Istanbul to Çanakkale‎ is to take a direct bus from the Büyük or the Harem otogar (bus station). That's especially true if you stay somewhere in the "center" of Istanbul. But ...
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Need guidance on how to navigate Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST)

This is more of a panic question after reading reviews on Istanbul Atatürk Airport. They said it's messy and hard to navigate, therefore I'm asking questions here in name of my girlfriend who will ...
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Available options to transfer from Ataturk airport to Sultanahmet after midnight!

I will soon arrive to Istanbul Ataturk after midnight. The plane will land 00:45, passport control and bag collection will take at least 40 minutes, which means that I have to catch a bus or metro ...
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Is 2 hours enough time to make a connection at Ataturk airport?

I have my single flight ticket for Jakarta- Amsterdam. I will arrive in Ataturk, Turkey at 4:55 a.m. and my flight to Amsterdam is at 7:05 a.m. Is that enough time for the connection? I leave on June ...
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Connection at Atatürk airport

I am a Maltese national travelling from Malta to Turkey, with a connection flight at Atatürk airport 6 hrs later to Dubai with Emirates. Since the flights are with different airlines and I would ...
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Transfer / security in Istanbul Ataturk airport after 29/06/2016

I'm sure we all have heard about the terrorist attack in Istanbul Ataturk airport yesterday, 28 June 2016. Has anybody by any chance flown to/from/via IST since the attack and can give a first-hand ...
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How to get from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Yenikapi Ferry Terminal by public transport?

My flight lands in Istanbul Ataturk Airport at 2am on a Saturday. There's a ferry from Yenikapi to Bandirma at 7am, which I wanted to catch so that I can then catch an onward train to Izmir the same ...
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Ankur Banerjee's user avatar
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Ataturk Airport to Yenikapi ferry by rental car?

What is the best route to drive from Ataturk Aiport to Yenikapi? How long is the journey? We want to rent a car at the airport and drive to Bodrum.
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Is it possible to take checked-in luggage before passport control in Ataturk airport

I have 2 separate tickets Singapore — Istanbul Atatürk (IST) and IST — Lviv. Is it possible to claim checked-in luggage and check it in on the next flight, without going through passport control forth ...
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Can my family leave Istanbul Ataturk Airport during layover to Toronto?

My family, including children, are traveling to Toronto and have a layover at Istanbul Ataturk Airport for 18 hours. We want to go out to the city and be back to the airport to catch the Air Canada ...
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Paid lounge access at Istanbul Ataturk airport

So I missed my flight and I now have a 23 hour layover at Istanbul Ataturk airport. Is there any lounge I can pay for access to - preferably airside?
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Ankur Banerjee's user avatar
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What's the cheapest transport to get from Ataturk International aiport to the Taksim Square area of Istanbul?

I'm flying to Istanbul tomorrow afternoon and would like to know the cheapest way to get from the airport (Ataturk) to the Taksim Square area. I'm sure there are many options and some will be easier ...
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What is the current US passport processing time?

I am a travel agent on the side and my clients are all very nervous about the length of time to process new and renewed US passports in the post pandemic world. How long does a renewal or new passport ...
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Carry on bag with wheels that I can attach to my waist?

What is a waist strap to put a carry on bag? I have crushed bones.
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Does Qatar Airways have a no-show fee in case a passenger misses a flight (assuming the passenger only purchased a flight ticket and nothing else)?

https://www.qatarairways.com/tradepartner/en/bookingnticketing/Penalties-and-Charges.html states: No-Show Charge: The charge made by reason of the failure of a passenger to use reserved accommodation,...
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