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Locations of border crossings between countries, whether and when they are open, who may cross, and what must be done in order to cross.

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Must I declare all items in my vehicle when crossing from the U.S. to Canada, or only those inquired about?

Surely I don't have to declare each and every item in my vehicle whenever I travel to Canada, do I? Do I actually have to disclose that I have a clipboard somewhere in my vehicle, for example? I asked ...
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Leaving US via land border with expired visa/ESTA: What if you can't enter?

This question is about getting out of the US by land. Has anyone with a valid destination visa/visa-free ever been refused land entry into Canada/Mexico? It appears that border guards can refuse ...
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Can you travel without ID to another country to get to your passport country's embassy if there is none in the current country (Europe)?

I am trying to find a plausible answer to a question about a scenario in a movie that involves travel across borders in Europe and what is possible in real life. Question: If I am in a country that ...
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Can I walk to the Netherlands from Weeze, Germany (NRN)?

I'd like to visit the Netherlands, and I can see that flights are much cheaper to Weeze, Germany (NRN) than to any airport in the Netherlands. Since Weeze is right next to the Netherlands, I would ...
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Exit immigration for Argentina-Chile border crossing

So I entered Argentina by plane a month ago, passed the entry immigration checks at the airport, and then some days later took a bus to Chile. The bus went through the Los Libertadores pass, where I ...
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How much does the bus over the Thai Lao friendship bridge cost from the Laos side?

I've got a week left on my Laos visa but I'd have to visit the ATM again and the fees are really high these days. So I'm thinking of heading back to Thailand. But want to make sure I keep enough LAK ...
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Which Dubai car rental companies allow driving to Oman?

I am planning a trip from Dubai to Musandam in Oman. I would like to drive. I asked Europcar, but they don’t allow driving outside the UAE. It is painful to email each and every rental company to ask ...
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Passing through passport control as a group in the USA

I'll be embarking on a business trip with two colleagues, and we're seeking some guidance regarding passport control. Two of us have an ESTA, while the third holds a B2 visa. The challenge is that my ...
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What does the bus journey from Baku to Tbilisi look like?

For somebody wanting to travel from Baku to Western Europe, flying out of Kutaisi Airport seems to be the cheapest option in the South Caucasus region. However, the borders of Azerbaijan remain closed ...
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Where can one buy a SIM card at Woodlands checkpoint in Singapore?

I'm entering Singapore via the Woodlands checkpoint from Johor Bahru and I'd like to buy a SIM card to use in Singapore. Where can I buy a SIM card at the Woodlands checkpoint? Is the closest 7-Eleven ...
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How can one go from Woodlands Checkpoint to Little India in Singapore with public transportation between 1 and 5 am?

SBS Transit Bus Service 170 seems convenient but it does not operate between 00:40 am and 05:20 am: the last bus departs at 00:30 am from Larkin station at shown in the table below and I assume it ...
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15 year old crossing the Germany/Netherlands border - do I need parental letter?

I am 15 years old and travelling by train from Netherlands to Germany. Do I need a letter of consent from my parents or can I just buy a ticket and go? I will have my passport.
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Basel Badischer Bahnhof to Basel SBB train announcement: "Only cross the border with valid documents..." Which border?

On a train from Basel Badischer Bahnhof to Basel SBB there is an automated announcement shortly before departure: Cross the border only with valid travel documents and without goods and foreign ...
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Do Mexico->US land crossings have special lanes for US citizens or Global Entry holders?

I'm looking to do a day trip to Mexico via the Mexicali border crossing. I'm traveling as a Green Card holder with Global Entry and a friend of mine is a US citizen. Are there special lanes for either ...
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Obtaining or renewing I-94 at PedWest Tijuana-San Ysidro

My wife and I often use the eastern pedestrian border crossing from Tijuana to San Ysidro, and occasionally have to stop into the permit office to renew our I-94 permissions. On Monday the PedWest ...
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Walking from PedEast to PedWest in Tijuana to cross into US

The San Ysidro Port of Entry Pedestrian West Facility (aka PedWest) pedestrian border crossing from Tijuana to San Ysidro re-opened (again) on Monday. Yesterday my wife and a friend were using the ...
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Which immigration and customs checkpoints should one use when walking across the border from Singapore to Malaysia via the Johor–Singapore Causeway?

I read on the Wikipedia page on the Sultan Iskandar Building (Google Maps) that is used to enter Malaysia from Singapore via the Johor–Singapore Causeway (Google Maps) (formatting is mine): The ...
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What kind of onward ticket can be used to be granted a 144-hour visa-free transit in Guangdong Province and leaving Mainland China via the Luohu port?

I am a citizen of one of the countries (France) eligible for a 144-hour visa-free transit in some areas of Mainland China. I understand that to be granted the visa-free entry, I must have an onward ...
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What's the Luohu highway port in Shenzhen that is allowed to be used as an exit port after being granted 144h visa-free transit in Guangdong Province?

I am a citizen of one of the countries (France) eligible for a 144-hour visa-free transit in some areas of Mainland China. I understand that to be granted the visa-free entry, I must have an onward ...
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Can I, a British Green Card holder residing in western NY, go to pick up my British mother flying into Toronto airport and bring her back home?

I am a British green card holder. My mother lives in the UK and visits us as a tourist periodically so she can see the grandkids. It has recently started becoming a more economical proposition to fly ...
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When did it become allowed to walk across the border between Singapore and Malaysia via the Johor–Singapore Causeway?

My research so far: This answer by lambshaanxy states it was not possible in 2014: you can't even walk across the Causeway now that Malaysia shifted to its new ridiculously huge and rather distant ...
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Is it allowed to walk across the border between Singapore and Malaysia via the Malaysia–Singapore Second Link?

There are two land border crossings between Singapore and Malaysia (I am ignoring the train-only border crossings via Woodlands Train Checkpoint, and thanks dda for the link): The Johor–Singapore ...
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Can one walk across the border between Singapore and Malaysia via the Johor–Singapore Causeway at any time in the day/night?

Can one walk across the border between Singapore and Malaysia via the Johor–Singapore Causeway (Google Maps) at any time in the day/night? I can't find much information about crossing by foot and ...
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Is it possible to reach India from any neighbouring countries without a flight?

I am planning an overland bike journey across south Asia (beginning in Vietnam). I want to include India and Nepal in my trip. Because I'm travelling by bicycle it's difficult to include flights and I ...
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Bought new phone while on holiday in Spain, travelling back to Switzerland by train. Got the tax refund form. What to do next?

I broke my phone while away in Spain and had to purchase a new one there. I asked the shop for a tax-free form. Now, I need to go back home in Switzerland, by train. I will cross two borders. The ...
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Is it possible to be rejected at South Korean border with approved k-eta?

I'm from Kazakhstan, and we have the option to obtain a K-ETA for trips lasting less than 30 days. However, I've heard some stories about our citizens getting rejected at the border even if they have ...
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Can I order an item from another country whilst in Turkey?

I was thinking of ordering down pants through Amazon whilst in Turkey. There is a message giving more detail on the issue of this product being sent from abroad. The machine translation says: "...
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Which is the most obscure border crossing available to foreigners with VOA from Thailand to Laos?

I think I'll cross the border from Thailand to Laos again for the first time in years in about two weeks. I really like crossing borders at small, quiet, out-of-the-way crossings. Even if they're not ...
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What is the situation with land border crossings on the Georgia-Azerbaijan border?

Azerbaijan has extended its Special Quarantine Regime until January 2. I have been led to believe that the land border restrictions of the Special Quarantine Regime prevent any travel to Azerbaijan ...
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Do French citizens need a visa or some other travel paperwork to attend a conference in Canada?

Do French citizens need a visa or some other travel paperwork aside from their passport to attend a conference in Canada? I’m interested in entries by air and by land. I know that for tourism, they ...
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Entering Malaysia from Thailand with a different passport issued by the same country

I'll be travelling to Malaysia from Thailand in a few weeks. I have two EU passports issued by the same country, both of which are valid, and I want to enter Malaysia on my B passport. The reason for ...
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What are the consequences of entering North Macedonia without an entry stamp?

I am walking on an EU passport through Kosovo, North Macedonia (via Tetovo and Skopje), and Bulgaria. I seem to have messed up in my planning: there is no border crossing remotely close to where I ...
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Canadian citizen travelling to USA contracted by a Canadian company

I am a Canadian citizen born in Canada. I work for myself as a consultant. There is a Canadian company that wants to hire me to visit a customer of theirs in the US. My work would be verbal ...
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Is it legal to cross an internal Schengen border without passport for a day visit

As a UK citizen I recently found myself vacationing in Germany close to the Austrian border with a group of friends who are all EU nationals. While out on a day cycle without my passport, one of my ...
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Flying to Venice (Italy) and driving a rental car to Buje (Croatia)

I have planned a holiday to Croatia in 2024, specifically near the town of Buje in the West of the country. We will be coming from the UK and the nearest airport from which there is a direct flight ...
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How can I learn what border crossing a bus between Malaysia and Indonesia will use?

A few bus companies, including e.g. Bus Asia, offer service between Kuching, Malaysia, and Pontianak, Indonesia, both on the island of Borneo (Kalimantan). Plugging those cities into Google Maps ...
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Transfer to domestic flight Detroit Airport

My young daughter (16 years) will visit cousins in North Carolina this summer. Her flight with Delta is departing from Amsterdam and arriving at Detroit airport gate A28. As far as I can see is her ...
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How to calculate cross border fees for rental cars in the Balkans?

I'm a Turkish citizen planning a visa-free travel in the Balkan countries and I'm planning to rent a car starting and ending in Skopje, North Macedonia and travelling to Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia ...
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Can I take bear spray across land borders in the Balkans and Caucasus?

I am walking to the Caucasus and bought some bear spray for self-defence against bears in Slovenia. If I disclose that I have bear spray in my tent bag to the border guards along the way, are they ...
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Turkey passport control

I travelled from Manchester to Turkey for a week holiday. At passport control my passport was stamped then passed to another border police officer behind him who took a photo of my passport on his ...
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Can I cross from the eastern side of Kosovo to Serbia by bike?

Similar questions have been asked, but they were from 7 years ago, so I want to see if there has been any diplomatic updates. My goal is to bike from Pristina, Kosovo to Sofia, Bulgaria. Google maps ...
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What happens if I try to enter russia 1 hour before my visa is valid [duplicate]

Entering Russia is difficult these days, and the bus schedules are uncertain too, as is the queue to St Petersburg from Helsinki - which is my route. If I'm fortunate and there are no queues, I might ...
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How does Schengen border controls work at the USAF's Ramstein Air Base?

Ramstein Air Base is a US Air Force base located in Germany, and therefore in the Schengen Area US Military personnel and some civilians can travel there from the US, even on a private basis, provided ...
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Do Schengen member countries share SIS data/alerts with other countries?

Border guards in the Schengen area in Western Europe screen foreign travelers in a database called SIS. Someone in violation of Schengen duration stays might (I could be wrong) have their passport ...
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Canadians U.S. Roadtrips using parent’s car. What do we need to prepare?

Five of my friends and I are going on a New England roadtrip. We’re from New Brunswick, Canada and we’ll be using my mom’s 8-passenger SUV. I know that a notarized letter of permission will be helpful ...
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Can a C-1 visa be used to enter the US from Mexico at a land port of entry, en route to a nearby sea port?

Some family members that were booked to join us on a cruise had their B-2 visas stolen from them last week. There are less than 5 weeks to go before the cruise, and the chances of procuring ...
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Why did US customs officers question me as I was leaving the US via the land border?

As I approached the US/Canadian border in Northern Idaho, several US Customs officers flagged me over and began asking me questions as if I had just entered the US from Canada. After they released me, ...
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Is it possible to travel by car from Europe to Thailand?

Since mainland Thailand and India on mainland Asia are land connected with mainland Europe, would it be physically possible to travel by car from, for example, Frankfurt, Germany to Pattaya, Thailand, ...
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Effect of Denied Entry Stamp from Spain

I had a flight from Istanbul to Managua, transiting through Barcelona, Spain, and Bogotá, Colombia. I boarded my plane from Istanbul to Barcelona and made the transit. While attempting to board the ...
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can a child enter the US by land without full covid vaccination?

I'm looking to travel overland from Canada to US for 3-day visit, with my 8 year old daughter. We're not US citizens or residents. According this DHS page, all travellers 2 years and older are ...
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