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Questions tagged [borders]

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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Crossing Swiss-Austrian border by foot

Is it possible to cross the Swiss-Austrian border on foot?
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How would the Customs procedure differ for a VWP-ineligible British tourist entering the US by land from Canada vs. by air from the UK?

I am a British citizen by birth and I have just found out that my great-grandmother is very ill in hospital. She is an American citizen by birth and has lived there for most of her life. I also have ...
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US citizen previously refused entry into the UK and been refused for visa. What to do now?

I'm so highly confused but maybe you guys can help me. My girlfriend lives in Bristol, United Kingdom, shes a British Citizen while I'm American. I'm not very good at explaining myself so beware but ...
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What happens to people stuck on a land border in North America? [closed]

My German friend's US Visa expires, and he plans to travel to Canada, where he does not need a Visa. However, he has overstayed in the past, and so I suspect he has a high change of being refused ...
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Can I vacation with my girlfriend who is already in the USA?

I know there are lots of previous questions about visiting boyfriend/girlfriend in the USA and I did look over them. They are very helpful. My case is a little bit different, so that I think it might ...
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Double citizenship (EU + Non-EU) - How to get the “Out” border stamp on my non-eu passport without leaving?

I have a big doubt related to the Schengen Visa immigration border process regarding double citizenship (EU + non-EU), specially with its "Out" stamp. I entered Italy with my Brazilian passport (got "...
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Bringing back new items to USA from Canada

I am a dual USA/Canada citizen, and I recently travelled to Canada by car, from USA, and in my car I had 2 laptops valued at $650 each. I declared them at the border and everything was fine. My ...
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What US border crossings have exit checkpoints?

The Lukeville border crossing (US-Mexico) apparently has a US exit checkpoint, which is a huge advantage for foreign visitors, as their exits need to be electronically recorded. (for those who don't ...
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What is the law on CBD oil brought into Mexico from Canadian visitors?

I learned that medical use of marihuana is legal in Mexico since 2017 but there's little information on regulations for the use of the oil as a visitor. It looks like the Mexican Government has ...
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Entering Russia on tourist visa with BlaBlaCar or hitchiking

I'm a Canadian with a tourist visa. Someone has offered me a ride from Riga to Moscow from BlaBlaCar and I wonder if I would be denied entry into Russia due to trying to enter from a private car ...
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In the Vienna-Bucharest train, info about border crossings, paying for snacks and sleeping car amenities

I will soon ride towards Bucharest from Austria using the Dacia Express train, on Vienna to Bucharest route. The usual expert sources (seat61) deliver valuable info; anyway, I still have doubts on ...
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Is there border control on Mt. Everest?

The international border between Nepal and Chinese-controlled Tibet runs through Mount Everest, which is reportedly getting crowded due to the large number of climbers (who mainly ascend the Nepali ...
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Can I leave Moldova through Transnistria?

What happens if I leave Moldova through Transinstria? I guess I won't get a Moldavan exit stamp, would that be a problem if I visit Moldova again? Wouldn't it look like I overstayed in the country ...
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How can a Green Card holder prove their length of absence when exiting and entering through a Mexican land crossing?

Me and a friend of mine who is a Green Card holder are planning a road trip from Seattle to Tijuana by car. To avoid a long queue we are planning to cross the Mexican border on foot and go back after ...
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border formalities when entering China from Hong Kong by train

I am preparing for a trip from Hong Kong into Southern China. I am a European Union passport holder and will travel with a Chinese "L" (i.e. tourist) visa. If I take a "Z" express train from Hong ...
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Visa to Oman travelling with a car from UAE

I am travelling to Oman with a car from UAE. My car agency (Sixt) promised me they will supply all the needed documents for the car and there should be no issues crossing the border. Wikitravel ...
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Traveling to Northern Kosovo (e.g. Zubin Potok) [duplicate]

We are three guys traveling to Kosovo for a road trip. We would like to visit the northern part of Kosovo (e.g. northern part of Mitrovica, Zubin Potok). However, authorities from our homeland advise ...
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Visiting Salmon Glacier, near Stewart, British Columbia (Canada)/Hyder, Alaska (USA)

Near the southernmost point of the British Columbia, Canada/Alaska, USA border is a beautiful glacier named Salmon Glacier. Apparently this glacier can be visited using a gravel road from the town of ...
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Do I need official permission to leave Spain for a holiday with my son?

I am a British man living in Spain married to a Spanish woman, our son has both British and Spanish nationality. I plan to go the UK alone with him for a week and wanted to ask about if I'm likely ...
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If border control refuses me entry at the airport, can I fly to any chosen country or only the country of origin?

The scenario: a person is flying from country A to country B upon landing, they are refused entry to the country B by the border control question: instead of flying back to A, can they book the next ...
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Can I enter the UK with another passport from the one I have a visa on?

So this can get a bit tricky. I have a leave to enter visa currently on my US passport, which is now being renewed and can take up to 8 weeks to process. The passport is not with me as it had to be ...
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Travel from the UAE to Lithuania by car

I have been traveling around Asia with my family for the past couple of years, and now we are thinking of a plan to get back to Europe. The idea was to end the journey in Dubai, then fly to Lithuania....
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Is it possible to drive from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh? If yes, what is the procedure?

I am planning for a road trip to Riyadh from Abu Dhabi. I have a UAE residence visa. I need to confirm whether it is possible. If possible, what is the procedure that I need to go through?
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Kosi Bay border crossing from South Africa to Mozambique

I will be crossing the Kosi Bay border from the South African side on 25 December 2018. Has anybody experience crossing this border over the festive period? How long did it take? Were people queuing ...
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I have two passports/nationalities. How do I use them at a land border?

I read I have two passports/nationalities. How do I use them when I travel? and this but the answers mention air travel. I'm interested in using 2 passports at a land border. At a land border crossing,...
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Re-entry under visa exemption (Thailand)

Suppose I enter Thailand by air with an Italian passport, under the visa exemption (which guarantees me 30 days in Thailand). Then I want to travel to Laos by land and come back to Thailand by land ...
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What proof is needed to reenter the US by land at 96 days on VWP?

Some friends flew into the US (LAX) under the VWP and drove into Tijuana, Mexico. They will be in Mexico for 2 months before flying to El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Colombia for a month and then back ...
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Which country's laws apply on Canusa Street / rue Canusa?

As a foreigner (and whether you are here is potentially debateable) and something happens to you on Canusa Street, what laws would you be under? Information online claims that the street falls into ...
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Can I enter Croatia providing a bus ticket to Slovenia as proof of onward travel?

I am a brazilian going to travel to some places in Europe, but I don't have my entire itinerary planed yet. All I have right now is my flight ticket to Croatia, and a bus ticket to Slovenia (from ...
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Turkish official denying exit for a foreign citizen trying to cross into Georgia

My friend is from Kyrgyzstan (he has citizenship) and works in Turkey. He wanted to visit Batumi, a city in Georgia. Georgia doesn't ask visas from citizens of Kyrgyzstan. Because my friend lives in ...
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Land borders between Thailand and Cambodia that accept Cambodian e-Visa

I am planning to travel next winter (October 2018 to January 2019) to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. What I want to do is to cross the land border between Thailand and Cambodia by train or coach (...
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Traveling from the UK to America via Mexico, no bags. Will Customs challenge this? [closed]

I'm going to America and specifically Texas. However my flight lands in Mexico and I'm crossing the border on foot. My friends are giving me a lift to the border bridge, but they are carrying on in ...
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Is entering the USA at Hyder, AK actually legal, or only tolerated?

It is mentioned in many places that there is no US border post when entering Hyder, Alaska, a community not connected by road to any other in the USA, and that persons are permitted to cross into ...
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What is necessary in order to drive my vehicle from Muscat to Cairo? [duplicate]

What is required to drive through the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and, possibly, Jordan? Would it be visa free? How much are the costs? I am Egyptian and have Egyptian & Oman driving licenses; is that ...
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What powers do US authorities have to search electronic devices at the border? [duplicate]

I'm referring here to situations in which people are seeking to enter or re-enter the US. Here I mean border to include airports. I'm interested not just in what powers the authorities technically ...
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Applying for ESTA while in possession of a valid B1/B2 visa

I am planning to travel to the United States this year. In 2014 I was issued a B1/B2 visa which hasn't expired yet; My first and only trip to the US so far was for business reasons, but I now intend ...
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Crossing the Cambodia/Vietnam border and single/multi entry visas

My girlfriend (Austrian) and I (Spanish) are going soon to Vietnam/Cambodia for holidays. When we booked the flight tickets, a quick research in terms of visa showed that she needed a visa for both ...
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Frequent short-term student visa - UK/US citizen

I’m 20 years old, a US citizen but living in Jordan. I graduated from high school two years ago. I took one short course with a short course visa then one full-time 1-year foundation course with a ...
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Should I use a “burner” phone when visiting the US?

I'm a New Zealand citizen and I might soon be visiting to the US on short notice for business. I've heard that the US have started to frequently search cellphones. I'm not very comfortable handing ...
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Crossing from Thailand to Cambodia with a motorbike scooter registered in Thailand

I have a 125 cc scooter registered in Thailand. If I ride it to the border with Cambodia, can I cross the border, visit Cambodia for some weeks and drive back? I am concerned with the vehicle more ...
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Crossing MX/US border (@San Ysidro, CA) with outstanding US warrant

A friend has a warrant for not paying the last of her fines for a DUI in Colorado and wants to go to Tijuana, Mexico. If Immigration checks and finds out (when she crosses the border on her way back) ...
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How to find information about crossing various borders in Europe and Central Asia with my own car?

I plan to drive from Central Europe towards Vladivostok. Therefore, I'm at the moment trying to collect as much information as I can about the various borders that I need to cross. While it is ...
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When a person gets a Mexican FMM online, when do they do the background check?

If a person applies for a Mexican FMM online, will the background check be done immediately, and more importantly, before the FMM is made available to print out, and then at immigration you only have ...
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British person using VWP then visiting Canada before heading back to U.K..?

I'm currently in the U.S. and leaving shortly, will soon have been here just under the maximum time allowed, I'm fine leaving and could happily visit Canada at another time, yet was wondering if I was ...
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What does the USA border patrol consider a weapon?

A lot of the time, when I enter USA by car from Canada, I am asked if I have any weapons. Sometimes I have a hatchet or a 5" blade for when I go camping. Should I answer Yes or No to the question "...
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Border Control from Copenhagen (Denmark) to Malmo (Sweden)

Has the asylum seeker/refugee situation in Sweden lead to any extra security checks or border checkpoints along this route? I will be travelling from Copenhagen - Malmo and back in around a month so ...
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Going to the USA to visit online friends after a trip to Morocco

I'm currently considering visiting the US to visit a couple of online friends. I'm not worried about safety--I've hung out with one of them in Portugal and everything was perfectly fine and I've ...
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Entering the USA with an expired Canadian passport

My passport expired last week. Since I'm getting married in June, it was recommended that I renew after my name change. However, my uncle passed away today in the USA. Is there any way I can enter the ...
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What happens if you declare an item and it is confiscated?

A few years back I was on a trip with a family member who brought back a meat product to Canada. I told them to declare it, so they did. It got confiscated entering at the Canadian border as a ...
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Crossing on land from Cambodia to Vietnam at Ha Tien, do I need proof of onward travel?

I am thinking of going to Vietnam for a few months and maybe more... The plan is to cross the land border at Ha Tien with my family and 6-month baby from Cambodia to Vietnam, then head to Saigon. I ...