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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Is the US->Mexico land border open for non-essential travels? (traveler has a French citizenship and a US lawful permanent residence)

https://www.afar.com/magazine/can-americans-visit-mexico-right-now (mirror) (2020-09-15) seems to say that anyone can enter Mexico: According to Mexico: Per Travesías, “Mexico’s federal government ...
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Is the San Ysidro PedWest crossing closed?

Regarding the San Ysidro PedWest crossing, I read: https://bwt.cbp.gov/details/09250407/PED (mirror) says "Current Wait: Lanes Closed" and "Hours of Operation: 24 hrs/day Date: 9/25/...
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Trying to cross into Tijuana by foot without a passport?

Assuming I have an essential travel need, I would like to know about crossing into tijuana with a receipt + paperwork from the post office that will work as a temporary passport. When you apply for a ...
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UK Visa Hoping to Arrive Early? [duplicate]

I am a Canadian with a Tier-5 Visa that starts on December 30th, 2020. I'm moving with my girlfriend, she goes to school in the UK. I currently have no job lined up, but this might change. I was ...
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Travel to Japan in December 2020

Before COVID-19 occurred, I was planning on going to Japan in December 2020. However, with things escalating, I decided to not give in and book a flight when I almost did. I know Japan has closed ...
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Is the US Southern Border still closed for “non-essential” travel?

I live near Tijuana, Mexico. I have a B1/B2 visitor visa for the United States, meaning that since March I have not been allowed to cross the southern border into the US as the border has been closed ...
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Can immigration officers in airports make exceptions for citizens of a Covid-19-struck state who are not resident there?

I hold Israeli citizenship and passport and I am currently residing in Bangkok; I reside here nearly two years already - I didn't visit Israel since I came here. I don't hold Israeli residency status (...
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Do transit count as a day under short visit in Schengen for people with a resident permit in a Schengen country?

Let's assume I have a resident permit from the Schengen country A and plans to visit Schengen country B via a transit in Schengen country C. If I leave country A today and spend the over-night in ...
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How is the border crossing handled around Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta?

I'm browsing some trails I'd like to visit next summer around Waterton Lakes NP, in Alberta. Going off an initial skim of Google Maps, it looks like the trail system straddles the border without ...
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how can babies cross from northern Cyprus (TRNC) to the south (ROC)?

An officer on the Greek side of the Cyprus green line told me a baby that is being carried by a parent can cross with a birth certificate. No passport, no photo id is required for the baby. I'm ...
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Is there a website with up-to-date info on border checks in the EU due to Covid-19?

I will soon travel from France to Austria via Switzerland, and am unsure about the status of border controls. As a UK citizen, I am in principle permitted to travel to Austria (at the current date) as ...
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UK Public Health Passenger Locator Form: Privacy and Data Retention Period

How long is any information supplied through the UK Public Health Passenger Locator Form kept for, when some EU citizen travels from the EU to England by plane, as of now (or 12 July 2020: it doesn't ...
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How easy is it to get in and out of Russia by illegally crossing its border?

I'm unsure whether my question is on-topic here, but it's about travel and border crossing, so I've decided to try. I'm writing an article about Russian borders, focusing on illegal crossings in both ...
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Would an American who lives in Japan be allowed into the Schengen Zone for non-essential travel?

According to the most recent list from the EU here, Third countries whose residents should not be affected by temporary external borders restriction on non-essential travel into the EU includes Japan. ...
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Are there Schengen airports besides Budapest with border “holes”?

Due to COVID-19, many Schengen arrivals in Budapest take place at the non-Schengen sector. As such, despite doing a Schengen -> non-Schengen transfer, I won't be clearing any Schengen exit control ...
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My husband and I want to visit my sister in Canada [duplicate]

My husband and I on July 14, 2020 fly from Texas to Portland Maine, rent a car to travel to Ste Christine, Quebec, Canada to visit sister returning July 23, 2020. Will we be able to cross the border ...
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What is the best way to maximize chances of reentry upon leaving the UK?

I have come to the UK in the course of fleeing my abusive family and thus ata time in my life which was quite uncertain, unclear, and precarious. As my family is already an expat one (Americans living ...
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Does the removal of German border control from 15th June apply to third-country nationals legally residing in these countries?

It is announced that Germany will remove travel controls for entries from other EU countries, the Schengen-associated countries, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and the UK on 15th June (https://www....
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Told Hungarian border police I walked along the outer Schengen border and took photos of it – will I be fined? [closed]

I hold an EU passport of a Schengen area member state and travelled on a day trip to Hungary. In Hungary, I walked to and then along the outer Schengen border until I reached a border crossing, where ...
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Will company deny boarding because of covid-related travel restrictions?

I am planning on traveling to the EU in the coming days, leaving from the US. I am the spouse of an EU citizen. My spouse and I will be traveling together and based on this, https://ec.europa.eu/info/...
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Can you walk from Lithuania to Poland through Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast)?

Is it possible to walk from Lithuania to Poland through Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast)? Is it possible to cross borders in Nida/Morskoe and Mamonovo/Gronowo or Mamonovo/Grzechotki on foot? If not - what ...
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US-Canada border at Blaine-White Rock

Is it possible to cross the Blaine-White Rock border on foot or bicycle? And are there tolls in either direction?
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Car travel through France to Spain - what restrictions are in place due to Covid19? [closed]

I have a villa in Spain that I was planning to go to at the end of July. I know that all borders were at one time closed - but I am also now told that they are open? but, in Spain, you need a green ...
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Is a screenshot of booking.com acceptable for proof of accomodation?

I am planning to stay in the UK for 4 months after virus; I will need to show proof of accommodation to the immigration officer. What are accepted methods to provide proof of accommodation? Can I use ...
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Are the Guatemala -> Mexico borders near Tapachula open?

Is it currently (28-Apr-2020) possible for Europeans to cross from Guatemala into Mexico overland at one of the two borders close to Tapachula: (1) Tecun Umán / Hidalgo or (2) Carmen / Talismán. I ...
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How are border closures enforced in the Schengen area given the large number of crossing points?

In the past month, all Schengen countries announced strict border controls even within the Schengen area and even for EU citizens. However European borders are extremely porous given the large number ...
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Germany border restrictions for EU nationals Covid 19 [closed]

I am a British national with a British passport who has a contract to begin work in Germany in August ,and a partner (not married) who is a German national living there. I have a chance also to ...
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Is there an authoritative source for COVID-19 related travel restrictions in the EU?

Similar to this question but for the EU. I need to repatriate myself and my car from Prague to London. Ideally I would cross the Czech/German, German/Dutch, Dutch/Belgian, Belgian/French, and French/...
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What is happening to Northwest Angle? [closed]

With the closure of the US-Canada border to all but essential traffic, does anyone know what is happening to Northwest Angle? Northwest Angle is a 300 square kilometer part of Michigan that is ...
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What happens when refused entry at Canadian border? [closed]

Say I take the bus to go from the US to Canada, as a US citizen. If I am refused entry into Canada at the Canadian border, what happens next ? The bus is going to leave without me, I have no way of ...
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Enter Romania through Greece, Single Entry Schengen Visa becomes Invalid?

I am planning a trip ahead. I'd like to Enter to Romania via Greece (Single Entry Schengen Visa) Would then my Schengen Visa become Invalid and I won't be able to come back to a Schengen Country?
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Israeli citizen entering Ben Gurion without Israeli passport

I am both Italian and Israeli citizen. I planned initially to go from Italy to Latvia by myself, then come back to Italy, pick up my Israeli passport and fly to Israel for a visit, this time with my ...
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Gibraltar to Malaga - crossing border by foot

We are going to Gibraltar for a few days, followed by two days in Malaga. Direct transfers Gibraltar - Malaga do exist, but they seem overly expensive, and we've heard border queues for vehicles could ...
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Hozomeen border formalities

The only way to reach the Hozomeen Campground in the Ross Lake National Recreation Area (Washington) by vehicle is from Canada, but there is no corresponding Port of Entry on the CBP list. This is ...
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What do Canadian Border Services know when I cross by car?

I am a Canadian citizen and have been in the US for almost 2 years. If I cross the border by car, would Canada have that information? Would they know I have been gone for 2 years?
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Data retention for EU citizens travelling between UK and EU during Brexit transition/implementation period

Context: I'm an EU citizen studying in the UK. When I travel to my home country in the EU (for example through a direct flight or by train), and then return to the UK, some of my personal information ...
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Data retention for EU citizens travelling between UK and EU during Brexit transition/implementation period

Context: I'm an EU citizen studying in the UK. When I travel to my home country in the EU (for example through a direct flight or by train), and then return to the UK, some of my personal information ...
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Thai Tourist Visa and Exemption

Your opinion or expertise would be appreciated. I entered Thailand with an exemption Stamp on 10 SEP 2019. Flew out on 12 SEP 2019 to Cambodia with friends. Re-entered Thailand on an exemption ...
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If I try to enter the US but can't pay the entrance fee, does that count as denial of entry?

When crossing into the USA by land, foreign visitors who can enter visa free must pay a processing fee. Suppose that, for whatever reason, I am unable to pay this fee, then I will not be allowed to ...
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Phsar Prum / Ban Pakkard, update?

I plan to cross this border from Cambodia to Thailand in couple of weeks. All info i got from internet seems out of date and not much exactly what i want to know so i need your help. Firstly, i ...
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Routing Choices in the Balkans

I'm going from Kosovo to Bosnia by road. Should I go through Montenegro because the Serbian government does not recognize Kosovo? Or can I pass through Serbia because I am not a citizen of Kosovo? And ...
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Average time to get through Gold Coast airport when flying from abroad on an eVisitor visa

Let's assume that you are a German on an eVisitor visa coming to Gold Coast (OOL, Australia) via plane from Singapore with a Scoot flight. How long does it take you to collect your luggage, get ...
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Why do some countries grant visa-free/visa-waiver entry, but only at one or several major airports and not land borders?

Since I'm in the Baltics and was looking at a map I noticed that Minsk, Belarus is pretty close. Years ago travelling Europe, Belarus was one of the countries that had a rule similar to Russia, that ...
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How do Australian entry officers check health and that the person is conviction-free?

Assuming you travel by plane from Germany to Australia and you have an eVisitor visa for tourism or business, how would the officers at the border check that you have no convictions and that you are ...
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Will my boyfriend have any issues at UK border? [closed]

My boyfriend plans to come visit me in the UK next year. He is from the US so no visa required. He will be staying with me for 4 weeks in the UK. First 2 weeks, then we will travel Europe for around 3 ...
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Back from Canada to US without passport

I am a US citizen traveling to Canada from the US on short notice, within the next two weeks (unsure if by land or by air). I do not have a passport. I may or may not be able to obtain a passport ...
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What do I need to do to see the Wagha/Wagah border ceremony from the Pakistani side?

The Wikivoyage article on the Wagah/Wagha "Beating Retreat" ceremony mentions that I can take Minibus No. 4 from Lahore to the Pakistani side of the border, but the section on how to get seated for ...
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Who should write the invitation letter (UK)?

I have a short term study visa to live in the UK for six months. I am letting a house here from a colleague. My girlfriend is coming to visit me, and she is going to stay here. In this scenario: Who ...
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Is it a known scam or honest oversight at Cambodia border crossings to not stamp your entry/exit form?

A month ago I entered Cambodia from Thailand at Koh Kong and was charged an extra USD $7 which is commonly considered to be a scam on the Internet. Koh Kong is considered to be less scammy that the ...
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US Entry - B1/2 Visa (Peace of mind) [duplicate]

I'm traveling to the USA in a matter of weeks. I have a B1/2 Tourist Visa (multiple entries 10 Year validity) and am a UK Citizen. I applied for a visa through the UK/US Embassy procedure, as I had a ...

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