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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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Visitor stamp with BRP number on it?

I entered the UK using my passport and BRP card an received a visitor stamp (6 months) with my BRP number written on it. Should I be worried? Should I contact anyone? My BRP is valid for 2 more years.
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Crossing the US-Mexican border several times as EU citizen

I am a EU citizen and will be living in Mexico (Baja California) for 3 months. During that time I would like to do some sightseeing in the US on the weekends by car (California, Arizona). I will enter ...
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When I come back, why does Canada ask when I left the country?

I've recently read that Canada implemented the Entry/Exit Initiative, so the border agency has been collecting information via airline manifests (lists of passenger names with their date of births, ...
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Options for traveling from Miri (Malaysia) to Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei) in Aug 2022

After a long period of self-imposed COVID isolation, Brunei is reopening to all travel tomorrow, August 1, 2022. I'm interested in traveling one way from Miri, Malaysia to Brunei's capital Bandar Seri ...
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Why do French customs search Flix Buses?

I recently traveled with FlixBus through France. Both coming from the Netherlands and from Spain, the bus was stopped and checked by customs. Coming from the Netherlands, baggage was checked (I ...
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Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering Mexico from the US by car?

I typically drive with a dashcam. Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering Mexico from the US by car, or must I stop my dashcam? If I must stop my dashcam, what's the latest point when I need ...
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Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering the United States by car?

I typically drive with a dashcam. Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering the United States by car, or must I stop my dashcam? If I must stop my dashcam, what's the latest point when I need ...
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Ribarci border crossing

Is Ribarci border crossing from Serbia to Bulgaria open for foreign nationals (non Bulgarian or Serbian)? I'm thinking of taking this road as it seems to be in the mountains so I hope to see some nice ...
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US to Canada by car with an enhanced driver's license, no passport?

I recall enhanced drivers licenses (EDL) being advertised as a way to travel between north american countries without a passport. It is clear that a US citizen can get back into the US with only an ...
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Travel guide Yaounde-Cameroon to Goma -Congo (land only ) [closed]

I will like to make a trip from Yaounde Cameroon to Goma-Congo via land only no ferry or river. Please if any one have a guide please help. I'm a Cameroonian with Cameroon passport
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Which border control will meet boat to Uruguay River first

I want to ask a question about the theoretical boat. Conditions: Boat is coming from neutral waters Boat does not want to land on Argentina or Uruguay territory purposly Boat wants to cross Uruguay ...
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Can I bring a personal amount of over the counter drugs into the United States which are prescription only in the USA?

I am crossing the land border from Canada to USA. I have oral Voltaren (Diclofenac) which are over the counter drugs in Europe where my mother brings them to me from (for migraines which no OTC drug ...
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How shall I proceed if my car may contain illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia before entering Canada by car from the US?

Some individual broke into my car in the United States to steal my dashcam and a few quarters, and in the process, while searching my car for other valuable items, left some drug paraphernalia in the ...
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Has there been a policy change for b1/b2 visa holders at the land borders?

My family and I have B1/B2 visitor visas for the US. We also have SENTRI cards through the Trusted Traveler Program, for when we cross via the land border into the US. Before the southern border ...
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Avoiding border check points when crossing between Schengen countries

Some Schengen countries have installed border checks "because of covid 19" and some had border checks even before that, often only randomly. I also heard that you're generally required to ...
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Can a person enter the USA from Canada at the land border carrying fresh produce grown in the USA?

I am reviewing the permissible items allowed for Canadians to carry into the USA across the border. The following list emphasises that to carry produce into the USA from Canada you have to be able to ...
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Entry into France [closed]

I have obtained a French work visa with a start date of 1 June 2022 but I have already entered Europe via Finland in the middle of May, using my Australian passport which allows me to be here without ...
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Problem with UK immigration when leaving via land border with Ireland?

I am flying from USA to London England, then to Belfast Northern Ireland. My flight back to USA departs from Dublin, so to catch my flight I will cross the land border between Northern Ireland (UK) ...
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Crossing Austria by sleeper train without getting off - do Austrian covid entry rules apply?

I will soon take the sleeper train from Zurich to Ljubljana. The train route covers Switzerland-Austria-Slovenia. I will not be getting off until my final destination. As of today (May 2022), Slovenia ...
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Entering Russia via land border as a UK/Israeli citizen

I would like to travel from Riga to Moscow by bus, is it possible? There are buses available but can I enter as a UK/Israeli citizen? I believe they lifted the ban for air travel but not for the land ...
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How can I know if my car was added to SENTRI?

During the SENTRI interview, it was not clear to me whether (or not) the officer processed all paperwork and added the vehicle. I did not find a chance to ask while at the office. Below are two ...
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Are land borders between Thailand and Cambodia still closed? (April 2022)

I am looking to travel to Thailand but cross over to Cambodia once my tourist visa expires (30 days). I am wondering if I will need to fly to Cambodia or if I can take a bus from Bangkok. The UK Gov ...
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Can I legally remove my mask once my train cross the Italian-Swiss border?

Currently Italy has a mask mandate inside long distance trains. I am to take a train from Italy to Switzerland, where masks are not mandatory anywhere. Once the train crosses the border into ...
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Entering Canada, Niagara border

I will be working in Canada this summer under the "Global Skills Strategy" program. While the invitation letter of the institution hosting me as a "NOC 4012 - Visiting Scholar, Award ...
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Can a "shorter-than-usual" entry stamp be extended?

I entered Paraguay by land and they gave me 15 days instead of 90 days. It was due to the fact that it looked suspicious to them that I didn't have hotel reservations for all of my stay. But I never ...
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Can a non-EU citizen with an EU citizen spouse use the "EU citizen only" lane when travelling alone?

@arminb's question: Can we use the "EU citizen only" lane when travelling by car with one non-EU passenger inside? asks whether a non-EU citizen spouse (in this case, @arminb himself) can ...
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Time to clear border controls when arriving via ferry to Hull

I will be soon traveling from Rotterdam to Hull. What is the average time for disembarking and clearing border controls when arriving via ferry to Hull?
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Can one use the Sentri car lane when entering the USA from Mexico by bicycle?

I have Global Entry. If the answer is specific to the port of entry, then I'm mostly interested in the ports of entry in San Diego.
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What do Schengen border agents see on their computers when they scan the passport?

So upon landing in Iceland (KEF) from Canada, what would the border agent there see on their screen when I hand over my passport to them? Do they see where I came from and on which flight? Do they ...
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Can't passengers of a car going through a Sentri lane bring their own luggage?

I read on https://expediteq.com/index.php?option=com_sppagebuilder&view=page&id=18 (mirror): A car can only use the SENTRI lane if all passengers (including children and infants) have a valid ...
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In which situations is a US LPR and French citizen who was refused entry to Canada allowed to withdraw their application for admission to Canada?

I read on https://www.canadaduientrylaw.com/denied-entry-to-canada.php (mirror): In many situations where a US citizen is refused entry at the Canadian border, the visitor is allowed to request ...
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Covid test requirements for teens/children, when crossing by land into the US from Mexico

In November 2021 the US/Mexico border re-opened for fully vaccinated non-essential travelers. According to this page there is no testing requirement if crossing into the US by land. However, the &...
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Where can one see the border waiting time in real time or historical data, for people queuing from the US to Mexico?

The US CBP provides a convenient online resource that gives the border waiting time in real time, for people queuing from Mexico/Canada to the US, either by car or by foot: https://bwt.cbp.gov/ Is ...
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Why is there a line of parked cars at the left of the general lane in Otay Mesa Port of Entry?

I saw a line of parked cars in the general lane in Otay Mesa Port of Entry (from Mexico to the US) in early January at night (ca. 4 am). The left lane in the following picture shows the parked car: ...
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What are CBP agents doing when deciding whether to allow a US lawful permanent resident to enter the US by car?

When entering the US by car via a Sentri lane as a US lawful permanent resident (LPR), the CBP agent often takes over a minute on their computer to decide whether to allow the US LPR to enter the US, ...
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What happens when someone lawfully in the USA triggers a border rescue beacon?

There are quite a few articles (for example, here and here) on rescue beacons found in desert regions of the USA near the Mexican border. The articles above (as well as others), come out and admit ...
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Which pairs of countries are connected by land but can't be connected by car?

Can't be connected by car = a regular individual can't drive a regular vehicle between the two countries, including via another country. I'm not interested in the case where driving is made ...
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Does US CBP or TSA require a notarized consent letter for a minor leaving the US with one parent?

Based on the Customs and Border Protection website, I understand that A single parent entering the US with a child may be asked for a notarized consent letter signed by the other parent, and Some ...
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Crossing the border from Canada into the USA as a Canadian Citizen?

Can’t seem to find solid information about this. I’m planning on crossing down to the states from Niagara Falls (Ontario) on December 31, and plan on being back inside Canada on January 3rd. Doing ...
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Where is the "Additional Parking" at the Cross Border Xpress (CBX, on the San Diego side)?

I read on https://www.crossborderxpress.com/en/parking: Additional Parking - $15 USD Where is the "Additional Parking" in CBX? At first I thought the "Additional Parking" may be ...
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How greatly may the actual arrival time at the Canadian land border differ from the ArriveCAN form's declared time?

I plan to enter Canada from the US by car on a certain day, via the Douglas Border Crossing. I must complete the ArriveCAN form, which asks me to declare not just the date, but the precise time of ...
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Does any passenger train go between the United States and Mexico via San Ysidro?

I see on Google Maps a train track between the United States and Mexico via San Ysidro: Does any passenger train go between the United States and Mexico via San Ysidro?
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How can one see how many strikes one's Global Entry card has received?

When entering the US with Global Entry, one may receive a strike if the immigration/customs step doesn't go smoothly. How can one see how many strikes one's Global Entry card has received?
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Is there a limit on how full of items a car is to be allowed to drive from Mexico to the United States via Sentri lanes, and if so, what's the limit?

I drove the same car with the same content two days in a row from Mexico to the US via the same border crossing and the same lane (Sentri, as I have a Global Entry card). I was sent to secondary each ...
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What am I supposed to declare when driving from Mexico to the United States, as a US lawful permanent resident?

I am confused regarding what I am supposed to declare when driving from Mexico to the United States, as a US lawful permanent resident and French citizen. https://www.smartertravel.com/customs-duty-...
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Does a picture of one's proof of automobile registration suffice to enter Mexico by car, or does have to present the physical orginal paper?

When driving from the US to Mexico, according to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/need-passport/us-mexicoborder.html: Travelers should be sure to enter Mexico with valid proof of ...
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Why was this border agent rude to me?

My passport has a protective thin transparent case. There's a place to put cards and money on the inner side of the last page. A tiny space. I keep a US$100 bill there. A passport isn't attractive to ...
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Why do some countries have inconsistent rules about PCR? [closed]

E.g Georgia. You are fully vaccinated. If you want to enter by plane, you don't need a PCR test. You are fully vaccinated. If you want to enter by road, you need a PCR test. Why?
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Do I need updated documents to show at border control due to delayed trip?

My trip to UK was planned from Sep6-Sep30, 2021. I expected my tourist visa to come before that but visa got delayed by 2 weeks. I submitted Employment Leave Letter and Invitation Letter in support of ...
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Why do some countries typically stamp one's passport when arriving by air but typically not by land?

For example, if one enters canada or the United States by land, typically no stamp is applied to one's passport. However, if one enters Canada or the United States by air, typically a stamp is applied ...
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