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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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? [closed]

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? but the answers mention air travel. I'm interested in using 2 passports at a land border. At a land border crossing, can I ...
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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 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 Customs and Border Protection 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 ...
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Can I go from Warsaw to Lisbon by bus without border check? [closed]

I have a Poland national visa and I want to go Lisbon for one week, but I'm scared to go there because nowadays Polish border guards are too strict. So tell me how can I go?
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Is laziness about stamping passports common at the Bosnian-Montenegrin, Montenegrin-Albanian and Macedonian-Kosovan land borders?

The concerned person, a Dutch citizen, is going on a bus tour in former Yugoslavia, travelling Germany-Austria-Slovenia-Croatia-Bosnia-Montenegro-Albania-Macedonia-Kosovo. They only hold a passport ...
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What's it like crossing the border from Tanzania to Zambia at Tumdumu?

What's it like crossing the border from Tanzania to Zambia at Tundumu in your own vehicle? What papers, fees, etc. are necessary (for both people and vehicle)? How long could it take (i.e. more than ...
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Can I visit the US?

I was charged with some drug offences years ago, and they were all dropped because I was just a passenger and didn't know it was happening. I am not a drug trafficker, nor do I do drugs. I met someone ...
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Can I enter and leave Canada with only my birth certificate and a valid state ID?

I'm a US citizen planning a trip to Montreal in about 15 days. I don't have a passport. However, I do have my birth certificate and valid ID. Will this be enough to enter Canada and reenter the US? ...
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Will I be refused entry at the UK border after a visa refusal?

My partner is British and I’m American; we’ve been dating for three years. I visited back in March 2017 for a week, entering the UK visa-free. We then decided I should visit him and stay for 6 ...
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Will I get denied access to Israel?

I am Italian-Jordanian (my parents are Jordanian, I have dual citizenship) and I was born, raised and live in Italy. I am planing to travel and I would like to go visit Israel for almost a week. I am ...
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Mongolia-Russia crossing at Naushki [duplicate]

In a few weeks I will be using train 305 to go from Mongolia to Irkutsk. This train leaves on a Tuesday and arrives at Irkutsk on Wednesday. According to Russian Railways, this train arrives the ...
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Do they check your passport and residence permit when travelling by train and bus in Europe?

I'm Chinese and currently waiting for my residence permit here in France. I'm not sure if my residence permit will be released before my scheduled trip in Europe. I'm planning to go to Belgium, ...
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Crossing France-Spain border by hiking trail - possible problems

France temporarily reintroduced border controls. Will I have trouble if I cross the France-Spain border on foot by a hiking trail?
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Are there any binational mass rapid transit systems?

In the Eurometropolis Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai, there have been proposals to extend the Lille metro across the border into Belgium. Although those proposals have been shelved for cost reasons, I wonder: ...
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Can I drive from Belgium to Sweden without a valid Schengen visa?

I promised my girlfriend to take her to see the Northern Lights. We live in Belgium and because of the visa application, she cannot leave the country for 6 months... We already drove to France, ...
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Crossing the Mexican/US border with USA tourist visa

I just got a USA tourist visa and I'm going to Mexico soon. I would like to know if I can cross the border to go to the USA (California), knowing that I have stated in my DS-160 form that I intended ...
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Why would TWO border checks be performed for the same bus upon entering Switzerland?

Yesterday I went by bus from the Euroairport (French sector) to Zurich. Unusually, two Swiss border checks took place. First, at the St-Louis border checkpoint, officials boarded the bus, asking ...
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Why are there California border crossing checkpoints that don't seem to do anything?

Why are drivers stopped at the border going into California? Picture courtesy reviewjournal.com via Google. There is a border checkpoint on the Interstate 40 freeway that stops drivers going from ...

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