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Questions tagged [countries]

Relating to more than one sovereign state, territory, foreign dependency or autonomous region. Prefer a country specific tag (see `tag info`) where a single such entity is central to your question.

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Legal or financial barriers to driving a rental car from El Salvador to Honduras?

Since I (apparently) can't fly from SAL to Choluteca, I was planning to drive.  But then I had to think some more: Will I be required at the Honduran border or at the rental counter to show an ...
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In which countries are Australian citizens legally allowed to work while visiting as a tourist besides New Zealand and Georgia?

I know as an Aussie I'm allowed to work while vising Georgia as I did so in 2011/12. I also know I'm allowed to work in New Zealand as Australians are granted a special status there. But are there ...
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Czechia or Czech Republic (or both)?

A friend travelling in Europe is attempting to tell me that the Czech Republic is now called 'Czechia' (arguing it's a 'new' country if counting, but that's a side issue). From what I can find ...
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How can I check if my (unlocked) phone will work with a particular country's SIM cards, for 3G and calls?

I've used my phone overseas with local SIM cards a lot, but recently had a surprising experience where one local SIM card simply wouldn't work with my phone but did work first time on my partner's, ...
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Which European countries accept an expired national French ID?

I am French and I have a national ID card that expired recently. France extended the validity of this card and it is now valid for 15 years (instead of 10). Many European countries (the EU I think) ...
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Are citizens of anywhere other than mainland China eligible to unfettered travel in Tibet?

Many of us are surely aware that it is not possible to travel as an independent traveller in the true sense in Tibet. You can go but you must go in an official tour group. You can go in a group of ...
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Schengen Multiple visa travel free countries

I have 6 month validity Schengen visa. I want to in how many countries I can travel?
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Are there countries that are known to place their stamp at the end of the passport?

Like many travelers, I like collecting country stamps in my passport, and review them once in a while. I have visited a few countries on my current passport, and I've noticed an intriguing tendency. ...
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Multiple Country Schengen Visa

I applied for a Schengen Visa to Switzerland while I had a valid one for Germany till 3rd Sep 2016 (I have already traveled to Germany on this visa). The visa was granted, however from 4th Sep 2016. I ...
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Which countries are not recognized by or don't recognize France [closed]

After some research, I haven't found a precise list of countries which don't recognize France as a country and vice-versa (list of countries which are not recognized by France). I think if such list ...
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Can the history of travelling to middle east (Iran) hinder you traveling to EU again in the future?

Some Islamic countries in the middle east has got a long history of trying relationship with the west, and with terrorist attack of ISIS being a real threat to the world, would travelling to middle ...
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List of countries in the world where a tourist wouldn't come across stray dogs because they have a policy of removing strays off the streets [closed]

So far I have in my list (let's narrow down to urban and touristy areas): USA Canada Australia (maybe NZ also) Western Europe (not Central Europe) Japan South Korea I guess I've already listed most ...
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Do any countries share passport info of all its citizens? [closed]

Curious how "global" passports really are, even just the minute they are made, regardless if the passport holder travels or not! Are there countries that have an agreement with each other that they ...
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Which countries can I visit on an expired US visa but valid status in USA?

Which countries can I visit if my H-1B has expired but I am still on valid status in the USA by way of extensions to the expired H-1B? I have heard that visiting Puerto Rico and Mexico isn't a ...
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Why do some countries require everyone entering to see a customs officer, and some don't?

When you arrive in somewhere like the Norway or France, and go to leave the baggage area, you'll find yourself with a choice of two lanes for customs. One will be Red and labelled something like Goods ...
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How to tell how bad touts are for a given country?

When I was in India last year I was surprised at the persistence of "touts" (any person who solicits business or employment in a persistent and annoying manner). It has been suggested to me that ...
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Are the terms “visa denial”, “visa refusal”, and “visa rejection” used in the same standardized way in countries that use English?

Recently I've learned that at least in the UK there is what seems to be an official distinction between two of these terms (though I can never remember which). Apparently one means you did something ...
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Can one apply for many visas at the same time? [closed]

Can one apply for many visas at the same time? I am looking at traveling long-term. Or can you apply in a country that is not your country of residence? I don't want to have to travel back to South ...
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Disembark flight at unplanned refuelling stop, if the stop is same as ultimate destination?

Let's say I am travelling from India to Minneapolis. Let us also assume that I like Emirates, and prefer flying on it. Let us also assume that I did not get any of the shorter flights to the US east ...
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From what point could you view the most countries?

This question is inspired by this one, but takes it one step up. I'll phrase it in a similar manner as dlanod did: A fairly simple question: from what single point could you see the most ...
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Which country could I live the longest at with only $10,000 starting cash and no income? [closed]

If I were to save up $10,000 American dollars and move to another country where the cost of living is very low, how long could I go jobless and survive on the money I brought? Which country would be a ...
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What are the easiest countries in the EU for getting a bank account? [closed]

I'm moving around the EU a fair bit at the moment. First in the UK was fine - I was able to open a bank account with just a passport and a mailing address. Having a local bank account made life a lot ...
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Washington, D.C., or just Washington? [closed]

What is the (formal) name of the capital of the United States? Is it "Washington" or "Washington DC"? I'm aware that "DC" refers to "District of Columbia", which is the non-state internal ...
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In what countries are tea towels available as souvenirs? [closed]

In which countries are tea towels available as souvenirs? So far, I haven't seen this as a thing in Japan, and I want to know if this is the case in other countries, such as South Korea. Is it ...
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Which are the non Schengen countries that allow entry for Schengen visa holders?

There are countries in the Balkan area that allow entry if you have a Schengen visa but am not able find a definite list of all those countries. Knowing that will save me getting a visa for all those ...
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Is there any specific destination in Southeast Asia famed for dentistry?

I've heard in the past that certain countries or cities are popular "medical tourism" destinations, but not paid a whole lot of attention. But this morning just three days before my next overlanding ...
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Is there an ontology of geographical entities to visit?

I am a traveler of the kind that likes to log. I have this "ridiculous" race with a friend to visit as many country as possible, but we start running into issues about what is called a country. The ...
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Road numbers' colors/shapes in Google Maps

I have noticed that road numbers in Google Maps have different colors and shapes from one country to another, here are some examples: Does it mean anything? or is it just to match the country's ...
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What countries allow the export of butterflies?

I have a strange question regarding moving butterflies from one country to another (kind of a lame explanation, but please bear with me). I am collecting butterflies (basically doing something like ...
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Which large countries use 12-hour time format (AM/PM)? [closed]

Odd question: Which (large) countries uses/prefers 12-hour time format (AM/PM)? I understand that US, UK, Canada, Australia mostly use 12-hour (though also 24-hour in some cases). But there must be ...
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In which developed countries (other than the US) does the price tag not usually show the final price to be paid?

That is, the price tag on the product (or on the shelf beneath it or wherever) may say $1.00, but when you go checkout at the counter, you actually have to pay more than $1.00. To keep the scope of ...
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Europe: differences between colours of highway road-signs

I'm now travelling in France and - as any Italian - one of the first thing we learn when running on highways is that the road signs have a different colour. In particular, in this case it is pretty ...
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Which countries count for the 90-day limit in the US Visa Waiver Program?

What are all the ineligible countries that do not restart the 90-day Visa Waiver into the USA?
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Which countries allow tourists to get married without the long wait for the marriage licence?

I am a 19 year old girl and my guy is 22. We live in the Middle East, and it's hard for us to get married here before I turn 21. We are planning on marrying outside the Middle East. What countries ...
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Is there any list of countries I should not visit if I want to go to the US?

I have heard that if I have been to some countries I might be refused entry to the US. I'm planning to travel (vacation) a bit in the Middle East; that will include Iran, Lebanon, Qatar, Oman and ...
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Which city has the greatest religious diversity? [closed]

I really like to learn more about religions, and even though I'm learning some information from the internet, I would like to learn from real experience. So basically I'm searching for a country that ...
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What are the two closest countries that do not share a border?

Are there any closer than Namibia/Zimbabwe (which are separated by "less than 200 metres of riverbed", belonging to Botswana, according to Wikipedia)? I'm interested specifically in the case where ...
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Are there any countries where modern devices that take 100-240V AC power won't work?

Most consumer electronic devices these days use switched-mode power supplies, which typically specify they can take input power between 100–240 V, at frequencies of 50–60 Hz AC. All my typical travel ...
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Why do countries require validity of 6 months for passports? [closed]

Many countries require a passport to be valid for six months. Sometimes these six months are counted from the date of departure, or from the date of entrance. Even though some of these countries only ...
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Is “gutter oil” a problem in any other country besides China?

China has a known problem with "counterfeit" cooking oil made illegally by gangs. Not just inferior cooking oil relabelled as well-regarded brands, but made from waste oil and rotting animal parts. ...
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Besides Arab/Muslim countries re Israel, are there other countries which don't recognize passports of any other countries?

It is pretty widely known that quite a few Moslem and Arab countries do not recognize Israeli passports because they don't recognize Israel as a country. I am pretty sure there are other places ...
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Is it possible to travel to Israel if it's not recognised by your passport's country?

I'm wondering if it's possible for passport holders of countries that do not recognise other countries to travel to that particular country. Israel is not recognised by the Malaysian passport, so ...
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Driving through every country in Europe

I'm thinking about planning a trip where I drive though every country in Europe. I know that there are people who have driven though every state in the US. There is information online about their ...
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How can I get a list of countries where I can enter without a visa?

There is of course the IATA visa tool, but there you need to enter country + personal details to get visa details. If I want to know my options, it can become quite a nuisance to get a full list. Is ...
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In which countries are the visitor's first name and last name compulsory?

My name consists of just a first name and no surname. Will there be a problem regarding my name in the country I visit with a tourist or employment visa? Are there countries in the world where this ...
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Can you travel 'above' the control of a country?

To be clear this is not a question on doing anything illegal. The question is about realms of control, and when you're "visiting" the territory of a country. According to the UN's rules, territorial ...
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Travel implications when going to Muslim countries after a visit to Israel

I would like to visit Israel, but I have heard that if you visit some Muslim countries, they won't let you in, and visa versa. Does it depend on which Muslim countries? I imagine there would be ...
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Countries with hi-tech toilets

While in Japan I was amazed by the hi-tech toilets I saw everywhere (even in rural areas) and I even felt a bit inferior because Italians' toilet don't offer anywhere near such a range of personal ...
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How can I find out what the typical “fast food” is for a particular country?

Everyone has to eat and travelers are no exception. When arriving to a new destination sometimes it's not easy to find a place and one just chooses a quick and known McDs place or Burger something. ...
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What does it take to make my car fully compliant with all EU countries?

In Belgium every car is required to carry at least one fire extinguisher. In Germany you need to have an environment sticker to drive into a city. In France you might need alcohol testers. Coming from ...