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Unfair treatment of people, such as on the basis of someone's nationality, race, religion, gender, or disability.

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What are one's options when facing religious discrimination at the airport?

I heard about the young girl who was forced to remove her scarf in front of everyone next to an Air Canada gate. It is clear discrimination, I have never heard of anyone forced to remove their ...
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Can an ethnic Armenian visit Azerbaijan?

I have heard and seen conflicting information about whether ethnic Armenians (i.e. individuals holding non-Armenian citizenship, but of Armenian descent) can enter Azerbaijan, much of it several years ...
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Can a naturalised Japanese citizen enter a Japanese-only establishment?

Someone I know just obtained Japanese citizenship, but is originally European. Various establishments state that they only cater to Japanese, is that strictly limited to ethnic Japanese or does it ...
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Are airlines allowed to involuntarily reassign a seat on the basis of gender in Australia?

I understand that airlines can reassign a seat for operational reasons, such as making sure the plane is balanced. But I've read a September 2016 article about airline staff from United Airlines in ...
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Will I encounter any problems as a recognizable Jew in India?

I may have to travel to Bangalore, India for work at some point in the future. While there I may be traveling in other parts of India as well. In the past I have only traveled internationaly in places ...
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How can you complain about being wrongly denied boarding and demand compensation?

An African friend of mine was traveling from Dar es Salaam to the UK (Manchester) and had an "Indefinite leave to remain" visa. His wife and children live in the UK. He was flying on Turkish ...
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Are non-Muslims allowed to visit the Prophet's Mosque in Medina?

Are non-Muslims allowed to visit the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, assuming you are allowed into Saudi Arabia in the first place? Wikivoyage mentions that non-Muslims aren't allowed into central Medina:...
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Do any airlines have bans on children from certain passenger sections?

Do any airlines have bans on children riding in certain passenger sections? (As opposed to banning them from the cockpit) I think I've heard about it before, but possibly as something proposed and ...
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Why does the visa for India for ask for the name of my father/husband?

The visa form for US residents specifically asks for the name of my husband or father: Other countries (e.g. France) ask for detailed information about both of my parents. Why does the US form ask ...
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How are different ethnicities discriminated against in Japan? [closed]

I was reading this article called Can I side-step discrimination against foreigners in Japan? and it makes me wonder, how are different ethnicities discriminated against in Japan? Quoting the answer, ...
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Examples of higher prices charged to tourists vs. locals [closed]

I want to show my inexperienced travel partner in a fun way how local businesses often charge higher prices to tourists. There was this fun bilingual sign circulated on the Internet but I can't find ...
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In Japan, what is a “Philippine pub”?

In Japan, what is a "Philippine pub" (フィリピンパブ)? I tried googling for "Philippine pub Japan", but didn't have much luck. The Japanese edition of Wikipedia has a description, but Google Translate doesn'...
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Is it common that hostels charge more for woman only dorm rooms?

When I was in Tbilisi (Georgia), during my one week trip, 3 months ago, I found out in some hostels the women only dorm rooms have higher prices than mixed dorm rooms with equal numbers of bed or room ...
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Are Japanese women visiting middle eastern countries at risk of being seen as “easy”? [closed]

I've heard that in some (but not all!) areas in the middle east, there's a stereotype held by some (but not all!) that western women are easy. From The Arab myth of western women by Khaled Diab: In ...
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Is there a website that measures the level of xenophobia in countries/cities?

Is there a website that measures the level of xenophobia in countries or cities? It would be better if it's color coded. Xenophobia could mean a lot for some tourists, I myself do not like to travel ...
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Do people in Georgia (the country) have any dislike of Muslims?

I'm an Egyptian medicine student, and I will be going to Georgia on an exchange program in February. I am a Muslim and I wear the head scarf, not black or anything, colorful headscarves with regular T-...
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How can non-Caucasians avoid suspicious looks when traveling in the West?

Being an Arab with Arabian looks, after September 11 things have changed dramatically when Arabs or people with similar looks (Indians, Pakistanis, Turkish, Kurdish, Iranians...etc) go to the west ...
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Can I side-step discrimination against foreigners in Japan?

I've heard that there can be discrimination against foreigners, and even naturalized citizens born in other countries, in Japan, and that it happens in onsen, bars, and adult entertainment ...