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Visiting Abkhazia from Georgia 2023

I travel on a passport from an EU country, and I would like to visit Abkhazia from Georgia in March this year. Is that still possible, and is it safe?
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Is it possible to visit the abandoned Nicosia Airport?

There's an abandoned airport within the Cyprus buffer zone (Google Maps). I've seen pictures of the airport online, but how can I visit this airport and is it safe to do so?
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How can babies travel from Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to the South (ROC)?

An officer on the Greek side of the Cyprus Green Line told me that a baby being carried by a parent can cross with a birth certificate; no passport or photo ID is required for the baby. I'm wondering: ...
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Visiting Taiwan, then to China [duplicate]

essentially the same question as this thread: Visiting both Taiwan and China having one passport I intend to travel on a New Zealand passport from Auckland to Taiwan first, then to China, then back ...
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New limitations on visiting Northern Cyprus?

This Hebrew article states that a ban on non-EU citizens visiting TRNC (Northern Cyprus) was supposed to take effect on October 3rd 2017, and is postponed by a few weeks. The article seems to me ...
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Can you enter South Ossetia from Georgia?

As the title says, is it possible to enter South Ossetia from Georgia or do you have to enter from Russia? Btw, I'm from Denmark if that matters.
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How to enter from Russia to Abkhazia?

I have a multiple entry visa for Russia. Please, could you tell me how I can cross from Russia to Abkhazia and then back again to Russia, without the Russians stamping the passport?
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Can I travel to Abkhazia on a Russian visa?

I am a German citizen currently living in Russia on a multi-entry study visa. Is it possible to travel from Adler to Abkhazia by car (border crossing would be Adler/Psou and proceed to Georgia (at ...
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Consular assistance for Australians in Crimea

One concern I have about visiting Crimea is whether I can receive consular assistance. The Australian government does not recognise Russia's control of Crimea, and that limits the ability of it to ...
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Can I travel between two countries on a "domestic" flight? [closed]

While flying from Osaka to Sydney via Canton on China Southern Airlines, I saw a map entitled "Domestic Flight Routing Map of China Southern Airlines" in the in-flight magazine, which included Taipei, ...
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Is the border between Cyprus and North Cyprus an issue for a casual tourist?

I am taking a couple of weeks in Cyprus with the family, and will be flying directly from the UK to Paphos, in the southwest of the island. We plan on doing some lazing by the pool, but a fair bit of ...
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Can I fly to Northern Cyprus and then travel to Cyprus?

My wife and I have US passports and are flying into Ercan airport in Northern Cyprus. We'd like to cross the border in Nicosia and spend some time in Cyprus. I know this is in question because the ...
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How to obtain a tourist visa for Abkhazia?

I would like to visit the disputed region of Abkhazia. Where and how can I obtain a visa? Can I do it at the Georgia-Abkhazia border, or the Russia-Abkhazia border?
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What is the correct way of visiting Abkhazia without violating Georgian laws?

Abkhazia is a partially recognized state that forms a part of Georgia. I would like to visit both Abkhazia and Georgia on a single trip. What is the right sequence (if any) of doing so? For example I'...
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What is the correct way of visiting Transnistria without violating Moldavian laws?

Transnistria is a partially recognized state that forms a part of Moldova. I would like to visit both Transistria and Moldova on a single trip. What is the right sequence (if any) of doing so? For ...
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What are the options of getting from Ukraine to Crimea (and vice versa) after 2014?

I'll be in Kiev this summer and would like to take a trip to Crimea. What are my options for doing so?
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Nagorno-Karabakh [closed]

I already have my ticket to Armenia and I aim to visit Karabakh. I'm particularly interested in the area below Togh in the South-West which is Azerbaijani land under Armenian control. However, I can ...
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Visiting both Abkhazia and Georgia

Reading up about Georgia I found out through the UK travel advisory that it's illegal under Georgian law to travel to Abkhazia from Georgia. Does this restriction extend to all travel to Abkhazia, ...
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Are U.S. Citizens prohibited from travel to Crimea?

I have family in Crimea and would like to visit them. I've read Executive Order 13685, but am unsure how to interpret it. Are U.S. nationals prohibited from traveling or spending money in Crimea? Does ...
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If I've visited Crimea, what country do I list on my customs declaration form?

On returning to the U.S. I must fill out a customs declaration form, which includes listing the countries that I have visited prior to arrival in the U.S. If I was in Russia and visited Crimea after ...
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Visiting Bir Tawil or places like it

Bir Tawil is kind of a disputed territory, except that it's the exact opposite: both Egypt and Sudan say that the other country has sovereignty over it. Is it possible for ordinary travellers to ...
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Would China to Taiwan and back again count as another entry into China?

I have a double entry visa for China. I've used up the first one and will reenter China for the second one in the next few days. Now I'd really like to go to Taiwan by ferry but was worried that it ...
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Do people travel to the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands?

It's probably not the best idea to try to get to the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands. But every time I see a photo, I can't help but think how picturesque and pristine the islands seem: (The AP via the ...
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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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Status of David Gareja - rocky monastery on the top of the mountain

In summer last (2012) year I visited Georgia, and I was with my friends in David Gareja. They were tired, and I decided to climb a hill south of the monastery, on the top of which is a small chapel. A ...
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Crossing into South Ossetia (Tskhinvali) from Gori

I've been reading various conflicting information about visiting Tskhinvali. Are there buses or marshrutkas leaving Gori going into Tskhinvali? Would I have to get permission from the Ministry of ...
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Travelling to "Azawad" - is it possible at present?

So in May, infighting in Mali reached an impasse and an independent state (mostly unrecognised by outsiders) was claimed - Azawad. Naturally it's more complicated than that, but the point is, it ...
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Visiting both Taiwan and China having one passport

Can I expect to encounter any problem when visiting the Republic of China (Taiwan) after visiting the People's Republic of China or vice versa? I mean, some countries have political clashes with each ...
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How many countries are there in the world to travel to?

If you've travelled a bit, at some point you'll either have dreamed of or been asked - 'will you visit every country in the world?'. However, it's not a straightforward goal to aim for... I've heard ...
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Will Nagorno-Karabakh put my entry/exits stamps on a separate piece of paper?

Certain countries won't let a visitor enter if they have a passport stamp from certain other countries. One case is Azerbaijan which will not permit you to enter if you have a stamp of Nagorno-...
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Is it possible for a tourist to visit South Ossetia?

South Ossetia is a rebel provice of the Republic of Georgia recognized and supported by Russia as an independent state since 2008 but recognized by most countries in the world as part of the Republic ...
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Is it possible to visit Abkhazia by land from Georgia?

Is it possible currently (November 2011) to visit the rebel province of Abkhazia from the rest of the Republic of Georgia? (Russia regards it as independent since 2008 but most or all other countries ...
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Northern Cyprus - way to visit and what problems can I have with Republic of Cyprus after that?

I know that Northern Cyprus is recognized only by Turkey, and not other countries. So how can I visit this republic - only from Turkey, or there are some other ways? Will I have problems with getting ...
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