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Customs duties on antique books and maps imported as gifts from US to Germany

I am a German citizen and US resident (Green Card holder) and will be traveling from the US to Germany later this year to celebrate my parents' birthdays (both "big" birthdays). I will be ...
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What's a non-personal luggage in the eyes of the EU customs?

The French EU Customs brochure (mirror) states: Les bagages personnels sont ceux que le voyageur présente au service des douanes lors de son arrivée. Il s’agit aussi des bagages que le voyageur ...
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Travelling with a "Carta di Soggiorno di un familiare di un cittadino dell'Unione" [duplicate]

so basically i'm a russian citizen who has been living (legally) in Italy for more than 10 years. At the moment of writing, i own a "Carta di soggiorno di un familiare di un cittadino dell'unione&...
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I am British, my children hold EU passports, which queue should we join at an EU airport?

I have checked this question and this question as well, but neither fits our case. My children are SEND if that makes any difference.
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Schengen visa for two stopovers in Germany [duplicate]

I will be traveling internationally to Frankfurt and transiting to Munich by air before flying internationally. Do I need a visa to travel fly between Frankfurt and Munich? I have a US visa.
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Indian with an EU blue card, wants to travel to Colombia [duplicate]

I have an Indian passport and live in Germany with EU blue card. I want to visit Colombia. Would I require a visa?
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Travel to Italy from the UK - Is the NHS COVID Pass sufficient to fulfil the Green Pass requirements?

I will be traveling to Rome, Italy, from the UK, within the next few days and thought to check the Foreign Advice page for Italy. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/coronavirus It states ...
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Short-stay Visa Waiver Programme

I am an Indian citizen residing in the Netherlands with residence permit long-term resident EU. As per the link here: https://www.irishimmigration.ie/preclearance-and-entry-visas-fees/#SSVWP ...
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Compensation in case of delay from the EU via Turkish Airlines

I am traveling from an EU country through Istanbul, all via Turkish Airlines. My connection time at the Istanbul airport is for less than 90 minutes. In the unfortunate case that I miss my connection, ...
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Entering Greece with EU ID card by land

As an EU citizen, can I enter Greece with only an ID card instead of a passport coming from outside EU (North Macedonia or Albania) by car?
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Missed connection & long delay on an Iberia/American flight from US to Spain. Am I entitled to compensation?

Today I was scheduled to fly MSP->CLT->MAD. The flights were operated by American, but I booked with Iberia, and the flight number I received for the transatlantic portion was an Iberia flight ...
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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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When does the NHS Covid pass expire when travelling to Poland?

Does anyone know for how long the NHS Covid Pass (the UK's digital COVID pass) is valid when travelling to Poland (I mean, in terms of time elapsed after receiving final dose of a vaccine). I ...
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Traveling after expired student visa and expired NIE residency card

My daughter is in Barcelona Spain finishing her Master’s but her student visa expired in November 2021 and her residency card expired March 4 2022. She is due to return to US end of April 2022. We are ...
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Mexican vaccine certificate to enter the EU

Mexican vaccine certificates contain only the name of the vaccine (e.g. Astrazeneca / Pfizer) and not where it was produced. The EU offers entry exemptions to "fully vaccinated travellers from ...
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No more days left on my Schengen stay. Can I transit through EU airport back to the US?

I don't have any more days left on my Schengen stay. Could I still transit through an EU airport back to my home country(US)? I would only transfer through one EU airport. Would enter EU from a non-EU ...
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Can I take an ant on a plane from Albania to a EU country?

This might be a weird question, but as an antkeeper I'm curious about any rules regarding bringing ants on a plane. In this particular case: on a flight from Albania to Belgium, but any broader answer ...
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How do I complete the passenger locator form EU for arrival when transiting through Geneva?

I am trying to complete the French EU passenger locator for a ski holiday where we transit through Geneva and then into France. Geneva is not coming up as an airport option - Can anybody help?
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Do I need a visa to travel to Ireland if I have a residence permit issued by another EU state?

I am a citizen of Uzbekistan and I have a residence permit issued by Hungary. Do I need a visa to travel to Ireland? Update: Ireland is in EU like Cyprus. Recently I have travelled to Cyprus without ...
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EU resident traveling to UK with French spouse

I am a resident of France and want to visit a family member in the UK who is quite ill. I will be traveling with my spouse who is French. Do I need a visa? I read online about an EU family permit but ...
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Who handles the customs when shipping to a package forwarder address in another country? [closed]

I ordered a product from a US store, but I had to use a package forwarder (Shipito), because the US store didn't ship directly to Romania. That store was however shipping to Austria, and I thought ...
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Passport stamp for EU citizen travelling from EU to UK and back

I am a German citizen. 2 weeks ago I travelled to the UK (using Eurostar, so I went through French and British border control), and then came back on a plane and went through German border control. I ...
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Free movement within the EU with EU blue card

Does an EU blue card issued by France allow one to live anywhere in the EU or only 90 out of every 180 days? I've heard that those who invest in France, get a 4-year residence permit, and can live ...
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Why rules for travelling to England say "you cannot use the EU DCC to add proof of vaccination" for a few EU countries?

I want to travel to England from an EU country and I am fully vaccinated. I have the EU DCC QR code. However, I'm reading about "Approved proof of vaccination" in this gov.uk page and for a ...
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Clarification on travel with non-EU spouse to EU country of my nationality while living outside the EU

I've read https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/entry-exit/non-eu-family/index_en.htm and some of the linked documents. I can't quite understand where does the following warning comes from: If ...
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Is it possible to get vaccinated while being in Belgium as a foreign student?

I am a Russian citizen who plans to spend some time for a research trip in Belgium in spring 2022. I know that study visas are being issued, but, as I am locally vaccinated and thus without an EU-...
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Living in other EU countries while being on a work visa

If I have a work visa from one EU member state and my work is remote, can I live in other EU member states for longer than 90 days out of 180, or is it possible to actually live in other EU member ...
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Was I deported from Finland, and how should I answer the related question on a DS160 form?

I'm an EU citizen. I entered Finland by foot during covid-related border controls. It was a city where one half is Finnish and the other half is Swedish. Border control took me to the station for a ...
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EU national entering in USA with a single vaccination shot

A Spaniard friend of mine is planning to travel to the USA. He has the vaccination certificate saying that he is fully vaccinated. The problem is that, in Spain (and perhaps other countries) for ...
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How can I get EU Digital COVID Certificate?

I was vaccinated with AstraZeneca in Uzbekistan. I have a vaccination certificate. The vaccination certificate is accepted by Hungary and currently, I am studying in Hungary. Is it possible to get EU ...
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Baggage carousel for checked-in luggage tagged outside EU at Manises/Valencia Airport

Soon I will be travelling from New Delhi, India (non-EU) to Valencia, Spain (Schengen + EU). As there are no direct flights, I will be connecting either through Frankfurt, Germany (Via Lufthansa) or ...
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Does a French Pass Sanitaire based on a UK vaccine constitute an EU Digital Covid Certificate?

I'm a UK citizen and resident looking to travel to a handful of EU countries including France in the next few months. The EU-wide Digital Covid Certificate should be valid as proof of vaccination in ...
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Should I follow COVID restrictions for the destination country only or also the layover country?

Departure: United States -> Germany (layover) -> Spain Return: Spain -> Germany (layover) -> United States I'm a US citizen traveling from USA to Spain this October. The flight has a ...
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Travel to Gibraltar in October 2021 as an EU national

I'm an EU (Romanian, so non-Schengen) citizen and I will travel to Gibraltar from Spain in mid October 2021. My question is: can I enter Gibraltar with my national ID card or do I need a passport for ...
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Long stay visa requirement for Chinese citizen married to a Romanian citizen

My wife is Chinese and I’m Romanian. We currently live in Beijing, but are planning to fly to Romania in February, where she will get the residence permit. After that, we want to travel for 6-12 ...
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Travelling to UK as a non-EU citizen with permanent residence, together with my EU citizen spouse

My spouse is Austrian citizen. I am not but I do have permanent residence in Austria. My nationality is Bosnian-Hercegovinian. Can we travel together to UK for tourism purposes, without me needing a ...
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How to get EU "Green Pass" showing full vaccination if vaccinated outside EU?

According to news reports like this one, to enter bars, restaurants in countries like France, Italy, Ireland and Germany, you need proof of vaccination. I am double vaccinated, but was so outside of ...
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Will a wire frame trekking backpack get past security in the US and EU?

My Gregory backpack contains a 55 cm wire frame, which can be removed (see photo). I would like to take it as carry-on. Could getting past security be a problem in the US or Europe?
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Are there countries that allow tourists to obtain the EU vaccination certificate?

The Czech page on obtaining the EU vaccination certificate based on a non-EU vaccination mentions that only Czech and EU citizens are eligible for now. So i.e. if you're an American tourist (without ...
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Moving to Germany with an Italian residence card (member of an EU citizen's family)

I really need some advice about this travel document. My elder brother, who is 26yrs old, has travelled alone to Germany two months ago with his Italian travel document (picture shown). The purpose of ...
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Can we use the "EU citizen only" lane when travelling by car with one non-EU passenger inside?

I am a non-EU citizen with permanent residence in EU. My wife and my kid are EU citizens. When travelling togehter by car, are we allowed to use the "EU citizen only lane" when crossing ...
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Can an Irish passport card be used for travel outside Europe? [duplicate]

I'm Irish and there's an option of getting an EU passport card. It does seem like a gimmick though as it costs €35, only lasts for 5 years and have heard only allows travel between EU/EEA/EFTA member ...
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I can't enter Croatia with my EU Digital COVID Certificate

I already had COVID back in January, and therefore I got my EU Digital COVID Certificate, that is valid until end 27.07.2021. As I live in Austria and already had COVID, I should get only one dose of ...
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EU national with settled status travelling back to the UK on a new passport - how to prove settled status? [closed]

Imagine the following scenario - an EU national with settled status tied to their current passport who has gone home to their EU member state to renew it. This particular member state does not allow ...
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Anyone know the schedule for review of EU entry requirements?

I am looking to enter Austria from the US and travel on to Budapest over the land border. This is possible as of right now, but my flight is not until July 25 and I'm concerned the rules might change ...
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Why can't under-18's use e-Gates in European countries?

I recently came back through Dublin airport and used e-Gates. On one of the signs, it said that one of the requirements besides being an EU/EEA passport holder is that the passenger must be over 18yrs ...
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EU DCC/covid restrictions and layovers

Countries, such as Spain, Italy or Greece, have opened their borders to vaccinated travelers from selected countries. Other EU countries may have not. How do layovers work now? If one were to fly ...
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Leaving JFK with a French passport to enter Europe

My daughter is still waiting for her US passport and we both have dual citizenship (French / American). Travelling this Friday to Europe she will have to use her French passport. Delta on the phone ...
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Flight Changed Itinerary by full day, Ticket bought through 3rd Party

Similar to: Flight itinerary/time/date change I had scheduled a flight (Air Serbia), and purchased it through a 3rd party company (Orbitz). After the hassle-free 24 hour cancellation period had past, ...
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Will Lufthansa fly to Belarus from Germany? [closed]

As many of you are already aware, the EU has banned Belavia (the national airline of Belarus) from flying over EU airspace and from landing at EU airports. As of yesterday, Belavia has also cancelled ...
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