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What are the rules regarding importing sweets from the USA into Sweden as an individual?

I'm going back to Sweden from a trip to the USA, and I'm wondering what the rules are regarding bringing sweets back to Sweden. I've found an EU document detailing what you are allowed to import[1] ...
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Connecting flight checked bag

I will be leaving from the US going to Germany and then to Spain. Will I have to re-check my bag before going on my connecting flight because I know when you go into the US you have to reclaim your ...
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Problem with roaming in EU (European operator)

I have a Swedish phone provider and use roaming when traveling in EU. I have noticed that it is slow to connect when turning off airplane mode, often without 4G as default. As I have a budget/low cost ...
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Booking plane ticket with EU, ID card or passport?

When flying to the EU from a non-EU country should I use for the booking my EU ID card or passport? Could there be a problem when checking in on the airport with EU ID card only? Example: Flying from ...
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I am an Indian & have NL RP Type 1. I am travelling from AMS to London City Airport. Next flight is from LHR n 3.5 hrs. Do I need a transit visa?

I am an Indian & have NL RP Type 1. I am travelling from AMS to London City Airport. Next flight is from LHR n 3.5 hrs. Do I need a transit visa? Flight details: BA8450 from Schiphol to London ...
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Are holders of a temporary residence permit from an EU country eligible for free admission to the Louvre?

The website for the Louvre mentions the following regarding ticket prices: Admission is free for the following visitors: –18 year olds Present official piece of ID. –26-year-old residents of the ...
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Do Australian citizens need a letter of invitation to visit a Schengen and EU country for tourism?

In other words, are there any requirements for the Australian citizens to visit Schengen area/EU for tourism purposes using the Visa Waiver Programme?
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Train Travel advice Lisbon -> Krakow

Can anyone advise me on the best route for traveling via train from Lisbon -> Krakow? Is there some site where I can book the train tickets or search for such routes? I googled around, but I cannot ...
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Registering a car in the EU as a non-resident citizen

I am considering a grand tour of the EU by road. This would be in a small electric car; I don't plan on creating lots of pollution as I go. Partly because the car would have a small range and also ...
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Compensation because of cancelled flight: was there a baggage handler strike on July 2nd?

I was booked on flight BA 363 from LYS (Lyon) to LHR (London) on July 2nd 2022. The flight was cancelled - reasons not specified at the time - and I have applied for compensation plus costs. Unknown ...
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Bus failed to pick us up; must the operator refund our taxi fare?

I bought a ticket for the Vienna Erdberg to Bratislava Airport section of a bus route. The bus was on time but failed to stop at Vienna Erdberg—incredibly, it just whizzed past me and some 15 other ...
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Can I travel in Switzerland/EU with a German Aufenthaltstitel (permanent residence permit)

I am a US citizen and permanent resident of Germany. I am in the process of becoming a German citizen. This requires me to renounce my US citizenship, but the US Consulate in Germany is extremely ...
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Schengen touristic visa from French embassy but want to make the first entry in another Schengen country Austria

I am a non EU citizen from Tunisia. I have a Schengen touristic visa from French embassy in Tunis. I was reading that when getting the visa from the french embassy the first entry in Schengen area ...
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Am I allowed to enter EU after leaving the country I have the Resident Permit for?

I am a Non-EU citizen and I have a Residence permit specifically a blue card in Finland. Now my blue card is valid till June 2024. Now, I would be leaving Finland for good and would be moving to a Non-...
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Entering EU after deportation from US

I was deported from the USA for over staying my visa. I am still under the entry ban period. Recently while backpacking through central america, I was turned away from entering Mexico because of my US ...
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Auto/Manual transmissions in Europe

I've noticed that Spanish people prefer manual transmissions, and automatics are harder to find there (opposite to USA). Is that the case in the rest of EU, or just a Spanish thing?
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Everyone travelling has an Irish passport except baby who has a British passport, is this going to be a a problem since the UK left the EU?

I, my husband and two sons have Irish passports. However we couldn't get one for our baby in time so had to get a British one for him. I believe there are two lines when showing your passports EU ...
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Do I need a visa for UK when my wife is EU citizen and I am not?

I am non-EU citizen (Bosnian) but my wife is. We permanently reside in an EU country and want to visit UK as tourists. Do we both need a visa to enter UK? Or is it only me who needs a visa as non-EU ...
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What happens to Ukrainian overstaying 90 days in the EU?

We have a Ukrainian friend who has received a visa to the UK but is waiting for the import licence of her dog. She is coming up to 90 days of being in the EU and is worried what will happen if she ...
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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 is non-personal luggage in the eyes of 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? [closed]

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 [closed]

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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