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How to contact border authorities in EU/Schengen countries?

For questions about entering a country, people are usually referred to the embassy of said country. Unfortunately, except regarding visa issuance, these often prove rather uninformative. So how would ...
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Historical flight data outside of the USA?

The question Where can I find historical data on arrival and departure times of a particular flight? only deals with flights in the US sourced from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics . Is there ...
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Is there an authoritative source for COVID-19 related travel restrictions in the EU?

Similar to this question but for the EU. I need to repatriate myself and my car from Prague to London. Ideally I would cross the Czech/German, German/Dutch, Dutch/Belgian, Belgian/French, and French/...
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What are my EC261 rights during the COVID-19 pandemic?

I've just read the official communication from the European Commission on EU passenger rights during the coronavirus crisis and think the information will be very helpful here since I have been seeing ...
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Do EU Refund rules apply to Coronavirus related cancellations by airlines?

I've got a flight ticket with Emirates, and as part of Coronavirus related cancellations, the Dubai -> Geneva leg has been cancelled. I understand this does not lie under the EU flight regulations ...
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COVID-19: some EU countries closed borders for foreigners - are EU citizens foreigners?

A lot of countries in the EU are now closing their borders due to COVID-19. I'm looking for an answer that applies to all such EU countries that have shut their borders for "foreigners", however, to ...
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US Citizen to UK or EU for vacation - but working remotely from time to time for USA clients

I believe that as a US citizen I can enter the UK or the EU (until 2021) without a visa for tourism or business purposes for up to 6 months. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) I'm an independent consultant ...
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Can I fly from USA to EU during Trump's COVID-19 Europe ban?

USA banned all flights from EU. My BF already flew Athens-Zurich-Miami, and he returns at the end of March (within the 30 days Corona virus ban), again via Zurich. Is he is going to be affected by ...
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Travelling to the UK as spouse of EU citizen, during 2020 transitional period

I am an EU citizen. My wife is not. We live in an EU country different from my home country and she has a residence card for "family member of EU/EEA citizen". Can we travel together to the UK right ...
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Coronavirus cancels connecting flight

My BF flies on Monday Athens-Zurich-Miami, with Swiss. He recently received an email saying that his flight details have changed, and he finds out that Lufthansa, ATH-ZRH operator, will most likely ...
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duty free from UK to EU country during transition period [duplicate]

I was under assumption that nothing changed during transition period but apparently. My friend flew from BHX to DUS on 25/02/2020. It was not allowed to buy any alcohol in duty-free shop except only 3 ...
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Am I entitled to compensation for a cancelled flight within the EU if the arrival airport is partly/fully closed during bad weather?

On last Monday, 2020-02-10 I had a bokking for the following flights: SK1045 Kiruna 13:50 - Stockholm 15:30 LH2419 Stockholm 18:30 - Munich 20:40 (Apparently) Due to bad weather caused by storm ...
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US Citizen in Poland more than 90 days in a 180 day period

From what I understand, it is legal for a US citizen to spend up to 90 days in Poland, leave for one day, and re-enter for another 90 day period. Sources I called the Polish embassy in New York and ...
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Will Article 10 residence cards held by family members of British citizens continue to facilitate EU entry/travel during the Brexit transition period?

I'm British, my spouse is non-EU, holding an Article 10 residence card issued by Malta. We are currently on an extended trip outside the EU and will not return until shortly after Brexit when we ...
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International Iberia flight cancelled due to technical issue: what are my rights?

I had a flight from New-York to Tel-Aviv with a layover in Madrid on Sunday 9pm (EST). I booked my tickets through Iberia, but the flight between TLV and Madrid were operated by ElAl. Due to a ...
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My Iberia flight was cancelled, what are my options?

I am planning to travel from Portugal to Norway in June, and I have booked the return flight from Bergen, Norway to Lisbon, Portugal through Iberia. The booking actually consists of two flights, one ...
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Applying for UK visa from another EU country [duplicate]

I have studying visa in Slovenia and want to apply for visit visa in UK, but I want to apply from Netherlands(want to visit my friend there and wait there). Is this possible?
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Can I travel to European Countries with National Visa D?

I am planning to pursue Masters program in Geneva and is it possible to travel and look for jobs in EU Countries.
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What are the post-DST timezones in the EU/EEA member states?

In March 2019, the EU Parliament voted to abolish DST in the EU and EEA, although different sources contradict each other when this takes effect. From the full text: Article 1 Member ...
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Do I need to exit and re enter or get anything stamped to stay in the Schengen zone after my student visa expires?

My fiancée has a student residence card for Spain that expires on December 15. We are leaving Spain on December 16 to go to the US, and coming back on Jan 1. The Spanish consulate site says: ( http:/...
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Can I travel from a Non-EU country to an EU country with a residence permit from another Schengen country? [duplicate]

I am from outside the EU and I am currently in the Netherlands with a temporary Dutch residence permit. I wanna go home to visit my family and I was wondering if I am allowed to use my Dutch residence ...
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Card residence EU family article 10 [closed]

Directive 2004/38/EC say if you have card resident EU family member you can travel in the UK accompany citizen EEA without visa for no more than 3 months. My question is can a "non EU member" (card ...
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Short Stay Schengen Visa for non Eu spouse

i am a German national and living in Germany, and married with a pakistani national. My wife live in Pakistan and has not any EU residence card. we are planning together holidays to Denmark. will we ...
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I entered Hungary as a Schengen visitor, but left on a Temp. Residence Permit. When can I return as a Schengen visitor? [duplicate]

I entered Hungary earlier this year (mid April), and spent my 90 days there. Just before my time was up, I applied and was approved for a temp. residence permit - which would allow me to stay (not ...
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Can you buy alcohol in EU airports tax-free on arrival?

Most times when I've flown within the EU I've passed through the common airside area where people waiting to depart are. This enables fast transits within schengen. I know you have to show the ...
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Passport expiration policy inside EU for EU residents

Just remarked that my passport is expiring on 23rd Jan 2020, there is no way I can travel outside EU seen the 6 months passport validity policy for most of the countries. I'm resident of Spain, and ...
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drive from China to UK in Chinese registered car

My husband wants to drive his Chinese registered car from China to UK across Kazakhstan, south west Russia and across Europe to UK to raise money for charity. Do you know of a car insurance company ...
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EC261 compensation for a delay between 3 and 4 hours

I was recently on a flight which arrived 3 hours and 25 minutes later than scheduled. It departed from the EU, arrived in a non-EU country, was longer than 3500 km, and was operated by an EU carrier. ...
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Do I need a passport/visa to travel inside EU with a change of airplane in Istanbul?

I am travelling to Amsterdam from Greece with a change of airplane in Istanbul, is my id enough to travel or do I need a visa/passport? I have already search online and I think it's okay, but I want ...
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Is EC 261/2004 in addition to other expenses, or does it cover them?

This is a follow up to Norwegian refuses EU delay (4.7 hours) compensation because it turned out there was nothing wrong with the aircraft After I complained to the The Norwegian Travel Complaint ...
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Travel agency told me my hotel is overbooked, what are my rights?

Since this question will probably involve some laws, I will state that I am German and I was booking via an online site which is mediating for travel agencies. I booked a hotel on May 15 for a one ...
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Can I put a bed quilt/blanket in airplane's cargo?

I don't want to buy an extra suitcase, and I don't really care if the quilt (if that's its name) lands damaged or not. I am thinking of adding a suitcase (luggage 23kg) in my airplane booking, and ...
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Why do some Smart Gate passports need to be stamped?

I just had a short visit to Italy on a New Zealand passport. At both entry and exit immigration checks NZ passports were shown as eligible for Smart Gate. However, at entry, instead of using the ...
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Do EU residents need an A1 certificate for any short business trip in another EU country?

This question seems to be of relevance to all business travelers in the EU. The background of this question is as follows: I work at a university in the EU (Germany). Today there came an email that ...
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Should a non-EU citizen always carry his/her passport in Germany?

The new EU-like Turkish ID cards are not valid in the EU countries yet, but I wonder if I need to carry my passport while already in an EU country (e.g. Germany). Unlike this question, I don't intend ...
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How do I get compensation for a delayed flight?

I am in dispute with Easyjet about a delayed flight, but we have reached an impasse. My flight was delayed taking off from Gatwick. According to the website flightaware.com it landed at its ...
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Tripod in Carry-on Luggage in Europe

I'm going to Europe next year but I'm unsure if I can carry a tripod in my carry-on luggage. I saw a couple of question here to cite some: Tripod in Carry-on Luggage Compact tripod on airplane (...
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Eu 261 query on multi flight ticket during BA pilots strike

We purchased a multi flight BA ticket, Manchester to Heathrow, Heathrow to Seattle for 20 Aug 2019 flying back from Los Angeles to Heathrow then connection to Manchester departing LA on 9 September. ...
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Travel with an UK residence card (EU family member) after Brexit

I am a EU citizen living in the UK with my wife, who is a non-EEA citizen. She has a UK residence card given under the EU rules for a family member of a EU citizen. Currently, she can travel with me ...
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Is the EU settlement status the same as a resident card?

My wife has eu settlement status, I am a French citizen, we both live and work in the UK. Can she travel to france with me, without requiring a visa? or will she now need a new visa to travel to ...
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Is it necessary for a family member of an EU citizen to write travel dates in the visa application for Ireland?

I am applying as a family member of an EU citizen for Ireland. I want to clarify, is it compulsory to write the intended dates of travel on the visa application?
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Multiple 3-month stays in one Member State with freedom of movement

EU laws state that EU citizens have the right to reside (ie. travel) in other member states without restrictions for up to three months. Article 6 of Directive 2004/38/EC states: Union citizens ...
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Why does my laptop charger not work with this adapter?

I just bought this adapter at the hotel because I forgot to bring mine from home. For some reason my laptop is not charging when I use this. My charger works until ~250V and the adapter accepts 240V.
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EU compensation - fire alarm at the Flight Crew's hotel

I was on-board an afternoon flight from the EU, into the United States earlier last month. This flight was delayed by about 3 hours, 30 minutes. As this flight was delayed for over 3 hours, ...
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Passing 150 grams of gold in the customs in a EU country without receipt

I was given around 150 grams of gold (none of them are jewellery) as a gift for my wedding. Therefore, I don't have any receipt. I wonder if this is problem. How can they check the real value of it in ...
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Can you ask for a compensation if the delay was due to the de-icing process?

I was talking to a friend recently and he referred he was in a delayed flight from Brussels a couple of weeks ago due to de-icing. Basically the plane already had an initial delay to which summed up ...
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Can I carry gold with me from Turkey to Spain without paying taxes?

I am planning to carry less then 200 grams of gold with me in a flight from Turkey to Madrid. I wonder if this is okay and if I have to pay some taxes.
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How does EU flight delay compensation work for multi-leg trips?

I have a question about compensation under EU laws for my flight. We booked tickets from Venice to Lima with Air Canada. We had two layovers, first in Brussels and second in Montreal. Our first two ...
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Does EU 261/2004 compensation apply if delayed by the border check?

This came up in Athens airport 1-hour connection at normal walking speed and I must admit I do not know the answer. So we have a flight coming from outside Schengen and has a very tight connection to ...
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Got a multiple-entry Schengen visa but have to cancel the original trip. Do I get to keep the visa? [duplicate]

I got a multiple-entry tourist Schengen visa, but will likely have to cancel the original trip due to personal reasons. I'd like to keep the visa active, however, as I intend to make the trip some ...

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