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What are the Fair Usage Policy (FUP) limits for free EU roaming after June 15th 2017?

On June 15th, the EU will abolish roaming charges across all member states. However it's not entirely clear what FUP limits have been eventually negotiated: How much data can you use on your plan ...
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Exact dates on visa when date of departure is before date of arrival which is before date of invitation

I'm travelling from EU to China for (academic) work, and the date of arrival will presumably be a day after the departure, which in turn will be a day before I start work. I will need to apply for a ...
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Where is a non-EU passport stamped in the EU, regarding connecting flights?

I am a non-EU, non-UK traveler. I am going to Italy but all flights have connection in either Germany or France. Will my passport be stamped in Italy at my destination, or when I enter France/Germany ...
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Price limits for self-arranged hotel after flight cancellation

This question from another traveller states their flight within the EU was cancelled, they had to stay the night and the airline told them to get their own accomodation. They did so and eventually ...
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Evisa for Georgia for an Indian citizen [closed]

The evisa website for Georgia says that a decision for a visa will get given in 5 working days on my email. I got a payment confirmation on Monday but no mail after that and it's Saturday now. Anyone ...
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Brussels to London as a third-country national [closed]

I am planning to travel to London from Brussels but I am not an EU citizen. I am here for my holiday and business purposes. I have researched around for the cheaper ways to go to London (they seem ...
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Transport in Georgia. Cheap or expensive? [closed]

How is the transport system in Georgia? Is it cheap or expensive? Do cabs charge by some meter of fixed fares or do they charge a lot?
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Is an IDP required for renting a car within the EU if you have a standard EU format license?

I'm looking into a car rental in Netherlands (Alamo) and their terms and conditions state that: International Driving Permit needed along with original domestic licence. Does this also apply to ...
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Claiming EC261 compensation in another member state

I had a delayed connecting flight Poland-Germany-Switzerland, for which I'd like to claim compensation based on ec261. I contacted the airline (eurowings) to no avail. I'd like to push the claim ...
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Regarding new possible EU travel limitations of US citizens [duplicate]

Regarding the new vote in the EU parliament, I wanted to know the affect on traveling in the EU if already possessing a visa. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/world/europe/eu-visas-parliament-...
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What are the rules for sending marmite and creams abroad? [closed]

I want to send some marmite (in an unopened bottle), moisturiser cream and some hydro-cortisone cream to a friend travelling in Denmark? Are these prohibited for international postage? The rules I ...
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Do i need permit to enter to UK with my EU wife? [duplicate]

I would like to repeat my question with showing my family resident permit in Spain. I am Turkish and married with a Spanish citizen. Currently we live in Spain. I have Family Resident Card issued by ...
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Does the EU flight delay compensation apply to connecting flights as well?

There has recently been a question about a traveler who missed his connecting flight within the EU and was forced to take a different flight at a later time. In that scenario, would the EU's flight ...
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Is there a European website dedicated to reviews of how well each travel insurance pays out?

I'm looking to buy a travel insurance and thanks to my EU residency there are plenty of various options: traditional brokers, credit cards, online-only brokers like World Nomads, etc. When picking out ...
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Can my spouse with EEA Family Permit (UK) travel visa-free to France (my country of citizenship)?

I am a French national residing in the U.K. with my non-EU husband. He is here on an EEA Family Permit, and will apply for the residency card when it expires (but U.K. website even says the residency ...
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After EEA family permit refusal, will we be allowed in the UK as tourists?

We're in Brazil, planning a trip to the UK. I have a Portuguese passport as well, and have been living and working the UK for the past 5 years. I came to Brazil 2 years ago for work and kept going ...
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Can you get a VAT refund as a tourist after purchasing goods from the Internet inside the EU?

I am a resident of India planning to visit Europe next month with my family. I am planning to buy a road bike from a UK website and want it delivered to my friend's house in France, for collection ...
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Any restrictions on document validity when travelling within the EU as an EU citizen?

For many extra-EU citizens, even if they are allowed to travel visa-free their passport or accepted identity documents must be valid for at least three months after their intended departure. This is ...
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Is a residence permit required for an accompanied (newborn) minor to leave the EU?

My son was born in Sweden 5 months back. I am taking him to India this month on vacation. He has his Indian passport but no residence permit yet (applied and waiting for decision). Will I face any ...
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How does Schengen multiple entry visa work?

My understanding of multiple entry is that they have two limits: Bigger limit (5/4/3 year) and smaller limit (3 months after each entry). And I do not know general figures, just giving example in ...
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Are non-EU national “visiting researchers” in Sweden eligible for VAT refund? [closed]

Sweden offers a special kind of residence permit for "visiting researchers". As far as I understand this "visiting researcher" permit is different from a proper residence permit and more akin to a D-...
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Travel to EU with silencer in checked baggage [closed]

What are the rules for travel from the USA to the EU with a silencer in checked baggage? What documents must be presented in the USA and on entering the EU?
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Shipping Wine from Italy to the UK [closed]

I'm going to be in Italy in May, and unfortunately am travelling with only hand luggage. I would, however, like to take advantage of the opportunity to buy Italian wines at a good rate while I am ...
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How are occasional customs checks done at airports that do not normally have them?

At Luleå Airport there are no customs facilities and the luggage area is directly reachable from the outside world. More than 90% of passengers are domestic and almost all international flights are ...
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Is there an airport which will lose UK connection if the UK leaves the EU customs union? [closed]

Is there any airport without customs facilities which has a connection to the UK?
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When my flight is cancelled in EU, can I insist that the airline arrange a hotel for me?

The Short Version My flight within the EU is cancelled and I am stranded in a city. The airline offers me an alternative flight the next day, which I accept, necessitating a night in a local hotel. ...
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Green baggage tag to non-EU destination

I had recently flown from an EU country (Italy) to a non-EU one (Albania) and I noticed that my checked baggage had green bands on the tags. However, I thought that they were only used in intra-EU ...
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How much gold can be transferred between EU countries?

I am concerned about the solvency of banks generally, so I would like to convert bank deposits to gold. I plan to purchase the gold in UK, then take it to Spain. Is there a limit to the amount of ...
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Am I entitled to compensation after flight delay due to aircraft problem blamed on a “hidden defect”?

I had a flight recently from Helsinki to Bangkok with Finnair, that was delayed for almost 4 hours. From what I understood from the crew, there was something wrong with the fuel, and they had to ...
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Mobile Roaming Charges in Europe - have they been abolished yet?

I am currently based in Friedrichshafen, Germany. I have a German sim card. I will be travelling to Switzerland, Austria and France during this Christmas season and I would like to know if the ...
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One-way ticket travelling to EU with non-EU wife and children

I am a Greek citizen, my wife is Colombian (does not require a visa to enter the union for 90 days), our children are Australian citizens (they don't require a visa to enter the union for 90 days) (...
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What is the tax-free amount of gas I can bring to Lithuania from Kaliningrad?

I am planning a trip from Kaliningrad to Tallinn. Since gasoline in Russia is cheaper than in Lithuania, it is useful to fill up a canister and bring it across the border to the Schengen zone. What ...
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Codeshare flight by non-EU airline. Am I able to claim delay compensation?

I was on a codeshare flight from Mexico City to Barcelona with a layover in Paris. The flight from Mexico City to Paris was operated by Aeroméxico and the flight from Paris to Barcelona was operated ...
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Are there passport checks when going between EU and non-EU countries in the Schengen Area?

When travelling between two Schengen states, one in the EU and one outside, such as from France to Switzerland or Sweden to Norway, do you go through passport control? This question assumes land (or ...
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Bringing whale meat in to the EU

Can I bring whale meat from Iceland to EU? (I am based in Poland but I guess everywhere in the EU rules are the same.)
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Can Belgium suspend my German driving licence? [duplicate]

I have a German driving licence, I live in the Netherlands, and I was driving very fast in Belgium last weekend. Can Belgium suspend my driving licence or they can only ban me from driving in ...
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Guaranteed time for an airline to provide luggage

When travelling by plane, especially in Europe, there are a couple of guarantees regarding time of the transport, e.g. EC261 regulating compensation for delays over 2 hours and minimum connecting time ...
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Why do they require my passport to travel within the EU for a cruise ship?

I am a Spanish citizen, and next summer I will go on a cruise trip from Spain to France (only stopping in those countries). The organising company seems to be oriented to a USA public so they require ...
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Tax Free when leaving EU through a different country

I bought the laptop in Netherlands but am planning to leave EU through Italy. How can I get tax refunds in my case? Do I need to stamp my receipts in both: Schiphol and Milano airports?
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Can I skip Ryanair's separate visa check for non-EU citizens as per the EU air passenger rights regulation?

Ryanair (and several other low-cost carriers) require that non-EU/EEA citizens present their passport for a visa check at the luggage counter: Irrespective of a passenger's visa requirements, all ...
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Can I leave the Schengen Area (and come back) while my non-eea spouse resident card application is being processed?

My wife and I recently moved to Germany. She's a Swedish citizen, and I'm American. It'll be December before I can actually apply for my residence card, because my appointment to register our address ...
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What are the exact rules of temporarily importing personal items when entering the EU as a visitor?

The European Commision website mentions that: If you enter the EU from a non-EU country, goods having no commercial character in your personal luggage can be imported free of customs duties, ...
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Can I buy “non-EU destination” priced duty-free when connecting through a second EU airport?

At many (most?) EU airports, some items in the duty free shop show different prices for people flying to EU vs non-EU destinations, and some items simply aren't for sale to people flying within the EU....
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Customs declaration when traveling to Germany

I'm a German citizen currently living in the USA. When I now visit Germany for a vacation, what items I bought in the USA do I have to declare at the customs? These items however are not staying in ...
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Is a long stay Hungarian visa valid in all of Schengen? [duplicate]

I will be working in Hungary from January. The process for work/residence permit and visa application is on and documents are being prepared by the company I will be working with. Is the Visa same ...
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Which European countries accept an expired national French ID?

I am French and I have a national ID card that expired recently. France extended the validity of this card and it is now valid for 15 years (instead of 10). Many European countries (the EU I think) ...
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What's the longest scheduled flight one can take within the EU?

Not counting Special member state territories what's the longest scheduled flight one can take starting and ending in an EU airport?
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Did I opt out of compensation by accepting meal vouchers?

Today/yesterday, I had a multi-leg flight going IAD-CPH-AMS (Washington Dulles International Airport - Copenhagen Airport - amsterdam Airport Schiphol). I had a connection time of one hour in CPH, ...
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Spouse of EU citizen returning to EU with transfer within Schengen: need visa?

Consider a (so far hypothetical) situation like this: Jack is a non-French EU citizen living in France. Jin, his spouse, is a Chinese citizen. She has a French residence card (titre de séjour ...
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Can I travel visa-free in Europe as a spouse of an EU citizen?

I have been living in Cyprus for two years with my boyfriend. I am South African and he is British. We will be getting married in Cyprus this month Once married will I be able to travel freely within ...