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US chip-and-signature cards in French toll machines

Some sources on the Internet warn that French motorway toll machines might expect chip-and-PIN VISA cards as payment, and reject US chip-and-signature VISA cards. However, other, more recent sources ...
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Is there a workaround for the 90 day limit in the EU? [closed]

Would this be possible? As a Canadian I fly into the EU, e.g., Germany Travel around the EU for 120 days. Then travel OVERLAND to a non-EU country and fly home from there? Will they check my ...
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In the EU, what rights do you have if your rental car agency fails to deliver?

Several times in the past few years, I have made a confirmed, paid booking for a rental car, and turned up at the appointed pick-up time only to be told that no cars are available. The rental agency ...
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Is EU roaming supposed to work on any local network or can your home provider restrict your choice to a single operator per country?

I'm currently in Germany roaming with my Czech Vodafone card. In some areas the 3G/LTE Vodafone.de signal is really bad, so I've thought it might be worth a try to switch to a different network since ...
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EU roaming when calling a number outside the EU?

I have a SIM card from one EU country, and travelled to another. It was after 2017-06-15, so I should enjoy the new "roam like at home" rules. I made a call to a non-EU country, expecting to be ...
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Is there a way to fast-track a “Subject Access Request (SAR)” in the EU?

Sometimes a person wants to find out what information a member state is keeping on them. They may be contemplating a visa application, or a judicial review, or visiting one or more member states and ...
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How much alcohol may I import into the Netherlands?

I would like to take the following quantity of alcoholic beverages to the Netherlands from a non-EU country: 0.75 L of spirits, 3.0 L of wine, 0.7 L of beer. I checked several websites, including the ...
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Abandon an EU registered car outside of the EU

This summer a friend and I are planning a one-way road trip from within the EU to the Caucasus region. Here we would like to leave the car behind and fly back home. Since we will be traveling on a ...
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Schengen 89 days in each country, 1 EU passport, rest US passports

I am a dual Polish and American citizen, while my wife and kids are only US citizens. We'd like to spend extended time in Europe (say 89 days in Spain, then 89 days in France, then 89 days in Germany,...
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With the new EU roaming, what will I pay for calls within a foreign country?

EU roaming charges are about to be abolished. What does this mean for calls made from abroad? Suppose at home my phone provider charges A for a call in my country and B for a call to an EU country. ...
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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 ...