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Why are AMEX fees allowed in the European Union? [migrated]

As I was reading this answer Is American Express widely accepted in Hong Kong?, and more specifically this part: In one hotel in London I had to pay 3% extra for using Amex instead of Visa/MC. I ...
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Why are compartments in western European day trains falling out of fashion? [closed]

In Europe, railway carriages have had two types of layout: coach-style big room with plenty of seats or compartment cars with a side corridor giving access to small, usually 6-seat or 8-seat ...
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Prepaid Sim at Frankfurt Airport

Based on two answers to this question, I intend to buy either lycamobile sim or Lebara sim. I found some very good options on https://www.lycamobile.de/en/ Following are the questions: Can I buy ...
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Add passenger for flights booked with Wizz Discount club

How can I add a passenger in my flight booked with Wizz Discount club? I can’t find the option.
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Being in Spain as an international student, with an expired TIE, will I be able to travel to Italy and back with just a return permit?

I am currently a Dominican student staying in Madrid, last August my visa/TIE expired, since then I've been doing all the paperwork and all I need to do to renew it, sadly it won't be done until some ...
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How to understand quality of Google Maps transport info in advance?

Traveling around Europe I grew to rely more and more on Google Maps (GMaps) public transport data. That is if I am in a new city and need to get from A to B, GMaps is normally very effective in ...
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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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EU travel suggestions between 12/26 and 1/15 [closed]

I'm planning an EU trip with my family and would love to hear thoughts or suggestions on where to go, with a few things in mind that I'll explain below. It'll be my wife and I, my 5 kids ages 3 months ...
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Things to visit in UK other than world famous spots in UK like London Eye and all [closed]

I am planning to Visit UK at the end of Nov 2019 for 15 days, considering weather what are all the spots I can visit other than London Eye. Westminster Abbey, tower bridge, museum etc. In and around ...
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Use 230V 50Hz electronics in U.S.A

I want to visit friends in U.S.A. and may stay there for maybe a month. I would like to bring my electronics with me and need to know how I could use them in America. They use 230 V, 50 Hz (I am from ...
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Transit visa for Munich airport for Canadian PR [duplicate]

I am a Canadian permanent resident planning to transit via Munich airport. I read the transit visa exceptions at https://www.germany-visa.org/airport-transit-visa/ It says Still, there are some ...
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Receptionist took a copy of my passport

This is my first visit in the UK. I'm from UE. A receptionist in a hostel I am staying took a picture of my passport (of the page with my picture and all my personal data). I understand that the ...
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To which countries in Europe can I travel without a visa with a blue card from Bulgaria [duplicate]

I have a Bulgarian Blue Card, and I know that it is not valid for countries in the Schengen area. But, I can go, for example, to Romania (I was there last week) with the blue card. There are others ...
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How to get a Schengen visa from Saudi Arabia?

I'm an Indian passport holder who is having a resident/work permit (iqama) in Saudi Arabia. I wish to visit some European countries so I want a long term Schengen visa. What are the requirements do I ...
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Are there manual immigration checks for non EU citizens in airports when travelling inside the EU?

Are there passport checks at EU airports for non-EU travelers who travel between two EU countries? Now I know that EU citizens are not subject to any passport or ID check whatsoever, just automated ...
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Preliminary Plans for a trip to Europe [closed]

So, due to a recent financial windfall, my plans to take about a 2 week trip to Europe have potentially moved up from "something for 2-3 years down the line" to "maybe next spring/summer". Since I ...
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How to cross the Lake Constance from Constance to Meersburg by car

I would like to visit Constance (Germany) with my van, and also see the other side of the lake. Is there a way to cross by ferry or would I need to drive along the lake?
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Traveling from Europe to Beijing, China with prescription drugs

I have to travel from an European country to China for work (10 days). I received a kidney transplant several years ago, which requires me to take some medications (7 different pills) every day. My ...
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Buy smartphone in US while visiting, fees in Europe

If I buy a smartphone ~700 USD from New York while travelling and come back to Greece, will there be fees while entering the country? The same phone costs about 1000 USD in Greece i am guessing from ...
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Why are so many electronic passport gates kept closed?

I travel by plane on average 3-4 times per month, mainly in Europe. One thing I have noticed is that despite the advantages offered by electronic passport gates, on almost every occasion and at almost ...
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Do I need an EHIC card if I have travel insurance?

I'm a British citizen going on holiday in a couple of days to an EU country. By not paying attention too closely, I've allowed my EHIC card to expire and won't be able to get a new one in time for my ...
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Can I get Schengen visa after being convicted and deported from UK 12 years ago? [duplicate]

12 years ago, I was convicted for false document deception for 12 months and was deported from the UK to Kenya. However, I didn't disclose my real details including DOB throughout the incident, I only ...
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Can I use a Schengen visa for attending a conference in Romania? [duplicate]

I am planning to attend a conference in Timisoara, Romania. The conference date is really close and I suspect that I won't be able to get a Romanian visa by then. Should I apply for a tourist ...
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Obtaining travel vaccinations without insurance in Austria

I plan on travelling to Kenya soon to do some volunteer work. As I have been travelling around for a long time I have given up my previous residency in the Netherlands which means I no longer have the ...
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Which non-Schengen Countries can I visit with EU Blue Card?

I have an Indian passport and am currently living and working in Germany holding an EU Blue card (Aufenthaltstitel). Which non-schengen countries can I visit without applying for a Visa explicitly? I ...
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When traveling to USA, New York, how to pay (Euro bank account) [duplicate]

When traveling from Europe to New York, which is the most cost-effective way to pay for anything? My purchases will mostly be places to eat, museums, stadiums etc. So should I exchange money when ...
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Cheapest hotel in Europe

In this video a hotel in Belarus is shown with rooms for $4.10 per night. But the city is not mentioned. So, is this the cheapest hotel in Europe and where is it located?
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Are sweatpants frowned upon on flights?

I was planning on wearing sweatpants on my flight from East Asia to East Europe, but my parents shut me down, saying that it's not looked upon kindly and people wearing sweatpants are usually a bit of ...
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Staying fewer days in a Schengen visa approved country

We are planning to visit Europe. The original plan was to visit two countries, let's say country A and country B. We were issued Schengen visa via country A since we intended to stay in that country ...
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Does a Filipino citizen with Swedish Permanent Residency need a visa to visit Bulgaria?

Does a citizen of the Philippines with Swedish Permanent Residency need a visa to visit Bulgaria? They will be traveling with their spouse, whom is a Swedish citizen.
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From France west coast to Portugal via ship?

I'd like to go to Portugal from France west coast (example: Brest or Nantes / Saint-Nazaire). Of course we can go there by car, but: I'd like to avoid the 2 days driving for 1562 km (Saint-Nazaire ...
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Does Flixbus make stops on long journeys?

I'm looking at a 19h30m long Direct trip with Flixbus. I wonder if there are any longer stops during the trip or if you're stuck in your seat for the entire duration?
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Itinerary change

I was supposed to go with Thomas Cook travel operator to Europe with France as the main destination, with trips to Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Germany. Due to a discrepancy, it has been canceled ...
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Stowage policy for take off and landing for airlines in Europe

I was traveling with Eurowings from Barcelona to Vienna when I experienced the weirdest thing. I was seated in the front row, comfortably situated with my neck pillow, when the flight attendant ...
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Inexpensive cruise that's not all-inclusive, late departures that tour Europe/Mediterranean [closed]

I'm having a tough time finding an inexpensive cruise that a) Tours Europe b) Don't have all-inclusive meals. I would rather eat the local food than eat food on a ship c) Have late departures around ...
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Travelling from Venice to Budapest, making a stop in Croatia

I booked a flixbus from Venice to Budapest, however it makes a stop in Zagreb, Croatia for an hour and ten minutes and I only have access to the Schengen area. Will this be a problem?
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Do I Need a Passport to Go to Europe? [closed]

If I will be going from Switzerland to Austria by car, will I need a passport?
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Customs regarding external computer components in laptop bag as carry on [duplicate]

I've traveled in the past with a laptop in its bag as the sole carry on. There were usually other "small" electronic parts, like a mouse, charger, phone charger, etc. The laptop and its accessories ...
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Does Lufthansa weigh your carry on luggage?

I will soon be travelling to Europe, flying Lufthansa, and was wondering about the weight of my carry-on luggage. In my experiences of travelling in Asia, I've never had my carry-on bag weighed, even ...
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Uber between countries (EU)?

I'm traveling with my family from Faro (Portugal) to Seville (Spain.) It is about a two-hour drive and I found Uber to be one of the most pleasant and reasonably cost-effective ways to travel in ...
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Can I attend two back-to-back conferences in two EU countries on one Schengen visa?

I am attending two conferences, back to back, in two different EU countries. I have time to apply to only one visa. Is it possible to travel from one Schengen country to another for this purpose with ...
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Is public transportation necessary in Madrid? [closed]

Flying in about a month to Madrid with my family :) Usually when I'm abroad I get the unlimited public transport weekly ticket and use it a lot. From researching a bit online and viewing the map, it ...
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Travel Europe to Russia

I have a Italian work permit validity for 5 year with Pakistani passport so I want to spend my holidays in Russia so can I travel with out visa
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Does the French embassy or consulate check the flight itinerary for Schengen visa?

I booked a flight reservation with a reputable travel agency. My destinations are Paris, Pisa, Milan and then Zurich. I wonder if they really verify every applicant's flight reservation? My ...
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Can i travel alone within the eu with my article 10 family permit from italy?

I would like to go on holidays without my eu family member, i use to travel alone with my residence card from italy but am not sure of this particular permit(article 10)
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I’m going to Portugal from Latvia and my flight has a layover in Dublin, Ireland. Do I need a transit visa in Ireland? [closed]

I’m going to Portugal from Latvia and my flight has a layover in Dublin, Ireland. Do I need a transit visa in Ireland ? Or I can stay in transit zone in Ireland ? Please help me to for this. I’m going ...
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French visa Interview After Previous Illegal Travel [closed]

I am a U.S. citizen applying for a visa with a French company under the long-stay "passeport talent". I have all the documents from the company that have been approved by the French government. Last ...
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Starting at EN2 6BQ (North London) on Wednesday noon which Capital Centre can you get to in the quickest time? [closed]

Excluding London. You may use planes/trains/cars, but no privately chartered planes or helicopters. You must take in to account how busy the roads will be at the time.
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Connection in gatwick URGENT [duplicate]

Everyone I need assistance regarding a connection in Gatwick, I have Morrocan passport with polish visa allows me to travel within europe. I have an easyjet flight from Spain connecting in London, I ...
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connection in Gatwick [duplicate]

I have Moroccan passport with Polish visa allows me to travel within eaurope, I am flying from Spain and I have connection in Gatwick, My flight is with easy jet and the airline and embassy said I ...