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Questions tagged [europe]

For questions relating to the topic of Europe as a whole, or at least a large part of it.

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Possible taxi scams if fare is agreed in advance?

The advice is given many times to not get into "illegal taxis", because they will scam you. My question is: what are the possible ways of scam, if you agree on the price and destination in advance (e....
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Schengen Visa for Italy

I am planning a trip to Italy from 2nd May to 11th May from Dublin. I have booked my flights and hotels and I have all Schengen visa related documents ready with me. However, when I tried to check ...
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Travelling to UK and around Europe - visas required

Well, this is going to be a confusing one. Basically, my wife, first son, and myself are British citizens. We moved to Australia a few years ago (my visa is that I am a permanent resident in ...
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Dual Citizen. Exited the US on Italian passport recently

I'm a dual US/Italian citizen and before my most recent trip to the US I had always used my US passport to enter the US when going there. When exiting, I would use my US passport and then also show my ...
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How to Plan a Route for Long Distance Bike Trip In Europe

I am planning on doing a long distance bike trip through part of Europe. I would like to start in Amsterdam and bike through the Netherlands, parts of Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and Germany and end ...
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Main Destination for Schengen Visa

Planning a eurotrip from India this summer...iten: Entry: Amsterdam 3 nights Belgium:4 nights Italy: 5 nights Spain: 5 nights France: 3 nights port of exit back to India. Which consulate should I ...
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Is whipped cream a liquid for the purposes of airport security?

I'm going to travel to visit my mother from Stockholm to Brussels. I'm thinking about bringing a traditional Swedish pastry called semla for her from her favourite bakery. They are sweet rolls filled ...
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Cheapest Way to Get to Europe--I'm Flexible [duplicate]

My brother and I are planning a trip to Europe from the US late summer/early fall. I have Southwest airline points, and we are probably going all around Europe so specific airports and times are not ...
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Can I carry a NAS through airport security in the EU?

I own a relatively small 4-bay NAS. Can it go through airport security within the European Union? Network-attached storage (NAS) is a file-level computer data storage server connected to a computer ...
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Shortest transatlantic flight from Europe to somewhere, so that continental US can be reached by land (with possible ferry)

I am trying to find a route from Helsinki, Finland to Washington, DC, USA so that the air time is minimized, as the person travelling is afraid of an air travel. Assume, visas are not a problem. ...
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Schengen Visa from Greece was rejected [duplicate]

My Schengen visa was rejected in october 2018 stating: Justification for the purpose and conditions of intended stay was not provided The information submitted regarding the justification for the ...
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Can a hotel cancel a confirmed reservation?

I booked a hotel a yesterday though Booking.com for a special occasion in Barcelona (I'm traveling from another European country). The booking isn't for another few months. The booking includes: ...
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Options for traveling to Europe and re-entering the US with an expired TN visa but valid I94

my main two questions are: Can I travel to Europe having a ticket from US to Mexico and then another one from Mexico back to US (with 2 weeks difference) but going to Europe in the middle of those 2 ...
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Which countries in europe I can go with Bulgaria visa with multiple entry [closed]

If I hold a Bulgaria visa with multiple entry, which other countries in Europe that I can visit? Thank you so much
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Vacation in Europe for seafarer

I'm US citizen working on a cruise ship. I will disembark in Venice and would like to stay in there for vacation. Do I need to leave the Schengen area and re-enter as a tourist?
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What is the business model of commercial free walking tours?

For instance, Sandeman's runs free walking tours all over Europe. One or two every day of the year, good local guides, and the only payment is tips at the end. I'm sure the tip money is good since ...
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Which drivers license to use in the EU

My wife is going to rent a car in Switzerland and will be driving through France. She is a French citizen and has a French license, but she has a green card and a US license also. She is residing ...
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When traveling to Europe from North America, do I need to purchase a different power strip?

I'm a Canadian citizen travelling to Europe for the first time and was worried about the difference in voltage between the two regions. Currently, I plan to bring a travel adapter (not a voltage ...
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Why is it common in European airports not to display the gate for flights until around 45-90 minutes before departure, unlike other places? [duplicate]

https://youtu.be/wdU1WTBJMl0?t=262 mentions: 00:04:22: Heathrow also doesn’t display the gate for flights until around 45-90 minutes before departure. This is common in European airports, but ...
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Extending Schengen stay

An american citizen “interning” in Sweden, but was just using the 90 days period for this intern period. However I have a family event in Italy on the 92nd day of my stay and would like to stay 2 more ...
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Non-US citizen applying for a Spain tourist visa with expiring visa

I am an Indian citizen studying in the US on an f-1 visa. My program end date is 14th of December 2018, and I am going back to India on the 19th of December. My travel plans - India to Spain 24th of ...
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How to prepare to a big trip in terms of Visas

I have a Russian background and about to receive Australian citizenship. To celebrate this I want to go to a long trip around the world! But want to be prepared in terms of visas and what to do about ...
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Royal palaces just outside of major cities? [closed]

I've been planning a cycling holiday in London and wanted to make a short tour to the Royal palace/castle at Windsor. That got me thinking if other European countries have similar setup of former or ...
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European SIM card in US mobile phone

I have traveled internationally with my mobile phone, but have always kept the SIM card from my US carrier (AT&T). As a result, I try to minimize my airtime when abroad: no phone calls, use WiFi ...
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Visa type,embassy for two EU visits (interview and tourism)?

I have two upcoming visits: to attend onsite interview of a company in EU (3 days) in late February a tourist visit to EU in early March The first trip is fully sponsored by the company (flight/...
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EU261: Can I be reimbursed for the taxi ride (at the arrival location) that was necessary for a delay of less than 3 hours?

A couple of weeks ago a Ryanair flight (from Italy to the UK), for which I didn't buy travel insurance, was delayed by about 2h50'. At the time of arrival, since it was late at night and the last ...
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Winter tyres in France, Germany, and Switzerland

I'm planning a car trip on the board of Germany, France and Switzerland. What is the best place to rent a car? I think is an obligation to have special tires in Germany but not in France. If I rent ...
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Traveling to non-EU countries during a 1-month stay in an EU country

My family will travel from Peru to Spain. Visa is not required but I will prepare an invitation letter for their travel. While they are here in Spain, we will travel to Turkey for a week (Turkish ...
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Where is the Asia-Europe divide and where can we cross it?

Where is the division between Europe and Asia? What are places where we can cross it? Are there roads that go from one continent to the other? Bonus particularly scenic locations or places of ...
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Can i travel to Canada from Sweden with refugee documents? [duplicate]

Can I travel to Canada using the permanent refugee documents emitted by Sweden, where my asylum is? It is a refugee travel document issued by the country I have asylum in, and is permanent.
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Does being banned/deported from one country prevent getting a visa in another?

Does being deported and banned from the both UAE and Qatar for drug use impede me from being granted a European visa? I plan to apply to the Netherlands for a student visa.
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What schengen visa should the flight crew from outside the EU have? [closed]

Let’s suppose I start an airline in a non-EU country, one that does not have visa waivers of any kind with the EU. Eventually, I start operating a daily flight to an airport within the Schengen zone. ...
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What is the easiest way to access a small amount of mobile data in Europe?

I have booked a future Über ride from Zürich Station to the Airport. My issue is that I don’t have a travel SIM, or by extension mobile data. What should I do so as to know if a ride has been accepted,...
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Are there any prepaid mobile data cards that cover more than one non-EU balkan states?

I am planning a rail trip through the Balkans, but I would like to have a internet connection in case of any problems. One option would be to buy a new prepaid sim card in every country, but that ...
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What does this mean? “Your UK visa application has been issued”

Your UK visa application has been issued. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE VISA APPLICATION CENTRE BEFORE THEY CONTACT YOU. You will be contacted by the Visa Application Centre when your documents ...
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An American driving in Europe — what to learn? [closed]

I've been driving over 20 years, but never outside the US. European driving is quite different, I hear, both rule of the road and other drivers' habits. If I was to drive in Europe what should I learn ...
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Chances for getting recompensation for bad/no treatment and getting sick due to delayed/cancelled flight

Flight delayed for 7 hours (3 of them inside the plane) due to missing crew members, then cancelled due to "bad weather" (probably not true as a later flight, same airline+destination left the airport ...
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Schengen Visa for Syrian citizen

I would like to have a Schengen Visa for my honeymoon. Is it possible to have a Schengen Visa now for me and my husband as Syria citizens? We have money and people who can send us an invitation, what ...
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Change from a Student Status to a Tourist status in Schengen Zone [duplicate]

My situation is as follows: I am a Ukrainian citizen and have a one-year Italian residence permit for the purpose of studying that is valid until June 16. I am supposed to leave the Schengen zone on ...
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Train Journey into Croatia from Italy

We will be spending some time in Italy during early July this year, and we will be finishing up in Verona. The next part of our trip involves getting into Croatia from here which is proving to be ...
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Passport/ Border troubles

In Early September I was an au pair in Italy, but because I'm American I can only stay in the Schengen Zone for 90 days. I decided to continue as a nanny in Manchester, UK until my 90 days were up. ...
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Safe way to send a new credit card from EU to India [closed]

I need to send a credit card (to be activated) from Italy to India. Is it safe to do it using a courier like UPS? My idea is to ship it as a document. Any tip is very welcome!
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Will I be able to enter France without having booked a return ticket from Europe yet?

Going to Europe imminently to study a short tertiary course, half of which will be in France. Haven’t booked my return flight from Germany yet. Will this be a problem for entering Paris? I have tried ...
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Public Shower in Mallorca [closed]

does anyone have a tip for a public shower on Mallorca? We will travel only in the car. Thank you.
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Source for Climate Maps of Europe

I'm planning a long trip to Europe and looking for maps of its climate during various months. For example, a color map of average high temperatures over all of Europe (not just a particular city) in ...
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How to find a reputable place for a meditation/health retreat? [closed]

I am looking for a meditation and/or health retreat in Europe, but have heard some "horror" stories from friends (horribly overpriced places, bad food, crappy teachers, etc.).I'd like to find a place ...
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French tourist visa multiple countries [duplicate]

I applied for a short stay visa at the french embassy. The plan was to stay in France for the whole, and I have applied with only France as the destination. Now we are thinking of visiting other ...
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Do EU residents need visa to travel to USA?

I am working in Spain as a Turkish citizen. I have a residence/working card for one year. I will need to go to US this spring. I am wondering if I am required to have a tourist visa for this or I am ...
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Is there a good website to plan a trip via trains in Europe?

My wife and I have decided to move across Europe by train. Do you know of any good sites for planning a trip via train (schedule and maybe prices)? We're going to go across Europe from east (Russia ...
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Athens during March - are attractions open? [closed]

We will be travelling to Athens in March and I just wanted to check if the attractions will still be open as it will be the off season, and if so what days?