Questions tagged [europe]

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Renting a car from Milan to Switzerland

I would like to rent a car from Milan to Switzerland. Do we need to add on the border car pass or highway pass separately or the car rental suppose to be all inclusive?
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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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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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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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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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Badges for tourist achievements in Western Europe?

The Polish Tourism and Sightseeing Society promotes tourism and sightseeing, and one of its means is granting badges for various achievements, such as walking above 250 km on tourist routes, ...
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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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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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Can I travel around Europe with an expired student visa and Italian Permeso appointment receipt? I also have the expired Permeso card, will that help? [duplicate]

I would like to travel around Europe before I head back to India. But my student Visa has expired and my Italian stay permit is under renewal. I have the appointment receipt and the expired permit as ...
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From whom can I buy travel insurance if I don't “live” anywhere?

I am an Australian citizen, currently living in Singapore and I want to travel through Europe and the USA over the next six months. I will be leaving Singapore permanently and my intent is to ...
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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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Hostels in US vs. Europe

How do hostels in the US compare with hostels in Europe? Are they similar in terms of convenience, availability, cost, amenities, etc? Or is the "hostel culture" completely different in the two places?...
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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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Schengen visa for spouse, for business trip followed by leisure trip

I have to attend a business meeting in Spain for 5 days and after that I plan to have a trip in Europe with my wife, she will arrive after I complete my business meeting. Shall I apply for visa the ...
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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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Buying a SIM card in Hungary for travel to Slovakia and Austria

I am planning a trip which begins in Hungary, continues in Slovkia (most of the duration) and ends in Austria. Coming from outside the EU, it seems it would be a good idea for me to buy a local SIM ...
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Is RailTeam's HOTNAT guarantee generally honoured in practice?

The RailTeam alliance of European rail operators offers a HOTNAT ("hop on the next available train") guarantee, stated as follows: Hop on the next available train » (HOTNAT) allows travelers to ...
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Schengen visa - Change of location

The team I'm in at the company I work for was planning a team meetup in Berlin. In the interest of time and having to book for an appointment a couple months in advance, I had applied for a Schengen ...
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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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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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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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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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Must I enter Europe with Schengen visa from the country where I applied?

If I applied for a Schengen visa from "country A" and I got the visa but I had some commitments in "country B" and I have to finish it before going to Europe should I get back to "country A" to travel ...
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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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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 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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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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Can I travel around the EU with an Italian resident permit (humanity), without a passport?

I have an Italian resident permit (for humanity reasons). Can I travel around the EU with this resident permit, without a passport?
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How to pay in euros from the US?

I am planning a trip to France from the US, and need to make multiple payments in € on-line, including but not limited to train tickets on https://www.oui.sncf/. Of course, the easiest way to pay ...
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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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What are these holes for on this European travel adaptor?

I have a standard European travel adaptor. What are the two circled holes on the top and bottom for?
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Will this device work with a US/Europe adapter?

I'm not sure whether this is the right place to ask. There are some questions about adapters and compatibility of devices on travel.SE, but I'm afraid that this might be a little too specific. I ...
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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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Any websites or resources for planning my trip around Europe?

I have been looking around the internet for sites that will help you plan your route around the world. Apart from Google maps or Bing maps who only work from A->B i have been unable to find anything ...
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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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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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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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What is the safest way to adapt a two pin British shaving socket to a European two pin (Germany) for use with an electric toothbrush bought in the UK?

I have a Braun electric toothbrush that has the two pin British shaving connector. What is the best means to charge it in Europe, specifically Germany?
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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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How can I find which European countries require headlights on during daytime?

I know that the driving law in several countries in Europe require headlights on during daytime, some of them only in winter. But where can I find which countries have such a requirement? Just to ...

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