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What are estimated traffic delays on the day of a total solar eclipse?

With the 2024 Total eclipse coming up in a few weeks, I'm surprised I haven't found this directly addressed anywhere else. I live South of Pittsburgh, PA. Our plan was to drive up to either Erie or ...
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Are there any specific plans for France to shut/restrict its Schengen borders during the 2024 Summer Olympics?

While Schengen borders are generally open, countries have the right to shut/restrict their borders with other Schengen countries in certain scenarios. Has France announced any plans to temporarily ...
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Construction on Mumbai's Marine Drive

We are planning to go to Mumbai in about 3 weeks and looking at accommodation on Marine Drive (probably around Churchgate). Apparently there is a massive multi-year construction in the area called &...
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I have a trip to Dubai booked for next week. With all the tension in the Middle East at the moment, should I reconsider?

Should I reconsider my trip to Dubai next week (Jan 2023) in the wake of all the Middle East troubles at the moment?
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Is it safe to travel to Israel in early 2024? [closed]

I am from India. I got MSc research from one university in Israel. Currently I am in the process of applying for a visa, as I might relocate to Israel by January 15. I would be staying in the ...
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Can you get from Frankfurt Flughafen to Frankfurt City during a railway strike (Dec 8 2023)?

I'm scheduled to arrive in FRA airport in about 3 hours and need to get to the city for the night. The German Railway (Bahn) is on strike and it seems like chaos has ensued; it's very difficult to get ...
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I'm scheduled to fly Wednesday from New York City to Doha to Cairo. Will they reroute us?

I'm on a group tour with Colette travel through AAA. We leave Wednesday via JFK to Doha to Cairo. Will they reroute us or cancel the whole trip?
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Is it a good idea to visit Marrakesh and the high Atlas in mid October 2023, after the earthquake?

I was planning a trip to Marrakesh in October this year. However, after the earthquake that recently happened I am not so sure anymore. I am worried with seismic replicas and general security ...
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In 2023, Are there COVID testing requirements for US citizens re-entering the US via air? [duplicate]

As of January 24, 2023, are there any COVID-19 testing requirements for US citizens flying back to the US from abroad? The CDC page on the topic is very confusing with lots of clauses for travel from ...
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How to find most current visitor entrance restrictions for Israel?

I would like to find out if visitors to Israel currently are limited to people with a first-degree relative in Israel. Where can I find accurate, current information on visitor entrance restrictions ...
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How safe is Myanmar likely to be for tourists in early 2023? [duplicate]

I'd like to make tourism there in a few months but, at least some months ago the country seemed to be in the middle of several crises. There seemed to be some armed conflicts, an important economic ...
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Apparently the Blue Mountains trains are out at present, how can I get to Bathurst / Penrith and Sydney the easieset?

Currently there is a big outage on the line. I'll be in Katoomba for Christmas. Boxing Day, I'd like to get to either Bathurst or Penrith or Sydney for the Boxing Day sales. Are the only options ...
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Is it safe for a foreigner to travel to Russia these days? [closed]

In the light of all the recent happenings, and especially the Brittney Griner detention, is it safe for a foreigner from a western European country to visit Russia as a traveler? The question is ...
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Travel options to Russia

I'm helping a Russian friend finding options to return home from Europe later this month. With most air routes closed due to the sanctions, the best options I've found so far are flights transiting ...
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UK train strike: London Heathrow to Cambridge travel

So looks like all of UK rail is on strike tomorrow 27th July Wed. According to the National rail website partial service is available on some routes. It shows London to Cambridge as one such. But i am ...
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Is it possible to visit Qatar during the World Cup without buying a ticket?

I'd like to visit Qatar to enjoy the atmosphere of the World Cup with tourists from all over the world, but I'm personally not a big fan of football and would rather not spend money on stadium tickets....
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Which scheduled flight is the most impacted by the Russia/Ukraine air border closure?

Given the recent invasion into Ukraine, all Western airlines were banned from Russian space and cannot use Ukrainian airspace for obvious reasons. A similar ban applies to Russian airlines flying over ...
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Do you need to have had a Covid vaccine within the last 9 months to go to Spain?

Recently, I’ve heard that you need to have had a Covid vaccine within the last 9 months to get into Spain. Is this true? If you leave Spain and haven’t had a Covid vaccine in the last 9 months, can ...
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EU Vaccination Certificate and entering Canada [closed]

I am a Canadian citizen planning to enter Canada from Europe and was vaccinated in Europe. If I upload my EU Vaccination Certificate to the ArriveCan app, will that serve as enough proof at the border?...
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Is someone else's surgery a legally permitted reason for international travel from the UK?

I need to travel to India to attend a medical emergency. My mother needs a major surgery and she wants to see her grand kids before this surgery. She is over 85. National lock-down and International ...
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Where in the world can I travel with a COVID vaccine passport?

My grandparents got their vaccine shots recently and according to government authorities I should get mine by June at the latest. Where in the world can I travel with a "vaccination passport"...
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Is there any way to extend my visa? [closed]

I´m a Mexican citizen and my visa has expired. I was planning on taking some marketing courses in the USA in April, but with the pandemic, the consulate is closed. Is there any way to do the paperwork?...
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Can a couple share the Quarantine residence in Norway provided by one person's employer?

I will be moving from Italy to Norway for work reasons at the beginning of next year and, at the moment, a 10 days quarantine is requested to enter the country. The website https://www.helsenorge.no/...
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Are Istanbul Airport smoking lounges open during the COVID restrictions? [closed]

Are the smoking lounges in the international departures airside of Istanbul airport operational during this time? Are any restaurants selling alcoholic beverages as of right now in October 2020?
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Are there Schengen airports besides Budapest with border "holes"? [closed]

Due to COVID-19, many Schengen arrivals in Budapest take place at the non-Schengen sector. As such, despite doing a Schengen -> non-Schengen transfer, I won't be clearing any Schengen exit control ...
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Are luxury hotel rooms in the Sydney area available at a discount during the lockdown?

During the current lockdown, there's a major reduction in international and inter-state travel in Australia. Is it possible to book rooms in luxury hotels, such as Shangri-La, in the Sydney area at a ...
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UK tourist visa is expiring, but I can't use it because of Covid-19 [duplicate]

I am from Nigeria. I got my UK tourist visa in February, but am unable to travel yet due to restrictions from Nigeria to UK. My visa will expire in August. What will happen if the restriction is ...
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90-year old Peruvian citizen's US visitor status expiring soon, can she stay in the country during the Covid-19 pandemic?

My Peruvian 90-year old mother has a valid visa up to 2023. Her stay is ending June 19 of this year 2020. We feel it is not safe to go back to Peru and there is nobody who could take care of her there....
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How can I convince Booking.com I should not pay for a cancelled trip? [closed]

I booked a Holiday with booking.com to start 10th June. Now there are no flights, and no English people allowed in Marmaris at that time. So both the airline and the hotel will be unable tp provide me ...
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Is it safe for my 94 year old father to fly from the US to Germany at the end of April 2020? [closed]

My father's US visa will end this month. What can we do, if the virus is not better? He will have to fly from Phoenix to Stuttgart, Germany! He is healthy, following all the rules, right now, he is 94 ...
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Because of COVID-19 is the Thailand visa on arrival cancelled for all the countries?

I read in a recent article BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): The government has decided to suspend visa on arrival for visitors from 18 countries at a meeting on Wednesday (March 11), chaired by Prime ...
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Travelling to Italy by train from Spain

Apparently flights toward and from Italy are being cancelled, I presume this is due to Covid-19 spread. Is still possible to enter from and to Italy by other means from Spain? train?
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Covid-19 virus day by day chart? [closed]

Do you know any website(s) where I could check how many COVID-19 cases Italy had 10 days ago? Let me explain: We are travelling to the Dominican Republic at the end of this month with transfer in ...
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Is traveling to Italy safe during the COVID-19 outbreak?

We're traveling to Roma this Monday and we're kinda scared with what is happening in the North of Italy with the coronavirus. A lot of news on the internet say that it's not advised but I feel like ...
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How can I reach Alitalia customer service?

Due to this recent situation with the coronavirus I need to cancel my plane ticket which I bought over alitalia website and want to see my refund options. I'm having problems reaching their customer ...
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COVID-19 - should I cancel our trip to Japan? [closed]

We planned a 3-week trip to Japan in March, but because of the recent increase in infections over there, we started to wonder if it wouldn't be smarter to cancel. This is our travel plan: 06-03-2020:...
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What would happen if an airport would be closed days before returning flight?

Me and and my family are traveling to Italy this weekend for a skiing trip by car, but I am planning to take a returning flight from Milan Malpensa airport. Can an airport be shut down due to a ...
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Will a Feb 2nd transit in Shanghai prevent US entry in April? [closed]

I am a Canadian passport holder,would I be allowed to enter US since my passport has China stamp from Feb 2, 2020. I had a flight that transited in Shanghai. And this April 2020 I have travel plan to ...
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When is FlixTrain coming to Sweden?

As one who is travelling between Gothenburg and Stockholm all the time I can't wait for the FlixTrains to arrive. The service was supposed to be launched early this year but I haven't heard anything ...
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Travelling by plane with a stop in China - will I be quarantined?

I am going to Japan from Western Europe in March (by plane). I have a stop in Shanghai (~2h. long so I'll stay in airport). Due to the Coronavirus related protective measures, will I be quarantined ...
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KLM canceled a flight from China back to Europe that we had already requested a refund for. Are we entitled to compensation or just refund?

Due to the coronavirus KLM canceled all flights from China about a week ago. Naturally we are entitled to a full refund. According to European Union air passenger rights, passengers are also entitled ...
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Is there a possibility I will get sent back from South Korea once I arrive after being in Wuhan December 2019?

On what grounds will a tourist be sent back from South Korea? Especially in the midst of the coronavirus 2019-nCoV? I’ve returned to Indonesia from China at the end of December, and have not shown any ...
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Does the USA Coronavirus 2019-nCoV travel ban in China include Taiwan? [duplicate]

I plan on traveling to Taiwan soon. Trying to understand the scope of the travel ban. Flights have not been cancelled.
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What are the current travel restrictions on individuals entering the United States from regions affected by Covid-19?

This community wiki explains the current restrictions by the United States of America on the entry of individuals who may pose a risk of transmission of the SARS-Cov2, the virus which causes the Covid-...
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Air Korea rebooking options after Wuhan coronavirus outbreak [closed]

I have a trip planned for Singapore that is currently booked with China Eastern (JFK-PVG-SIN) for early March and hsa a very high chance of ultimately being cancelled given present conditions of ...
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What happens to passengers who are identified as having a fever when entering the US? [closed]

Let's say one is flying into SFO tomorrow from China and encounters one of the thermal scanners as they leave the aircraft. This passenger has a fever, which may or may not be caused by the Wuhan ...
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Coronavirus affected co-passenger; what to do?

I am flying this week from Munich to London, and Bavaria just got the first contaminated person, who now has the Coronavirus 2019-nCoV after interacting with Chinese colleague. Two cases of the novel ...
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Valencia Floods - Should I cancel my trip?

I have tickets and hotel reservation to Valencia starting 18 Feb, should I cancel anything considering the floods?
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Is it safe to fly over Iran? [closed]

I am a pretty nervous flyer, and the recent events with Iran accidentally shooting down a passenger flight does not help. I am flying from Istanbul to Bangkok on Saturday with Turkish Airlines, and ...
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Dual citizen traveling to Canada and US

I am Canadian and US citizen but born in Iran. Every week, I go to Canada to visit a friend and return to US without any issue, my question is: due to the new rule can I go to Canada to visit my ...
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