Questions tagged [event-based-effects]

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How to figure if it is safe to travel to the area I am interested in?

When planning a trip, I like to make sure I will feel safe enough (I am talking about war/terrorism risk, not pickpockets), or at least I like to have an idea about the risks. I know the risk could be ...
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The UK has voted to leave the EU. How does Brexit affect people traveling to the UK and vice-versa?

On 23rd of June, 2016, the UK voted in a referendum to leave the EU. This leads to the following questions: Are UK citizens traveling to the EU affected? Are EU citizens traveling to the UK affected? ...
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Is Morocco currently safe to visit despite the Ebola outbreak?

I'm travelling to Morocco over the Easter period, and while I am aware that the current Ebola outbreak is mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Mali, and would have to cross the Sahara to get to Morocco, is ...
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Is it safe to travel to Egypt in early 2012? [closed]

Have people been travelling in Egypt after March 2011? What's the situation like over there? The election is also happening at the end of November. Should I wait until after the election to book my ...
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Does the 2018-2019 US government shutdown affect travelling to and from the US?

My grandparents bought a flight on United Airlines that departs on Feb 10 2019, as the one and same ticket, from Toronto, to ORD with 1 55-minute layover, then Maui. Please ping me if I ought post ...
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How does President Trump's travel ban affect nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen coming to the US for tourism/transit/etc?

President Trump has signed an executive order which bans nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from traveling to the US for at least 90 days. Does this ban only include ...
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India just demonetized all Rs 500 & 1000 notes. What do I do with my leftover cash?

On November 08, 2016, India declared that all old 500 and 1000 rupee notes are no longer legal tender, and have to be deposited or exchanged before December 30, 2016. I have some leftover rupees and ...
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Are dual nationals (non-US citizens) also affected by President Trump's ban on Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen?

I am travelling to Australia from Canada in May and I have to take connecting flights to get back to Canada. I stop in Auckland and San Fransisco. I am a Canadian citizen born in Canada however ...
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Is it safe to travel to Miami Beach shortly after hurricane Irma?

Two months ago my girl and I booked our vacation. We are from Berlin, Germany and wanted to see the U.S. Our first stop is Miami Beach at the 15th and we want to stay there for 3 days and continue to ...
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Travelling in/out France after the attacks of November 2015

Can someone with a non-European nationality and a French 'carte de séjour' freely enter and travel (particularly by air) from France after the unfortunate events? I have been checking the news, some ...
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What are the consequences of the military coup in Turkey for travelers?

Reuters reports a military coup in Turkey. What are the consequences of this for people who travel to Turkey? What about passengers transiting through Turkish airports?
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Are dual US citizens affected by President Trump's ban on Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen?

I'm a US citizen, born in the US, but also an Iranian citizen due to my father being from Iran. I've never been to Iran except for a brief time when I was just a year old. In light of Trump's recent ...
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How to find dates of big events in any city? (e.g. to avoid price surge during trade fair)

Is there a resource that warns me for (almost) any city / destination when my travel dates coincide with some big event there? Illustrative example: Say I want to travel to Frankfurt and I'm fairly ...
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What happens to plane tickets in case of airline bankruptcy?

I am sometimes eyeing tickets that are a far bit in advance and in some cases I know the airline that is selling the ticket / operating the flights is in economic trouble. If I have a ticket for ...
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Is it safe to travel in Greece during the riots about government spending cuts?

I am travelling to Athens, Greece, shortly, and have seen reports of recent unrest. Should I be worried? Should I cancel my trip? Update It's fine, taxis are currently on strike, but Syntagma Sqaure ...
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Can I bring my laptop, camera on flight to USA? [closed]

I am going to the US in the coming week. However, I heard that laptop and camera are not permitted to bring on board as carry-on. What are the latest rules about these larger electronics?
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I was born in Yemen, but to British parents and never had Yemeni citizenship. Can I travel to the USA under the Trump ban?

Always been British and left Yemen as a young child many decades ago. But I was born there and it says so in my passport. Can I travel to the USA? Same question applies to children born in any of the ...
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How busy is the E50/D1 motorway in Czech Republic?

According to Google maps there is road work on E50 from Prague to Brno. We are going to drive that route next week, how bad is it? Would it be better to take a different route? Google maps also show ...
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Should I postpone my trip to Paris in 2nd week of Jan in light of recent protests?

I’ve a date and I really waited long to make this happen. My gifrfriend is a bit worried about the security issue in Paris. Which locals think that the media is exagerrating the issue and the issue is ...
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What can Thomas Cook customers (who have not yet departed) do now they have stopped operating?

As many will be wondering what options they have, what can a customer who has not yet departed for their trip do, now Thomas Cook has stopped operating. Are they able to claim back any money, will ...
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Can a passenger predict that an airline or a tour operator is about to go bankrupt?

Headlines indicate the Airline Thomas Cook has failed leaving passengers stranded abroad. Were there any indicators that signaled the imminent demise? What (if any indicators) should passengers ...
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With the passing of Thai King Bhumibol, are there any customs/etiquette as a traveler I should be aware of?

Even with the news that the King of Thailand passed away, I had already scheduled a trip a year ago to visit Thailand in a week or so. I understand that most of the country is in mourning -- should ...
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Is it dangerous to go to the USA as a Russian now?

I am a Russian student and I have been dreaming about visiting California and living in LA for a while, and I decided to take this trip on my summer break. I have already accumulated enough money for ...
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Hard Brexit and travel for UK citizens into Schengen countries in 2019

I am a British citizen and US permanent resident. I rarely need visas. However, I am considering a Mediterranean cruise in the spring or summer of 2019. Unlike British politicians, I like to plan ...
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What are the options of getting from Ukraine to Crimea (and vice versa) after 2014?

I'll be in Kiev this summer and would like to take a trip to Crimea. What are my options for doing so?
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What do the intra-Schengen border controls - reinstated in September 2015 - change?

In September 2015, some countries of the Schengen area decided to put border controls back in place. It might not last, it might happen again in the future, but I am curious about the changes this ...
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Is it legal/safe to visit the Calais border crossing?

There are many videos on the Internet showing migrants attempting to enter trucks crossing the English channel. I think it would be interesting to visit that road and talk to the guys making that ...
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How can I know of strikes that affect public transport in Italy?

tl;dr: Is there a resource that warns me of upcoming strikes that affect public transport in Italy? Recently I was forced to change travel plans very last-minute upon learning of a railway strike. ...
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Transfer / security in Istanbul Ataturk airport after 29/06/2016

I'm sure we all have heard about the terrorist attack in Istanbul Ataturk airport yesterday, 28 June 2016. Has anybody by any chance flown to/from/via IST since the attack and can give a first-hand ...
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Travelling to Paris by train during a strike in December 2019

I want to travel to Paris from Germany this weekend. I booked my tickets via the Deutsche Bahn (DB) website with a "Supersparpreis" (super saver fare) and the train I would take tomorrow is first an ...
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How can I know of strikes that affect public transport in France?

tl;dr: Is there a resource that warns me of upcoming strikes that affect public transport in France Recently I was forced to change travel plans very last-minute upon learning of a railway strike. ...
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Does the US governmental shutdown affect traveling to/from the US and if so, how?

When the news announced the US governmental shutdown today, it was also mentioned that tourists might be affected as well. The example that was given is that the national parks will be closed. Is ...
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Is it safe for a pregnant lady to go to Hokkaido in 2016?

Fukushima incident causes a lot of fears among people, as to whether it's safe for tourists to go to Japan or not. While I understand that the radiation is not a problem for normal people, what about ...
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Train trip from Stockholm to Hamburg via Copenhagen next week (amid closures due to migrants/refugees)

One month ago I planned and booked my trip from Stockholm to Hamburg for next Monday (14/09). Stockholm -- Copenhagen (SJ) and Copenhagen -- Hamburg (DB) My trip would also include the ferry transfer ...
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Is it safe to stay in Kowloon in Hong Kong this week? [closed]

I am staying a day in Hong Kong on Thursday/Friday on my way to Australia. Is it safe? What are necessary precautions? Should I stay in the airport all this time?
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Flight path over a war zone, such as Syria and Iraq in 2015

I recently flew from Bahrain to Heathrow via Gulf-Air. I noticed on the flat screen at the back of the seat that the route showed going over Iraq and Syria which is an active war zone. After what ...
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How do I get from Brussels airport to Ghent when trains are on strike?

I am landing in Brussels later today at 17.35 and was planning to continue by train to Ghent. I just learned that the trains are on strike so this option has disappeared. The strike ends at 22 so ...
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What happens when an operating air carrier goes bankrupt for a flight that was ticketed through another carrier?

This question was prompted by mts' recent question What happens to plane tickets in case of airline bankruptcy? Many airlines today are part of a global alliance of airlines and/or have interlining ...
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Are foreigners targeted in the Xinjiang / Uyghur related violence in Western China?

Recently here has been a fairly steady occurrence of violent events in Xinjiang or attributed to separatists from Xinjiang in other parts of the country. Perhaps the biggest or most known took place ...
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Will travellers be able to get full internet access in Turkey during the current (July 2013) protests/riots?

With the current widespread riots in Turkey, the police reaction, the government's intervention and the worldwide observation, there've been reports of threats to have the internet restricted, as has ...
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French Strikes: Using idTGV ticket for standard (SNCF) TGV

The French railways are on a strike. I know I can take another train if I fit in. However, can I use an idTGV ticket Paris - Toulon on a SNCF-TGV train? If not, do I have any other possibility since ...
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Is there a way to keep up to date with Schengen border crossings being closed/controlled due to the migration crisis?

This question is inspired by this meta answer. In late 2015, a number of Schengen countries introduced border controls in response to the migration crisis. This answer succinctly explains what these ...
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What areas to avoid in Brussels after the recent terrorism events

Is there any particular area in Brussels to avoid visiting after the recent events? I am going to visit Bruxelles in a couple of weeks. Mostly museums, restaurants and some nightlife. Is the city ...
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Flights between UK and EU after a no-deal brexit

The president of the European Commission gave a speech today where he said: The measures we and the Member States have taken will mitigate the worst impact of a “no-deal” scenario. The protection ...
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Have Heathrow immigration queue times stabilized since the Olympics?

Last year, I flew NZ 2 from LAX to LHR twice, once right before the Olympics and once in early December before the Christmas on-rush. The first trip, it took about an hour to clear immigration because ...
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Is New Delhi, India, safe to travel to? (Ebola Scare)

I'm a fairly paranoid traveler. I'm in Chennai at the moment, but I can't wait to get back home to Los Angeles. Because of the general lack of hygiene here and, well, the way they handle things like ...
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What are the consequences of Trump's election for Muslims visiting the US? [closed]

Donald Trump has been known to call for some extreme policies if he's elected president: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump called Monday for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims ...