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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How did security checks at airports change after September 11th, 2001?

I’m quite young – young enough that I have never flown before the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. I have doubts about the movie United 93: Was it possible to enter an ...
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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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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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When should I book my hotel if prices are inflated due to a major event?

My problem: I recently booked a business trip about three months out, noticing slightly too late that there's a huge event (Formula 1 race) happening in town the previous weekend and all the remotely ...
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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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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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What will happen to Qatar flights from Doha if there is an airspace closure?

A diplomatic argument between Qatar and its neighbors is currently threatening Qatar Airways operations: Several countries have cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism in the Gulf ...
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Does the US Government Shutdown affect my ability or the speed at which I can receive a passport?

Does the US government shutdown currently occurring affect either my ability or the speed at which I can receive a passport? If so, what can I do to ensure I can receive my passport as quickly as ...
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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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What do I need to travel to London during the scheduled Brexit transition date?

I'm a Belgian citizen. I'll be traveling to London from March 25th until March 31th included. I'll be working (following a training, actually) from March 25th until March 28th included, but will stay ...
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What is the likely impact on flights of grounding an entire aircraft series?

In reaction to the two recent crashes of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, a number of countries and airlines have stopped flying this plane while the latest incident is investigated. I imagine this would put ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Scheduled Ryanair flights from Zaventem moved to Charleroi?

I have planned a trip to Berlin with a friend. We are leaving from different airports, he has planned leaving from Brussels (Zaventem airport) with Ryanair on 25th march. Due to the recent events,...
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Thailand coup: What extent of disruption should tourists expect?

Are many shops/restaurants/guesthouses shut down, or is it business as usual? Are there many roadblocks set up in Bangkok and around the country, which may potentially slow a traveler down?
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London Tube Strike: What to do?

Unless something miraculous happens, the entire London tube will be shut down by the unions on 8 July 2015. The BBC is reporting that the strike will begin Wednesday afternoon and continue all day on ...
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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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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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Traveling to Turkey and Istanbul during Ramadan

I am contemplating traveling to Turkey and Istanbul during Ramadan. Turkey seems more liberal than other Muslim majority countries, so I wonder the effect of Ramadan are during that time. Will ...
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Would it be unsafe for an American to go to Moscow right now?

I'm an American, and I'm considering going to Moscow in a month. Would it likely be unsafe for me to do so, considering the current situation with Ukraine? EDIT Well, I went this summer, and it was ...
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Will NEXUS interviews still take place during the shutdown?

I've scheduled (some time ago) a trip to Niagara Falls the week after New Years, both as a vacation but also to have our NEXUS Interviews (for my family). Our interviews are a few days after New ...
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Washington DC odd tour request issue

I recently submitted some Washington DC tour requests to a member of congress that just lost their election. My trip is scheduled for before they leave office. Could the election results affect my ...
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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 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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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 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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Train strikes in Berlin – does it make sense to book an advance ticket?

So, I heard that there are some on going strikes in trains in Berlin. I would need a train from Berlin on the 21st of June. Even though its still a long time, I cannot help but worry about the ...
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Can photographs be taken in Istanbul as of August/September 2016?

I'd like to go visit Istanbul in one of the next weeks; I'm not scared by it (I mean, things can happen anywhere), just concerned about possible consequences of taking photos. I've heard a few third-...
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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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EURO 2016: floods, mass protests, state of emergency… What are the consequences for visitors?

We are currently 9 days before the start of EURO 2016 in France, and Paris and the surrounding areas are currently facing one of, if not the worst floods since 1910. the banks of the river Seine have ...
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How reliable is the Salzburg-Budapest Railjet?

I am thinking of going to the theatre at Budapest at 19:00, is it safe to take the 11:08-16:19 train? The 09:08-14:19 train is very expensive and I'd rather not pay more than double. Is there a ...
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Is it safe to visit Nepal now since the trip is non refundable?

My parents (both over 60) have booked a 10 day tour of Nepal: Kathmandu, Lumbini, Pokahara, Chitwan. Mostly land tours and excursions, no hikes or anything serious. Their journey starts May 18th. Is ...
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Are the luggage storage lockers at Brussels-Midi still available for use in April 2016 after recent security clampdowns?

We will be travelling catching flight in the evening from Brussels Airport but we are planning to arrive from Paris in the morning. I read that Bruxelles-Midi still have the locker for use on their ...
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The Leh Ladakh “ban of non-local vehicles” situation status?

This is an email I received from Zoom Car on July 28 Dear Zoomer, This is a follow-up on the Ladakh Travel Advisory (about ban of non-local vehicles including self-drive rented cars) we had ...
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From Central London to Gatwick airport on 1 January 2016

I have a flight to catch on 1 January at Gatwick airport. Can someone advise how I can go there from central London as I heard underground and easy bus will not be operating. Any other options?
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What is the current level of risk to tourists visiting Luxor, Aswan, Cairo in Egypt?

I have booked an all inclusive trip to Egypt for 2 weeks in January. It includes a cruise on Nile for a week and a week in a resort in Hurghada. I would like to know if it is safe to visit Egypt in ...
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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 ...