Questions tagged [event-based-effects]

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Is going to Hokkaido, Japan advisable during Golden Week?

I've just learned that during my planned stay in Japan the Golden Week takes place. Having read loads of warnings we are thinking of going to Hokkaido during the festivals and see the beautiful nature....
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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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Will the Mozambican authorities allow a tourist to cycle from Maputo to Pemba? [closed]

Given the Renamo - government situation will the Mozambican authorities allow a tourist (South African nationality) to cycle from southern Mozambique (Maputo) to the north (Pemba)?
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Venice tourist volume

I'm searching for hard data on the tourist volume (number of visitors, even if they don't have a room there) in Venice for the entire year, but had no luck so far. I've read a lot of common sense ...
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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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Can children of Iranian citizens, who do not have Iranian citizenship themselves, travel to America in light of Trumps new Executive Order?

Question is pretty clearly stated in the title. I know that by Iranian law, children of citizens are considered citizens themselves. But, what if this person/child, who is now an adult, has no Iranian ...
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Does the US Government shutdown make me stateless (like Viktor Navorski)?

I'm a US expat, living in India. Does the government shutdown affect my rights to live in the country? How about my rights to travel on a US passport? (In the past, I have been able to enter many ...
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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 curfews, if any, exist in Myanmar at present?

I am currently looking to travel to Myanmar (Burma) and had read about some curfews. I was wondering if this is still the case because I couldn't find a great deal of information on them being lifted ...
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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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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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How is the situation with exchanging money at Mumbai airport?

I will be landing on the 24th of January quite late in the night and I need to change currency. Can I do this at the airport in Mumbai? I will need to do this for 5 people.
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How does President Duterte's anti-drug campaign affect travelers in the Philippines?

News are reporting that the current anti-drug campaign in the Philippines has resulted in the death of more than 6000 people. What risks do I take when visiting Philippines in terms of personal ...
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Is the new Indian currency available at Hyderabad airport?

I am travelling to India by the end of December. Is there any facility at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport of Hyderabad to buy Indian currency in exchange of foreign currency and if there is, ...
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Tourist activities in the Louisiana bayou swamp area with the recent floods?

I am planning a trip (in November!) to Louisiana and we would like to explore some of the swamp/bayou area in Louisiana. Currently we are thinking of Breaux Bridge exactly. A Texan friend advised ...
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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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Should I cancel my trip to Turkey due to the recent (July 2013) protests?

I've been planning a trip to turkey for this July. How easy would it be to avoid the areas where people are demonstrating? If I hadn't already booked my flights, I would probably postpone the trip ...
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Is travel in Spain disrupted on May Day? [closed]

Is travel in Spain unusually difficult or inconvenient on May 1st, compared to other days? It's International Workers Day; I have this feeling it may be a crap shoot in terms of demonstrations and ...
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Is Austria out of Schengen? Can EU citizens travel there normally with IDs? [duplicate]

I read that Austria is out of Schengen for a while because of the international situation. What does that mean? Can European citizens still travel there with their valid EU IDs or do we need ...
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Radio program with public transport focus by country

My local radio station - I am based in Berlin, Germany - does a really poor job when it comes to public transport (subway, bus, etc.) announcements like delays or construction works. Their main focus ...
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Fidel Castro's death - possible outcomes for tourists?

We are about to leave for Cuba today for 9 days. 9 national mourning days has been declared due to Fidel's recent death. How is this going to a affect a common tourist in Cuba nowadays, in terms of ...
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Visiting Auschwitz just before World Youth Days

I will be travelling to Kraków, Poland soon, and only just realized that the world youth days (WYD) are taking place there as well. Apperently, the WYD end the 26th, but the Auschwitz camp site is ...
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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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Going from Frankfurt Airport to Mainz by train - DBahn Strike?

I need to go from Frankfurt Airport to Mainz this Saturday and I saw on the news that the German Rail is on strike. Are there going to be any trains this Saturday that connect Frankfurt Airport to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Best source to keep track of US floods?

I am currently planning my trip to Texas, where we'll be driving around Houston/Dallas/Austin. Even though we enter Texas Oct 26th, we want to start planning our activities and hotels now. The recent ...
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Are international flights from/to Istanbul Atatürk Airport empty? [closed]

After the attack on Istanbul Atatürk Airport, are international flights leaving from or going to there currently relatively empty?
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Do flight costs to a city hosting the Olympics generally increase around the event?

Do flight costs to/from the host nation of an Olympics generally increase around the time of the event, compared to normal seasonal changes? Is there any information available as to how much these ...
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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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How does the wave of terrorist attacks in Germany affect travelers?

In 2016, there have been at least 5 terrorist attacks in Germany, which is very unusual for that country. How does this affect travelers to Germany?
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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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Travelling to Ukraine and Russia, border issues

I'm a Portuguese citizen living in the UK and I'm going to Russia in May by bus from Estonia. Meanwhile I have a weekend trip booked to Ukraine in April. Assuming that I got the Russian visa, ...
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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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Is it safe to travel to Iraqi Kurdistan? [closed]

Considering the current situation with ISIS in Iraq, is it safe for U.S. citizens to travel to Erbil and other major cities (Kirkuk and Sulaymaniyah) in the Kurdish provinces in Iraq? Are there any U....
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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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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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What is Kaohsiung and Taipei like 1 week after Chinese New Year [closed]

May I know what is the condition after 1 week of Chinese new year in Kaohsiung and Taipei? Will it be crowded with a lot of people? I am planning to go to Kaohsiung and Taipei next year February 6 ...
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Euro 2016 Live at Gatwick Airport

I will be at Gatwick Airport (North Terminal) during one of the Round of 16 of the Euro 2016. Do you know whether there is any area there, showing live Euro 2016 matches?
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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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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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Are there still many refugees on the Copenhagen-Hamburg train?

Last time I traveled with DB/DSB (DeutscheBahn - German Trains) by train between these two cities there were groups of people who did not have passports and created a lot of problems in both ...
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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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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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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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Is it safe to travel now to Ecuador due to earthquakes?

I would like to travel to Ecuador but I don't know if it is safe to go there because of the earthquakes of the last days. In case I can't visit this country know, how much should I wait till I could ...
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Eurostar train to Paris during a strike

What happens to my ticket from London to Paris if there is a labor strike going on? Can we still get there? Do we need to reschedule?