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Are there still meals in airliners?

Just curious, since you currently have to wear masks the entire flight. Are there no meals because of that or are there still meals on long-distance flights and you can put your mask off then? Or if ...
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Need advice on traveling with Venlafaxine and Vyvanse to India

I am an Indian national living in Australia, I'm planning to visit India for a period of 3 months or more depending on the rules at the time of my departure. While in Australia, I was diagnosed with ...
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Is there any physician at SFO who issues fit-to-fly certificates?

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, to be authorized to board the plane, some countries require a COVID-19 RT-PCR test done than 48 or 72 hours prior to the departure of the flight, followed by a ...
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Is properly sealed bottled water ever unsafe, even in developing countries?

The highly-ranked Delhi Belly question has a number of answers that allege bottled water from minor/unknown brands may be contaminated or otherwise unsafe. Now I've heard of tap water being sold as ...
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Taking medicines from USA to India for someone else in air travel

My relatives are US citizens and they are in India since a year due to covid-19. They are asking us to bring medicines from USA to India in my flight from USA to India via Dubai. They told us NOT to ...
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Is it legal to take intoxicants at an airport or on an airplane?

I'll be travelling to Australia from Ireland and know that it will be a very long flight. My doctor will prescribe a dozen tablets of Xanax and Ambien. I was wondering whether it's legal to consume ...
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Bringing HIV Medications from Pakistan to Kyrgyzstan for a friend

A friend is asking me to buy his HIV and Hepatitis C medicines from Pakistan and travel with them to Kyrgyzstan, where he lives. His doctor here in Pakistan has provided me with his prescription with ...
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In transit with controlled medication

I am travelling from Vancouver to auckland via SFO and Sydney. I will be in transit in Sydney, arriving on a UA flight and transiting to an Air NZ flight to Auckland. I have a medical condition and ...
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Is travelling allowed in Uttarakhand without E-pass?

Looking for a small vacation since it's been a long time hiding inside home. If anyone could share the exact travelling guidelines for Uttarakhand it will be great. Is e-pass required for the travel? ...
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How can I know which lakes are okay for bathing in Norway?

Norway has a huge number of lakes, some of them are popular swimming spots and may even have small piers but the majority are just regular lakes in the forest. How can I know if one of these lakes is ...
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Where can I get custom-fitted earplugs in Bangkok?

I use custom-fitted earplugs sometimes when in transportation, e.g. airplane or sleeper train. Where can I get custom-fitted earplugs in Bangkok? Note to close voters: the question is not about "...
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As a visitor in the US, where can I get a private COVID test?

Suppose that I am a business (B1/B2) visitor who has just arrived in the US. After a long intercontinental flight, I would like to take an active COVID infection test before I meet partners. I wait 2-...
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How can I find a big pharmacy in Istanbul?

I'm currently staying in Istanbul and need to buy an over-the-counter medicine that is a little rare. I went around a few pharmacies around my hotel, but they're all relatively small and don't carry ...
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Is there any drugstore that is open 24 hours in Bangkok?

Is there any drugstore that is open 24 hours in Bangkok? I thought there would be plenty but I haven't been able yet to found any. Searching for drugstores open 24 hours in Bangkok in Google Maps, I ...
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Protect laptop (and fellow passengers) from turbulence?

Suppose I’m traveling in an airplane and I’m watching a movie on my laptop placed on the tray table. Is it prudent to take some measures against the possibility of sudden severe turbulence that might ...
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US citizen traveling to UK on May 31st staying for one month

Hi everyone I currently live in Miami and I am due to leave for the UK on May 31st and I will arrive on June 1st on AA38 from MIA to LHR. I am a US citizen and I will be seeing my British boyfriend in ...
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Canadian citizen needs insulin in US during lockdown [duplicate]

I am a 67 years old Canadian Citizen who came to US to visit my son on Feb 29th, 2020. Can't go back due to Covid19, how can I get insulin?
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Which countries have NOT yet reported a case of COVID-19 Coronavirus? [closed]

I keep finding sites that list or map countries WITH Coronavirus. I'd like the inverse - a list of currently covid-19 free countries to travel to WITHOUT the virus.
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As an expat, can you rely on travel insurance in case of the Coronavirus becoming a widespread major pandemic?

I was wondering, do regular travel healthcare insurance policies contain a clause which excludes coverage in extreme situations/disasters usually? I'm thinking about a global pandemic of the SARS-CoV-...
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People exempt from Trump's COVID-19 proclamation, what is the quarantine/screening requirement?

You can read President Trump's full proclamation regarding conditions of travel between the US and Schengen zone here. Nowhere in this proclamation is a mention of a quarantine. However, several ...
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Is there any international health insurance that pays first in most countries?

I am looking for an international health insurance, i.e. a health insurance, covering both outpatient and inpatient that pays first versus having to the patient pay first and get reimbursed. US and ...
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What are the rules around medical care costs for visitors to the USA who contract Coronavirus?

What would be the situation for a visitor should they contract Covid-19 and require hospitalisation whilst in the US? Would it be classed as an emergency or secondary care? Does the US provide ...
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What precautions should one take in a crowded place such as airport or in the airplane for COVID-19?

I will be travelling for more than 13 hours through South East Asia, most of the time in a crowded environment like airplane or transiting at the airport. What precautions should I take to reduce the ...
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What is going to happen to me in Doha or Vienna Airport given the Coronavirus situation?

I live in Iran and I have bought this Qatar Airways flight from Tehran (Iran) to Vienna for February 29. As far as I know, to this moment the flight is not cancelled for health concerns regarding ...
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Are there pharmacies on-board Tallink Silja cruise ships?

As someone who always carries multiple drugs everyday, like epipens, desloratadin, vitamins etc. I want to always be able to get a new supply in case I misplace my drugs or if I'm forced to use any of ...
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Does the U.S. novel coronavirus ban affect those who've been to areas claimed by China but administered by India?

Per What are the current travel restrictions on individuals entering the United States from regions affected by novel coronavirus? (emphasis added): The 14-day rule does not apply the Special ...
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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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What countries do for people from China, over stay their visa because can't return because corona virus? [closed]

Many country and airline cancel airplane travel from/to China because corona virus. This force many people from China over stay their visa. Will countries extend their visa?
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What happens to passengers who are identified as having a fever when entering the US?

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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Can you sue the airline if you get sick after flying?

I worry about getting flu from all the germs going around an airplane, because of its design flaws. The airlines know you have a 1 to 5 chance to get sick after a flight, because research has been ...
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How to find best/popular running routes in new city?

Interested to know what apps/tools people use to quickly and reliably find good running routes in new cities they visit, without having to do a lot of research (eg < 20 seconds would be ideal). Eg ...
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Do La Paz' cable cars have any UV protection on their windows, and if so, what's the protection?

Do La Paz' cable cars have any UV protection on their windows, and if so, what's the protection? Answering some comments: @GiacomoCatenazzi: Travel can be easily over 30 minutes, and well over one ...
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How can a visa refusal due to “medical inadmissibility” impact future visa applications?

G'day all After submitting an application for an Australian student visa (subclass 500; for a 7-month university exchange), I was prompted to undertake a health examination. Due to my medical history,...
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Asking whether I can apply for a health insurance with the link below [closed]

I would like to ask whether I can really get a travel insurance by simply fill the format here in the link below, receive a receipt via e-mail certifying the purchase of the insurance and traveling ...
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Where can one buy anti-UV umbrellas in Santiago, Chile?

Where can one buy anti-UV umbrellas in Santiago, Chile? I'm looking for a brick-and-mortar shop and not an online shop (unless they can deliver within 24 hours). Preference if close to Santiago ...
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Declaring at an airport with Diabetes

I do not have diabetes, but my partner does. We are looking to go on holiday in the next few months but one thing I have been unsure of is whether we should be declaring her medicine or to go through ...
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Can a Syrian get a student visa for USA? [closed]

I am a Syrian student, I have passed USMLE step 1 and 2. Can I get a student visa for the USA to continue step 3?
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Are there any international flights arriving in Malaysia where there is no disinsection,spraying of pesticide to kill mosquitoes?

Malaysia is not listed on the US Department of Transportation page regarding aircraft disinsection requirements https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/spray However anecdotal evidence shows that ...
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Why should you have travel insurance?

I have been wondering this for a while. I imagine that when I greatly simplify things, the price of travel insurance consists of essentially two parts: what you are going to cost the insurance ...
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Is it possible to get a prescription in the United States while abroad using an online medical service?

I'm going to travel to the U.S as a tourist and I take a prescription medication that cannot be stopped, due to the complications and risk of not being allowed to get the medication into the country, ...
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Would an affidavit signed with a commissioner of oaths, be enough to replace my missing yellow fever certificate? I'm going to Senegal from Paris

I'm travelling from Paris to Senegal and back (with stopovers in Madrid both ways). I have a valid yellow fever vaccination but I've lost the yellow certificate and the clinic where I got the ...
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U.S. Health Insurance for road warriors

I've begun to travel around the U.S. as an independent contractor. Conventional HMO and PPO medical insurance plans and policies for individuals (such as those available through healthcare.gov) all ...
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Can I bring metamizole (dypirone) to the US for personal use?

Assume a person is traveling to the US from a country where metamizole is a common over-the-counter drug. 1) Can it be brought? 2) How it should be packaged? 3) Is there need of any special ...
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Where can I find the official yellow fever vaccination requirements to transit Panama?

I will be traveling from Ecuador to the United States with a short airport-only stopover in Panama (not passing immigration). I will not be in any areas with a risk of yellow fever transmission, and ...
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Where can I get a HPV vaccination in Berlin

I will travel in Berlin and want to make a vaccination against Human papillomavirus infection (HPV). is there some clinic in Berlin where I just can go and do it? I understand it will not be free
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What's wrong with Turkish tap water? [duplicate]

I've tried finding an answer for this but without success. Most people just say "don't drink it" without telling one why. The only reason being "it's bad". As one having studied biology and chemistry ...
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Is tap water in Moscow safe to drink?

I will be travelling to Moscow, Russia and I want to fill my water bottle at my accommodation (no built-in filters). I have been hearing some myths that this tap water is unclean and unsafe to drink. ...
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Is the tap water in France safe to drink?

I am planning to travel to France. When I have traveled recently, I often find myself drinking a lot of water after a lot of walking. Sometimes buying water can be expensive, especially in central ...
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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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