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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 novel coronavirus?

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 novel coronavirus discovered recently in ...
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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

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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Anti Inflammatory gel in plane cabin

So yesterday I suffered a fibrillary rupture, nothing major, I can still walk properly, and I've been recommended to use this anti inflammatory gel. So far so good. Now, I have a flight to Osaka with ...
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Preventing the ears from getting clogged on descent to Barcelona [duplicate]

I've been having an terrible experience when ever I'm descending to Barcelona. My ears would clog so bad that it would even hurt for a couple of seconds. That it self doesn't cause a problem. The ...
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Do I need a meningitis-C vaccination for Ireland?

I am due to fly from Delhi to Dublin, Ireland on the 14th of September 2019, with a layover in Istanbul. Do I need Meningitis-C Vaccination?
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Obtaining travel vaccinations without insurance in Austria

I plan on travelling to Kenya soon to do some volunteer work. As I have been travelling around for a long time I have given up my previous residency in the Netherlands which means I no longer have the ...
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Is Stugeron (Cinnarazine) Available Without Prescription in Argentina?

Title says it all. Searching found an Argentine firm (Janssen) that imports the drug Stugeron (Cinnarazine) to Argentina, but I saw no information there or anywhere else about availability or ...
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Is yellow fever vaccination required for travel to Ireland?

I am planning to fly from Delhi to Dubli-Ireland , transit at Istanbul Do I need Yellow Fever Vaccination? Brgds Shahid Hasan
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Does buying travel insurance for this trip make sense? [closed]

This is my first post on Travel Stack, thank you in advance for your help. I am an American traveler going on a 2-week trip and don't know much about travel insurance and whether it is appropriate for ...
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How to determine what I should eat on a flight with passengers with nut allergies

I recently returned from a trip to Florida on British Airways. On both flights there was an announcement that some passengers have a severe nut allergy and so we were instructed not to eat food ...
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Can an American visitor in Canada get critical medications sent from home?

My dad is visiting Toronto from the US and unfortunately during his trip last week he fell and fractured his hip. He had a kidney transplant 3 years ago so he takes anti-rejection meds for it. He has ...
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Will glucose meter strips be safe in the Airplane Cargo Hold?

I will be taking my glucose meter strips with me and need to know if they will be safe in the cargo area.
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Destination not hotter than 25 degrees celsius [closed]

I search for a destination where the weather in summer is not hotter than 25 degrees celsius (let it be 29 at maximum). Being exposed to a hot environment causes problems for my immune system. As I ...
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Convenience stores in India

Are there many (enough) convenience stores throughout India that sell prepackaged food? Thailand's 7-11 was great for cheese toasties, etc. I am wondering if we can get quick meals and snacks like ...
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Taking prescribed amphetamines to Dubai or India

Are you allowed to bring prescribed amphetamines to Dubai or India from the USA?
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Stitches removal in south Korea [closed]

I suddenly had to get just some small stitches on my wrist and it has to come off in 10 days and I will be in Korea at that time so I was wondering where I can go get it removed and how much will it ...
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Entering the UK whilst pregnant?

Is it possible to be refused entry at UK passport control, if I am visiting the UK for 3 weeks to celebrate our wedding (to my UK husband)? I worry that they will think I am attempting to move there ...
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Focal skin peeling on palms, fingerprints can be uncertain; will this be an issue for UK visa? [closed]

I have cleared the interview for a software organization in Durham, UK and they have given me the COS (Certificate of sponsorship). My doubt is I have a benign skin condition called keratolysis ...
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Will TSA allow me to carry a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)/sleep apnea device?

When traveling with a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) medical device (commonly used for sleep apnea), will it need to be removed from your carry on bag when going thru security with TSA Pre-...
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Medical attendant visa for Sweden

My sister is suffering for a medical condition which requires immense moral and physical support. She got ill while she was in Pakistan whereas her home is in Sweden. Now she has been declared fit to ...
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Where to find every-day healthy food near Heathrow Airport?

My friend is long-term traveling to Hounslow, UK, and will be working in Heathrow Airport. However, he got sick recently, and has lost a lot of weight. He is still recovering. He was told that there ...
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Can I have a health insurance that starts later than the date I land in USA with a J1 visa? [closed]

I am traveling to USA as a research student with J1 visa. My university health insurance starts from 15th June, however I will land in USA on 8th June. Will that be a problem? Will the customs and ...
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Can I take migraleve into the USA [duplicate]

I only take migraleve if I get a migraine is this allowed into the USA as it does contain codeine
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Do I need any vaccination for Europe-USA-SouthAmerica trip?

I am Colombian citizen currently living in Ireland. I plan to go to Miami and then to Colombia, returning using the same way. Is there any vaccination requirement in this case?
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US Healthcare consultation for visitors

I work in the US on a H1 visa and my parents are visiting me for a couple months. My mom has developed arthritis and I wanted to get second opinion from a doctor in the US. I understand healthcare ...

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