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What are the remedies for land sickness?

I suffer from land sickness after flying and it usually lasts around 2 weeks for me. Does anyone have any tips or tricks to prevent this?
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How to protect one's lungs while driving a motorcycle through heavily polluted cities?

I drive a motorcycle, occasionally in heavily polluted areas in developing countries. Sometimes the smog is quite bad. The above image may look like a broken down bus to some, but it's actually a ...
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Irish Extension Reply - can I wait?

So I applied for a medical extension on a Irish 90 day visa. I enclosed medical note and cancer unit recommendation for followup now due to new symptoms. I sent a registered priority mail a week ago ...
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Get sick in China with no identity [closed]

Say you are in China, a country where you have to pay for health care. What happens if you are traveling and you become unconscious and you have no form of identification on you. Would they leave you ...
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Time Frame for Travel Vaccine Shots

I am traveling to South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. The shots that I need are: Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A and B, MMR, Flu Shot and Tetanus/Polio/Diphtheria (given as all-in-one ...
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Size 26 curvy girl. Flying across country with Delta. Will I fit into the seat?

I'm a size 26 woman. I'm planning to fly across country with Delta. Will I have trouble to fit into the seat? What can I do to make the flight most comfortable for me? The flight is fully booked and ...
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Polio certification for one week UK visit

I'm a Pakistani citizen going to the UK for a week on a business visit. Do I need to have the polio certification?
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Thailand Zika Travel and Pregnant?

We've found out that we are pregnant (about 10 weeks) and have a 2 week trip in Thailand. (A few of the Islands). The date of departure is mid December. I'm having a hard time understanding what ...
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Any area or district in Shanghai that you can avoid smokers?

I arrived at Shanghai but for me there are too many smokers on the road, entrances of subway stations, entrances of shops, and parks. Especially I hate those who smoke while walking on the road. ...
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Should I get vaccination before travelling to Lombok (Indonesia)

Im gonna go to Lombok in december. Would like to know if need to get vaccination against malaria or other diseases.
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Save pitcher filters, what filters chemicals and metals from water, for separated British taps without space around it?

For their long-term travel in the UK, my grandparents are staying in older hotels where staff have warned them to boil and filter tap water before drinking. The difficulty is that each of their ...
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Except pitcher filters, are there portable water filters needing electricity that filter chemicals, metals, and pathogens? [closed]

This question equals this; the only difference is that the filter can now be powered. Please specify: the voltage of the filter. My relatives will be travelling only in North America, Western Europe, ...
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Are there portable non-electrical water filters that filter chemicals, metals, and pathogens?

My relatives will be travelling in North America, UK, and Hong Kong. For environmentalism, they do not use bottled water, and need a water filter that: removes chemicals, metals, and pathogens. They ...
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How to organize prescription medicine for an extended (>3 months) travel in Australia and New Zealand?

We're travelling for 7 months (from the UK) to Australia, New Zealand, and back via Australia again (with less than 3 months in each country). My wife has obtained a 7 month supply of her ...
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Is LifeStraw a silver bullet water purification solution for travelling in India?

LifeStraw has a 0.2 micron filter. Since "most bacteria are 0.2 µm in diameter and 2-8 µm in length" (source), is it safe to drink water from any source using LifeStraw without boiling? (India in ...
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Overstay schengen visa on ground of emergency?

My mother is a frequent traveler to Europe. She has visited me every year for the last 9 years. This year, we left for the airport and, during our journey, she had an angina attack. We drove to ...
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Can I bring these OTC medicines to India from the UK via Doha?

I have read online that some restricted items can cause jail? I will be travelling by one way Would these items be ok to take: Cod liver capsules (3bottles) in checked baggage Paracetamol hand ...
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Getting a foreign prescription for a prescription drug filled in the US

My wife takes a prescription medication that cannot be stopped. Her supply is running out while in the US and we've tried faxing her foreign doctor's prescription to Walmart but they wouldn't accept ...
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Bringing a small amount of prescription medication into Seoul without a doctor's note

I will go on holiday to Seoul for a week, in 2 days. I would like to take small amounts (enough to cover my trip) of propantheline tablets, mometasone cream and fluticasone nasal spray with me. I ...
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Where in Japan can I buy ear-wax dissolving liquids?

I've been trying to order liquids to dissolve ear wax (technical term "cerumenolytic solutions") while in Japan. I've tried two stores, and while they have devices to physically remove ear wax, they ...
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Prescription medication: Did I break the law?

Recently, I took a trip to America, bringing with me some medication which was prescribed by my doctor in the UK. I didn't realise at the time that the medication in question was not available over ...
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What kind of medicine would you pack for a 7yrs old first flight?

I mean the flight itself. We have something against nausea (Daedalon) and I am trying to find something for a stuffy nose but since I am more Canadian now than Hungarian I have some difficulty ...
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Why is the water in the Waco Cable Park so green?

What makes the water in BSR Cable Park in Waco so green? The water is this color in most of their basins, I'm unsure if it's fed by natural springs or if it's all man made. Is the green water ...
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I'm travelling to the UK to study and I must continue a vaccine treatment, how do I do it? [closed]

I get a vaccine shot every month, and I get to store the doses in my fridge. However now at the end of September I am travelling to the UK to study there. I am from Spain and I was told by my doctor ...
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Is Adderall Legal in China? [closed]

I’ve been offered a position to teach English in China for a year, but of course I don’t want to do that without being able to take Adderall for my ADHD. The position I’ve been offered is in Shenzhen, ...
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Are sunflower seeds popular in North Indian food?

I have an allergy for sunflower seeds. Are sunflower seeds popular in North Indian food, or is it safe for me to eat whatever is there? Just sunflower seeds. I am fine with sunflower oil.
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Is the rabies vaccine available in India?

In my travel plans to north India I have low risk profile for rabies an do not plan to get a "pre-exposure" vaccine. However, in case I do get bitten, is the rabies vaccine available in India?
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Long-term travel with a 3-month-old baby through a country? [closed]

My girlfriend and I are wondering if it is possible/recommended/safe to travel with a 3-month-old baby through a country (New Zealand) for about 3 to 4 months. We are just thinking about it. We haven'...
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Immunizations needed for travel to South Africa

I am traveling to South Africa from the US in October, 2016 and have seen various conflicting info on what immunizations are needed. Can someone clarify what is needed?
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Zika concerns travelling to Puerto Rico?

I am a United States male that will be taking a trip to Puerto Rico in two weeks. This will be one of my first airplane trips, certainly the farthest away. Recent news has focused on Puerto Rico for ...
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Is the tapwater fit to drink throughout Taiwan?

I didn't want to insult my hosts here in Taipei by asking if it's safe to drink the water since it's very developed here. On the other hand you can't flush toilet paper, so not everything we think of ...
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Going to New Delhi for a conference. Where to drink/get water?

I've just read Drinking tap water in India, which has some mixed messages (in different answers) regarding tap water safety in different locations and conditions in India. Now, I'm traveling to a ...
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Where to buy an effective decongestant for a headcold in Taiwan?

After surviving through the Sydney winter without catching a cold, I woke up on the morning of my flight to Taiwan with the beginnings of one. Now I find myself in 30+ temperatures with a blocked and ...
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EHIC while interrupting studies? [closed]

I'm a German citizen and a student in the UK. I'm currently interrupting my studies for half a year and I'm planning to live in Germany for that time. Do you know if EHIC will still cover me during ...
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Taking opiates to the US

My mother is going to the USA in autumn by plane. Unfortunately she is dependent on medicals that contain an opium derivate. In many countries it is sufficient to bring a declaration of her doctor in ...
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When Canadian who is British has a British passport visiting England be covered by nhs [duplicate]

Can a Canadian with British passport get medical treatment when in country
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ACA requirements when travelling for more than 330 days [closed]

My wife and I are both U.S. citizens and plan on quitting our jobs and taking a year long trip around the world starting in September. That means we'd be without ACA health insurance for 4 month in ...
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Where can I get a cholera vaccination in Ljubljana?

I'm living in Ljubljana and I'm going in few weeks to Dominican Republic (in a region near the border with Haiti) and I need to get a cholera vaccination. In case that is not possible no get this ...
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Hiking at moderate altitude right off the plane

I am traveling to Denver (5280ft/1609m) this weekend from DC (0ft/m), and we are planning on doing some hiking the day we arrive. The particular hike we are looking at is Mount Galbraith, which I ...
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With which countries does Canada have reciprocal health agreements?

Is there a list somewhere? Please notify me if it is the provinces that are responsible, because I know that the provincial, and not the federal, government operates healthcare for Canadians.
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Is the Han River in Seoul clean enough for kayaking?

I'm looking into activities to do in Seoul and I see a kayaking tour in the Han River that looks interesting. A friend has mentioned to me that the Han River is almost as bad as the East River in NYC ...
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Is a medical form required for a short-term visit to South Africa for a conference?

I am flying to South Africa in few days. I have a valid short-term visa (20 days) . I saw this just now http://www.vfsglobal.com/southafrica/india/conferences.html and below that http://www.vfsglobal....
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Required vaccinations for South Africa and how much time before?

I was looking at VFS application and there it said that you need yellow fever vaccination ONLY if you are visiting South Africa for more than 3 months. Fortunately, for me as I'm on a conference ...
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Motion sickness before actual flight, this is hampering my traveling possiblities [duplicate]

There's this strange thing that has happened to me for a few years. Every time I'm traveling via an airplane I get motion sickness even before the actual flight, as in even the day before the actual ...
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Is it different reading on a phone or reading from a screen in a moving vehicle? [closed]

I always had the feeling that everybody knew, that when you're in a bus or some moving vehicle, reading from a screen (phone, etc.) made you sick, that while reading from something static (a book or a ...
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What to do when you are fat and on a long flight - 3 hrs and 9 hrs

I am between 200~230 pounds (90~104kg) at 5'6 (167cm) and am fat both at waist and hips. One of the first things I did from Is it possible to know which aircraft will fly just from booking flights? ...
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We're all adults here - how to use a squat toilet if you have trouble squatting?

So, we have a great question and answer on how to use a squat toilet. However, the answers there basically assume you're healthy and able to use one as per the instructions. A group of us are going ...
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Travel to USA — how much medical insurance is enough? [closed]

My in-laws (66 and 69) will be visiting the US soon. Given the high cost of medical care in the US, what is the minimum amount that any insurance policy they buy should cover for medical care? I've ...
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Where can I get a typhoid vaccination in Ljubljana?

I am from USA. I need a typhoid vaccination to go to Morocco. I am traveling in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Where can I get the injection at? I need the injection, not pills.
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How do I prevent painful air pressure differences in my ear when flying? [duplicate]

I've travelled by plane many times, and I often experience strong pain in my ears when landing. It is caused by the rising cabin pressure, which creates a force on the eardrum. Apparently, my inner ...