Questions tagged [international-travel]

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When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money?

Recently my wife and I traveled to Italy and before we left we got about 85% of our money in travelers checks and the other 15% we carried on in cash. When we arrived there, no one would take our ...
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At which embassy should I apply for a Schengen visa when staying a few days in several countries?

I'm planning to go to Germany on Sept 6-8, then Netherlands on Sept 8-11 and exit Switzerland on Sept 11-14. My question is: Which embassy do I need to apply for the Schengen visa? The number of ...
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Can I through check my bags on separate bookings (international flights)?

I have two different bookings on British Airways and Emirates. Booking 1 (British Airways): Washington (IAD) -> London (LHR) -> Dubai Booking 2 (Emirates): Dubai -> Hyderabad I have a 5 hour stop ...
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Is there any online resource that can tell me what visa rules are for passport holders of a specific country?

When thinking about travelling, I often have to think about a place to visit, and then look up visa rules for that particular country. This can be a fairly painful process because official government ...
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Long Term Travel - what insurances can / should I get?

I'm a freelancer in the field of software development and I'm planning to travel to different places, but also continue working. I'd expect to stay at a certain place (country) for 1-3 months. Pretty ...
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Is medical insurance mandatory for entering the Schengen area if you are not required to have a visa?

For nationals that request the Schengen visa, the traveller must have insurance that covers, for a minimum of €30,000, any expenses incurred as a result of emergency medical treatment or repatriation ...
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What are the practical implications of a name change for international travel and activities abroad?

I am considering a name change, which seems to be a relatively straightforward action, when one remains in the same country: certain documents are replaced with new ones bearing the new name, and ...
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Hidden City Ticketing on an International flight

I am looking to fly to Europe round trip and travel for about 3 months in the interim. I would be booking these round trip flights with points from a domestic (US) carrier, who does not fly to Europe, ...
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How to tell if a travel location is “affordable”?

Disclaimer: The locations are just examples to set up the question and all prices are made up for the sake of the example and question. Background: Let's say I want to visit London or Busan, and my ...
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If, like Edward Snowden, your passport was revoked or cancelled, how could you travel?

As per the news, NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden has had his passport revoked by the United States Government. From the article: It was not immediately clear how Snowden was able to travel, ...
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Does the 2018-2019 US government shutdown affect travelling to and from the US?

My grandparents bought a flight on United Airlines that departs on Feb 10 2019, as the one and same ticket, from Toronto, to ORD with 1 55-minute layover, then Maui. Please ping me if I ought post ...
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Is it possible to make a decent income from travelling the world?

My dream is to be able to travel the world and have a new adventure every day. With the internet, every day I'm able to see this beautiful and unique world, but those are only photos. I want to ...
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What is the best method of purchasing a ticket with an open return date?

I’ve been doing some research on traveling to South America and staying for an extended period of time (working vacation). The usual sources for flight info (Kayak, Expedia, Hipmunk) don’t have any ...
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Is there a practical way to change the phone number in Uber app when arriving at a country?

I use Uber app heavily to get taxis basically in any country that has Uber, and I also get a local sim card sometimes. I always have my roaming turned on but the problem is in receiving calls, I don'...
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Carrying a handgun in other countries with a US concealed carry permit

I was wondering if you have a concealed carry license (U.S.), would that license apply in other countries? Or would you be breaking the other countries' laws? I also know some countries have very ...
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How do I know if it's safe to travel to a country at a specific time?

Are there travel websites constantly updated with safety tips and political situation of countries?
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How to fill out and apply for Subject Access Request (SAR)?

I am on the SAR website and confused a bit as to how I may go about applying to figure out gathering my travel history/personal information/ traveling restrictions and what not on my passport. Please ...
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Do I have to claim and re-check in my baggage in international transit when traveling with the same airline?

I'll be traveling to Memphis, Tennessee form New Delhi, India via Qatar Airways. The itinerary would be: New Delhi <--> Doha || Doha <--> Chicago || Chicago <--> Memphis Would I be required ...
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Have I invalidated my own ESTA and if I fly to Mexico does that mean I will not be allowed back into the States?

The ESTA that I entered the States on back in October was due to expire on January 8th. As I wished to stay a little longer (an extra couple of weeks) I searched the internet to see how this was ...
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I am flying overseas and returning with my fiancee. How do I coordinate the flights so that we are together on the return leg?

In the next two months I will be flying overseas to the Philippines to pick up my fiancee. I will be booking a round trip ticket, and will need to find a way to book her a ticket on the same route ...
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Travelling to Iran with two passports, including one US passport [duplicate]

I have a US passport plus another passport from my birthplace. I would like to go to Iran for a business trip. Using US passport to enter Iran requires visa and lots of paperwork, but with my other ...
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Ordinary Traveller: How to use Timatic?

I have read that Timatic is widely used by many Airlines to check what document requirements passengers have to fulfil to board international flights. The Demo link on Timatic web is broken but I ...
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Are there currently any international ferries that travel to Saint Petersburg, Russia?

Years ago I was in Europe and decided it would be a great idea to go to Saint Petersburg by ferry since it is regarded as a beautiful city and is a port. I didn't mind departing from Finland, Estonia, ...
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How to insure checked luggage?

I know that you are not supposed to put valuables into checked baggage, but in some cases it is necessary. For example if you have large valuable items that do not fit in carry-on or if you have ...
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How early should you get to the airport in the US?

When traveling on a domestic flight in the US, how early is it recommended to get to the airport before the flight is scheduled to leave? What about international flights leaving from the US? Are ...
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Are there any secrets or tricks to flying for free (or almost free)?

I've heard unverified stories of people who wait around at airports until there is a vacant spot on a flight where they want to go, and then get on for insanely cheap. I would also imagine that it is ...
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How to book this complex multi carrier roundtrip flight I found on ITA?

I am trying to book a roundtrip ticket from Chicago O'hare (ORD) to Mumbai, India (BOM). Traveling on Aug 9th and returning on Aug 24th. Now, I've been looking for several days (almost 10days!) for ...
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When are U.S.-bound flights required to confiscate liquids at the gate?

In a recent question, I found that the U.S. requires flights from Hong Kong that are bound for the U.S. to confiscate liquids in containers above 100 mL from carry-on luggage in a secondary screening ...
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United Airlines does not comply with baggage policy from IATA Resolution 302?

My itinerary: UA: Indianapolis -> Newark (operated by ExpressJet). Flight# UA** ANA: Newark -> Tokyo (operated by UA). Flight# NH** VNA: Tokyo -> Hanoi. Flight# VN** ANA policy allows 2 free ...
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I wasn't allowed to travel internationally because of Transit Visa. Is it a legit reason for not using my tickets?

On November 28th, 2014, in Moscow, the airport Domodedovo, I had my valid ticket to the U.S. going through Moscow-Frankfurt => Frankfurt-Toronto => Toronto-Minneapolis, MN. I hold a F-1 U.S. visa, ...
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Unusual placing of a second impression of a USA visa immigration stamp. Does it mean anything?

My parents traveled to the USA a couple of weeks ago (Caracas - Miami). It wasn't their first time; they've probably come and gone a dozen times by now, and they've never had a single issue. This time,...
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Is 45 mins enough in Newark airport terminal C to change the plane for connecting flight?

My flight will arrive Newark at 19:49 Terminal C and my connectiong internation flight will start at 20:35 Terminal C. There is no change in terminal, I just have to change the plane. Is this enough ...
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What documents should you carry with you when travelling internationally?

I actually saw this on a list of top new traveller questions, and figured it'd be a good one to have on here. Obviously with international travel, you'll need your passport, but are there any other ...
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Where can a middle-aged couple move for a couple of years working holiday and travel base? [closed]

I'll try to be specific so that this question is not too open ended and can be answered. We are vaguely dreaming about moving to a different country to work for several years. Most destinations are ...
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What's the name for the “blocking” stickers used on car headlights?

I'll be driving my car from Belgium to the UK, with plans to then drive around the country. Like most cars in the European mainland, my car's headlights/headlamps are slightly adjusted to the right ...
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Would the same name, different person 'trick' actually work with international travel?

A Canadian man is making headlines for offering his ex-girlfriend's RTW ticket. Original reddit post: Are you named Elizabeth Gallagher (and Canadian)? Want a free plane ticket around the world? ...
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International-to-US connection in Vancouver in 40 minutes, possible?

I'll be transiting Vancouver tomorrow, arriving on an international flight and continuing to the US (meaning I'll clear US customs in YVR). Transit time was originally scheduled to be 1:10, which i ...
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List all non-stop flights between any European city and city X? [duplicate]

My friend was asking "from which European cities can you fly non-stop to Mumbai?" Similarly I'd like to know all cities in Europe with non-stops to Hong Kong. (Note too that ideally it would be ...
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What would be an example of a currently possible overland route from Europe to Israel?

Given the problems between Israel and several of its neighbours added to the problems in several Middle East countries due to the Arab Spring, and perhaps some other closed borders or unsafe countries,...
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How much cash can I carry while travelling from India to Poland?

I am going to travel from India to Poland. I have a travel card, but what's the limit of cash that I can carry?
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Can checked baggage on airplanes ever get wet?

I'm considering sending some pieces of checked baggage being cardboard boxes rather than suitcases (on an international flight). Is there a real chance my boxes might get wet? Assume heavy rain both ...
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How to travel with a minor when you're not their parent?

I have a friend travelling and he will be taking his goddaughter to Disneyland Paris. She is a minor. What kind of documentation does he need to travel with her? (He is not officially her tutor or ...
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Getting a Chinese visa in the US as a Canadian citizen

I am a Canadian citizen with a Canadian passport, though I am currently doing a 4-month internship in the United States on a TN1 Visa. My internship ends at the end of August, and I am scheduled to ...
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Number of hours before the departure, that is safe be at an airport for an international flight

Generally airlines suggest that you be at the airport around 3 hours from the time of departure. Flying from the US, I've often found this to be unnecessary and I generally end up waiting and getting ...
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Passport stamp when visiting multiple Schengen countries

I have a multiple entry Schengen visa for 1 year. When I enter France from outside Schengen, I get a French entry stamp, right? But if in France, after 10 days, I take a flight to Italy and I arrive ...
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Managing baggage in transit at OR Johannesburg airport, to prevent theft and tampering

I have an 8 hour wait for an international transfer at Johannesburg airport and will be changing airlines. I am very concerned about the stories of theft and tampering of luggage at this airport. ...
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UAE Tourist Visa validity and how many days I'm allowed to stay?

I'm an Indian and my brother has been working in Sharjah around ten years. It is the first time I'm travelling abroad. He arranged me a tourist visa of 60 days validity and I can stay there up to 39 ...
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Checked baggage on a Domestic → Domestic (connection) → International transit?

I am flying from Orange County, California to San Francisco, California and then on to Seoul, South Korea. If I check a bag will I have to pick it up in San Francisco and re-check it and go through ...
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Jamaica visa requirement for Indian citizen

Recently I found from this that a visa is not required to travel to Jamaica for an Indian citizen. Does that mean I can travel directly to Jamaica with only my passport? Can anyone clarify why a ...
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Schengen Visa with R/LV under remarks [duplicate]

I have a type C multiple-entry visa for Latvia from the German consulate and have R/LV written below the remarks of my business visa. The sticker says "SCHENGENER STAATEN". This is my first Schengen ...