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Countries with solely international trains

All trains in Liechtenstein are international (in fact, they all serve at least three countries). Are there any other countries with regular passenger train services where all trains are ...
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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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What happens to the garbage from a pre-customs side of an international airport?

A traveler setting off on a long international trip might take some fruit with him/her as a snack for the journey. The traveler may be aware that s/he is not allowed to carry that fruit past customs ...
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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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US entry after multi-year overstay advice

Looking for advice. My sister in law lived in the US for 4 years, overstaying her visa. She worked, paid taxes and rent. She came back to UK a year ago due to family illness and now wants to return. ...
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How to divide large bank notes into smaller ones while traveling?

When traveling abroad I have noticed that usually the exchange rate is more favourable if I withdraw the cash from ATM at the destination. But getting money this way has always caused me some trouble ...
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What is the easiest way for my Russian girlfriend to get an EU (Schengen) tourist visa?

I'm a dual Brazilian and US citizen and traveling to Portugal soon to start the process of acquiring Portuguese citizenship (via grandparents). My girlfriend is Russian, and we are soon to get ...
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Booked a room 5 months ago, now hotel lowers the price, what can I do?

About 5 months ago, I booked a room in a hotel for my honeymoon (via the hotel website). During the booking process, I was notified that there were only 3 rooms left and that the price provided was ...
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Can I legally obtain a second passport as a US citizen? [duplicate]

I am a US citizen living in the US. Though I am a legal adult and financially independent, I sometimes travel internationally with my parents. Once we arrive at our destination, my parents demand that ...
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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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Retroactive duty charged on reimportation of luxury purse to Canada

I live in Toronto, Canada. I recently returned from a trip to New York. I was away for 5 days and declared $750CAD for the purchase of a designer belt and some cosmetics. This was exactly the amount I ...
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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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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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Entering the US with mismatching birth country and city in passport

My girlfriend and I are planning to travel to the US this summer to visit her family that lives there. We are both Norwegian citizens, but she was a refugee from an African country, and when she ...
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Travelling with one e-ticket for two people through Dutch train stations

I purchased an e-ticket for two people from DB Bahn via a travel agency. We are travelling through two Dutch train stations. I know I have to scan it in at these stations. Since the ticket is for two ...
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What is the process for travelling on a World Passport like?

An answer to one of today's popular questions (here) mentions the existence of the "World Passport". This is a passport which is not issued by any nation state, but by an organization that wants to ...
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My passport doesn't carry my occupation. Will this affect me at my visa interview

My passport doesn't carry my occupation. I am a Cameroonian citizen and in our passports, there's a place for occupation. Is this going to affect my American dv lottery visa interview?
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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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Is there any way to safely check expensive electronics on a flight?

The unanimous verdict is, DON'T put anything expensive in your checked luggage. I get that. But I'm in a bit of a tough spot here. Long story short, I'm sitting here in the U.S. with a $2000 piece of ...
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Entry to U.S with criminal record

Six or seven years ago I was in the USA for W&T programme. I did a very stupid thing and was convicted for petty theft in Florida. I still have a pending fine, around 400 USD. I came back to my ...
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Buy a second seat in order to bring an extra bag?

We're trying to get from Krakow to London in order to fly home on Virgin this summer. AFAIK all the intra-Europe flights share the same luggage policy: 20-25kg max luggage weight per passenger, with a ...
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How do you drive from Asia to Europe? [closed]

We would like to drive from Malaysia to England. Is this possible? We are three Australian 18 years olds who will be on our provisional (P Plates) licence. We would prefer to travel through Laos, ...
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What are the steps to claim/recheck baggage on international layover via non-partner connecting airline?

Suppose you have an international layover at an airport that connects to a different non-partner airline from your arrival flight airline. My understanding is that you will need to claim your baggage ...
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Getting a US minor passport when you can't find one parent

My sister wants to get a passport for my nephew but she does not know where his father is. They split right after the baby was born and the father was never seen again. I am travelling to Mexico and ...
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What are the steps involved in Domestic to International connection at Dallas/Fort Worth?

I have a flight from Greensboro, NC (USA) to Melbourne (Australia) coming soon and this is my first time leaving USA. I am not a US passport holder, just have a visit visa. The legs look like this: ...
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Where is border control carried out for the Eurostar overnight Ski Train?

The Eurostar Marseille–London stops in Lille for passport checks, because there is no separated Eurostar available at Marseille or its other French stations. In winter, a special ski train runs ...
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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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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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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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Bumping into people on the street in the UK

Probably most of us have been in this situation when walking on the street and somebody else coming in the opposite direction, for a moment both hesitate on which side to take and doing a mini-awkward ...
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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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Dual Citizen. Exited the US on Italian passport recently

I'm a dual US/Italian citizen and before my most recent trip to the US I had always used my US passport to enter the US when going there. When exiting, I would use my US passport and then also show my ...
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What is the arrival process in international air travel?

I've never left my birth country before. What is the process when arriving in another country? Assuming I have my passport book and can fly to another country, what happens when I depart the plane? ...
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Problems associated with booking flights inside another set of flights?

I am planning two trips back to the UK from Australia, one over Christmas and one in the late Spring. I have found that booking the tickets differently can reduce the price I have to pay: Type 1: ...
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Is it possible to travel around the world using JUST Low-cost carriers?

Is it possible to visit all six non-Antarctica continents, just flying, using only Low Cost Carriers?
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Is there a list of the most-transited airports in the world?

I've seen a lot of lists of the most planes that go through airports, and passenger numbers, but that's presumably arrive/depart numbers. What I'm after is what are the airports where the most ...
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Missed night ferry on Rail & Sail connection due to delayed trains, what are our rights w.r.t. delay repay and accommodation costs?

We missed the night ferry part of our Rail&Sail connection from London via Harwich to Hoek van Holland due to a series of delayed trains. What are our relevant rights and how do we claim those? ...
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US Passport will expire while I'm in Grand Cayman

Itinerary: Leaving US to Grand Cayman May 10 Coming back May 16 My passport expires May 15, 2016. Since weekend is upon us, can't renew passport in time. Can I still fly to Grand Cayman, then go to ...
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Liquids in carry on, why and how much?

I am soon travelling from Schiphol to IAH, and I have heard about the 'resealable' bag rule. The TSA website says I can fill a 'quart' sealable bag with liquids less than 100grams. What is a 'quart' ...
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How many times can I travel between the US and Europe in a year? [duplicate]

I was just in Germany visiting a friend of mine in early January and I have the chance to go back again in early March. Is there an amount of time I have to wait between visits even though I only ...
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Reliable travel visa requirements for any country combination

Where can one find reliable (i.e. linked to the source - presumably a country's government website) travel visa requirements information for arbitrary combinations of citizenship and visited countries?...
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How many laptops can I take on an international flight from the US to Europe?

I am wondering how many laptops I can take from the U.S. to Europe – of course within baggage – but what about declaration value? What if I took 15 stacked in a suitcase, each worth $70? That is only ...
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Is it possible to consume marijuana within Denver International Airport?

DEN (Denver International Airport) in Colorado, USA, has a number of smoking lounges, something I've never seen in any other airport anywhere else in the United States. Since the possession and ...
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Do any sources indicate additional risk for being a (South) Korean-American visiting North Korea?

I'm an American-born (South) Korean, and I have a week to sign up for a surfing expedition in North Korea. I've read several pages of Google results about Americans traveling to North Korea, the ...
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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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Websites for car relocation in Europe?

Is there a good website for car/camper relocation in Europe ? I mean, those companies that allow you to rent a car/camper for free from point A to point B. Let's say between Netherlands and Italy/...
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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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Valid ESTA for US, but not allowed to check-in Online

I have an ESTA for the US, valid until Mar 20, 2020. I have confirmed the ESTA is still valid on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection site. However, the airline I have a flight booked with will not ...
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Are there guides when traveling on cruise ships between countries?

I've never been on a cruise ship. Say someone goes on a vacation cruise ship that travels across various countries throughout a 7-day period. When they get to these countries and there are places of ...