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What SIM covers Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia?

I will be traveling to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore and will be looking for a SIM card for my mobile phone. Thailand is my first port of entry and basically I need to ask 2 questions ...
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Are there international car ferries in the Caribbean?

Is it all possible to plan a road trip in the Caribbean? Trinidad & Tobago seems to have a ferry, but that is within one country. I am looking for a ferry enabling me to do a road trip through ...
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International Legality for travelers to import or buy poppy seeds used as cooking spice?

Different countries have different fair use policies; medicinal, cooking spice, versus contraband/ intoxicant usage. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poppy_seed They are widely used in cuisines across ...
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How can I determine if I need an International Driving Permit?

Several of the existing answers on the matter of the IDP point to the advantage of it being in a Latin script and thus easier for foreign police and car rental agencies to verify. Generally there is ...
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Would travelling to Moscow by other means than the intended cause legal trouble?

I was going to travel to Moscow today by car (followed by a trip to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan before returning to Russia via Siberia. I have a visa valid for two entries. However, we're currently ...
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Where can I buy a souvenir stamp while traveling in European cities?

Since the establishment of Schengen region, there will not be any immigration officer to stamp the passport while traveling within Schengen region. But I would still like to have collect some kind of ...
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Currency restrictions on entry/exit to Norway

I am traveling from the US to France, but my flight has a short lay-over in Oslo; can someone explain the currency restriction for entry/exit and whether it applies to travelers passing through. Edit ...
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Rushed passport - does my reason qualify?

I was gifted a concert ticket for my birthday & it requires me to travel out of Canada, in a little over two weeks from now, on June 2, 2019. They assumed I had a passport, but I don’t. Can I get ...
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How to carry phones as presents to the USA from Europe?

I am traveling from Denmark to USA and I have two new phones. I was wondering if it's better to put them in my hand luggage. What is the best solution?
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Is there a power adapter that works for all plug type pairs (A to O)?

Why is there no universal travel adapter available for type A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H+I+J+K+L+M+N+O ? (http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/map.htm#) e.g. a smart device that checks the country it is in and adapts the ...
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Is it necessary to take a national identity card when travelling abroad?

It goes without saying one requires international passport when travelling abroad, but what are the reasons for taking a national ID? In what situations may I need it? Is that enough to take just ...
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A few questions about transfering from domestic to international in Novosibirsk, Russia

Situation: I am flying via S7 Airlines from Pulkovo in St Pete to Tolmachevo in Novosibirsk, and another flight from there to Incheon, South Korea via S7 again. This is, to the extent of my knowledge, ...
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RTW-ticket or self buying on a world trip?

We're planning a 2-person, 10-month world trip. We want to visit at least two continents; South-America (Peru, Ecuador) and Asia (Jordan, Israël but also the southeast, say Laos, Vietnam) The exact ...
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Strep in Siem Reap, Cambodia

I have strep throat in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I've had a pretty bad fever when not taking Ibuprofen, and I have a painful swollen throat with white bacterial mats. I also have had other problems, which ...
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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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What are the most important things to do when preparing to leave home for an extended period? [closed]

I'm going to be traveling out of the country for about 2 months, and I don't want to forget anything important as far as preparing my home to sit vacant during that time. I own my home. I know I ...
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How to change a Schengen visa with single entry valid for only 15 days? [duplicate]

As I am traveling Greece from Nepal for the first time to attend a volunteer program of 15 days (including travel days), I have Schengen visa with single entry And also my flight return ticket is ...
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International flight/Narita Airport/Baggage Claim

I am traveling from Taipei to Houston on the same day but I have a connection flight in Narita (Tokyo, Japan) with a different airline. So my flight will be the following: TAIPEI - DEPARTURE @8:45 ...
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Will my German Aldi Talk work in Austria?

I'm going to be traveling to Vienna in a few days. Will my german Aldi Talk flat rate plan work in Austria? I just want to be able to use my phone to contact people there as well as use train apps ...
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Electronic passport gates for US citizens at Heathrow

Can US citizens use the electronic passport gates at Heathrow airport without having to enroll beforehand in any special programs?
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Will I run into international issues if I put smaller luggage inside bigger luggage?

I'm flying out to Japan from the US in a few months and I want to bring 2 pieces of luggage, 1 large one for clothes and a small one (not a carry on) for souvenirs when I come back. I plan to pack the ...
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How to verify, with different airlines, that the broker booked the flight correctly?

I bought 3 interconnected flights via Kiwi.com, but have been reading so many negative reviews and experiences with this online broker. Many of the problems look to be connected to the booking not ...
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What is the best way to get temporary smartphone data service across multiple countries?

My specific question is about Europe: I'm going to be going through Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, and possibly Bosnia/Herzegovina and/or Montenegro. (I live in the USA.) ...
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Which countries DO NOT have airports or airline services

I am curious to know the list of countries in the world which do not have air transport or airlines of their own . My first assumption would be Vatican City as it is the smallest country of the would ...
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What specific actions constitute vigilance?

People who live in or are visiting Brussels are being asked to exercise a high degree of vigilance. Same for Paris. In fact, the US State Department has issued a worldwide alert and is quoted as ...
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Do US citizens need to purchase US health insurance while traveling abroad, under the rules of the Affordable Care Act?

I am currently a US citizen traveling without insurance for 3 months. I am no longer employed but plan to be again soon after I return. I understand that, in the past, I needed "creditable coverage" ...
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Does anyone have experience taking a kombi from Johannesburg to Mbabane?

I'll be arriving in the Johannesburg airport and I've been told to take a kombi from there to [somewhere where they have kombis to Swaziland] and then from there to Mbabane. Does anybody have ...
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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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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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Transpacific travel with dog

We are living in West Coast USA and are moving to Asia. Our dog has a severe emotional issue because he was a rescue from the streets. He is unable to be kenneled without massive panic attacks, ...
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What is the best passport for traveling?

Which country's passport is the best for traveling? I mean no need visa to enter, allowed time to stay without visa, etc.
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International travel with parrots

We (two people) live in the US and we have two cockatiels. We will eventually move to a different country (air travel). This question is about how to execute the move in a way that is safe for the ...
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Should I anticipate complications as US Citizen flying to Paris from Canada?

I'm a US citizen traveling to Paris in a week via a drive across the border from Michigan to Windsor, Canada, a flight from Windsor to Toronto, and finally a flight from Toronto to Paris. Should I ...
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Finding a travel partner

I love to travel, and I'd like to travel with either a small group or at least with another person. The problem is, I can't find a partner for travel every time my time slot opens up. Once I met this ...
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Luggage-only insurance when traveling around the world?

I want an insurance that covers my belongings only. I already have a international travel health insurance, hence I do not need some link or recommendation to do-it-all packages (i.e. insurance for ...
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Organizing an international high school reunion and looking for a visa-friendly, enjoyable, and affordable destination

I'm looking for your insights regarding organising a high school reunion in summer 2017. The number of attendees will be between 30 and 300 and they will travel/have passports from all around the ...
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What if I skip the last leg on a transit on a return flight (with a companion, but no bags)?

I'm traveling with my wife to a vacation on Malaysia with a transit on Dubai. It's a round-trip flight, now I already have to go to Dubai (I'm a UAE resident) after returning from Malaysia, so what if ...
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A ticket or a receipt?

In the old days (when I used to travel) a ticket was a piece of paper. It had some substance. Now there is a multitude of names (and perhaps there was before as well although I feel more uncertain now)...
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Is it possible to do backpacking through Europe for 15 days with 1000USD? [closed]

This is the situation, I hope you can give me a hand: On October 10th of this year I have an academic trip to Paris, it will take place from that date until October 22th. The trip is completely ...
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Is it a good idea to keep your home timezone sleeping pattern when traveling to a far timezone?

I will be traveling to a timezone 10 timezones ahead of mine. I need to be productive and work while I am there. I can't afford jet leg when I get there and then jet lag when I get back. Is it ok for ...
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What problems and solutions arise with data access when travelling through multiple countries?

I am currently part way through a trip that will pass through at least 11 countries. I want to access data in all these countries. What problems am I likely to encounter, and what pragmatic solutions ...
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UK visa start date and Flight Depature Time [duplicate]

So I’ve got a UK Visa with a start date of the 30th of April and I’ve booked a Flight which departs 23:55 on the 29th of April. That’s 5 minutes before my visa becomes active. Will this pose a ...
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Luggage exchange between flights

I will be traveling to Erie PA in the USA for the 1st time and would like to know how do I check in my luggage and how are they transferred between flights. I will be flying through Delta airline from ...
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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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Are there countries other than the USA where you are required to collect your luggage even in transit?

I am curious if there are any countries other than the USA where you are required to collect your luggage even when you are either just in transit to another country or are not at your final ...
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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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How can I renew my Italian passport abroad?

I'm Italian, I'm living between China and India and my passport is going to expire in June 2014. Right now I'm in China and this is my trip plan: in Sept. I will go India in October I will be ...
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For a European with dual citizenship, will US immigration link two passports to the same identity?

I have a friend who travels back and forth from Europe to the States quite often. She is always hassled and threatened to be sent back coming through US Immigration. She has dual French and Norwegian ...
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Can a 15 year old who was refused a visa still travel to the UK?

My two cousins in Peru both applied two weeks ago for a UK visa. The older cousin got his visa, but the younger one's was rejected. He is 15 years old and did not include authorization from parents, ...
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Can I get NEXUS in California?

I've seen this post that seems to indicate that Nexus is preferable to Global Entry. I live in California but I will travel to Canada next year. Is it possible for me to get a NEXUS or is that ...