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Which countries allow short term remote work without a visa or with a regular tourist visa?

There is a question on this site asking about countries they can stay for prolonged periods to work remotely, which has a nice post-COVID answer listing a bunch of countries. However, those are ...
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Can I travel with a suitcase full of condoms?

Let’s say I want to bring only thousands of condoms in my suitcase when traveling. Doesn’t matter if it’s with me on the plane or sent separately. Will I get in trouble for being suspected of ...
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Can non-residents enter libraries in Tel Aviv?

If I am a US citizen in Tel Aviv, would I be able to sit in the Shaar Zion library and do work? The library website says, "Tel Aviv-Yafo residents can utilize the city’s libraries without charge ...
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Entered EU on EU passport, marked as leaving EU when entering Gibraltar on Canadian passport. Will this cause problems?

I have dual nationality, Canada-Poland (EU). Born and raised in Canada, but parents are Polish. Normally reside in Canada. Background: back in November 2021, I flew to the UK via Toronto > London &...
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How can I quickly return to Singapore after being denied entry due to testing positive for THC at the airport?

I am a French student going to Singapore to study for 4 months on a campus. I have been sent back from Singapore to my departure country as I have been tested positive to THC in the airport with CBD ...
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Why do passports belong to a country and not to the citizen?

As we know, a passport enables its holder to travel abroad, and certifies the holder's personal identity. In terms of ownership, it's less commonly known that passports belong to the country that ...
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Is any translation of driver’s licence valid for international driving?

As far as I can tell the Geneva 1949 convention only defines the standards that translation must comply to. Therefore, by definition, there shouldn’t be an “official entity” in charge of making the ...
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Can I take an ant on a plane from Albania to a EU country?

This might be a weird question, but as an antkeeper I'm curious about any rules regarding bringing ants on a plane. In this particular case: on a flight from Albania to Belgium, but any broader answer ...
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Is it legal to travel with a 1W/1000mW laser?

I'm planning on travelling from the UK to Switzerland in the summer of this year. There is a good shop there that sells high powered laser pointers. These would be quite strong (between 500mW to 100mW)...
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Do other countries care if I paid taxes to my own country for visa purposes? [closed]

By visa, I mean both immigrant and non immigrant visas. Curious about all scenarios, even citizenship by investment or donation options. PS assuming my country doesn't have a problem with me. No ...
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Can a US physician prescribe medications to non-US residents?

Suppose I travel to the US and stay there for a prolonged period of time. Can I meet with a registered physician and have him/her prescribe me meds? Notes: I'm a EU resident. I have neither a US ...
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Covid test 3 days before flying

I'm traveling to USA and need to get a covid test "within 3 days of departure". What does it actually mean? I'm flying on Wednesday. Does this mean I can get the test on Sunday/Monday/...
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Can you have an extendable baton in China?

I'm planning on buying an extendable baton for self defense (most likely never going to have to use it). I'm just curious if I'm allowed to have one in China since in the United States it's allowed. I ...
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Is it illegal to watch violent films on an airplane?

I have a peculiar interest in films and TV shows and understand the content can be seen as strange by others. I'm wondering if I would be break any laws by watch a film on a hijacking (i.e. Captain ...
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Do red cross signs on the street mean I am not allowed to drive into this alley in Seattle?

I saw alley this alley: Google Street view The presence of the red crossses at the entrance of the alley (= the bottom of the picture) makes me wonder whether I am allowed to drive into this alley. ...
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Which Mexican law or regulation restricts entry from the US to Mexico via the land border?

Traveling from Mexico to the US is restricted by this notification issued by the DHS and continually extended every month. However I can't seem to find an exact law restriction land border travel to ...
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Do I have to quarantine and/or taken another PCR if I have been PCR-tested negative but been in contact with someone positve in the preceding days?

I am Italian and am fully vaccinated with Astrazeneca-Pfizer, and I came in England for two weeks. So I'm just a traveller and not an expatriate. However, based on the help center, I think this is the ...
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Can I legally drive through the backstreets in Seattle?

Assume that: I have a valid US driver's license and have the other elements to legally drive on a normal street in the US. I'd like drive through a backstreet in Seattle but I'm not doing so to ...
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How long before boarding gates close are last calls first announced?

I wonder how long before boarding gates close last calls are first announced. E.g., is it 15 minutes, 30 minutes prior to the closure of the boarding gates, depending on the boarding staff's mood, the ...
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Carry another person's Green Card to Mexico. Is this OK or legal?

friend A and B travel to mexico. friend A accidentally brings expired green card instead of current/valid green card. airline rejects friend A from returning to USA and recommends they go to embassy ...
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Is it objectionable to carry someone else's passport across the UK Border?

I was watching a UK Border Patrol episode on youtube (relevant bit is at 9:01) where the customs agents at Heathrow confiscated a relative's genuine passport from a Bolivian traveler because the ...
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If someone becomes unconscious due to a cocktail of prescription medication, would they be held liable for holding up the flight? [closed]

I have a friend who has travelled to the U.S, Canada, UK, and Australia a few times. He is prescribed the painkiller oxycodone (Oxycontin) by his GP and an anti-anxiety medication, diazepam (Valium) ...
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Can I play erotic video games (digital version) in the UAE?

I'll start working in Dubai next month and now plan to install some downloaded video games and porn films to kill certain time. Reading many Q&A in TSE, I learn that: Don't use a VPN to watch ...
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Is there really no way for Australian citizens to return home from India right now legally?

I just read that Australia has passed a law that makes it illegal for citizens to return home from India. Is there absolutely no way to do it? Can't the embassy in New Delhi assist in some way? I ...
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Abandoning Tibet tour guide [closed]

This is a hypothetical scenario, I am not planning on doing this but I'm curious about it since I haven't been able to find information about it on any website. In order to travel to the TIA you need ...
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Are there any countries that will not allow entry with a Japanese visa stamp in my passport?

I'm aware that you might have trouble for example entering Israel with an Egyptian visa stamp in your passport. Ignoring any COVID-19 related restrictions etc. are there any countries I might have ...
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How to renew a US visa for a Dubai expat?

I'm an Egyptian working in Dubai, UAE as an expat. I had a B1/B2 Us visa that expired 2 weeks ago. I travelled twice before to the US to attend technical conferences. My US visa was originally issue 5 ...
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What identification is acceptable to show in Portugal?

I am traveling to Portugal in July for my brothers birthday, we are going to be attending a music festival that is 18+, what form of ID do you think is acceptable to carry while out in Portugal? I don’...
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May I legally plug a EU device to a UK socket without an adapter? [closed]

Taken from this video. During short stays where the risk of a fire is negligible, am I permitted to plug my European devices without an adapter in the UK?
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Visit visa stay allowance [duplicate]

I have 2 year visit visa allowed from feb 2020 to feb 2022. I didnt come in 2020. Now i want to stay from Jan, feb, march and april in uk Then may in Pakistan, then june, july, august, september and ...
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It is forbidden to climb Gangkhar Puensum, but what's really stopping anyone?

In Bhutan, it is illegal to climb any mountain higher than 6000m, but what is stopping anyone from doing it anyway, and how likely is it that you would be found out? I cannot imagine it is feasible to ...
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What are the requirements to drive my UK registered car in Europe after Brexit?

I haven't seen a concise list of requirements as to what I need to have in order for me to drive my UK registered car in Europe after Brexit. (after 31st Dec 2020) I know how strict eg. the german TUV ...
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Red Light Ticket in Australia sent to my UK address

I was driving my boyfriends car at the time.. didn't even realise I'd gone through a red light until later on, when a few months had passed and I'd gone back to the UK, my boyfriend gets a letter ...
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Is a car with a licence plate that wasn't issued in Shanghai allowed to be driven within the Shanghai Outer Ring Expressway? Any restrictions if so?

I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Vehicle_registration_plates_of_China&oldid=989322105#Shanghai: The initial character on licence plates issued in Shanghai is: 沪 (Hù) 沪A, 沪B, ...
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UK car rental: protections against charges for damage, that was pre-existing and renter had no chance to discover at checkout?

I recently rented a car in the UK (from a major chain). When I returned the car, the inspection found three pieces of minor interior damage, and I’m now getting charged £100 for these as “change of ...
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UK international travel restrictions November 2020

Regarding the latest international travel restrictions, the UK government has said that all international travel is banned, unless for 'legitimate' reasons. Obviously a holiday etc would be off the ...
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Is it legal to turn right on to the near lane of 4 lane road (two lanes per direction), when there is a vehicle on the far lane (USA)

Is it legal to turn right on to the near lane of 4 lane road (two lanes per direction), when there is a vehicle on the far lane or should I wait for the blue car to pass. Location: USA, WA
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When an individual enters the United States, can they have an attorney present when going through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection?

When an individual enters the United States, can they have an immigration attorney present (physically or remotely via phone) when going through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)? E.g., to ...
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How do I provide bank statements from multiple accounts when applying for a New Zealand visa online?

I am a vietnamese, have stable job at a well-known bank in here and plans to apply a New Zealand visitor visa in february next year. I have done some research on how to apply it online and it got to ...
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Can I search for a job and attend an interview in Canada?

Can I search for a job or attend a job interview on visitor visa, is it legal in Canada? While applying from India do I need to mention it in my application form that I am visiting to Canada for job ...
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Can I swim to Litle Hjartøya from Nyholmen, Norway?

I would like to get to this island, marked by a red marker (on Google Maps): The obvious route would be to swim across the strait marked by the green stripe. Distance is not that big, ~270m, I can ...
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Can a B2 Visitor in the USA work for a UK company as a consultant, performing work for a US company

Jane and Alan live in the UK, they are engaged to be married, they are NOT married. Alan receives a job offer in the US and is granted an o1 Visa. Because they are not married, Jane is given a B2 visa ...
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Is it legal to avoid the UK quarantine (August 2020) on passengers returning from France by traveling via another country?

I'm British, due to travel to the south of France for a week, flying from London to Turin (Italy) and driving across the border (it's the closest airport to my destination in France) The UK has just (...
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Am I allowed to go to the airport to catch a flight if I am supposed to self-quarantine in California, United States?

I read on IATA: Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy,...
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Received letter from police for being drunk and riding bicycle in Germany [closed]

I was caught being drunk while riding a bicycle and the letter states that it is a criminal offence. The letter mentioned a couple of options that I can follow such as 1. Accepting the crime, 2. ...
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Are the airports of Abu Dhabi (AUH) and Dubai (DWC/DXB) considered to be serving the same region?

This question relates to the definition of flight cancellation, following the following statement on the European Union's official information page for air passenger rights: Cancellation occurs when: ...
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Are travelers from outside the US obligated to follow the 14-day quarantine in New York state?

As per the latest press release by New York State: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 10 additional states meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who ...
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Sleeping in Sardinia

Is it allowed to sleep outside (with a tent or just in a sleeping bag; not in the car) in Sardinia? Especially due covid rules, which require registration before travelling where it requires address ...
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How to bring a drone through a country that does not allow them? [closed]

You travel several countries with one backpack. Some of them restrict drones, some do not. You are NOT going to fly in the country where drones are illegal, but you want to take it with you to another ...
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Told Hungarian border police I walked along the outer Schengen border and took photos of it – will I be fined? [closed]

I hold an EU passport of a Schengen area member state and travelled on a day trip to Hungary. In Hungary, I walked to and then along the outer Schengen border until I reached a border crossing, where ...
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