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What happens when you die while traveling internationally?

The possibility of dying while travelling always existed. One could get into a car accident, victim of crime, etc, so the question is: What happens when you die? Specifically, are there ...
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Refugee travel to the UK

I have Convention 28 July 1951 issued to refugees by Belgium. I would like to travel to the UK. I would like to know: do I need a visa to enter UK? Can I enter visa free? Or can I get a visa on ...
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DS 160 form : Does being sent back to home country because of not having airport-transit visa count as deportation?

So, I am applying for a F1 visa to the US, and one of the questions in DS-160 asks : "Have you ever been removed or deported from any country ?" So couple of months ago, I was going to mexico city ...
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Are cruise ship harbors and airplane airports really this lax security-wise? [closed]

When traveling by commercial, low-cost airplane flights to a location, they frequently make a "stop in the middle" for some reason, forcing all the passengers to exit the plane, wait around at or near ...
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If an airline erroneously refuses to check in a passenger on the grounds of incomplete paperwork (eg visa), is the passenger entitled to compensation?

If an airline erroneously refuses to check in a passenger on the grounds of missing/incomplete paperwork (e.g., visa-related such as related in this post) whereas the passenger actually had all the ...
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Is it ok to have travel insurance from more than one company?

I currently own two credit cards in different countries (my country of residence and my country where I am a citizen of) and they both have free travel insurance included through different insurance ...
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Is working from a laptop when travelling to countries with a tourist visa formally illegal all over the world? [duplicate]

I have never came across a state that allows "working" (in the meaning of a "doing a job") in its vicinity for tourist visa holders but I have came across many countries that don't allow it. And yet, ...
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Which countries can punish you for doing drugs elsewhere? [closed]

I am a Russian citizen living in the Netherlands, my travel plans for this year include many EU countries, many trips to Russia as well as UK, US and Japan. At the moment, I have never done drugs, but ...
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How do I find out whether walking is allowed on San Francisco restricted roads?

Are there any limitations for walking on restricted roads in San Francisco?
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What are the rules regarding baggage inspection during layovers?

I'm travelling from UK to Japan via Russia, and would like to take prescription medication with me without a prescription (imported legally). I've cleared it with the Japanese authorities, but noticed ...
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Is a visually impaired person considered a Person with Reduced Mobility (PRM)?

In Europe, all airlines are required to assist people with reduced mobility. I'm visually impaired, and soon flying with Iberia. So, I called them to ask for assistance at the airport. The guy who ...
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Are dash cams illegal in Austria?

There are several sites, which claim that dash cams are illegal in Austria and, in fact, in a number of European countries: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2018/08/using-your-dash-cam-abroad-what-you-...
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Book one night on Airbnb, then make a deal with the host to book directly. Any downsides?

I've recently booked a stay with Airbnb for $1600 of which between $240 and $320 went to Airbnb in the form of host or guest fees. I like to avoid fees whenever possible, so I was thinking of a way to ...
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I was asked to transfer a book via airplane

A friend of my friend forgot a book in my country. As I am flying to India soon, I was asked if I could take the book there with me. I am worried that something could be inside the book, and that it ...
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Can a foreign national tourist “open carry” a firearm in Yellowstone National Park?

As a tourist from Ireland I would love to do some multi-day hiking in the Yellowstone/Bridger Teton backcountry, but I hike alone and am concerned about Grizzly bears. I carry bear spray and a big ...
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Texas gun laws - can an overseas visitor buy ammunition?

I’m a British citizen planning to visit a friend in Texas. He has firearms and the space to safely use them, and since this is something of a novelty to me I’m hoping we can do a bit of shooting while ...
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Are there any international flights arriving in Malaysia where there is no disinsection,spraying of pesticide to kill mosquitoes?

Malaysia is not listed on the US Department of Transportation page regarding aircraft disinsection requirements https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/spray However anecdotal evidence shows that ...
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How to defer jury duty in USA that may conflict with a scheduled trip? [closed]

My fiancee and I are in a long-distance relationship and have not seen each other since August 2019. She has flights booked to the UK from Dec. 26 2019 to Jan. 18 2020 flying in from USA. She ...
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Where to buy a similar Vietnam SIM card aimed for locals/expats (not for tourists) in HCMC? [duplicate]

I live in Thailand and use a dual SIM smartphone currently containing only one SIM card which is my local prepaid Thailand SIM card. I already visited Vietnam twice; each time for a few days; In both ...
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Did this customs agent attempt to plant contraband on me? [closed]

The incident: I was preparing to board a flight from DFW to China for a 2 week vacation. I scanned my boarding pass and began walking towards the skybridge to board the plane and a customs agent ...
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Is it illegal to stay at an Airbnb place in Myanmar as a non-Burmese citizen, and if so, who gets punished (lessor or lessee) and what's the penalty?

I have read some unsupported claims regarding whether it is illegal to stay at an Airbnb place in Myanmar as a non-Burmese citizen, and what happens to the lessor and lessee if the police catches them ...
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Blaue Plakette Stuttgart (2019)

I'm planning to visit Stuttgart. I wasn't in Germany for a year and I'm puzzled by unclear information about the current state of Umweltplakette. The site https://www.blaue-plakette.de/ writes as they ...
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Must non-Burmese citizens staying at hotels in Myanmar register with local authorities? If so, how?

I read on https://qz.com/113211/myanmars-hotels-are-full-but-its-banning-homestays-because-of-unmannered-foreigners/ (mirror): By law, people staying at hotels must register with local authorities. ...
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Can I travel with cremated remains (father's ashes) from Malaysia to India [duplicate]

we already checked with AirAsia airlines. they need a death certificate and cremation certificate for security purpose. They asked us to check with the customs department of India. but I'm not sure ...
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Can I work remotely for a European company while I'm waiting to receive my green card in a K1 fiancé visa process? [closed]

I'm French and I'm currently in the K1 fiancé visa process. When the visa will approved by different authorities, I have to get married at the city hall in the USA, and then to ask for a status ...
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Can Korean American men visit South Korea without being drafted? [closed]

I've read some things about how Korean American males 18 or older can't visit South Korea between the age of 18 and 35? 38? (inclusive?) without being drafted into the military. South Korea, of course,...
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Use of the dual citizenship (US and Canada) with revoked passport

I have a dual citizenship. I had a pending tax liability with the IRS who confiscated my US passport. The US district court obliged me to pay $ 1,000/ month since 2013, and I did it religiously. I did ...
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Do you need an IDP for Lebanese drivers licenses in Sweden?

The Lebanese drivers license is in Arabic and French, and the Swedish passport is in Swedish, English and French. French is a 3rd language of many Swedes and our king is French. Do you need an IDP ...
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How safe is it to leave my passport in my hotel room? [closed]

How sure can I be that a passport left in my hotel room is safe? On my trip, I don't need to carry it around with me every day, so would like to leave it behind.
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Didn't attend court for speeding in the US 11 years ago, will this cause problems now? [duplicate]

I was working and traveling in California. I was caught by police for speeding. On my ticket was the date of a court appearance. The date on ticket stated December, but I had to leave the USA in ...
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As tourist in China do I have to fear consequences for having publicly liked South Park?

I am a German citizen planning to travel to China next year for leisure. On my various social media accounts I have previously liked South Park (including using characters from the show as avatars, ...
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Is it legal to feed the pigeons in Stockholm?

I have recently been in Stockholm and saw only a few pigeons in the city (as compared to other cities). I am wondering if there is any regulation related to feeding the pigeons or if it is simply ...
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We are on WHV, my boyfriend was in a small collision, we are leaving in 2 weeks what happens if we don’t pay the damages?

My boyfriend was in a small driving collision in Brisbane last night, it was legally his fault, there isn’t much damage to the other car but a few marks. We are leaving Australia in 2 weeks, what ...
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Is it allowed to buy a Probe Bahncard 50 repeatedly?

I bought a Probe BahnCard 50. It is now expired (I cancelled the subscription) and the trial period of 3 months is over. Can I buy a Probe BahnCard subscription again?
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driving abroad with own car and local law on modifications, differences between what's is legal on a car and what isn't

I read somewhere recently, that german officials seized foreign cars, based on "not TÜV approved" (TÜV being the authority to decide vehicle road legality in Germany), even though said vehicle is ...
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ESTA 90 days - flight delay [closed]

I have been travelling in the US on an ESTA (for holidaying purposes and to see family); I entered on 08 June 2019. I purhcased tickets to depart the US on 04 Sept. 2019, and I was due to depart JFK ...
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Are car rental contracts provided in English?

Renting a car we need to sign a rental contract. If I rent a car in non-English speaking countries (Spain, Portugal) do the international rental companies like Avis, Hertz, Europcar provide an English ...
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Is it legal to bring back seashells from Ireland

Is it legal to bring back seashells (no living shellfish, just the shells) from Ireland (Dublin airport) via airplane to Germany? We found them on the beach. There are eight shells between 2cm and 7cm ...
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Legalization in Pakistan of Documents for Finland

Want to ask how to legalize documents in Pakistan with no consulate or embassy representing Finland here. I looked around everywhere and can't find any answer for this.
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What can a passenger do when Ryanair close the boarding gate earlier than advertised?

For a Ryanair flight, the "Gate Closing" written on my friend's pass was 9:35, which was 30 minutes before the flight, and he arrived at the gate at 9:28. The gate was already closed and so he did not ...
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Country sticker necessary on car when visiting the UK?

I just read in the Guardian that GB stickers should be visible on cars when visiting the EU. Renew your passport earlier than planned, buy a GB sticker for your car, and prepare to wait four months ...
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Minor consent letter with multiple citizenships

I think similar topics have been discussed here but I haven't seen an answer to my question (yet). We currently live in country A, my wife has passport B, I have passport C and our son has 3 ...
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Indian passport lost with valid 1 year schengen visa in madrid.help! [duplicate]

I lost my 1 year Schengen visa and Indian passport in Barcelona. The Indian embassy will be providing my new passport by this evening. Is there a way I can also apply for a duplicate Schengen visa ...
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Can I import live plants from India to Bangladesh while traveling

I love gardening ( fruit trees ) but from my experience of buying plants I have seen that in Bangladesh lots of fruit species and varieties are not available yet . Collection of different species and ...
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How to determine what I should eat on a flight with passengers with nut allergies

I recently returned from a trip to Florida on British Airways. On both flights there was an announcement that some passengers have a severe nut allergy and so we were instructed not to eat food ...
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What self-defense weapons are legal in London?

I've travelled London many times, and this is the first time I got robbed in broad daylight, in afternoon! Around four youth wearing masks brandished machetes, asked for my purse and everything in ...
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Is it legal to sleep in a park in Germany using a hammock?

So I'm planning on going to Germany using a 15€ flight deal sometime this summer and I hope to spend as little as possible. I was wondering if it is legal to sleep in a park or on the streets and ...
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Can I travel from LA to NY with my foreign Passport? (it does not have a visa) [duplicate]

So I came to the US with a visa but overstayed so I became (illegal?). Im currently in the process of becoming a resident (my mom is a citizen) but am still waiting on my papers. I am traveling to NY ...
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What happens if an EU citizen doesn't pay a Canadian speeding ticket?

A friend of mine who is an Austrian citizen is currently doing an internship on a Canadian farm and got issued a speeding ticket for going 140 km/h in a 100 km/h limit zone. For reference, this was ...
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Passport Requirement to Rent a Car

I was surprised that an Amsterdam auto rental required a passport, despite making the reservation through Expedia.com. I have no objection to requirement: I am left wondering: What practical purpose ...

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