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Which countries allow to work remotely on visitor visas? [closed]

Which countries allow to stay ≥6 months on business/tourist visa and telecommute for another country during the stay? So far I only know one: Canada (6 months business/tourist visa) https://www.canada....
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Same-sex marriage in Paris?

I don't live in France but would like to get married under the Eiffel tower. Is this possible? Can someone provide some information on the rules regarding same-sex marriage in France for foreigners?
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Can holders of Israeli residence visas enter area A in the West Bank?

I know that is is illegal for Israeli citizens to enter area A of the West Bank. However, foreign citizens that enter Israel are usually allowed to travel to such areas. Are holders of an A1 visa (...
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Is taking photos prohibited at airports of Taiwan except those in Taipei?

I found the following information on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation: Дополнительные рекомендации с учетом особенностей страны Во всех аэропортах острова, ...
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How long do I have to leave South Africa before returning?

I am a British citizen owning a house in South Africa, I intend to travel to South Africa for 8 weeks this month, return to the UK for 10 days approx at Christmas time and then return to South Africa ...
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Can I import a replica gun in the UAE?

I was wondering if it's allowed to import replica guns in the UAE. I was thinking of importing a realistic replica m1911 for collecting purposes. Will it be stopped at the customs? Is it a criminal ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What are the rates posted on hotel room doors / in the lobby for?

When I'm travelling, I often see hotel room rates posted on the back of the hotel room door (typically in the US) or in the lobby, behind the check-in desk. These rates are typically eye-wateringly ...
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Should I carry a passport around everywhere I go in the UK?

I am a new student in the UK. I attend classes both in London and Cambridge. Should I carry my passport with me wherever I go within UK? Or is a college identity enough? My parents are visiting me ...
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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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Driving Someone Else's Car Across US/Canada Borders

What are the ramifications of driving someone else's car across borders? I'm planning a road trip from the US into Canada and back. My girlfriend has offered to let me use her car but I am not ...
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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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Why does US Customs & Immigration ask the purpose of my trip when I'm returning home?

As a US citizen, when I re-enter the US, I am often asked where I was, how long I was there, and the reason for my visit. Why am I asked these things? Am I required to answer? Don't I have a legal ...
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Is standing actually illegal in Venice?

The Venice tourism site lists a bunch of rules. Okay, no swimming in the canals, and littering is also not allowed (duh?). But there's something baffling to me here: “No standing at any time” – ...
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Do I break the law as a foreigner in Germany if an embassy keeps my passport to stick a visa in?

An Armenian national lives in Germany and holds a permanent residence (Niederlassungserlaubnis). This is a sticker in their Armenian passport. They have applied at the UK embassy in Berlin to get a ...
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Dubai COVID-19 related fines

I have a question related to fine process in Dubai. How and under which circumstances fines are being applied? For example, is it possible to get fined silently when Dubai CCTV registered mask policy ...
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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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Travelling as unmarried couple in Dubai

I'd wish to visit Dubai with my girlfriend, but after reading this travel advice and this question on sex and couples in Dubai I started to get a little worried about it. How should I book an hotel? ...
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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 industrial hemp allowed in Singapore?

Especially in the form of already-woven fabric. I have a backpack that's made from industrial hemp and cotton. Is it allowed in Singapore? Is there an actual law source that could confirm this? All I ...
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Laws requiring identification at hotel check-in

I know that in many non-US countries they require identification to check into hotels. However, in the United States I am not aware of any laws that require this. Do they exist? The reason I ask is ...
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International children car seat standards for multiple regions

I've been looking into car seats suitable for international travel. In the EU modern car seats have to meet ECE R44/04 and for New Zealand/Australia AS/NZS 1754.2010 I emailed a few manufacturers ...
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Caught speeding 111 Mph (179 km/h) in California. How can I settle the case with the court?

I was driving to Los Angeles from the Bay area, and was on a wonderful, straight road with no cars in sight. For whatever reason (doesn't matter) I was briefly speeding around 111mph (179 km/h), and ...
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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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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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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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Can I travel with cannabis-laced Vodka and Absinthe?

I am in Europe. Earlier I bought Vodka with little bit of cannabis, and Absinthe while I was in Prague, CZ. Now I am travelling internationally and was wondering if it is safe to carry one very small ...
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What are the spearfishing/freediving regulations in Greece?

I might be heading to Greece this summer and am thinking of taking my freediving/spearfishing gear. What are the regulations for freediving/spearfishing in Greece? Are there any differences for non-...
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How to tell if an apartment listing is legit and booking is valid?

I am in the UK. I found an apartment in Germany listed on homeaway.co.uk and booked it. I had to create a homeaway.co.uk account but did not give any credit card or other payment details. I then ...
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Are US citizens obligated to disclose foreign citizenships to US border patrol upon entry?

I am a United States citizen. However, I reside in the Middle East. Upon hearing this, a US border patrol officer asked me to disclose to him all other citizenships that I hold. I know that US border ...
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Can I have an unregistered guest come over at a hotel?

Can I let my friend come and join me in my hotel room, just for visiting? Not sleeping or eating.
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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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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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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 you give your Swiss motorway vignette to a friend after using it on your car?

A friend of mine has been to Switzerland recently and has purchased the one-year motorway vignette for 40CHF. Now I'm planning a car trip of my own, so I was thinking I could simply borrow his highway ...
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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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In the EU, what rights do you have if your rental car agency fails to deliver?

Several times in the past few years, I have made a confirmed, paid booking for a rental car, and turned up at the appointed pick-up time only to be told that no cars are available. The rental agency ...
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How do I find an immigration lawyer/solicitor to help with my UK Visa application?

I'm in the United States and I need help preparing an application for a UK visa. Finding a solicitor/immigration lawyer or the appropriate person to help a US Citizen apply for a UK Visa has proven to ...
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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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Guests at a motel

My boyfriend and I are renting a room weekly at a local motel while we search for an apartment. My brother, who pays for the room, visits about once a day to check on us and make sure we don't need ...
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Why 1000 and 500 Indian rupee are not accepted in Nepal and Bhutan?

Why all Indian rupee notes are accepted in Nepal and Bhutan, except 500 Rs and 1000 Rs? Why spare those two notes?
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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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What happens if your passport expires while you are visiting another country?

I was just reading this question Can I travel within a week still? I didn't realize my passport expired over a month ago and began wondering what would happen if your passport expired while you ...
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Is it legal in Spain for a male airport security guard to ask you to lift up your blouse and swab your bare stomach?

I was randomly picked for a paper swab at Bilbao airport. I was asked to come behind a screen with a male security guard, although I am a single female. He asked me to lift up my blouse and proceeded ...

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