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Questions regarding permitted or forbidden activities in various places, including unforeseen technicalities.

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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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Is it possible to drive from Southeast Asia to Europe? [closed]

My band and I are wanting to buy a vehicle in Vietnam, pack it with our music gear, and drive to Europe. Can anyone give me economically efficient information on 1) the safest route to take, and 2) ...
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Avoiding visa refusal and travelling to a different Schengen country [closed]

I am currently studying in Germany. My friend wants to apply for a Schengen visit visa to visit me in Germany. But with an increasing number of refugees in Germany, visitors from Pakistan are also ...
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Is entering the USA at Hyder, AK actually legal, or only tolerated?

It is mentioned in many places that there is no US border post when entering Hyder, Alaska, a community not connected by road to any other in the USA, and that persons are permitted to cross into ...
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Travel to the UK with a reduced felony [duplicate]

I was convicted on a marijuana possession charge in 2010. I received nine months in county jail and three years probation sentence. I completed without incident. I have never been in any other trouble....
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Hitchhiking through Native American reservations

Are there any laws forbidding hitchhiking through Native American reservations?
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How can a layperson investigate the duration of a flight's delay?

Suppose that a layperson doubts the duration of delay alleged by an airline. After the flight, how can she check it independently for a delay, without and before any lawsuit?
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Can I carry 30 comics with me while traveling from the USA to India?

I will be traveling from the USA to India. And my son has told me to buy quite a lot of comics for him. So my question is, can I carry around 30 to 50 comics while traveling from the USA to India ...
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Traveling to U.S on an Irish passport as a U.S citizen penalty [duplicate]

I traveled into the U.S on my Irish passport, even though i have an U.S passport because it was out of date and i didn't have time to renew it. I had to get a visa waiver and lie that i had not been ...
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Would it be legal/practical for a US citizen/resident to register in Hawaii to obtain the kama'aina discounts?

I'm planning a two week trip to Hawaii with a friend who is a Green Card holder. I know that theoretically he could change his residency to Hawaii, which would allow him to obtain a Hawaiian state ID/...
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How can I know if a country allows drones?

I will travel to some Asian countries very soon and I would take my DJI drone with me, but I don't know if those countries allow the use of drones in their skies. I'm trying to find the government ...
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As a tourist, can one rent a gun in the US? [duplicate]

A conversation this week at work reminded me of this question about buying a gun in the US, and the question was asked if instead, you could rent instead of buying? (Politics and amendments aside, ...
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Alcohol as necessary medicine when visiting dry countries?

In hospital a few years ago, I met a man who needed to take anticoagulation medicine daily. However, he had some sort of stomach enzyme that prevented him absorbing the medicine. As a result, daily, ...
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British citizen and non-EU visitor visa marriage

I (a British citizen with full UK passport) and my fiancee (a Chinese citizen) plan to get married in the UK. She currently has a type C visitor multiple-entry visa allowing her to visit the UK until ...
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Crossing MX/US border (@San Ysidro, CA) with outstanding US warrant

A friend has a warrant for not paying the last of her fines for a DUI in Colorado and wants to go to Tijuana, Mexico. If Immigration checks and finds out (when she crosses the border on her way back) ...
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I have multiple citizenships, and somehow landed in legal trouble while travelling abroad. Which embassy should I contact for consular services?

Consider the scenario where you are travelling overseas, outside of the jurisdiction of any of the countries to which you have citizenship. You somehow end up in legal trouble, and are arrested. By ...
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Is kirpan allowed in Singapore MRT?

After going through this, I have found that, Kirpan is allowed to be carried in public if it meets the following security criteria: 1) The blade should not be more than 6 inches 2) The ...
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What can I do for a pair of kids who are in China with expired passports, expired visas? [closed]

An old couple in my neighborhood are caring for a pair of kids, their grandchildren. Apparently the intent was for them to travel from their birth country, Belize, and stay in China under their care ...
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How can I travel to ICE or DHS headquarters? [closed]

Ok, so for our social studies project, I need to have a 'cultural experience' related to the group of people we are studying. This works well for someone who actually is studying 'Africa' or '...
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What information is shared with immigration deparments when clearing customs/immigration? [closed]

When a US citizen enters a foreign country and passes through immigration, what information (especially information provided by the US) is available to the foreign government besides the information ...
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Legal pitfalls after emergency landing

I know this is not a common scenario, but it's quite scary. Imagine that you are travelling from the UK to Australia, and you intend to respect all laws in both locations. In both, you are allowed ...
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Drunk Cycling Laws [closed]

As we all know, almost all parts of the world have very specific laws regarding drunk driving they specify a certain amount of blood alcohol content that is permissible to be a in state fit to drive. ...
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Why is the airline fuel fee a tax?

The price of my flight is shown in the picture below. I want to understand the airline fuel fee better. Is it still legal to call it an "airline fuel fee"? Why is the airline fuel fee considered a ...
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Can we go back to our home country then come back to the UK for six months? [closed]

I am a Philippine passport holder, currently in the UK since November 6. I went overseas twice and came back as I need to stay here for the maximum of 180 days. I have a 5-year multiple-visit visa. ...
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How to check outstanding fines in the US as a tourist [duplicate]

A year ago I rented a car in Miami, and I might have gone though a red light, in front of a red light camera. After checking, I saw that the car rental company entered the wrong address of my home ...
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Why do Belgian supermarkets not provide price per kg in price labels? [closed]

In most supermarkets and shops in Europe I'm used to see price labels like this: The only part I usually look at is the price per kg. I thought it was an EU standard, I'm pretty sure it's mandatory ...
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Flying to Europe with Private Mobile Radio

We are going to make a trip to Austria and wanted to take small radio-stations (Private Mobile Radio) with us to communicate in mountains. We had only hand luggage in our tickets. So, is it allowed ...
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I want to visit Canada but I was deported from the US

Last year I was deported from the US because I was "working" at some public events. I never got money from that because I was helping friends to run said events. Anyway, I am planning to go to a ...
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Rights under Israel aviation services law

I had a plane ticket issued by Hainan Airlines to travel from Hong Kong (HKG) to Tel Aviv (TLV) via Shanghai Pudong (PVG). The Hong Kong - Shanghai Pudong leg (HX232) was operated by Hong Kong ...
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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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Visiting Schengen countries with travel document and green card (obtained through the refugee status) [closed]

I'm a permanent resident of the USA with a green card obtained as a direct result of refugee status (refugee from Russia). I have a travel document issued by the USA (I-571). I am planning to travel ...
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Photoshoot in Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove

I was wondering if someone knows whether doing photoshoots in Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove is allowed or requires payment and permission. We are travelling in the UK and wanted to do our engagement ...
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How to enforce receipt or contract for renting the holiday's apartment in Israel? [closed]

Initially, I got the apartment for few nights in Tel Aviv via AirBnB, however, the service blocked the user for unknown reasons and my reservation has been cancelled. Since I couldn't find similar ...
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How can I get a bank statement for tourist visas while traveling?

I'm planning to travel around South America for around 9-12 months. My passport is very weak and i need a visa for almost anywhere in the world. Currently residing not in my origin country and can't ...
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Medication for ADHD

My boyfriend, son and I are planning to go to France in July 2018. My son is on ADHD medication and my boyfriend takes anxiety medicine. Do we need transport certificates/authorization forms for those ...
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Is it safe to take prescription drugs to Hungary?

I am traveling to Budapest. I plan to bring a prescription drug, specifically bupropion (Wellbutrin). It's in the original container with my name on it, and also I have the official prescription ...
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I overstayed in the USA about 20 years ago and I worked. Can apply for a new visa? [duplicate]

I got my B2 visa 20 years ago and I overstayed for about four years and I worked illegally. I have a plan to go on a business trip to Las Vegas. I'm not sure what to say to the official if I'm asked ...
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What is the minimum age for serving alcohol on an international Delta Airlnes flight?

I will be travelling from Dublin to New York (JFK) using Delta Airlines. I'm 20 and have been served alcohol on a summer flight without identification but that was Ethiopian Airlines and I have read ...
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Where can I smoke in Shanghai after the new smoking ban started in March 2017?

After I booked a room in Shanghai Novotel Atlantis, the confirmation message said "According to Shanghai's anti-smoking regulations, smoking is not allowed in the property's indoor areas". Searching ...
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Sleeping bus laws in Europe? [closed]

We are working on a project to set up a sleeping bus service within some European countries and between different European cities. But we are not sure about national laws related to safety belt ...
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Is there a website / wiki detailing the banned substances in each country?

Some countries/cities allow you to smoke weed. Some countries ban certain drugs, while others do not. Some are 'dry' while others are dry (alcohol banned). I'm familiar with wikivoyage, Hitchwiki, ...
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What are the implications of UK deportation?

If I leave the UK voluntarily, can I return in less than 10 years? I had a 12-month conviction, reduced to 11 months, for harassment of my former partner (nothing serious, for making a nuisance of ...
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Will I be able to board Le Shuttle for a second time without facing repercussions after not using the second half of a return ticket?

I've read various things about not using return legs being cheaper with airlines sometimes. I've found a similar thing with Le Shuttle, the train from Calais to Folkestone. I am interested in buying ...
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How to meet my Persian girlfriend in Iran and have privacy while not being married?

I plan to visit my girlfriend in Iran. She's Persian (from Tabriz), I'm French and we’re not married. We're planning to see each other for a week. We don't know yet where but Tehran would be nice ...
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Can you drive to the US on temporary Canadian plates?

I am British, living in Canada. I have been approved for a long-term visa to the US, moving early 2018. Moving should hopefully see me drive to my new home with my life in the back of the car. However,...
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Is my cell phone operator allowed to limit my EU data roaming?

My Norwegian cellular provider has given me a two month deal where I can use 50 GB of cellular data per month. After this 50 GB limit, I have unlimited data, but at very low speeds. I traveled to ...
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Sending cut orchids from Singapore to Australia [closed]

Can I send cut orchids from Singapore to someone in Australia?
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Safely disposing of agricultural contraband

I have the habit of taking an apple, orange, or other portable fruit from hotel breakfasts and tucking it into my bag to eat later in the day. I might do this each day of a 5-day conference, for ...
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Can I legally take washed up coral from Mexico to the USA?

I am on vacation in Mexico, and we have found lots of dead coral washed up on the shore. We would like to take some home as souvenirs, but we are not sure about the legality of doing so, for both of ...
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How can laypeople investigate airlines' allegation of 'extraordinary circumstances'?

Some airlines allege 'extraordinary circumstances', e.g. to deny liability and shirk compensating under Recital (14) of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004: (14) As under the Montreal Convention, ...