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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, ...
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Can I employ a nanny in the US while there on ESTA?

I'd like to travel to the US for a few months while on ESTA. While I know that I'm not allowed to work myself it's not clear to me whether I'm allowed to hire someone to work for me? I'm interested in ...
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In US rental car terms and conditions, what exactly is a “regularly maintained road?”

Many rental car companies have terms and conditions such as Hertz: Generally, Hertz vehicles, including 4-wheel drives, are to be operated only on regularly maintained roads. Off-road use is a ...
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Traveling abroad with high end cryptography devices and software

In the next months I’m going to travel abroad with my laptop. I’ll visit most of the EU countries, Russia, China, Brazil, U.S. and Canada. I’m an EU citizen. I was wondering if I could get in trouble ...
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Are wire/belt cutter allowed to bring on-bag to plane?(not in luggage)

I found some pocket tools that contains some sharp part for cutting seat belt I think, as TSA said no sharp thing are allowed on-bag but the belt cutter isn't something that can harm other, isn't it? ...
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Photographing federal buildings in Australia?

There are some amazing federal buildings in Australia, with their own unique designs. However, a friend was saying he had no idea what he was photographing in Sydney and took a photo of the Federal ...
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Took airline plane blanket by accident; didn't realize it was forbidden. What should I do?

I'm very new to traveling in general. When I flew on a long flight, the airline gave us blankets and pillows. I, having no idea that I was supposed to leave the blanket behind, took it as I collected ...
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Travel to Europe from the US through Canada [closed]

I need to know if I have a legal judgment already. I have to go to jail in December for a few months but I won't be doing that because I'll be deported after that anyway. My question: I'm in the US ...
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Switzerland - sleeping in the car?

Is it allowed in Switzerland to sleep in the car (2 people, small car, in small vilages)? I want to go there (near Lozana) but I have not much money, so I don't want to spent it on hostels. Is it ...
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Misplaced a copy of I-94 [duplicate]

I misplaced a print of my I-94 form which contains my passport number, date of birth and legal name. What harm, if any can be done using this information? I am primarily worried about the passport ...
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Australia 417 working holiday visa: Can I contract to employer on my business ABN after visa full-time work rights expire? [closed]

I'm really stuck and worried and wonder if any Australia visa gurus can advise. Any help is much appreciated. Facts: In Australia, on a 417 working holiday visa: You can stay up to 12 months and ...
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Volunteer in UK – which visa needed?

I want to stay in the UK for 1 year and do some volunteer work e.g. plant trees or help out on a farm etc. As to my situation, I’m from Switzerland and the country isn’t in EU, but it has many ...
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Is snus legal in Sweden? [closed]

Have read on the internet that there's a tobacco product called snus that appears to be legal in Sweden while banned many countries. Can you bring snus into Sweden and out of Sweden? Or will you be ...
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Are “TAXI” badge wearing people at the exit of FCO legal?

When travelling recently to Rome, I was approached at the arrivals exit of the Fumicino airport by a gentleman wearing a "TAXI" badge around his neck. There were a few more - plainly visible. I ...
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Bringing Dirham to Morocco

We are Italians, we will go 4 days to Marrakech in October. We exhanged 250€ in Dirham from an Italian fx office (a well known fx company) but then we discovered that it is forbidden to bring Dirham ...
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What does this British road sign mean?

BBC Radio Solent tweeted a picture of a road closure (apparently near Winchester): In the background, there is a road sign with two red lights on and a yellow "symbol". What does it mean?
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Where can I see taxes and fees in the price of my Ryanair tickets? And why is there still a handling fee?

I was briefly considering cancelling a flight booked with Ryanair today. By a recent EU court ruling airlines must disclose taxes and fees in their ticket price and refund these without charging ...
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Moving to the UK with an image scanner and cash [closed]

I'll move to the UK very soon, and I intend to bring my image scanner with me, as well as some cash (£2000). Do you think I'll regret this decision once I arrive there? I am from an EEA country with a ...
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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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What to do if alone in B&B and the doorbell rings? [closed]

I am currently staying in a Bed and Breakfast hosted by a family. The doorbell has been ringing intermittently for the past five minutes. The owners are currently attending other business and are ...
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Can I drive in the United States with a Sri Lankan driver's license?

I'm currently in the United States for a short period and would like to know if my local driving license, which was issued in Sri Lanka, would be valid to drive a vehicle here in D.C., United States. ...
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Are there any laws in Italy about head coverings I should be aware of?

I'm visiting Rome in September with my wife who wears a head scarf. Are there any rules or customs we should be aware of?
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Conditions for EC261 compensation [duplicate]

The condition to receive flight compensation via EC261 are: the person has: a confirmed reservation on the flight, and arrived in time for check-in as indicated on the ticket or communication from ...
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Can you go to a country with other passport when home citizenship is not allowed in country? [duplicate]

Currently, US citizens are somewhat banned from going to Iran. Even while US citizens are not banned, it is still a generally dangerous place to go as a US citizen. Switzerland, however, does have ...
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For foreigners/tourists, if we rent a car in Singapore, do we need a valid Singaporean driving license?

For foreigners/tourists, if we rent a car in Singapore, do we need a valid Singaporean driving license ? As per my experience, I know some countries allow us to drive a car with our own country ...
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In which countries are speed limit signs only valid until the next junction [closed]

In some countries (for example the United Kingdom) speed limit signs are valid until they are either superseded by another speed limit sign or some kind of speed limit end sign. Let's call these ...
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Are non-Muslims allowed to enter mosques in Malaysia?

When I was in Morocco, I was disappointed to find out non-Muslims, in general, aren't permitted in mosques in the country, but I heard this isn't the case in some other countries. I'm headed to ...
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Who is responsible for the check-in queues?

Few days ago I had a reservation for a flight in Switzerland with luggage and a departure time 2pm. When I checked in online I saw that the flight is delayed around an hour. When I arrived at the ...
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What can someone do if they get a scanned copy of my visa?

I read the answer on this page and I have a similar question about a visa instead of a passport. Can someone impersonate your identity with only the visa information? Also, does the answer in the ...
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Can I enter Singapore after being told I was banned? [closed]

I worked in Singapore for 7 years beginning in 2003. In 2010 I was convicted and went to prison for 2.5 years. I was released in 2013, and was sent back to Malaysia. I was told that I'm banned from ...
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Can a non-resident US citizen who has a driving license from a US state drive in another state using his foreign license?

I am a citizen of the United States but am a permanent resident of another nation (which has issued me a driving license). However, I have a valid driving license from a US State as well. I have ...
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Is it possible to rent an apartment monthly in EU, non-EU citizen [closed]

I am a Russian citizen who has a 3 years EU multi visa category C. I would like to legally rent an apartment in EU with a monthly payment for a long term, 2+ months. The idea is that I will be ...
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Is it legal for airport officers to ask someone to remove their jeans if they're setting of metal detectors?

I'm travelling soon and one of my young friends told me that he had to take off his jeans and only remain in underwear last week in London Heathrow when departing for a flight because there was some ...
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Singapore - What kind of behaviours must we avoid while staying in Singapore?

This is my first month in Singapore to start working here. I have heard that this country is very strict with their citizens and even tourists to keep the country clean and proud. Are there any ...
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Can a teenage Ethiopian legally drink in other countries using their ID?

The current year in Ethiopia is 2009 as they use something similar to the Julian calendar. Could this mean that an Ethiopian born in 1995 (using their calendar), could present their passport/driver's ...
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Can I use my cousin brother's financial details as my support of finance for Schengen tourist visa?

I am applying for a Schengen tourist visa (Germany port of entry); being a sole proprietor for the past 4 years my bank statement aren’t that good. I can bring my cousin brother into the picture to ...
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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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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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Must I include on my US Customs declaration items discarded and/or consumed before entering the customs area?

Suppose I'm entering the US after arriving on an international flight. I fill out a US customs declaration form, which includes my signature stating it is complete and truthful. The last part is the ...
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Is it legal to enter the US with a US visa while being a US citizen? [duplicate]

I'm a permanent United States citizen (by birth), but I don't have an SSN. I'm also a foreign citizen. My employer outside of the US wants to send me to work into the US for client on-site by asking ...
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Departure passport check [duplicate]

When departing from Schengen to other outside-Schengen countries does the company (Easyjet, Ryanair) and the police checking the documents before boarding have a legal obligation not to board people ...
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What rights to photography exist at UK airports?

Recently while flying into the UK at Stansted Airport, I took a picture of a sign in the arrivals area pre-customs clearance. (The context is that when I travel, I like to take pictures of signs that ...
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How to buy a car for a road trip in the United States?

For tourists coming to the US, getting a car is a great way to get around, especially if you want to see the national parks. Rental, especially for younger drivers, can be very expensive, so buying a ...
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Why do I need to report to the police when I visit Indonesia?

I will go to Indonesia to marry my fiancee. She tells me that when I arrive there, at her village called Cianjur, I have to report to the police. I don't understand these procedures well so I am ...
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How can I make sure it's legal to “help” in return for lodging on a non-working visa somewhere? [closed]

I have been on a site called WorkAway.info, which helps people who need some help to find travelers willing to do it for room and board. Looking at China, for example, I see hundreds of requests, ...
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How long can I park in the blue zone in Switzerland?

I was trying to find some information about how the Blue Zone works in Switzerland, but I've found many contradicting information: one queue says I can park 2 hours, other speaks about 1 hour. I've ...
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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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Is it legal to turn high beams on when driving on a European highway with fully separated lanes?

Wiki gives us the following explanation of the use of high beams in a car: Main-beam (also called high, driving, or full beam) headlamps provide an intense, centre-weighted distribution of light ...
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Applying for new B1/B2 visa with new passport, the birthday on my new is different from my old

I'm 20 years old, a citizen of Belize, and have been to the USA countless times. I've had 2 B1/B2 visas in the past, each having been valid for 5 years. My old belizean passport (and the old US visa) ...
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I lost Indian passport with US multi-entry visa valid until April 2021 [closed]

I got this passport at the Bengaluru passport office and American visa at Mount Road in Chennai. There is no scanned copy available. I do not remember even the number, but I travelled twice to the ...