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

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Is it allowed to take Som out of Uzbekistan?

I always take some money home as a souvenir. Uzbekistan seems to have very strict laws regarding cash export. Am I allowed to take some of their local currency out of the country?
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Dehydrated commercially prepackaged food into China and Mongolia

We are going to China and then onto Mongolia from Australia. We would like to take dehydrated prepackaged meals to Mongolia and would like to know if this is permissible.
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Will removal from UK for overstaying have any impact on US business Visa application? [closed]

I am an Indian citizen,I had been removed from UK on 2011 for overstaying on my Visa. will that performance history have any impact if I apply for US business from the company I am working now.Please ...
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Is my children's passport still valid? [closed]

I have a children's passport that does not expire until 2019. I am now 20 Years old. Is this still valid?
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Can I use the same credit card to enter a lounge twice? [closed]

I'm not exactly sure if this is the correct Stackexchange to ask this, but here's hoping. I have a 5 hour layover in Kolkata Airport(India) and my credit card allows me to use the lounge(I have 4 ...
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Can I bring other people's bodily liquids into the U.S.?

I would like to get AncestryDNA geneology test for my parents, who live abroad. I would order the kits here in the States and take the vials with me so that they can place their saliva samples in and ...
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Smoking marijuana on territory of the Netherlands embassy [closed]

As far as I know the territory of the country's embassy is considered to be the country's territory. So, is it legal, for example, to smoke weed on the territory of the embassy of the Netherlands (or ...
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What are the considerations for doing a short-term (i.e. two month) work exchange in China?

My friend and I are American citizens and college students who are both studying Chinese. We would like to go to China this summer to improve our Chinese, and have been looking into private work ...
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Should I just cover my forearm tattoo in Japan

I realize this has been asked but I could only find information related to pools and onsens. I am going to Tokyo in a couple of days and then osaka the week after, and after doing some research on ...
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Is it illegal to vape in Mexico?

I am going to be studying abroad in Mexico for an entire year. Over the last year I started vaping. I was looking into taking my vape with me to Mexico and I saw a post that said vaping in Mexico was ...
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Two passports at the same time

My friend was living in Punjab, and applied for a passport in 2001. In 2002, he moved to Delhi and during the 4.5 years he lived there, his passport was lost, although he didn't inform the police or ...
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India - China - USA | Passport with 3 weeks validity | China Southern refusing boarding, please help

I have booked my tickets on China Southern airline for 1st May for travel from India to USA with a 16 hour stopover in China and my return is on 6th May via China with the same airline. My passport ...
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Oil spilled in my passport

.... is there any problem abt this ..... I can't take new passport... there is no time left . So plz give me adviceee.My passport got spilled by oil on the first page ? But there is no problem abt the ...
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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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Travel from USA to India with $8K cash

I will be travelling from USA to India. I will be travelling with my spouse. Can we carry $8K in cash. $4K will be with my wife and $4K will be with myself. We are keeping the money for emergency and ...
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What do I need to legally and unproblematically take someone else's child on a trip to West Virginia?

Are there any requirements for an adult to take a five year old child on a day trip from Virginia to West Virginia with parental permission? I know that there are no checkpoints to pass when crossing ...
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Traveling through Europe as a minor

So I'm a 15 year old teenager who moved to Germany like 6 months ago (with my family of course) and I was wondering if I could travel alone back to my hometown in Croatia for a few days with a bus ...
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Gatwick Easyjet North Terminal machine drop - Tolerated amount of weight exceeding upper limit for hold luggage

Recently, I was booked on a flight on EasyJet between two European capitals. I had a ticket allowing me for one bag of max 20 kg. However, when my bag was weighted at the check-in counter, it weighted ...
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Is it legal to receive services from shamans in Korea?

Is it legal in South Korea to receive services from shamans? This article says that shamanism is technically illegal, though it doesn't say whether it's the provision or receiving of those services, ...
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Is it 'legal' for a passenger to be dragged off of an overbooked flight? [duplicate]

A recent scandal has been making waves in social media - a United Air passenger was forcibly dragged off of the flight after refusing compensation due to overbooking of the flight. Ignoring the ...
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Is it forbidden to enter the bag claim area through the arrivals gate? Why (not)?

After you land from a flight, you pick-up your luggage and then you pass through these sliding doors to the "public" area. I noticed that those sliding doors are not designed for security, as they're ...
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Can I drive a rental12-seater vehicle in New York on a European B drivers licence?

Can I drive a rental12-seater vehicle in New York a European B drivers licence ? The US licence is talking about weight and axes and the European licence is restricted in 8 + 1 persons and 3500 Kg.
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Child entering Canada with both parents

Planning a trip to Canada next month, I am checking the required documents for us to enter the country. We are from Europe, have valid passports and have an eTA each. There is only one unknown : what ...
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How strict are the residency checks for Interrail passes for non-EU citizens?

Assuming a non-European resident/citizen purchases an Interrail pass despite not being eligible, can they count on getting away with it regardless? How strict are the residency checks? The question ...
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Exit US and re-enter Canada as a Canadian Permanent Resident with South Korean passport

I'm a Korean(South) who obtained a Canadian PR status 4 months ago and have a H4 visa on my Korean passport to stay in US legally. Recently, I moved down to US with my husband since he got a job here. ...
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Is my domestic train component of a Rail&Sail ticket valid if I ignore the ferry?

An Anytime Return London to Glasgow costs £365. The same route in Off-Peak costs £137.60. An Anytime Rail&Sail Return London to Belfast via Cairnyran costs £108. Rail travel from London to ...
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What if my travel date to arrive in the UK is after the initial month [closed]

When applying for my visa I just wrote a random date for when I wanted to be in the UK (didn't have any set plans at that stage) I now hve my visa and see that I was given one month after the'intended'...
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Schengen visa : Can I use all of my 90 days visa validity? [closed]

I am from Philippines. I applied for tourist visa in Italian Embassy. I will be an AIESEC volunteer. The duration of the program is 6 weeks. Is it possible for me to stay for another 6 weeks or so to ...
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Renew Schengen visa Issued from Greece without visiting the consulate in person?

I'm holder of an Egyptian passport and have previously received a Schengen visa issued from Greece with VIS less than 13 months ago. I currently reside in the US. Can I renew my visa via mail without ...
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Pet travel: France to the UK - Microchip/tattoo?

I am French, currently living in France and I will relocate permanently to the UK by the end of the month. I will bring my cat with me but I have a concern about the pet travel scheme. My cat was ...
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Australia visa application for work and holiday [closed]

Last summer, in 2016, I traveled to Australia with a tourist visa, staying for 3 months. I'm from Chile. I got a speeding ticket and fine in Melbourne in February. I didn't pay the fine in the given ...
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Bringing a laptop to Japan - do I need to pay import taxes?

Can I bring my laptop (which costs probably more than 200000JPY) to Japan without paying taxes? Seems like they require to pay taxes for everything which cost more than 10000JPY if total value exceeds ...
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Which police force is responsible for ports/harbors/marinas in Spain?

It's quite well known that Spain has a few different types of Police. However, just how many different types are there and what are their roles? For example, who/what body of police is responsible ...
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Can a UK Immigration Officer cancel leave to remain?

The gov.uk immigration rules state: 10.The power to refuse leave to enter the United Kingdom or to cancel leave to enter or remain which is already in force is not to be exercised by an Immigration ...
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Can airlines bump customers to earlier flights against their will? Do customers have any recourse?

I recently had an unpleasant experience where Air Canada bumped a 2.5 hour international connection down to a 30 minute international connection that became a 5 minute one after flight delays. This ...
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Pets/Dogs on trains from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam and Hoek Van Holland

I am taking my 2 year old dog (a half Dalmatian, half English Shepherd) from Mexico to London. In order to do this I am flying to Amsterdam and from there I need to get to Hoek Van Holland to get the ...
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Can I drop the connecting flight of an international multi-stop journey and board a flight to a different destination?

I have a ticket to Mumbai from Gdansk (Poland) via Abu Dhabi (Etihad airways). Can I go to Muscat instead of going Mumbai if I book one ticket from Abu Dhabi to Muscat (I have Oman Visa)?
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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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What rights do travellers have when being searched for drugs by Australian customs?

A friend of mine recently went through customs at Melbourne airport. They were on an incoming flight from Manila, Philippines. At Australian customs they were cavity searched and x-rayed. Their ...
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How can I preclude border agents from seeing emails on my laptop? [closed]

I use Microsoft Outlook 2016 (abbreviated to O16) on my Windows 10 laptop that stores all emails offline, without Internet access. Canadian and US border agents are legally empowered to demand your ...
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Is it possible to buy medical marijuana in Canada as a tourist?

There is a lot of talk recently about marijuana legalization in Canada and some people have mentioned that it's already pretty much legal in many cities. E.g. the Vancouver Sun reports that: “...
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Is it ok to accept cash payments on Airbnb?

Both in terms of law and airbnb policies. Can your account be closed f. ex, because you, as a host accepted cash (and for additional circumstance - also asked for it yourself). Also what about partly ...
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What are the consequences of a US citizen denying encryption key to the CBP?

I am considering to travel out of the US. However, being a brown person, I am concerned about the recent actions of the US Customs and Border Protection. I strongly believe in digital privacy and 0% ...
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Can I legally display my foreign license if pulled over in the USA if I already have USA license?

Am I required by law to have my USA license on me if I drive in the USA, or can I also have my foreign license? If pulled over, must I tell the police that I have a valid USA license or can I just ...
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If I'm banned from the United States, can I fly to Mexico or Dominican Republic directly from Canada?

Canadian citizens banned from the United States can I fly directly to Mexico or Dominican Republic from Canada?
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Travel insurance and executive orders

Suppose I have tickets, hotel reservations, and a visa to visit the United States. Suppose I've previously been to Iran for a conference, and/or have an Iraqi passport. Here's the risk I'm concerned ...
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Staying in USA while working for a company as an international courier - possible on ESTA?

I have a chance to live in California but work for a European company and I'm not a US citizen. the work involves constantly leaving and returning from other countries as a courier. I would be paid ...
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If there's no record of a traffic ticket, does it exist?

A non-American friend recently had to file an ETA to travel to Canada. He had a traffic ticket in Texas about ten years ago for crossing a solid white line on a highway. He paid the fine online. ...
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Can one be arrested for viewing adult sites while in the UAE?

Does the police in UAE arrest people for accessing adult internet sites?
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I have an extra legroom seat- can I resell once on board

Booked a Delta flight where husband and I are not sitting together. I ended up with a preferred seat 26A on a MD-90 plane. No seat in front of me- by window. I would rather sit with husband. Could ...