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How can I get notified when I am allowed visa-free entry to a country, or conversely, when I am not allowed anymore to enter a country visa-free?

I read: The Chinese government has announced visa-free entry for up to 15 days for 6 countries, including France, from December 1, 2023 to November 30, 2024. [Author: dda] This makes me wonder: How ...
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Do I really need the details of my previous passports to obtain Vietnamese EVisa?

I've been to Vietnam three times, but the last time was just before they introduced the E-Visa. Now I'm in Laos looking at the Vietnam E-Visa website and it has a question: Have you ever used any ...
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How can I be informed of the presence of streets closed to cars during some time of the day?

Some streets are closed to cars during some time of the day, e.g. when more pedestrians are expected to frequent the street or when the tide is up. How can I be informed of the existence of such ...
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Where can I find the log of IATA code changes for airports with their dates?

The IATA code for an airport sometimes change. E.g., IDL was changed to JFK. Where can I find the log of IATA code changes, preferably with the dates of the code changes?
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Why are there so many websites for the Korean K-ETA?

Why are there are so many websites for the Korean K-ETA? This makes me think that it's a kind of scam or something non-related to the government. Does someone know why it works like this or can point ...
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Are there any public database or map that keeps track of reported bed bug infestation in France?

From what I read, there is currently a bed bug infestation in Paris, France. Such an infestation often affects places used by travelers such as public transportation, hotels and Airbnb. Are there any ...
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Where can I see the typical price of a flight given how many days remains before the flight departure?

Google Flight has an interesting feature that displays the typical flight ticket prices, which allows potential customers to assess whether they are quoted a fair price: Insights for current prices ...
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Is there any way to find the distance covered by a train in a particular rail route between two stations?

I frequently travel by trains in Europe, and have often wondered how much distance I have travelled in each trip. As far as I can see, the distance covered by trains between two railway stations is ...
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Is there an international vaccine registry where I can store all my vaccination records in one place?

Most of my vaccine records are stored online in my Kaiser Permanente account, but I also got a set of travel vaccines when I was in Australia and Kaiser wouldn't add them to my account. If I keep ...
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Historic landing time for flight arriving at Gatwick from Lanzarote on 16th January 2023 at LGW [duplicate]

Can anyone help with finding out the landing time of a flight from Lanzarote (ACE) landing at Gatwick LGW. TOM4141 on January 16th 2023? Many thanks
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Where can I find a list of countries that allow visa-free entry for visa national cruise passengers?

According to https://www.mfa.gov.tr/frequently-asked-questions.en.mfa foreigners who are travelling to Türkiye by cruises are allowed to enter Türkiye without visa for a maximum period of 72 hours, ...
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Is "Google flights" a fraud page?

I was looking for flights and came across the site https://www.google.com/travel/flights a google service searching for flights. But this looks like a scam/fraud page to me! I found a flight on this ...
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What alternatives to Booking.com/Airbnb currently work in Russia?

I'm looking to book an apartment in Moscow for 2 weeks this summer. What alternatives exist for Booking.com/Airbnb, which shut down their operations in Russia last year? Ideally it would be a platform ...
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Are there any services/apps/websites similar to Google Trips?

On May 1 2023 Google discontinued the Google Trip Summaries. For those unaware, Google Trip Summaries would automatically grab your flight/train ticket information and hotel information from your ...
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Are there local tour search websites in Colombia?

Recently I was searching for a guided tour of Tayrona National Park near Santa Marta. English-language resources such as Viator only had tours starting from $120/person. However I was able to find a ...
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Delay receiving flight ticket

I booked tickets with Flight hub on Feb 28, 2023. But I haven't received any confirmation yet. Does anybody know how long it will take normally?
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How can I quickly know how much mileage a flight ticket will earn?

Is there some convenient online resource that could tell me how much mileage a given flight ticket will earn, for a given loyalty program? E.g., input = (flight number=UA 2630, fare class=K, fare=100 ...
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Is Super.com legit?

Trying to find nice but cheap accommodation for my wife and I. Usually we'd book on something like Expedia, Hotels.com, or similar, but one of my searches yesterday came up with a handful of results ...
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What is the official website to apply for a Moroccan e-visa?

I am a Pakistani living in Germany with a Blue card. I have read that I can quality for an e-visa for tourism. I want to apply for an e-visa but haven't found the official site yet. The sites that I ...
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Is it possible to book a ferry from Fukuoka or Shimonoseki to Busan online in early 2023?

For over a decade I've entered Japan on one way tickets and no airline has asked for my proof of return/onward flights, so I stopped obtaining them long ago. However a few days ago I arrived at BKK ...
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Find the flight data [duplicate]

I would like to find historical flight data (flight code, time of departure) of an Alitalia aircraft from Linate airport to Palermo airport departed around 1 pm the 21 December 2020. How can I do?
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Is there a website that can tell me which resorts have fresh snow and below freezing weather?

Optimal ski days occur when: There's a non-trivial amount of fresh snow/"pow" in the past 24 hours The temperature doesn't increase past the melting point, as otherwise you get icy skiing ...
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How to search for hotels with a genuine in-room spa bath?

When using sites like Kayak to search for hotels with spa baths, they typically return hotels that have public spa baths co-located with their public pools. But what I want to find are hotels that ...
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Matrix of traveling time between multiple locations

I'm looking for some online resources that would allow me to select 10 locations (e.g., 10 cities or 10 landmarks in a city), and would return the time it takes to drive/walk/use public transportation ...
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How to find online touristic information, the kind we should not ask for on this site?

We regularly have to close questions by new users who ask for what to do or where to go in a popular tourist destination. There is a lot of touristic information online, as well as in travel books, ...
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How can I find hotels in a given area that rent rooms with no windows?

I sometimes prefer rooms without window. How can I find hotels in a given area that rent rooms with no windows? Do some accommodation search engines have such a filter?
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What's the most up-to-date resource on the Israeli Foreign Affairs Union strike?

The Israeli consulate in SF says the following: Due to sanctions by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Workers Union, there is a restriction on some of the consular services given during this ...
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Where can I view a map with buildings/businesses that were present sometimes in the past?

From time to time, businesses (e.g., restaurants) close or buildings are destructed. Where can I view a map with buildings/businesses that were present in a given point in the past? (e.g., "show ...
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How do you search for real remote work friendly accommodations?

In Vienna, Austria, I scored an Airbnb with a proper desk and a reasonably nice rotating chair, which is all I need. The usual "just sit at the kitchen table and work there" arrangement is ...
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How to search for airplane lie flat seats

What's the best way search for airplane lie-flat seats ? One of the biggest factors especially for long haul flights is what type of seat you're travelling in with "lie-flat" being by far ...
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Given a location in the US, how can I see the average air quality during a given month/week/day based on historical data?

Knowing the information will help me decide where/when to go, and whether I should bring some air-related equipment (mask, air purifier, etc.). What I have unsuccessfully tried so far: Wikipedia ...
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Qatar Airways second seat selection after paying for the first one

I have booked a ticket on Qatar Airways for economy class and made a successful seat reservation for one of four flights and paid using paypal. Because of private issues I wanted to book the seating ...
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Flight + hotel flexible dates search?

Here on Travel.SE we have a well-developed question about how to search flights with flexible dates and destinations How can I do a "broad" search for flights? We also have some pieces how ...
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Where can I see the wind prediction on a driving path?

Some vehicles are more challenging to drive in windy conditions. Where can I see the wind prediction on a driving path? I'm mostly interested in the US. What I've seen so far: http://hint.fm/wind/, ...
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How can I purchase a "Standing / Non-reserved Seat" Korail train ticket online?

"Standing / Non-reserved Seat" is the cheapest fare on Korail: But how can I purchase a "Standing / Non-reserved Seat" Korail train ticket online? I only see two purchase options (...
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How can I find the price for NRSA (non-revenue space-available) tickets for Delta?

Given a flight route and date/time, how can I find out the price of NRSA (non-revenue space-available) tickets for Delta Air Lines?
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Date/Price chart for Hotels [duplicate]

Google Flights, and probably other travel sites, has a great tool to find better prices based on dates (or date ranges). For example, here is the Date screen from Google flights and an example Price ...
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How can I assess the water pollution in the rivers in the US?

I'll explore a few locations in the US over the summer and consider swimming in some rivers. How can I assess the water pollution in rivers in the US, preferably before going to the location of ...
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Finding (and booking) accomodation in ireland

I am planning a road trip in Ireland (mostly in the republic) and I wonder how to find (and book) accommodations. I am looking for B&B, since hotels looks quite expensive there Booking.com, seems ...
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How can I see what the fastest driving route is that goes through n places?

I'll soon visit some places in the US by car. I'd like to visit n places. How can I see what the fastest driving route is that goes through all these n places? Google Maps allows users to indicate ...
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Find the top k cheapest airports to meet for two people departing from different airports

I'm looking for a way to find the top k cheapest airports to meet for two people departing from two different airports, and given some dates. The meeting airport shouldn't be the same as one of the ...
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How to plan for shortest travel time?

For my work I have to visit remote villages abroad. Sometimes, the closest international airport is more than a 100 km away. Also I do not like driving. As an example: I need to travel to Agordo, ...
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Where can I see how long it took for checked-in luggage to be made available at the baggage reclaim area for past flights?

I'd like to estimate how long it will take me to leave the airport. If I have checked-in luggage and the immigration is smooth or absent (e.g., domestic flights), the bottleneck is typically waiting ...
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How can I find the cheapest flights to a small airport that isn't in the ITA matrix (e.g., for a flight from Seattle airport to Point Hope airport)?

E.g., how can I find the cheapest flights from SEA airport (Seattle) to PHO airport (Point Hope, Alaska)? Entering SEA->PHO on the ITA matrix gives no results: Google Flights, Skyscanner, Kiwi, ...
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How can I estimate how much noise nearby trains will make?

When choosing hotels or other temporary accommodation (e.g., Airbnb) in the United States, I'm sometimes concerned regarding the noise that nearby trains may make. E.g., some train tracks are unused, ...
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How can I find hotels in a given area that rent units with a separate bedroom?

I wonder how I can find hotels in a given area that rent units with a separate bedroom. I unsuccessfully tried: https://agoda.com https://www.booking.com/ http://maps.google.com/ but couldn't find ...
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Given a flight route specified with one or several flight numbers, how can I see how their price changes throughout the year?

Given a flight route specified with one or several flight numbers, how can I see how the price changes throughout the year? I.e., from today, see how the price of the route changes from day to day. I ...
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What hotel search engines let you list and/or filter the free cancelation deadline?

When searching for accommodations, many engines let you filter by free cancelation, such as Kayak, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Priceline and others. The problem is when clicking through the listings, ...
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Where can one see the border waiting time in real time or historical data, for people queuing from the US to Mexico?

The US CBP provides a convenient online resource that gives the border waiting time in real time, for people queuing from Mexico/Canada to the US, either by car or by foot: https://bwt.cbp.gov/ Is ...
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Where can I find a map of the Underground City (Beijing)?

Dìxià Chéng ("Underground City") is a network of bunkers covering around 85 km² under Beijing where 100k to 1M people live. Where can I find a map of it? E.g., tunnels, entrance points, ...
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