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Rules, regulations, and policies of organizations as opposed to laws of nations or governments.

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Etihad refusing to board at AUH despite being medically fit to fly, airport police called and now being detained

This is happening to a very good friend of mine. He, his wife, and his 2-year-old son are stuck at the Abu Dhabi airport. Here is a succinct description. The family flew out of Islamabad on Etihad ...
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Is it really forbidden to take extension cords out of the Philippines?

During security screening departing the Philippines on an international flight an X-ray of my backpack showed a simple, cheap two-pronged, 2-3 meter household extension cord that I use with my laptop ...
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Applying for asylum in an EU country after visiting another EU country [closed]

If I enter an EU country (country "A") for the first time, legally for work/study/tourism, then later want to apply for asylum in country "B", also in the EU, will the Dublin ...
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Is there any limit of time for how long I can drive outside of the country of residence?

I am wondering if there is any limit on how long I can drive my car outside of Romania (my country of residence), or if there is any limit in any European country on how long I can be there, with my ...
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Can I travel to Austria if I got vaccinated recently?

The latest travel rules to go to Austria, as of today, say something like this: you can enter in the country as long you have one of these proofs: Vaccination certificate + negative PCR test, or ...
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Covid test 3 days before flying

I'm traveling to USA and need to get a covid test "within 3 days of departure". What does it actually mean? I'm flying on Wednesday. Does this mean I can get the test on Sunday/Monday/...
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Can I get through a ticket barrier if I didn’t put my ticket through at the start of the journey?

So the journey I take to work (southeastern) the ticket barriers are always open in the morning. I usually still put my ticket through the machine regardless as I am scared that if I just walk through ...
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How can I make sure my car doesn't get impounded/ticketed before the 72h parking deadline in Seattle, or at least, prove it wasn't parked over 72h? [closed]

I'm reading that there exists a dedicated phone line, 206-684-8763, to report to the Seattle Police vehicles parked in one spot for over 72 hours. How can I make sure that my car doesn't get impounded ...
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Does the FAA limit plane passengers to have no more than two carry-on luggage?

I've heard from two employees from the same airline that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) limits commercial airline passengers to have no more than two carry-on items/bags/suitcases. Is ...
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How long before boarding gates close are last calls first announced?

I wonder how long before boarding gates close last calls are first announced. E.g., is it 15 minutes, 30 minutes prior to the closure of the boarding gates, depending on the boarding staff's mood, the ...
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Booking.com cancelation fee

What happens if I have missed free cancelation period and now to cancel reservation I have to be charged 500 Euros from booking.com, however, I do not have that amount available in My Revolut (which I ...
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How to interpret the end date for Thailand's tourist visa exemption's temporary extension to 45 days?

Under Thailand's Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme, the ordinary passport holders of many countries are currently permitted to enter the Kingdom (by air) without a visa for a maximum of 45 days stay, ...
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Flight Changed Itinerary by full day, Ticket bought through 3rd Party

Similar to: Flight itinerary/time/date change I had scheduled a flight (Air Serbia), and purchased it through a 3rd party company (Orbitz). After the hassle-free 24 hour cancellation period had past, ...
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What happens if I bring 100+ of the same item in my luggage with the intention of selling?

Let's suppose I am going on a trip, and Victoria's Secret is on sale, so I buy tons of perfumes and take them to a country where they will be twice or three times the price I paid for them. If the ...
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Why would a hotel only accept guests older than 21 years old?

I've booked a stay in a hotel at our local Crystal Mountain resort and noticed a peculiar message: All guests must be 21 or accompanied by a legal guardian. Why would a hotel not allow someone who's ...
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Rules regarding the changing my return flight date on Belavia (Frankfurt -> Minsk -> Frankfurt)

I want to change the date of my flight back to Frankfurt from Minsk on Belavia. On their website it says: Changes in the date, flight number and route before departure: Allowed for 30 EUR. ...
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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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Is it advised to go travel? [closed]

I have a lot of holidays I need to spend, I haven't taken any this year and the lockdown hasn't helped at all. I was thinking to take a week off in september to do some solo travel in europe (maybe ...
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Are French hotels currently prohibited from using air conditioning?

We just arrived at a 4-star hotel in France that says they are not allowed to have air-conditioning because of new Regulations. We are aware of regulations that affect restaurants, but this is the ...
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Sardinia COVID-19 registration for tourists

I've been noticed by a friend that Sardinia currently requires advanced registration before travelling due COVID-19. The registration page is in Italy, no English, so I'll ask the embassy. But maybe ...
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What happens if the host cancels my reservation through Booking.com? [closed]

I booked through booking.com recently. After having the reservation I bought the plane tickets and I have everything set up for the trip. The reservation was auto-confirmed. Meanwhile, I got a ...
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Are there any areas in Mecca that non-Muslims are allowed to enter under Saudi Arabian law?

I know Mecca is one of the most sacred sites in Islam and that a merchant was kicked out for entering the site and being Christian and that non-Muslims who enter the most sacred regions of the city ...
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Drone in Russia

Can I bring 249g drone to Russia and fly without any registration ? According my research I can, but very currious about real life experiences. Thank you
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Are there any airlines which offer two complimentary checked bags to all passengers on transatlantic flights?

The vast majority of airlines operating flights between North America and Europe have now restricted standard economy passengers to checking just one complimentary piece of luggage. Some airlines are ...
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What laws should I be aware of as a motorcyclist going from the UK to Germany via the Netherlands

I need to get from the UK to Dortmund, Germany without flying so I'm planning on riding a motorbike there and getting the ferry from either Hull or Harwich to Hook of Holland. I'll be on a a ...
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For which planes do Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations apply? [closed]

For which planes do Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations apply? Do they apply to all planes entering the United States and all planes departing the United States? Do they also apply to ...
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Can a Russian citizen return to Russia with an expired Russian passport, without getting into trouble?

I'm sure I've read over the years about some western countries, definitely USA and perhaps some countries in Europe, or perhaps Australia, that it's your always your right as a citizen to come back to ...
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Why do some countries grant visa-free/visa-waiver entry, but only at one or several major airports and not land borders?

Since I'm in the Baltics and was looking at a map I noticed that Minsk, Belarus is pretty close. Years ago travelling Europe, Belarus was one of the countries that had a rule similar to Russia, that ...
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Can I put a bed quilt/blanket in airplane's cargo?

I don't want to buy an extra suitcase, and I don't really care if the quilt (if that's its name) lands damaged or not. I am thinking of adding a suitcase (luggage 23kg) in my airplane booking, and ...
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What determines the pertinent regulations on the sale of products and services to passengers in international flight?

I am conducting research and have been looking at the Chicago and Tokyo conventions with respect to which convention governs the sale of goods and services to passengers when in international flight. ...
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Can I take my Macbook Pro 2015 on my Aegean/Lufthansa flight?

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned these kind of laptops. However, I will fly from Munich to London, and at a later date from Munich to Athens. FAA is a USA organisation though, which makes ...
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How to calculate exit date for Thailand?

I've been to Thailand at least half a dozen times before in the last five years or so and each time was allowed to stay for 15 days and never calculated my exit date wrong and never overstayed. So ...
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How does Schengen 90/180 apply to long-stay visas? [duplicate]

My SO and I are currently staying in France under the country's visa long séjour, essentially a 1-year visitor visa. If we return to Europe after leaving when the visa expires we would naturally be ...
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Is the 13 inch MacBook Pro also banned from airtravel?

I read about the recent MacBook Pro 15 inch travel ban. I have a 13-inch model, so I'm safe. I checked the serial number and my computer was bought in November 2017 which is outside of the affected ...
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(SHA?) hashes on receipts [closed]

After my holiday to Latvia, I was doing my administration and I noticed that almost all receipts had cryptographic hashes on the bottom. One receipt defined them as SHA1. Adding hashes to receipts is ...
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Which non-EU/EFTA countries offer EC261 compensation?

It is stated on the EU website that EC261 compensation is only offered if: the flight starts in the EU/EFTA, or the flight travels to the EU/EFTA and is operated by an EU/EFTA airline However, in ...
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How can I know whether a police escort is required in a given area of Pakistan?

I have read that a police escort might be needed/required in some areas of Pakistan. E.g. https://www.thebrokebackpacker.com/is-pakistan-safe/ (mirror): you might have to travel with an armed ...
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What are compensation rules for overbooked/cancelled flights for different regions? [closed]

What regulations are applicable for overbooked/cancelled flights around the globe? I travel from time to time in Europe and there is EU 261/2004 regarding overbooked and cancelled flights. Is there ...
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Who goes first? Person disembarking bus or the bicycle?

In Greece, where I am from, we don't have bicycles as a means of going to work, like for example in Germany (what a paradox given the weather!), the country I visit now. So, there are bicycle lanes ...
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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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Who has right-of-way at this stop sign; left-turner who arrived first, or non-turner who arrived later? [closed]

The situation is a two-way stop on opposite sides of a normal road. The driver on the south side arrives with the intent to turn left, but must wait for traffic to pass. While this first driver is ...
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Dried rose petals -- permissible for airplane

I want to bring some dried rose petals with me to my upcoming trip to Malaysia just for my own personal use with my hotel bathtub. I'm not sure how much red tape stands in the way between me and this ...
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Protect fragile items with biodegradable foam packing in a flight checked luggage

Someone is planning to bring fragile items (eg. glass bottle, steel bar, lamp, or electronics without Lithium battery) in a flight checked luggage. That person tries to protect those fragile items ...
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Will TSA allow me to carry a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)/sleep apnea device?

When traveling with a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) medical device (commonly used for sleep apnea), will it need to be removed from your carry on bag when going thru security with TSA Pre-...
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As a dual citizen, my US passport will expire one day after traveling to the US. Will this work?

As a dual citizen, my US passport will expire one day after traveling to the US (May 4th). I will be staying for one week, flying back to Europe afterwards (where I am a resident). Can I enter with my ...
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Can a US Citizen drive in California with a foreign Driver's License? If currently a resident in CA but moved recently?

Can a US Citizen with a foreign Driver's License drive in California? If they recently moved to the USA and is currently a resident of California?
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What is the likely impact on flights of grounding an entire aircraft series?

In reaction to the two recent crashes of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, a number of countries and airlines have stopped flying this plane while the latest incident is investigated. I imagine this would put ...
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If have Schengen visa from Portugal, do I have to visit Portugal?

I am working in Macau and, in Macau, the only embassy is that of Portugal. I want to visit Paris, Amsterdam, and Switzerland. If I get a visa through the Embassy of Portugal, may I use it to enter ...
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Is it allowed to wear a bulletproof vest in Hong Kong? [closed]

Is it allowed to wear a bulletproof vest and a bulletproof helmet in Hong Kong. I mean in areas like the Airport (including beyond security, immigration etc.), roads, general public areas?
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Travel from the US to Cancun with a layover in Cuba as an European citizen

There are a few recent questions relating traveling to Cuba as a European citizen, such as this one and this one. These however are with flights terminating in Cuba, with the intention to stay in Cuba....
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