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Questions tagged [regulations]

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

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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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Must airlines warn passengers about changes of required travel documents?

Case: Booking of flight ticket from Belgium to Namibia for family with minors in Jan 2018 for flight scheduled on Aug 1st 2018. New regulation on birth certificates requirements for minor introduced ...
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When I do the “accommodation registration at local police station” after entering China or changing location in China, what does “local” mean?

When I do the “accommodation registration at local police station” after entering China or changing location in China, what does "local" mean? Same district? Same municipality? Same province? Within a ...
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How much time do I have to do the “accommodation registration at local police station” after changing location in China?

How much time do I have to do the “accommodation registration at local police station” after changing location in China? From the back of the departure card given by the Chinese immigration while ...
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Do I have to do the “accommodation registration at local police station” within 24 hours of entry when using Airbnb in China?

Do I have to do the "accommodation registration at local police station" within 24 hours of entry if I'm a non-Chinese resident/citizen visiting in China and hosted by some Airbnb host? From the back ...
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Can entry into US just before visa expires create any problems? [duplicate]

My mother's visa is expiring soon. I am intending to take her to USA on a one month trip but I am fearful, her entry into USA when her visa is expiring that soon may cause problems? Note that I have ...
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Can I bring portable closet from India to USA?

I have portable closet which I want to take with me from India to the USA. The parts consists of 20 steel tubes which fit inside a suitcase. Can I carry those in my checked baggage?
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Can I travel from USA to Cuba as an European citizen? [duplicate]

Me and my girlfriend would like to go to Cuba from Denmark. We would like to go to Miami for a few days before going to Cuba and then spend the rest of the vacation in Cuba. So our flights are as ...
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How would the airline carrier compensate if the change in flight schedule breaks my entire itinerary?

I planned a trip to Europe this December and booked the flights quite in advance. A few days ago they sent an email informing me that a flight has been cancelled and they offered a different flight or ...
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How many coin cell batteries can I take on EU flight?

In mid October 2018, I’ll be taking Easyjet flight EZY5701 from TXL (Berlin) to FCO (Rome). How many CR2032 coin cells will I be allowed to take with me? Background: At Makerfaire Rome, I plan to ...
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European Regulations and connecting leg of a Foreign flight booked on a single ticket

Do European regulations of compensation apply when a connecting leg (that begins outside EU) of a flight (owned by a non-EU company) ticket bought online in European Union? Example flight via ...
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Transit entry into Schengen Area minutes before Visa is valid

I have a Schengen Visa to Norway valid from the 26/10/2018. As a former student in Norway, I was invited for a conference that starts on the 24th. I called the embassy if my entry date can be changed ...
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Can interpol detain me in the USA, Europe or Canada for dodging draft in countries like Russia, Belarus?

Can interpol detain citizens of CIS-countries(Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Armenia) in the USA, Europe or Canada for dodging draft in home countries?
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Travelling with Schengen resident permit and non-EU passport

I am from Azerbaijan (non-EU country) and work in Estonia. I am holding a resident permit from Estonia (Schengen resident permit). I am wondering which countries (except the ones my passport lets me) ...
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If I obtain a Chinese tourist visa does its validity always start immediately, or can I get one that begins at a certain date in the future?

I've had a few Chinese tourist visas before, but I was always heading to China soon after getting the visa. This time I'm thinking of getting a Chinese visa at home, where I can get a pretty flexible ...
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Is it legal for a visitor in Dubai to drink alcohol?

I’m going to Dubai soon with my sister and two nieces. We are all over 25 and enjoy drinking alcohol socially, with a meal etc. None of us drink to excess or to get drunk. I’ve seen conflicting ...
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How does the new Ryanair luggage policy work?

The following might sound like a silly question, but I'm totally confused. I haven't flown with Ryanair in at least a year and apparently the luggage policy has changed since then. Previously it was ...
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Does the American government restrict the countries its citizens may travel to?

This question is quite simple but at the same time quite interesting, morally. For the longest time, Americans weren't "allowed" to travel to Cuba, and yet would a dual citizen be considered guilty of ...
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UK resident working overseas. Planning a 2 week vacation. For purposes of travel insurance, how long is my “trip”? [closed]

I've been living and working in China for a year now. I think I am still classed as a 'UK resident' (since I intend to return). I am about to go on a 2 week holiday to India. I've noticed that most ...
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US domestic flights: cutoff time

Is there a governing authority that has issued a rule that aircraft doors are closed (no more passengers may board) 10 minutes before the planned departure time?
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Regulations for traveling with LiPo battery in homemade electronic

In a month I will be flying to Costa Rica from Canada. I am working on a solar panel phone charger that will have a built in battery storage. The battery that will be used is a 2000mAh single cell ...
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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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What happens if I eat my own food in flight, but the airline prohibits outside food on board?

I have a long-haul flight with Scoot airline, and they have this weird rule: Consumption of outside food and beverages is not allowed on board. I've even read reports that Scoot flight attendants ...
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Why can't I take food from the plane when entering the US?

I was on a BA flight recently (LHR-JFK) and I was given a sealed cheese and tomato sandwich by a flight attendant about 90 minutes before landing. Everyone else was given a similar sandwich, probably ...
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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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EC261 compensation when passenger resigned from delayed flight

EC261 guarantees passengers the right to abandon journey if the expected delay is bigger than 5 hours. The court decisions interpret EC261 that a delay of at least 3h (depending on the distance) is a ...
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Baggage rule for international traveller on domestic flight

I will be travelling from Minneapolis to Chicago on a domestic flight to catch an international flight to India. What rule will be applied for my baggage from Minneapolis to Chicago?
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Is unbuckling one's seat belt during a plane refueling a legal requirement, or an airline-specific regulation in the United States?

During a plane refueling, passengers may be asked to unbuckle their seat belts (to be able leave promptly if the plane catches fire). Is that a legal requirement that applies to all airlines, or an ...
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How to pay german traffic ticket while being in the USA?

Yesterday, 2 pieces of paper have appeared in my mailbox in the USA. From what I understand, it is a traffic ticket, from Germany from Summer trip, which found its way to my address in the USA. I do ...
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Will a suitcase with a broken handle be accepted as checked in luggage?

I have an American Tourister spinner (luggage suitcase), which can only be checked in due to its size. Unfortunately, my expandable handle got damaged while it was expanded, and it can no longer fold ...
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Can I drive my Spanish REG 1989 Ford Escort in the Netherlands?

My girlfriend lives in Amsterdam and I live in Spain. I own a 1989 Ford Escort which has all the documents and inspections passed in Spain. I am planning to stay with her for a month while I look for ...
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Can I enter Germany any time during my D visa validity? [closed]

I got a German national D visa valid from 25-April-2017 to 30-Sep-2017. It's now 15-Aug-2017. Is it okay for me to go to Germany for the remaining validity time of my visa?
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US VWP: can I fly into the US and return home from Costa Rica?

I am planning to go to the US, entering under the Visa Waiver Program. I fly into Los Angeles on October 22nd and, 2 months later, go to Mexico. I'll go by land to Costa Rica and, from there, fly to ...
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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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Qatar Airways - 1 litre empty stainless steel water bottle through the security checkpoint

Is a 1 liter empty stainless steel water bottle allowed to be carried through the security checkpoint? I've just read this question (and gave a look at the answers) which is only about plastic. The ...
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Is there any banned area to travelers in China apart from Tibet?

Tibet area is a historically banned area to the independent travelers. But there are also some problems in other areas like Xinjiang. Is this area or others apart from Tibet banned for independent ...
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When and where can I buy alcohol in New Caledonia?

Supermarkets in New Caledonia have amazing selections of French wine and liquor, but half the time they seem to be roped off with "Closed" signs and I can't figure out the pattern: apparently 5 PM on ...
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Paying booking.com with a debit card instead of a credit card

I booked a hotel in Singapore using booking.com. It's a no cancellation booking. I payed it by using a Visa debit card. Booking was complete. But after 1/2 hour booking.com sent me an email that my ...
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Overstaying B1 Visa in Israel [duplicate]

A US citizen, arriving to Israel on a tourist visa, for 90 days. The visa will expire in a week, and the flight tickets are for two days later. Going to the Ministry of Interior is out of the ...
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Is there a rule stating that the Schengen visa cannot be applied more than 3 months in advance?

Is there such a general rule that no tourist Schengen visa application can be submitted earlier than 3 months before the first day of the planned entry? EDIT. The similar question in Can I apply for ...
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Are laptops currently allowed in carry-on luggage from Europe to the US?

I've heard conflicting news stories and hearsay regarding the topic: Can I take a laptop (and also a digital SLR camera with a lithium rechargeable battery) as carry-on luggage on a flight from ...
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EC261 claim for multiple cancellations and downgrade?

The EC261 regulations seem clear enough to me when you have a single-segment journey and your flight is delayed or cancelled. However, while returning home with British Airways going BOM->LHR->ABZ, I ...
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Refused entry but airline allowing boarding, who should pay the return ticket?

Here is what happened: my friend came to Osaka, entering Japan on a single-entry tourist visa for 90 days. We decided to go to Indonesia, both of us entered with a visa on arrival, stayed there for ...
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What rules govern forced removal from flights (due to overbooking)?

I was recently surprised to see a man roughly and forcibly physically removed from an overbooked flight by three police officers because his flight was overbooked. He was reportedly a doctor who ...