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

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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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Romance scam ? True or false… Need answers [duplicate]

Russian visa cost? Russian passport cost? Bank holds, Visa time frame for application approval?A Russian girl is supposedly trying to come see me, she said she has completed all paperwork, but to do ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Who owns the middle armrest in airplanes? [closed]

If a plane has rows with more than 3 seat side by side, does the person who seat in the middle has a right to the armrests? Should the taller person get the armrests? Should both the passenger on the ...
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Where should electronic devices be put when travel from India to US/UK via travel-ban countries?

The latest travel ban list from US/UK banned electronic devices larger than mobile on board. Some airlines like Etihad require passengers to put all the devices into check-in baggage, rather than hand ...
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Why is it that you can't take specific car brands across borders in Europe?

I am looking to rent a car in Germany and have been looking at Sixt and Enterprise. I will be taking the car cross borders to Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and back to Germany ...
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Does the Chinese embassy in Mexico City issues dual-entry or 60-day tourist visas to third country citizens?

I need to book my flight out of China for my visa application which I'll make soon here in Mexico City. Normally you have a choice between single-entry, dual-entry, and multiple-entry tourist visas ...
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Is it true that AirAsia does not allow backpacks as carry on luggage even if they fit within dimensions?

I will be flying Bangkok - Phnom Penh with AirAsia. I am used to having a backpack as hand luggage and have Osprey 40l backpack (53 x 33 x 23) that is exactly made to fit the max hand baggage ...
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Must I have return or onward tickets when getting a visa-on-arrival Cambodia (Phnom Penh)?

We are travelling as a family of four. Our passports are European (Lithuanian). I was planning on flying one way and then staying until 'I had enough' of Cambodia (maybe 6 months maybe more) and then ...
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Most Significant Carrier rule for cabin luggage

Does the Most Significant Carrier (MSC) rule apply to cabin luggage including carry-on and personal items? Is there anything to do in order to take more than one airline in the route normally allows, ...
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What are the pricing and limits on number and duration of entries for a foreigner applying for a Chinese visa in Mexico?

I'm about to book a side trip from China to Mexico and back. From experience both the prices and the number of entries and duration per entry China will grant you actually vary quite a bit depending ...
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Can I have a sex toy in checked-in luggage traveling to Singapore? [duplicate]

I will be moving to Singapore and since the country has very strict rules I wonder if it is possible to take one sex toy with me in checked-in luggage? I want to respect all local rules and avoid ...
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When traveling on a tourist Chinese visa, can you stay past the “final” date?

I know with the visas of certain countries you can enter right up to the last day stamped on the visa and still stay for the full duration permitted by the visa, say 30 or 90 days etc. Is this the ...
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Baggage Allowance with Qatar Economy (N) class?

I am confused on Qatar Baggage Allowance, my onward journey from India to Germany was 30K with class Economy / O and my return from Germany to India Economy / N Class and baggage allowance mentioned ...
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Cooking inside a hotel room

We are looking for a hotel for a two weeks stay. We would like to cook our own meals on an electric stove (with no fire). Is it usually permitted to use such high-power electric equipment in a hotel ...
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REFUND for a 36 hour DELAY from air india [closed]

We were booked on AIRINDIA flight number AI 112 to leave London Heathrow on 24th September 2016 at 21:30 to reach Delhi and then to Bangalore on the next day.However, after boarding the flight and ...
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In US museums, why are backpacks only allowed to be carried on one shoulder?

Many US museums permit backpacks only when they are carried on one shoulder. Here are some examples: Philadelphia Museum of Art: Backpacks and large bags must be checked. Smaller bags may be ...
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Do I have to pay this cancellation fee?

I reserved a motorhome in Iceland. On the invoice the cancellation policy was listed. I didn't pay the invoice and then cancelled the reservation 2 months prior to the starting date. I cancelled ...
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Rules for being a dependent on a UK Visa

I am planning to apply for a UK Visa being 21 years of age with a job. My Dad would fund the trip. Would I be considered as a dependent child? I previously had a successful application as a dependent ...
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Electric razors (Philips OneBlade) onboard in carry-on luggage

I wonder if I can bring a Philips OneBlade in a carry-on luggage while traveling by plane. It is not possible to cut anything with the Philips OneBlade but I still wonder if it's forbidden since ...
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Can a non-resident US dual national drive on foreign drivers license in California

Suppose someone was born to a US-national parent in a foreign country and is thus a United States dual citizen. If that person (resident in their other country of citizenship) were to visit the USA ...
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Bad hostel, recourse?

I've just spent a rather unpleasant night at a hostel in Barcelona. I didn't sleep well. Quite hot and loud and I was being eaten by insects. A few hours sleep woken by the place shaking at 8 due to ...
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Is there a site where PDFs of all airlines related to passenger rules/regulations are uploaded?

I was going through What is a stopover? and one of the comments shared What is a stopover? talks about http://www.britishairways.com/assets/pdfs/information/legal/International-Passenger-Rules-Tariff-...
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Is a guide needed for Canadians in Iran?

I came across this page mentioning that Canadian citizens need to be accompanied by a guide when visiting, but then goes on to say it may not be necessary. Iran visa for Americans, British and ...
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Malaysia Custom Regulation

I will go back Malaysia this summer. My family asks me to buy Starbuck Tumblers for them. How many can I bring back to Malaysia? I found the custom regulation in other website. It says, " all other ...