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What are the rules/regulations/laws regarding bringing nicotine pouches for personal use when traveling to Japan by air?

I will be traveling from the US to Japan in a couple weeks for vacation. I am a nicotine user and usually prefer to use disposable vapes. However, I know that the laws/regulations forbid the ...
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Can I take Mod Podge on the plane?

I recently bought Mod Podge in Dubai and would like to take it back with me to Germany. According to what I researched, Mod Podge is made of PVA which is generally classified as non-flammable. But I ...
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Can I shoot short films on a tourist visa in the UK?

Can I shoot a short on tourist visa? I saw this under the immigration rules: PA.14.3. Film crew (actor, producer, director or technician) employed by an overseas company may visit the UK to take part ...
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Does a US citizen need more than an enhanced driver's license to cross back into the US by land?

I have relatives coming from Michigan to Texas. They would like to visit Mexico. Will they need more than the enhanced driver's license to get back into the US at Nuevo Progreso?
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What activity does this "don't do this in a Thai taxi" image refer to?

The recent question Do taxi colors matter in Thailand? links to Amazing Planet's March 14, 2014 Bangkok’s Multi-Colored Taxis which includes a reproduction of the image shown and credited below. I ...
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Where can I find some map or other resource that indicates which beaches in Taiwan are not recommended/allowed to swim at, preferably with the reason?

Swimming at some beaches in Taiwan is not recommended or not allowed due to drowning risks (strong currents/eddies/whirlpools/etc.) and/or pollution, e.g. swimming at Shalun Beach (mirror) near Taipei ...
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How does an Egyptian enter their name on an official form?

I have a first, middle, and last name. If a form has a "family name" field and a "first name(s)" field, I've gotten in trouble for only entering Kyle as my first name. It's only ...
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Bring swallows nest into the EU

I am arriving from Vietnam to Sweden in about one week. I would like to bring a small quantity of dried swallows nest with me to Sweden. I have read that importing swallows nest into USA is not ...
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Which cities have a ban on wheeled luggage?

Reading Wheeled luggage ban in Dubrovnik; when does it start? made me wonder: which cities (aside from possibly Dubrovnik, Croatia in the future) have a ban on wheeled luggage?
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Wheeled luggage ban in Dubrovnik; when does it start?

I have to fly to Dubrovnik, Croatia late this summer, but I haven't booked my Olympic Air tickets yet. I understand that wheeled luggage are going to be banned in the centre of the town, but I am ...
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Can I take bear spray across land borders in the Balkans and Caucasus?

I am walking to the Caucasus and bought some bear spray for self-defence against bears in Slovenia. If I disclose that I have bear spray in my tent bag to the border guards along the way, are they ...
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Will I have issues if I enter China on a Q2 (multi-entry family visit visa) but will not visit family?

I obtained a Q2 visa since a direct family member of mine lives in China. I need to enter China soon for an event, but will be going to a different city from where they live and will not have time to ...
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AirAsia policy on carry-on baggage

Am I allowed to bring 1.9 g lash glue and tripod in my carry-on baggage? This is only my second time flying and I used to put my tripod in my checked baggage. We didn't get additional baggage this ...
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Taiwan's post-pandemic "7-day SEP" policy

Since October 2022 when Taiwan opened back up for travel they've had a "7-day SEP" rule. I learned about this on Australia's "Smartraveller" site which usually has very up-to-date ...
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What kind of photographic equipment is allowed in ancient Olympia?

I am, later this year, going on a cruise that will go to ancient Olympia in Greece. My cruise line's website claims that no professional photo and video equipment is allowed in the site of ancient ...
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Can airlines deny boarding for passengers who are visibly very sick or have disturbing body odour? Like they do with very overweight passengers?

Due to the nature of flying in a tightly packed enclosed space, there will be situations arising where passengers might be highly disturbed by certain characteristics of other passengers. Currently ...
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Can I take oil paints onto a plane?

For an upcoming artist residency, I am considering taking a few 35mL tubes containing oil paints with me on a flight with RyanAir within the EU. RyanAir lists prohibited items (for both checked and ...
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Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering Mexico from the US by car?

I typically drive with a dashcam. Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering Mexico from the US by car, or must I stop my dashcam? If I must stop my dashcam, what's the latest point when I need ...
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Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering the United States by car?

I typically drive with a dashcam. Am I allowed to videotape (dashcam) when entering the United States by car, or must I stop my dashcam? If I must stop my dashcam, what's the latest point when I need ...
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Are there some regulations limiting how loud in-flight announcements can be?

I am sometimes surprised at how loud some in-flight announcements are in some flights. Are there some regulations on how loud in-flight announcements can be?
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Traveling from the U.S. to Turkey with prescription medications (Adderall, Ritalin)

I am a U.S. citizen. I need to travel from the U.S. to Turkey with my wife and daughter and stay there for 2 weeks (we meet with our relatives from other countries there). I need to take prescription ...
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Etihad refusing to board at AUH despite being medically fit to fly, airport police called and now being detained (Updated 2022-06-03 with resolution)

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? [closed]

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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