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

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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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Custom Rules in Canada about bringing food

Please may someone be able to help me with the rules of bringing products into Canada? I am looking to bring in tea bags from a main supplier fully sealed, so my friend is able to try different types ...
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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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What happens if you don't have a passport photo when you get to the Laos border for a visa-on-arrival?

I've read online that one of the requirements for getting the visa-on-arrival when entering Laos at a border crossing is that you must have a passport photo. But what happens if you are unaware of ...
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What regulations should a European driver know when driving in the US?

There are the obvious ones. The US has the keep-your-lane system, where as in Europe you are expected to keep to the right (left for UK) as long as possible. On my latest travel to the US, I was ...
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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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Can I drive a Dutch friend's car in the Netherlands?

Rumours go that as a non-resident it is forbidden to drive a Dutch registered car in the Netherlands, with rental cars being the exception. The rumours continue that this even applies to Dutch ...
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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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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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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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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 there any rule that a Canadian citizen entering US should have ticket back?

Is there any regulation or law such that a Canadian citizen who travels to US to have and show a ticket at the border for returning back?
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Can I carry a chef's torch in hand luggage?

I would like to bring a chef's torch as gift for a friend that likes to cook. Although, as I read, you can transport a lighter with you, I am not sure a chefs torch you can. Its a bit larger than 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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Can you travel to the UK with an EU national Identity card that is only valid for another week upon return?

For international trips I have a passport, for EU journeys I use my national identity card. Simply because its format is more convenient, since it fits in my wallet. On my next trip to the UK my ...
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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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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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Accommodation that accepts foreigners in Dandong, China

Here in my hostel in Beijing there's a European couple who want to travel to Dandong, which is a city right on the North Korean border. So Wikivoyage lists some suggested places to stay but, along ...
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Is it possible to camp in Russia on a tourist visa?

I'm interested in crossing the border from Norway to Russia at Storskog, via car. We thought about driving to Murmansk or even not so far - Zapolyarny for instance. We will have a tent with us and ...
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If I book a return journey with Wizz Air and miss the first flight, can I still take the return flight?

I have booked a Wizz Air ticket (RT 17-31/JAN) from the Netherlands to Bulgaria, but due to school I have to change the booking. What I noticed was that the rebooking fee is ridiculously high - €30 ...
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Airlines refusing check-in without return ticket

I recently heard that some airlines refuse to let you fly to Japan (from Europe), if you don't have a return ticket. Since it is possible to buy one-way tickets, I guess this is utter nonsense, but ...
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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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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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How many bottles of perfume can I bring in to India when flying back from Dubai?

I have bought six bottles of perfume of 100ml each, priced at 700-800 INR. I plan to use these bottles as a gift. How many bottles of perfume can I bring back to India when flying back from Dubai?. ...
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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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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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What does it take to make my car fully compliant with all EU countries?

In Belgium every car is required to carry at least one fire extinguisher. In Germany you need to have an environment sticker to drive into a city. In France you might need alcohol testers. Coming from ...
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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 is the size limit of the accessory bag on KLM flights?

While trying to figure out the baggage regulations for my next flight (KL 897 Amsterdam -> Beijing and the KL 898 back), I looked for what I'm allowed to transport (standard Economy). What I could ...
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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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Under what situations can a passenger be restrained by flight crew?

I came across a news story recently where a passenger was restrained using tape for unruly behaviour on an Icelandair flight. Under what situations is a flight crew allowed to take such action, and ...
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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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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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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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What do “Fragile” stickers on checked baggage do?

When traveling by air and checking bags, some airlines will let you declare an item as fragile and put stickers on the box or bag. How common is this policy? What do the fragile stickers do (i.e. how ...
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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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What are the rules/regulations for public transit passengers in St. Louis, Missouri?

What or where are the rules/regulations for the transit services operated by Bi-State in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, especially Metrolink? I'd like to know what rules I must follow as a passenger if I ...
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What is “cattle call seating policy”?

In a Facebook thread about Amtrak trains I saw a user comment complaining about Amtraks cattle call seating policy. What is this?
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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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Are there still parts of Burma that are off-limits to tourists?

When I visited Burma (Myanmar) in 2006 large parts of the country were not accessible to foreign tourists or you needed special permits to visit certain regions. I've heard things have changed in the ...
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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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In which countries are the visitor's first name and last name compulsory?

My name consists of just a first name and no surname. Will there be a problem regarding my name in the country I visit with a tourist or employment visa? Are there countries in the world where this ...
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VWP travelling for 80 days then going to Canada, can I reenter the US and for how long? [duplicate]

I am travelling in California at the moment under the Visa Waiver Program. I am going to be here until the 9th of December then heading to Michigan for Christmas. I was planning to spend some time in ...
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What are the possibilities of having sexual encounters during stay at a hotel? [closed]

I have never been to any tourist destination. I just wanted to ask this question.
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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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Indian visa registration requirements - stay duration or visa duration?

I've just got a new visa for India, which contains the Endorsement: STAY DURING EACH VISIT NOT TO EXCEED 180 DAYS Then, just below that, it says: Registration Required within 14 days of arrival ...

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