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How can non-residents apply for rejsegaranti with Nordjyllands Trafikselskab?

When travelling by train in Denmark, a delay on a train operated by Nordjyllands Trafikselskab (NT) caused me to miss my DSB connection and arrive to my final destination (Flensburg, Germany) with a ...
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Reaching max stay on multi entry Schengen visa

I got a 2 year multi entry visa 18 months ago for the Schengen zone issued by Germany. It expires some time in December this year. Maximum stay is 90 days and I have already used up 80. I have not ...
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IDF tickets, 2 phones but same account, does that work?

We travel with my wife to Paris and I bought 2 Orly airport tickets with the IDF app to my Smartphone. I planned to buy the Navigo Easy card at our arrival in Paris and wanted to upload the Orly ...
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How much does a Hajj visa/permit cost, and is a Hajj permit the same as a Hajj visa?

I read some potentially conflicting claims: https://www.cnn.com/2024/06/23/middleeast/egypt-hajj-tourism-companies-revoke-licenses-intl/index.html: Hajj permits are allocated to countries on a quota ...
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Italian Schengen visa form session expired

My wife is applying for a Schengen tourist visa through VFS for our honeymoon to Italy. Whenever we use the VAF login to fill in the application form we fill in the first page and click save or next ...
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Do I have to Apply for a New Non-immigrant (NIV) US Visa?

I recently changed my nationality from Indian to Jamaican and obtained a new passport. The US Visa on my Old Indian passport has not expired yet. I saw online that you can present both old and new ...
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How to purchase multiple tickets in the Île-de-France Mobilités app for public transport in Paris

I downloaded the Île-de-France Mobilités app for transport in Paris. I will be traveling with my wife and her phone does not support NFC, so she can't purchase tickets with hers. I want to purchase ...
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Entry to and residency in Argentina for an ex-felon with a murder conviction [migrated]

Can anyone tell me if a U.S. citizen with a 40-year old murder conviction (out on parole 7 years with no further criminal activity) who is not on the Interpol or no fly list is able to enter Argentina ...
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How can one communicate with one's family/friends when visiting China?

A friend of mine is going to China for almost a month until mid August. He want to know what kind of outside communication he will be able to use to communicate with his family/friends. We already ...
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Over charges on late checkout

I have a concern over extra charges. As I am staying in Chequers Lodge in Dalton-in-Furness. When I booked the hotel there were no details on check out. Later they texted me saying check out is at 10:...
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Entering Australia with a Transit Visa on an Indian Passport

I'm an Indian citizen and I'm planning to travel to NZ. Upon checking the flight prices from IND to NZ vs IND-AUS-NZ, there seems to be a significant difference. Thus, I'm planning to transit through ...
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MileagePlus upgrade on United for international flight segment booked on Y class when there are domestic segments that have class V

My wife and I both have MileagePlus Premier Silver status. We are flying on an United ticket on Air India (T class) domestically in India, and then from Delhi to EWR on a Y class ticket on United, and ...
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Where do Hong Kong villages - Lei Yue Mun or Sam Shing - get their seafood from?

I want to eat seafood Hong Kong style in Lei Yue Mun or Sam Shing. But seafood at Lei Yue Mun and Sam Shing is a marketing gimmick, many expats warn me. These "fishermen" show off their &...
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Is it safe for a young female to transit at Seoul Incheon at night?

Our daughter (17) will transit through Seoul and have a 7 hour interval between the planes, at night. She needs to collect luggage, go through immigration (no visa should be required) and check in ...
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Looking for a site that shows major European train routes and their speed/duration

I'm trying to plan a bit of a European tour by train visiting a few locations on the way. It's hard to see a good overview of the major routes (and their speeds, which can make a massive difference!). ...
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Sightseeing 6 hours day tour of Kuala Lumpur city from KLIA?

We are Indian passport holders with valid USA and UK visas planning a trip to Japan, which has 16 hrs transit at KUL. Like Singapore, do they have a organized sightseeing group tour of selected ...
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I missed Bernina due to strike in Italian railways

Due to strike in Italy we missed Bernina on 16th of June. Our Bernina trip was on 16th of June, from Tirano (Italy) to Chur (Switzerland). Due to strike in Italian railways,unfortunately we missed our ...
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Can I use a bus card from another city on a Greyhound bus in Philadelphia?

I purchased a bus card in Hazleton PA. Id like to know if I can use it in Philadelphia on a bus or the Greyhound towards bus fare.
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Agoda keeps saying "Someone just booked that room..."

Agoda keeps saying "Someone just booked that room..." after I see a hotel and price that I like. It happened twice in a row tonight. I noticed I was doing this around before midnight till ...
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Navigating Qatar Customs: Connecting Flights from Doha Without a Transit Visa

I’m planning a trip from London to Cochin with a layover in Doha, Jeddah, or Riyadh. My options are British Airways to Doha with an onward flight on Air India, or options 2 is instead through Jeddah/...
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Australian citizen married to dual Australian/Italian citizen wanting to travel Europe for 6 months

My wife and I are looking to travel Europe for 6 months next year and are finding it very difficult/anxiety-inducing to sort through the visa rules afforded to non-EU spouses of EU citizens. I am an ...
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Safe place to store luggage for 5 days in Sofia, Bulgaria

My family will be in Sofia, Bulgaria mid March 2016. During our stay in Sofia we are travelling to the UK for a 6 day 'side trip' but will then return to Sofia before finally travelling home to ...
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Can I expect to find taxis at Kunming Changshui Airport at 2 am?

Kunming Changshui is a high-volume airport so probably the answer is yes. But I would like to hear from someone who knows.
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Where do I clear immigration London to Mumbai to Chennai?

I'm traveling to Chennai from London Heathrow, with a transit in Mumbai. The layover time is exactly 2 hours. Where will my immigration counter be?
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Right-of-way for cars and pedestrians in Thailand

Earlier this year I spent a few days in Thailand (Chiang Mai specifically, so my observations might not apply to the rest of the country). Most intersections in the city are unmarked (no traffic ...
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Traveling through Bulgaria to Poland with single-entry Schengen visa

I have a Polish D-national type visa, which is a single-entry into Schengen area. Now I'm going to move from Georgia to Poland with this visa, but by land not by plane (because I'm moving with my dog)....
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Looking for a site that shows major Japanese train routes and their speed/duration

Inspired by this question. Is there something similar for Japan? Thinking map of rail links among major cities. Speed and duration optional. Instead may be more helpful to indicate ticket requirements....
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Consequences of overstaying Schengen visa

Background: In summer 2023, I visited Germany for work from USA on Schengen short term visa. My flight back from Germany was via Poland and it so happened that the flight was cancelled in Krakow, ...
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Can a traveller use Alipay/Tenpay mobile payments in China?

Can a short-term visitor to China sign up to Alipay (Taobao) or Tenpay (WeChat/QQ) mobile payments, without Chinese ID or a Chinese bank account? If yes, how?
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I hold an EU passport, but my spouse does not. How can she travel with me in Europe for more than 90 days? [duplicate]

I hold an EU passport, allowing me to stay and travel through Europe for more than 90 in 180 days. My spouse only holds a UK passport, allowing her to stay and travel only using the 90-day rule. How ...
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Is it legal to vape on an international flight?

I'll be travelling to the States from Ireland this summer using KLM. I was wondering whether it's legal to vape aboard the plane. I suffer from anxiety and find vaping really helps me. AFAIK, vaping ...
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Reschedule Italy Visitor Visa Appointment

I have scheduled a visitor visa appointment with the Italian Consulate in Boston for August 15th on https://prenotami.esteri.it. Can I reschedule the appointment to a prior date? I am not seeing that ...
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Schengen Transit visa when travelling from India to Sweden

I am travelling to Sweden on a visitor visa from India. visa type C visa duration is 3rd August 2024 - 1st September 2024 stay duration is 15 days We are planning to book flights from: 5th August (...
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Have the US or the EU extended passport validity rules for their own citizens?

Suppose I live in Germany and hold both a US passport and a Hungarian passport. For a vacation, I travel to the US on the US passport, and after two or three weeks I return to my home in Germany on ...
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In an international airport, is there specific set of laws for the international area?

When travelling in an international flight, you pass a border with passport check at both the departure and the arrival airports. It means you spend time in an international area. What are the ...
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Use of C1D, US visa for tourism purpose in the USA

I'm an Indian seafarer possessing a valid US visa (C1/D). I wanted to know if I can use the same along with my Indian passport to visit the United States of America for a week as a tourist?
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Slovenian Alps: actual snow, temperature and weather reports and mesurements, webcameras

I wonder if there are some hydrometeorological data for actual snow in Slovenian Alps (Triglav and other Julian and Kamnik–Savinja Alps). Something like: Graphs how much snow is on certain areas (e.g....
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Do I need a visa if I am travelling from London to India, but plan to book a ticket with a layover in Bucharest and Riyadh?

I am an Indian citizen travelling from London to India and I am planning to book a ticket with a self transfer at Bucharest and Riyadh. I only have one cabin bag. Do I need a visa for the self ...
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Cab unable to take card payment

A few weeks ago, I took a cab from home to a London airport, and the journey cost about £60. They advertised that they were able to accept cards. I offered to pay by card when I arrived, but the ...
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How clean is seafood from Hong Kong local waters?

I want to eat seafood caught in HK waters. To my disbelief, every expat that I met in Hong Kong raised their eyebrows when I asked for restaurant recommendations for local HK seafood. They do not feel ...
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What is the meaning of this black/white (likely non-traffic) sign seen on German highways?

Often I saw this sign at highways in Germany: Apparently it's not a regular traffic sign, but nevertheless I'm curious about its meaning. I tried to ask a local, but they also didn't know.
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Indian passport holder traveling to India with passport expiring in less than 6 months

I am an Indian passport holder traveling from IAD to Delhi on Air India at the end of June 2024. Just realized my passport is expiring in Dec 2024, so it's just shy of 6 months validity. I've read ...
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Where can I get information on freighter travel?

I want to go from New York City to any destination in Europe on a freighter. The only place I've found information for doing this requires a round trip. I don't want to go round trip. I want to ...
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Why do passport validity rules exist?

In theory, passport validity shouldn't be a big deal for travelers. Even if your passport expires during your travels, you can usually get a new passport very quickly from a consulate, and many ...
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Indian passport holder with less than 6 months before expiry travelling back to India

I want to travel back to India from the US. Direct flight with Air India. But I have less than 6 months before expiry on my passport. My US visa is valid until 2025. I contacted the Air India helpline,...
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Do entry refusals & visa revocations affect re-entry to the schengen area & visa applications?

Hello, I arrived at Bucharest Airport in Romania on May 19, 2024, with a valid work visa. Next, I handed over my passport and all supporting documents to the immigration officer, who checked ...
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Regulatory Authority for denied boarding compensation for return leg of USA to Canada roundtrip flight

A USA Citizen was involuntarily denied boarding by Air Canada for the YYZ-EWR leg of a EWR-YYZ-EWR round-trip. In case regulatory authorities need to get involved to receive compensation, do I reach ...
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I applied for a German short stay visa but haven't received my documents after 25 days. What is the possibility of getting the visa? [closed]

What is the possibility of getting a Germany short-stay tourism visa, if I didn't get my passport after 25 days?
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What are the benefits to scheduling an Uber Ride ahead of time?

What additional benefits are there to scheduling your ride ahead of time that you don't get from just calling an Uber when you are ready? Is it basically just for "I might be busy, don't let me ...
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Airport transit in KUL and DXB with 4 months on passport?

I am an Indonesian living in Germany. I will be traveling to Indonesia via Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. From Kuala Lumpur I will take a different airline. I just noticed that some countries ask for a 6-...

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