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What happens if the police detains you

Good day, I have a question. I have a friend who went on a business trip to Istanbul/Turkey. His bank pass was stolen and he reported that to the local police. He blocked his bank account and ...
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Comparison site for EU SIM cards?

Now the EU has waived roaming fees, one can buy a SIM from any of the EU countries. I am sure I am not alone in just wanting the lowest data prices when I visit. Is there a comprehensive comparison of ...
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Airplane Seat Recline Measurement… in units of length inches?

Perhaps this is conspiracy, but what is the meaning of seat recline measurement in unit of length inches? How is it measured? Does industry standard exist? What is the interpretation in relation to ...
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Visa required to leave airport during layover?

I am an Indian citizen in US on a F1 visa. I have a flight from Orlando to New Delhi in December 2021 with a 7 hour layover in Rome. My plan is to make use of this time and hit a couple of spots in ...
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Denied boarding as Ryan air staff lack of knowledge of the visa while my passport is visa free to the destination

In the check in counter at Ciampino airport in Rome, I was denied boarding, as the Ryanair staff kept asking me to show an Irish visa. But, Malaysian passport holders actually do not need a visa to go ...
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Entry Visa to Switzerland [duplicate]

I am an Indian national living and working in Wroclaw, Poland. I hold an Indian Passport valid upto June, 2024. I have a Polish residence permit i.e. Polish Blue card(Karta Pobytu) valid upto 2023 and ...
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Does Qatar Airways have a no-show fee in case a passenger misses a flight (assuming the passenger only purchased a flight ticket and nothing else)?

https://www.qatarairways.com/tradepartner/en/bookingnticketing/Penalties-and-Charges.html states: No-Show Charge: The charge made by reason of the failure of a passenger to use reserved accommodation,...
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Moving to EU, do I need a return ticket?

Me and my wife are moving to the EU from the US in about 2 months time. I’m a citizen of the EU country we are moving to, but my wife is not, so we will apply for her residency permit once we get ...
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VISA situation where I am currently working in France and going to join Germany soon [migrated]

I am an Indian with a residence talent permit of France valid till Sep end 2021. I am currently in France. I have a job offer from Germany starting Sep 1, 2021. My questions are : Do I need to go ...
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In what case doesn't a coupon correspond to a segment?

I read: If you're flying AAA-BBB-CCC and then CCC-BBB-AAA, you might expect to have four coupons: AAA-BBB, BBB-CCC, CCC-BBB, and BBB-AAA. A coupon doesn't necessary correspond to a segment, however. –...
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Transit in Amsterdam from non-Schengen to non-Schengen

I am writing this post in an attempt to hear real life experiences regarding this Amsterdam transit situation. Just for the record, I have read many posts from this website - upwards of 200 - and I ...
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Visiting the Philippines as a dual citizen with a different name in passport?

Do I need to apply for visa if I am going to the Philippines, as I am a dual passport holder - 1 Taiwan and 1 Philippine passport). In my R.O.C. passport both names appeared but my phil. passport it'...
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Passenger rights for canceled multi cities flight

I booked a multi-cities flight back in Jan 2019 for a travel plan at the end of July 2020. It was all in one itinerary but with 3 airline companies and total 4 cities, 10 flights. I purchased 3 such ...
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Can a US dual citizen leave the US on their non-US passport?

My 10 year old son and I are due to fly to Ireland in 10 days time. He is a dual US/Irish citizen. I just realized his US passport is due to expire in 2 weeks time. Can he leave the US on just his ...
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How Much Could You Expect Accommodations to be Pricewise in Japan?

I am planning to go to Japan with a fairly sized group of friends (About 6 other people) for next late next year ~Summer-Fall 2022. Nothing is set in stone as we are still waiting for a proper re-...
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Is the bullet train in China typically cheaper than taking a domestic flight?

Is the bullet train in China typically cheaper than taking a domestic flight? (assume the passenger is flying economy) I read some conflicting reports, e.g. https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
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Does any train or bus company charge a no-show fee, or is that fee specific to some airlines?

Airlines sometimes have a no-show fee in case someone pays for a flight ticket but doesn't show up to the flight. I don't recall seeing such a fee for trains or buses. Does any train or bus company ...
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What does “PAX” mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket?

Example (mirror, mirror 2): What does "PAX" mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket? Typically, PAX=passenger, but in that case I don't understand why the ticket says "passenger" ...
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Can I travel without valid ID if I am registered with TSA precheck?

US domestic flight. I lost my passport and my flight is in 2 weeks. I have IDs like Student ID, but no other government ID. I am registered with TSA Precheck though. Would it be possible to still fly ...
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Can I travel domestically within the United States with my USA expired passport?

I need to fly domestically within the United States. The only ID I have is an expired USA passport. Can I use that to pass T.S.A.? Can I use it as ID?
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What are some cheap but reasonably safe hotels I can stay in when travelling to NYC? [closed]

I travelled to New York back in 2017 during Christmas and stayed in Hilton/Garden Inn in Jamaica near JFK airport. Although it was reasonably cheap, it was extremely far from Manhattan and I have to ...
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How to prevent “Delhi Belly”?

Montezuma's revenge or Aztec two step in Central America, mummy's tummy, or Cairo two-step in Egypt, Kurtz Hurtz in Uzbekistan, Bombay belly or Delhi belly in India. A case of the sh-- or Hershey ...
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Car mask rules in Italy when living together during holiday

We are 5 people from Germany, living in 3 different households. During our holiday in Italy we will live together in one household. There's a rule in Italy that only 3 people from different households ...
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What is the tipping process in restaurants in the US?

I'm supposed to write down something on the bill I get? Do I hand the waiter my credit card after doing so? Since I need a receipt, do I wait for the waiter to bring things back? What's the process, ...
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Can a US citizen leave and enter the US using a foreign passport?

I am a dual citizen. I have both a US passport and a non-US passport. I live in the US. My US passport is currently being processed for renewal. I am unsure whether I will receive my passport in time ...
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Visiting a concert in japan

This summer I and a couple of friends will travel to Japan for three weeks, we will stay one week in Kyoto and the other two in Tokyo. When staying in Tokyo we want to visit a concert by LiSA at ...
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Can one purchase train passes in China, or is one supposed to buy tickets one by one?

Some rail networks have passes, e.g. Eurail and Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass), which can in some cases be financially advantageous. Does China have any such train passes with some potential financial ...
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Is it common to travel by giving private lessons at host family?

So, a while back I had this idea, to make travelling a bit less expensive, by giving private lessons and tutoring in target country. In summary, I travel to a target country, stay with some family, ...
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Is it a good idea to go to Japan without a travel guide?

I'm a resident from Puerto Rico which is very far from Japan, and I'm planning to go on a trip with a couple of friends to Japan. We have never gone anywhere to a foreign country, and the budget is ...
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Flying to the UK for 1 day

I want to fly into the UK for 1 day (from the US, also I'm a UK citizen), and then leave for another country. Do I need to pay for the test which they require me to do before or on the second day and ...
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KLM 787-9 business seating for family

We are two adults and two 2-year-old toddlers planning to fly a long flight with KLM 787-9. This will be our first flight with the kids, so we are trying to make it as easy on them as possible. We ...
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Dual/Dutch American Citizen visiting Netherlands

My wife and I live in the United States, I'm a dual American/Dutch citizen who has never lived in the Netherlands, my wife is American. We plan to move to travel in Europe, living in several EU ...
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Need clarification on applying for UK Visitor Visa from a Red list country

The GOV.UK visitor visa advice for applicants from Red list country states that: If you’re applying for a visitor visa Your application decision may be delayed if you’re applying from a red list ...
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Photo backpack as first carry-on luggage for travelling with Ryanair [closed]

I have a mirrorless camera, and I'm looking for a small photo backpack which will be fitted to Ryanair's carry-on luggage restrictions 40x20x25cm. I haven't bought a photo backpack before. I've found ...
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Can I travel to Dubai without a smartphone?

The United Arab Emirates is currently open for tourism, subject to certain COVID-19–related rules, which are set out on the government's travel website and which vary slightly from emirate to emirate. ...
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From Hiroshima to Fukuoka via local trains

Our next trip in April will involve going from Hiroshima to Fukuoka. We would like to take local trains, not the shinkansen, but the information I can find on the internet only point me to the ...
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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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Rebooking same hotel for cheaper price - ethical?

I've booked a standard room in a hotel with booking.com for early March a month in advance for the price of X. This booking is cancellation free until my arrival. Today I've noticed that the very same ...
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Is there a hotel search engine(website) that allows to filter results by room size?

I search for it for years, That would be really useful
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What's the best way to take my PC and videogames to another country?

I have a gaming PC and a PS5 (also a Nintendo Switch, PSVita, Nintendo 3DS, but they're not a problem, I believe) and want to take all of them with me. About the PC: Leave the case here, disassemble, ...
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Renting a car in the USA with a driver's licence issued by another country than the passport

Is it required, when renting a car in the US, that the country issuing the driver's license is the same as the passport's one? Both are from a EU country, if that matters (passport is French and ...
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Does receiving a student visa replace my existing business travel visa? (China)

Does receiving a student visa replace my existing business travel visa? Is it possible to hold two visa types simultaneously? I still hold a now rare 10 year multiple entry "M" business ...
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Can UK citizens connect through Madrid at the moment?

I am looking to book the following itinerary (after May 17th): London, GB -> Madrid, ES -> San Jose, CR Pretty much all options are with Iberia Airlines. The layover is around 1.5 hours, at ...
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What are these “balls” that we found in Uruguay?

We found a bunch of these balls across "Rio del Plata" in Montevideo or in the coast of Uruguay (Punta del Este). There is a liquid in the ball. Also, it has a soft skin.
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Car shipping Do's and Dont's

I will be shipping my car from California to Alabama and currently looking on Yelp for car shipping companies. I need to ask following questions: 1) Are there any precautions regarding paperwork I ...
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Expired US Passport / Dual Citizenship Traveling

So my US passport expired a few weeks back and I expedited the renewal process, however, I'm not sure it will arrive in time for me to fly out the Mexico in a couple weeks. I have dual citizenship for ...
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I have unlimited permesso di soggiorno. Can I travel to Larnaca airport (North Cyprus) for medical purposes? [closed]

I am an Indian passport holder but I have unlimited permesso di soggiorno. Can I travel to the Larnaca airport (North Cyprus) for medical purposes?
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Are there any Japanese castles currently under construction?

Many once destroyed or demolished Japanese castles were later erected anew in order to boost local tourism. For example, reconstruction of Osaka Castle was finished in 1997. Are there any castles that ...
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Why do rental companies ask you to record the mileage at the end of your trip?

Whenever I drop off a rental car, the front desk asks me to state the latest mileage on the car. This would make sense if I rented a car with limited mileage but almost every car rented out by major ...
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Can I renew my USA passport book and passport card separately?

My passport book and card are expiring in 6 months, and I'd like to renew them, but I have a couple (land-entry) trips to Canada coming up that I'd like to use my passport card for. Is it permissible ...

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