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Can I travel to Greece with a criminal record?

I am a Mexican national. I served a 3 year sentence in jail in USA and was then deported to Mexico (drug offense) 2016-2018 (2 years 8 months). I currently traveled to the Dominican Republic. In ...
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Where can I view Timatic information for a given day in the past?

Where can I access Timatic information for a given day in the past? E.g. see Timatic information when flying from country X to country Y on date yyyy-mm-dd. From what I can see searching for a ...
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Is transatlantic or transpacific freighter travel still possible?

Before 2020, a small number of companies would offer a small number of passenger seats on freighters, including on transatlantic and transpacific routes. Have any returned post-pandemic or are they ...
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Do Articles 8 and 9 of EC261 not apply to flight cancellations announced 2+ weeks in advance?

Regarding the EC261 regulation, I know Article 7 (compensation) doesn't apply if the flight is cancelled more than two weeks in advance. However, it's always been my understanding that Article 8 (...
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Where to obtain crisp new US bills in London?

I’m travelling to Cambodia and have to bring $2000 USD in cash to pay for the quarantine facility. Immigration are adamant that I have to bring brand new crisp US currency (no tears, marks, creases ...
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Is it possible to courier passport of my 3 month old son to the US from India?

My three month old son is a US citizen (born in the US) and we are of Indian origin. He left for India on an entry visa with his mother recently. Before leaving, I prepared all required documentation ...
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Can I send a different passport than I applied for the Canadian visa with?

I have applied for a Canada Visitor visa and after a long long wait, I have received a letter from Canada requesting I send my passport to the embassy. My passport will expire after exactly one year ...
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What does the bus journey from Baku to Tbilisi look like?

For somebody wanting to travel from Baku to Western Europe, flying out of Kutaisi Airport seems to be the cheapest option in the South Caucasus region. However, the borders of Azerbaijan remain closed ...
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What is considered "reasonable expenses" for reimbursement when Ryanair cancels a flight?

Ryanair cancelled a flight on a lightly scheduled route from Brussels, Belgium to Nantes, France and could not get my family on another Ryanair flight until 2 days later. I was told by the chat agent ...
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Can you apply for a Schengen visa for and in the country you currently live in?

Is it possible for someone to apply for a Schengen visa for the country in which they currently live but plan to move away from in the near future? If so, how would this work, given that you normally ...
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Can I attach a 4inch toilet raiser to an airline toilet seat as I’m unable to get off a normal toilet alone with my disability

I have a muscle wasting disease and am unable to get off a normal toilet- we take a 4” toilet seat that easily screws onto toilets when we travel (with wipes and always clean it etc) it fits standard ...
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Why was my visa identified by the airline as invalid?

This is a curious case. My tourist visa was issued at the embassy of the Philippines in Tehran, Iran. My visa was valid until November 29, 2023. That means that I was allowed to enter the Philippines ...
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Is there a Schengen equivalent of a Redress Control Number?

I recently learnt that I have the same first name, last name and birthdate as someone who has been banned from entering the Schengen area. According to a border police officer, this will cause me to ...
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Can business class passengers be downgraded to economy class without being reimbursed for the full difference?

I was reading Flight Compensation Regulation of the European Union, Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 and article 10 talks about upgrading and downgrading. It mentions the following: If an operating air ...
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I was placed under a 72-hour psychiatric hold. Am I ineligible for TSA Precheck?

A psychiatric nurse placed me under an "M1 hold" (Colorado-specific term fo 72-hour psychiatric hold) last year. After I spent the night in the hospital, the hospitalist subsequently ...
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Apply for ESTA while having an unexpired B1/B2 visa in another citizenship passport (expired)

I have 2 nationalities and 2 passports. Passport 1 -> expired (with no possibility of renewing because of country political reasons) -> Valid B1/B2 visa until 2026 Passport 2 -> eligible ...
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ATC Broadcast - Similar to Channel 9

Does anyone know if KLM Airlines has a feature in the IFE screen that allows you to listen to radio communication, similar to what United has with Channel 9?
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Ribarci border crossing

Is Ribarci border crossing from Serbia to Bulgaria open for foreign nationals (non Bulgarian or Serbian)? I'm thinking of taking this road as it seems to be in the mountains so I hope to see some nice ...
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The date of birth on the US visa is different from the date of birth on the passport

I have had a US visa for a few years and have been travelling for work purposes for a couple of years now. However, I recently discovered that the date of birth on the visa is different from the one ...
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Administrative processing for B2 US Visa for 6 months, is this time normal?

I am dual citizen of France and Lebanon and have been using an ESTA to visit the USA for the past years. (2-3 trips to the US per year to visit kids studying there). When I tried to renew my ESTA on ...
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How to disclose parental name change on form DS-11

According to the current* DS-11 US Passport Application, on Page 2, under 10. Parental Information, the applicant is asked for the following two pieces of information about each parent: Mother/Father/...
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Chicago CTA pass on contactless bankcard or Apple Pay

This question is about public transit in Chicago. According to https://www.transitchicago.com/passes/, it is possible to load a CTA unlimited ride pass on a contactless bank card. This seems like a ...
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Chinese visa free with 2 passports

I'm having a layover in Guangzhou in a couple of weeks (a very long layover) and I was looking forward to visiting Hong Kong for the day as I know a few people there. However, I think this means I ...
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Dolomites in September end using public transport

I am planning a 4 day trip to Dolomites, 2 days near Cortina d'Ampezzo and 2 days in Val Gardena in September end (25 - 28 Sep). I mainly plan to do these hikes: Lago di Braies, Lago di Sorapis and ...
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Insurance claim for NHS Emergency Treatment received by a non-resident

I visited the UK and had to use NHS emergency services whilst staying in the UK. I received a non-itemised invoice post treatment and I paid for it before leaving the UK. Currently, I'm in the process ...
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DS160: consequences of answering NO to "Do you wish to provide information about your presence on any other websites"?

In the online US visa application form (DS160) there is the following question about social media presence: Do you wish to provide information about your presence on any other websites or ...
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Can I somehow look at my WorldTracer delayed luggage record from China?

tl;dr: I want to check/update information on a delayed piece of luggage, but am facing issues accessing the record on World Tracer. Roughly a week ago, I have travelled from Germany to China. ...
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Does any country retaliate if a visitor doesn't use a visa they were granted?

In all the cases I am aware of, if a visitor applies and obtains a visa to enter a country but don't use it, nothing happens. This makes me wonder: does any country retaliate if a visitor doesn't use ...
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How to find a missing bag that has been forwarded via a third airline?

I had a flight with Wizzair within Europe and my bag was missing. I made a property irregularity report at the airport for my bag to be delivered to my final destination, which was in another ...
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Which US visa for interviews with citizens for a political book. B-1 (ESTA) or Media (I) or else?

I am an independent German author who plans to write a book about politics and culture in the western world including the US and would like to go to the US to do interviews with regular citizens about ...
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Are security wait times at London Heathrow airport published live on a website?

Is there any link that gives the current wait times for Heathrow security at departure? Specifically I was interested in knowing about Terminal 2 departures. I know Frankfurt and some other airports ...
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Dependent wife with no marriage certificate: UK visa

I'm applying for a visit visa to the UK for my wife and me, my wife is dependent on me so we will apply for 1 set of salary documents that is mine as I pay for everything in our household. The problem ...
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Do automatic refunds of Oyster Cards journey time fines count towards the limit of 3 fare refunds per month?

An upvoted answer on Do you need to take the most direct route with an Oyster Card? inspired me to ask this question. I do not live or work in the UK and don't have intention to use the Oyster Card ...
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EU resident traveling to UK with French spouse

I am a resident of France and want to visit a family member in the UK who is quite ill. I will be traveling with my spouse who is French. Do I need a visa? I read online about an EU family permit but ...
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Is there passport control when taking the Stena Line ferry from Belfast to Stranraer?

I am a Bulgarian citizen in Northern Ireland and I want to go to Stranraer (Scotland) for my friend's birthday. I have my European Bulgarian national ID card but I do not have my passport. Can I ...
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Long distances hikes in the alps where Bivouac is allowed?

I am currently planning a hike on the Tour du Mont Blanc because I found the idea of a long-distance hike at high altitudes in the mountains very appealing. However, the system seems to be designed (...
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How much have eastern Bieszczady Mountains changed over the last 30 years?

I used to trek across the eastern Bieszczady Mountains 30 years ago when visiting Poland. It was awesome. I am planning to be back (this time with my teen children) and would like to understand how ...
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Are there any active, regularly scheduled commercial flights that are reserved for only one gender or other demographic factor?

I read on https://viewfromthewing.com/united-airlines-men-only-executive-service/ (mirror): From 1953 through 1970, United offered men-only ‘Executive flights’ between New York and Chicago and ...
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Riding PVTA buses (in Amherst)

From https://www.umass.edu/transportation/how-much-bus-fare: Bus drivers will not collect fares/passes, but passengers are expected to have either a valid Five College student, faculty or staff ID ...
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Wife is a Chinese Citizen I am a US Citizen, should we go through Chinese passport control together or separately?

I recently got married and my wife and I are flying back to China for a wedding reception. When we enter china should we go through passport control together as we are a family unit or separately ...
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According to EU compensation rules, can you refund one leg of the journey but reroute the other?

In the case of the flight cancellation, EC261 requires airlines to give passengers the choice of: re-routing later rerouting at the passenger's convenience a refund of the ticket In case of ...
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US visa validity for Dual Citizen of Syria and Antigua

I presented myself to the US embassy for a B2 visa appointment as an Antigua and Barbuda citizen, but I also hold a Syrian passport. The visa processing officer ended up approving my application but ...
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Entering the United States on a return ticket from Mexico under the VWP

I am a UK citizen intending to travel to the United States via Mexico in order to see my fiancee. I will spend the necessary fourteen days there before traveling onward to the US in order to ...
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Entry to Canada 15 years after denied entry at land border

A close friend (who is not the type to use Stack Exchange) and his family hope to soon enter Canada at the land border to visit my family. He and his family (wife and child) are US citizens. However, ...
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How does one pay for the Transcaribe bus in Cartagena?

I'm in Cartagena, Colombia, and want to ride the Transcaribe bus network to get around town. However, I can not figure out how to pay for a ride! Internet research suggests that one should buy a ...
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16 year old nephew passport without legal guardian documents

My sister took in a baby from a friend 16 years ago and the mother of that baby died. My sister was awarded temporary custody that expired in 90 days. She never legally adopted him, no one from the ...
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Traveling to Sri Lanka with Finland Refugee Travel Document

My girlfriend is from Myanmar. She has been granted refugee status in Finland and has a refugee travel document (RTD) issued by Finland. We are planning to visit Sri Lanka this year. Is it possible to ...
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Eye contact culture in Vietnam

In Vietnam, unlike in Thailand, it's noticeable that people typically refrain from smiling during public eye contact, such as when walking on the streets. In Australia, there is a distinct practice of ...
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Reliability of Koh Lipe to Langkawi Ferry Service

I'm planning a trip, from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur by train, ferry and bus. I plan to stay approximately one month in Thailand and one month in Malaysia. For the border crossing, I plan to use the Koh ...
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International train left Italy with 90 minutes delay and arrived 110 minutes late. Can I be compensated and where to claim?

Recently, I took an Eurocity train from Italy to Switzerland. I purchased my ticket from a Trenitalia self-service kiosk at Milano Centrale. The train left with a delay of 90 minutes. My destination ...
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