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Will they serve alcohol to a Muslim in the Maldives?

I read everywhere that alcohol beverages are prohibited in the Maldives. However, they also state that it's allowed to sell it in the resorts to non-Muslims as the resorts are private properties. Is ...
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Delete data held by UK immigration?

I have a feeling that getting something in my UK immigration data deleted is about as easy as walking through a brick wall, but maybe I'm wrong. Has anybody ever tried? I have a UK passport. About 8 ...
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Where can I dance “Mazurca” in Cape-Verde?

There is a variant of Mazurka in Cape-Verde. Are there some places or events where someone can see it and maybe give it a try? I'm looking specially for Mazurca but any advice for dancing other ...
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Delay, Missed Connection - can airline re-book me through any country without verifying visa?

I recently had booking for flying British Airways from New Delhi to London to Nassau, all on the same airline. Unfortunately, the flight from New Delhi to London was delayed causing me to miss London ...
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Can you get held at immigration for not paying hotel bills in Philippines?

A friend of mine booked a cheap lodge in Philippines through booking.com. But the day before his flight, he found a nicer hotel to stay and even found some last minute bad reviews of this cheap ...
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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 you legally refuse to pay resort fees in Hawaii?

A friend booked a hotel in Hawaii, and added taxes came to an extra 28% on the bill. Then there was a resort fee of 11% on top of that. Per day. Taxes are one thing, but he's protesting the daily ...
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What recourse is available when a country's entry requirements change between flight ticket purchase and travel?

On February 2 2020 the Philippines announced it would deny entry to all non-Filipinos entering via China, Macau & Hong Kong with immediate effect, in an attempt to control the spread of the 2019-...
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Is it illegal to stay at an Airbnb place in Myanmar as a non-Burmese citizen, and if so, who gets punished (lessor or lessee) and what's the penalty?

I have read some unsupported claims regarding whether it is illegal to stay at an Airbnb place in Myanmar as a non-Burmese citizen, and what happens to the lessor and lessee if the police catches them ...
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Can I leave Switzerland with an expired B permit but with a re-rentry visa?

I'm gonna leave Switzerland on Nov. 25th for a conference trip, but my B permit will be expired on Nov. 11th. The new one, for which I applied today, will not be delivered before my departure. So, ...
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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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Unsure about ability to provide a full list of past emails+phone numbers. Is this a problem for visiting the US?

The enhanced rules for ESTA/DS-160, for people from the UK visiting the US for tourism, is reported to now require present+past social media accounts, and also email addresses and phone numbers used ...
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What countries in the Schengen area accept US travel document (form I-571)

I'm planning a trip to Europe this summer (Italy, Spain and Portugal) and will be using my travel document (Form I-571) that I have based on asylum from Syria. I had a visa appointment at the Spanish ...
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Missing biometric info from US Passport

My daughter has the US Global Entry but since we have obtained a passport for her as a baby she's missing biometric information. How does one go about getting the passport with the biometric ...
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Are all prepaid SIM cards referred to as Tourist SIM cards in Thailand? Or are there some prepaid SIM cards “for locals”?

Are all prepaid SIM cards referred to as Tourist SIM cards in Thailand? Or are there some prepaid SIM cards "for locals"? I'm asking as all prepaid SIM cards I was shown (because it's behind the ...
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When should I use a green Star Alliance “Transfer” flag on my airline bag tag?

When checking in for my TAP Air Portugal flight this week at Heathrow Airport, I noticed that the self check-in kiosks had stacks of bright green bag tag flags. These flags were printed with the Star ...
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Do EU Refund rules apply to Coronavirus related cancellations by airlines?

I've got a flight ticket with Emirates, and as part of Coronavirus related cancellations, the Dubai -> Geneva leg has been cancelled. I understand this does not lie under the EU flight regulations ...
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Can I upgrade my SNCF intercitie de nuit ticket once purchased?

I’ve recently booked 2 x London St Pancras - Briançon. This journey involves a change to the night train in Paris. I’ve booked a 6 berth couchette because when I tried to upgrade to a 4 berth it was ...
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Received UK landing stamp in an expired passport: Should we apply for correction?

My wife and my son have UK visas in previous passports, and traveled to the UK in August with both passports. My wife has the landing stamp in her new passport, with a note saying VIPP, as expected. ...
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What documents do Irish border control require?

I will travel to Ireland next week with my sister. I have a study visa and she has a tourist visa. What kind of documents will the police ask for? I have already submitted travel insurance to the ...
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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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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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Providing proof of CDW from credit card when renting a car

According to this article on AwardWallet: The easiest and fastest way of obtaining proof of coverage from your credit card provider is to call the Benefits Administrator and request it. You can ...
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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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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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Visa Type for Nesin Mathematics Village, Turkey

I am a student travelling from India, and I am unsure of the type of visa to apply for when travelling for the purpose of attending the Nesin Mathematics Village. It's a summer school type programme ...
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How safe is Baltimore Washington Airport Amtrak station at night?

I am taking Amtrak train from New York Penn Station to Baltimore Washington International Airport Amtrak station next month. I am reaching BWI Airport Amtrak station at 2AM. After getting down from ...
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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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EC261 refund right with respect to one leg

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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Could you walk on the Via Appia Antica from Rome to Brindisi

I really like walking and history. I checked that the via Appia Antica is still could be traveled around Rome. However, it ends abruptly on Google Maps. Is there a travel guide/guidebook that could ...
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Unable to return home to China with my Chinese spouse

Our residence is in China. My spouse is a Chinese national but I am not (I am a UK/US dual-national). We have been visiting relatives in Europe, which is only a temporary residence for all parties ...
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Will I be affected by the travel ban Europe to USA (Connecting flight)

Will I be able to get home to Canada? My flight is on March 18th from Delhi to Frankfurt Germany to Seattle to Vancouver (where we live). The layover is 3 hours in Germany and 2 in Seattle. The DHS ...
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What methods can I employ to find deals to destinations with reduced demand, if any deals even exist, when events that decrease flight demand happen?

The CDC rates its travel notices in 3 broad categories: Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions Watch - Level 1, Practice Usual ...
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Is there a place to obtain “Visa requirements for X visa holders” or some such thing?

When looking up visa requirments, the Wikipedia pages for "Visa requirements for X citizens" and "Visa policy of Y" (where X is your country and Y is the country you want to visit) are quite useful. ...
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What happens to passengers who are identified as having a fever when entering the US?

Let's say one is flying into SFO tomorrow from China and encounters one of the thermal scanners as they leave the aircraft. This passenger has a fever, which may or may not be caused by the Wuhan ...
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Routing Choices in the Balkans

I'm going from Kosovo to Bosnia by road. Should I go through Montenegro because the Serbian government does not recognize Kosovo? Or can I pass through Serbia because I am not a citizen of Kosovo? And ...
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Why are there some mini-trucks blasting psy/techno music while driving around Yangon?

I have seen many mini-trucks blasting (> 90 dB) psy/techno music while driving around Yangon with some decent sound system. Example from https://youtu.be/gCdgRT2f63k?t=13: Why are there some mini-...
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Who checks whether one has paid the Bagan Entry Fee, and in which location(s) such checks are performed?

Non-Burmese citizens visiting Bagan, Myanmar have to pay the Bagan Entry Fee (25k kyats in November 2019, a.k.a. tourist fee or Bagan Archaeological Zone fee). The fee may be paid, for example, at the ...
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Where can I find the up-to-date schedule for the Yangon Circular Train?

Where can I find the up-to-date schedule for the Yangon Circular Train? I've seen some old pictures and blog posts but I don't know: whether the schedule still applies, whether the end-of-2019 ...
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What type of Schengen visa should I apply for a conference in Spain?

I'm a recent college graduate (unemployed) from Turkey and I plan to attend the Cisco Live conference in Barcelona. This is how the company organizing it defines the event: Cisco Live provides awe-...
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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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Connecting flights on different tickets, same PNR

I am travelling with China Southern Airlines on an itinerary that looks like this: Outbound: XXX – Beijing (PEK) Return, 14 days later: Shanghai (SHA) – Guangzhou (CAN) – XXX, where XXX is my home ...
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Is visiting Russia's MID required after passport renewal at embassy?

does every russian citizen living in US who renews his/her international russian passport for 10 years (get a Biometric one) at the Russian Embassy in the US, get a paper saying to show up at the ...
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Biometric passport has never worked on entry to UK. Immigration officer tells me they cannot tell me why. What could the reason be?

I've had a UK biometric passport since 2014. Despite this, I have never been able to enter the UK via an electronic gate. Instead the gate always tells me to seek assistance. Last night, after ...
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Can I exchange Line, True or Alipay “money” for cash somewhere in Thailand conveniently?

Can I exchange Line, True or Alipay "money" for cash somewhere in Thailand conveniently? So Line, True, Alipay and others are offering payment services these days. I was wondering if I had some of ...
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Issue with UK Tourist Visa application with vfs

I am currently applying for a UK Tourist Visa from San Francisco. I scheduled an appointment to the Premium Service Center in San Francisco. When i tried to register, i dont see any options for ...
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Garbage bin on Khao San Road, Bangkok

I was on Khao San Road, Bangkok last night. Everywhere there is street-sold food and drinks. One thing that amazed me, regardless of all the drunk people, there is almost no litter on the street. ...
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Do domestic ferry companies in Japan sell “standby” tickets when passengers cancel very late or don't show up for their reservations?

I'm in Hokkaido, Japan and it's Golden Week so many things are booked out, including longer distance ferries. Japanese ferry websites have always been quite bad. No English version, text as images in ...
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Jet Airways has ceased operations. Can I get my ticket refunded?

A short while ago, a friend of mine booked an international itinerary on Jet Airways for the summer, flying out of India. This morning, it appears that Jet Airways has failed to find a buyer for a 75%...

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