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What are the options of getting from Ukraine to Crimea (and vice versa) after 2014?

From the Ukrainian point of view, Russia illegally occupied the Ukrainian region of Crimea in 2014. As a result, transport options have been restricted from both the Ukrainian and the Russian side. In ...
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Is it possible to visit the abandoned Nicosia Airport?

No, you cannot, it's protected by the UN and off-limits to all. The UNPA [United Nations Protected Area] included the whole of the airport complex, including the premises of RAF Nicosia and the UN ...
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Can I fly to Northern Cyprus and then travel to Cyprus?

Legally speaking, no, you can't. The Republic of Cyprus's (ROC) position on this is clear: the Turkish occupation of the northern half of the island is illegal, and they do not recognize the Turkish ...
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What is the correct way of visiting Abkhazia without violating Georgian laws?

The only legal way to enter Abkhazia is from the territory of Zugdidi Municipality. There is no other way! According to Georgian law on Occupied Territories (Article 4) in all other cases you will ...
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Can I travel between two countries on a "domestic" flight?

The three destinations you list are in Taiwan. There is absolutely no way for any company, in any field, operating in PRC, acknowledging Taiwan as a foreign country1. For the PRC the official ...
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Can I travel between two countries on a "domestic" flight?

All flights between countries in the Schengen zone are international flights but the rules for domestic flights apply, with shorter check-in, no immigration formalities on either end. There are ...
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What is the correct way of visiting Transnistria without violating Moldavian laws?

A few years ago, I visited both (on a Dutch passport). I traveled from the Ukraine, through Transnistria, to Moldova, by train. I got off the train in Moldova, then traveled to Transnistria, went ...
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New limitations on visiting Northern Cyprus?

It sounds like they're simply becoming more serious about it. If, if a non-EU citizen enters the TRNC and crosses over to the ROC, then, if leaving the island through a ROC airport, usually the TRNC ...
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Is it possible to visit the abandoned Nicosia Airport?

There is a virtual tour available: Nicosia International Airport Virtual Tour It is created to digitally preserve this historic site: The World Heritage Convention, drawn up by various international ...
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Is the border between Cyprus and North Cyprus an issue for a casual tourist?

It's been a while since I visited Cyprus. But I doubt things have gotten worse; There are only a few border crossings, but crossing the border is quite painless, though the setting might resemble ...
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Can I fly to Northern Cyprus and then travel to Cyprus?

Don't fly into Ercan Airport, because you will be breaking the law of an EU member nation-the Republic of Cyprus. It's a matter of ethics, not practicality. On top of it, flights into Ercan Airport ...
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Can I travel to Abkhazia on a Russian visa?

Your first problem would be entering the territory of Abkhazia. It is recognized as a country by Russia, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Nauru. Other countries recognize Abkhazia as part of Georgia, so from ...
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Can I travel to Abkhazia on a Russian visa?

I traveled to both Abkhazia and Georgia this month on a U.S. passport, and wanted to share my experience in case it's useful to andynitrox or anyone else. I crossed into Abkhazia from Russia at Psou, ...
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Can you enter South Ossetia from Georgia?

Unlike Abkhazia, South Ossetia cannot be entered from Georgia - the border officers won't let you pass. So you have to enter from Russia, which is illegal by Georgian law. However, passports aren't ...
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Status of David Gareja - rocky monastery on the top of the mountain

Short version: The David Gareja site straddles the border between Georgia and Azerbaijan. There was an episode in 2012 where the Azerbaijan authorities stopped tourists crossing to their side. The ...
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Northern Cyprus - way to visit and what problems can I have with Republic of Cyprus after that?

Just in case others are still looking at this question and answers - if you have any of the passports listed in answer 1 above, there is absolutely no problem at all flying into Ercan airport and then ...
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What is the correct way of visiting Transnistria without violating Moldavian laws?

Visiting Transnistria should not be a problem, both with entering it and leaving it from Ukraine and Moldova. Transnistria controls the territory, and Moldova considers the territory its own part. ...
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Northern Cyprus - way to visit and what problems can I have with Republic of Cyprus after that?

First I need to mention that I used to live in Cyprus. My suggestion is to fly to Cyrpus on Larnaca or Paphos airports. Visa is not required if you hold an American passport and plan to stay for less ...
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Northern Cyprus - way to visit and what problems can I have with Republic of Cyprus after that?

If someone would like to visit Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus then you must fly to Turkey in the first of all and then you must take your transfer flight to Northern Cyprus,Ercan Airport.At the ...
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Northern Cyprus - way to visit and what problems can I have with Republic of Cyprus after that?

The only legal way to fly into Cyprus is through Paphos (PFO) or Larnaca (LCA) international airports. If you want to visit KKTC (Turkish occupied part of Cyprus) you can use the crossovers in Nicosia,...
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How to enter from Russia to Abkhazia?

Long story short - no, you can't. Russia states the Abkhazia as an independent state, they have border controls and customs between two "countries". So you'll definitely get a stamp in your passport (...
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Consular assistance for Australians in Crimea

Consular assistance in Crimea itself will be limited; as such you should head for mainland Russia and contact the Australian embassy in Moscow in case of any issues. That said, Crimea is no longer ...
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How to enter from Russia to Abkhazia?

What @VMAtm wrote is correct ( except that "official site" not official. the oficial site is http://abkhazia.travel/en/border (in English)). But the info is correct - you'll receive border crossing ...
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Do people travel to the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands?

Rather than going to Senkaku/Diaoyu islands, you could go to Dokdo. It's called the Liancourt Rocks by the west, and Takeshima by Japan. It's an island subject to a dispute between Japan and South ...
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How many countries are there in the world to travel to?

The most comprehensive list of countries, states and territories that I'm aware of is the 1281 regions list by "The Best Traveled". They attempt to list every region of the world with it's ...
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How to obtain a tourist visa for Abkhazia?

Have a look at this link. You apply for visa online, and then physically get it by reporting to a consular service within 3 days of entering the country (you get an entry permit sent to your email ...
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Is the border between Cyprus and North Cyprus an issue for a casual tourist?

At the Ledra Street pedestrian crossing in Nicosia in August 2015, you weren't even stopped for checks, with locals casually walking through the checkpoint. In fact the North Cypriot officers were ...
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Consular assistance for Australians in Crimea

From the first page that you should look to, your goverments consular advice: Crimea, do not travel We advise against all travel here due to the very high risk. If you do travel, you should typically ...
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Can I travel to Abkhazia on a Russian visa?

What exactly are the legal problems with traveling to this region? Georgia considers Abkhazia Georgian, so when entering Abkhazia from Russia, because of not being checked by Georgian authorities, in ...
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