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Details may differ significantly from country to country and ignoring that it in many situations is still possible to fly without having to present any form of ID when checking in, making it possible to fly with a ticket in a different name, in general: If you buy your ticket from some kind of agency and not directly from the airline, the agency will of ...


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To answer the part of your question I quote here: I wonder if the Belarus intelligence was handed the manifest as a routine or they somehow got access through it using spyware? That would be "SIGINT". This particular operation was done with HUMINT: Roman Protasevitch was physically followed into the airport and up to the counter by an agent who ...


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Shipping vehicles (or any valuable asset) for short periods into a foreign country is always made easier by obtaining a Carnet de Passage en Douanes. This is equivalent to a passport for the vehicle and is recognised by all countries from Angola through Zimbabwe. The purpose of the document is to permit the temporary importation of valuable assets ...


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In France, I don't think anyone is refusing cash (for most day-to-day payments that wouldn't be legal if you have the exact amount), there's just been a strong incentive in many places (but not all) to use contactless (with the payment limit raised to 50 euros). Apparently card usage rates have increased and cash usage rates gone down, which only accelerated ...


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In the UK many places are restricting or discouraging the use of cash. I still carry enough to get me home and/or buy a few essentials, but I've used cash less than once a month in the last year (down from a few times per week, though much of the difference is decreased opportunities to spend at all) Some shops say "cards only". Larger ...


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Several cathedral/church locations in Europe are listed here https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/latest/organs/, for example: Freiberg Cathedral in Germany Basilica of Valère in Sion, Switzerland Church of St Pierre des Chartreux in Toulouse, France. From a comment it seems you are in the Midlands, UK. The Victoria Hall in Stoke-on-Trent is renowned ...


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The Man in Seat 61 has a detailed exploration of train routes from London to Athens, some including ferries. Note that the state of basically all forms of transportation are in an indefinite state of flux due to the pandemic. It's impossible to say firmly whether cruise ferries from Italy to Greece will be running in December, and if they run, it's ...


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Can we travel to Denmark as a tourist ? Unknown. This would be a difficult trip to do and will require a few hours of research just to find out the details for your specific situation. Here are a few points that I have found but since rules are hard to interpret and changing very quickly these may not be up to date or accurately represented Denmark only ...


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According to the purchasing site for Hola Barcelona, when you purchase the card online, you will be emailed a voucher code which you can use to retrieve the travel card itself at any metro station. They also offer a video about the process if that is interesting for you. According to the same site, the card is valid for 72 hours (or your choice of other ...


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A number of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge have good organs and good organ scholars to play them. In consequence they have some very good organ performances, many of which are open to the public, many of those being free of charge. Primus inter pares is probably the King's College chapel organ, on which free organ recitals are ...


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This has come up before, but I can't find the question. In UK, a move towards a cashless society was happening before the Covid-19 outbreak, which has only accelerated it. Many young people here no longer even carry cash. A coffee – tap the card, only the vendors with a poor fixed-fee per transaction deal don't like such small amounts. Many people, including ...


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As a Dane (actually living in Odense), I would use Google (including Google Maps) or ask a local of the city I was in. I would search using Danish terms such as "brugte cykler odense" in Google. For bicycles, I don't know of any dedicated used bike stores in the city, but from my research, it does seem that a lot of the "normal bike shops"...


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As Willeke notes in comments, tourist cars — vehicles that are brought into a country for a limited time for tourism, then shipped or driven out of the country — are not "imported." These limited-duration entries require paperwork and preparation (including arranging insurance that satisfies the receiving country's minimum requirements), but don't ...


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If you are traveling alone, being a resident in Greece doesn't exempt you from any visa requirement in Ireland. To the extent that a visa is required for your specific circumstances (citizenship, purpose and length of the trip), you will need to obtain one regardless. South African citizens do need a visa, even for a short tourism visit. Since you mention ...


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The Monastery/Palace of Mafra, Portugal is one of the largest of its kind in Europe and can have 6 organs playing at the same time. The six organs of the Basilica of the National Palace of Mafra constitute a unique ensemble in the world, not because of their number, already remarkable, but because they were built at the same time and originally conceived to ...


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In Dublin you should have no problem paying with cash. Lots of places will have signs indicating they would prefer you to use contactless payment methods but I have not come across any that don't accept cash at all. This doesn't mean they don't exist but if they do they will have signs to indicate this and you should have no problem finding an alternative ...


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You need to file a declaration in Amsterdam. Relevant example from belastingdienst.nl Example: flight from Tokyo to Paris via Amsterdam You are flying from Tokyo (Japan) to Paris (France) via Amsterdam (the Netherlands). You arrive in the European Union in the Netherlands. If you leave the flight in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) (transfer), you will have to ...


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Gibraltar is an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom and has its own immigration laws. For short term visits, nothing has changed for EU citizens. Do I need a visa to enter Gibraltar? Passports are required by all visitors to Gibraltar, except EU nationals who are in possession of a valid national identity card. All other nationals require a passport ...


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All main European cities have cathedrals and most of those use the main organs in the main services. Maybe not every Sunday but almost all of them will have them in use for the Easter and Christmas services. You will need to research which of the main churches in really big cities will do the best or longest organ playing around the services. When you look ...


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The suspension only concerns the issuance of the Two-way Travel Pass to Taiwan with G endorsement (private tourism) for Mainland residents (including those abroad on tourist visas, but not for people living abroad on student visa valid longer than a year or with a residence permit). The G endorsement was on a pilot run only for residents in certain cities; ...


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The wording of those rules is a little confusing, but most commonly terminology like that would refer to the departure of the first flight on your itinerary. For example, if you have a return ticket with the outward flight on January 10th, and the return flight on January 20th, then any changes made to either flight before January 10th would be considered &...


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There used to be Orient Express trains from London to Athens, but those stopped running... in 1962! There are at the moment very limited international train services between Greece and the rest of the world. According to Wikipedia, the only trains running at the moment are: Thessaloniki – Skopje – Belgrade Thessaloniki – Sofia – Bucharest Thessaloniki – ...


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In Berlin, you will find that businesses which can accept contactless payments (mostly medium-size to large businesses) are encouraging you to use them, but businesses which previously didn't accept card payments (e.g. small döner stands) still don't accept them now.


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Yes, they mean the same thing. RT doesn't mean real-time but reverse transcription. This refers to the process of converting the viral RNA into DNA that the PCR method can then amplify. Because coronaviruses are RNA viruses, any PCR-based testing for them requires reverse transcription first. All "PCR" tests that anyone talks about now are thus ...


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I think you mean the €8.50 daypass from this page. That is one from the GVB, the Amsterdam city public transport company. Those passes are only valid on the transports from that company and I am sure that those do not go all the way to the 'Bollenstreek'. There are other buses and those will have day tickets as well as one way or limited time tickets, or you ...


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I don't think anyone can predict what the situation in December will be. I just came back from a trip to Europe 2 days ago. While it's still "doable" there is already a lot of talk about increasing restrictions again and there is a lot of concern about the recent uptick in Covid cases. In Serbia, for example, new cases where down to less than a 100 ...


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The answer from Pekka covers the paper work quite well. What I want to add is regarding the shipping itself. You already did your research that RORO is off the table but something to consider is to share a container. Look around in the common forums and communities if you can share one with another car or motorbike! Regarding the routes, not every port is &...


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Spain has some of the darkest skies (and lowest population densities) of western Europe. Two relatively accessible locations are the surroundings of the Cijara reservoir and the Serranía de Cuenca. Both are within less than 3 hours drive from Madrid airport, and both are Bortle class 2 sites (here and here). Both sites have unrestricted access and have ...


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you can pick up the card at the tourist information booth. "You can also use your card to travel from Barcelona Airport. You can buy or pick up your card at the tourist information offices at the two terminals."


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Presuming you used a credit card for the transaction, that is no longer a secret. https://www.fastcompany.com/90490923/credit-card-companies-are-tracking-shoppers-like-never-before-inside-the-next-phase-of-surveillance-capitalism In one sense, cardholders are safer from identity theft than ever before. At the same time, they’re now shopping in a panopticon, ...


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