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As of today, no. Nothing has currently changed (other than currency prices, which are of interest to international travelers). There will be a prolonged negotiating period over the next several years (specifically, two years after Article 50 is invoked unless a different agreement is reached), and immigration controls will inevitably be a large part of ...


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Update - November 2017 On the 13th of November, the preliminary injunction (which prohibited the US government to enforce the presidential proclamation) was stayed except for foreign nationals who have a credible bonafide relationship with someone in the US. A summary of the subject countries is: So nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and ...


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From a social standpoint, I wouldn't expect it to be a problem unless you make it a problem. The USA is incredibly diverse; people end up here from all sorts of places for all kinds of reasons, including people from countries that are ostensibly 'enemies' of the US. On top of that, as a Russian, you have the added advantage of not being visibly distinctive ...


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There were a bunch of changes to US airport security screening after 9/11. I'm not sure if there's a comprehensive list anywhere, but here are a few highlights: What Didn't Change You still walk through a metal detector Airlines generally don't want their passengers starting gun, knife, or chain fights on the airplane. For one thing you might damage the ...


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Miami Airport experienced "significant water damage" in the storm. It will be closed on Monday the 11th, and they'll determine tomorrow whether they're able to resume flights on the 12th or whether further repairs are necessary. Each airline will decide when to operate once the airport reopens. Miami Beach was evacuated and will not allow people back in ...


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My girlfriend who is Russian did a J-1 last year. Nothing special happened, she had great time there. Most Americans don't care whether you come from Russia or Peru. And if you don't talk politics with people you'll have no issue whatsoever(like everywhere). There was a lot of noise in the US media regarding Russia and Georgia when Russian troops invaded ...


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Will it be safe? Yes. The hurricane will be long gone so there will be no danger. Will it be recovered by then? No, it won't. Not fully. the destruction caused will take months and years to rebuild. It took new Orleans a full year after Katrina before they started promoting tourism again. Miami is both a county and a city so the amount of destruction depends ...


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Many "Western" countries provide travel advice to their citizens. To give some English-language examples, the US state department provides ongoing events alerts here as well as more general, less frequently updated advice about travel to a country. The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office also provides a very complete advice page for pretty much all ...


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One must understand that Thai citizens are very sensitive about the loss of the King. Unlike political parties, where controversy is normal, HM King Bhumibol was sincerely beloved by everyone in the country. As a foreigner, your goal can be stated in one phrase: don't make it worse. The reason is simple: many your actions that could be tolerated in a normal ...


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UPDATE: A few days after this answer an attack took place. I maintain that attacks are possible, but very unlikely. Just like anywhere in Europe. I added a community wiki answer focusing on the implications for travelers of the 22 March attack. Read that answer if you are looking for practical information. The last event considered a terrorist attack in ...


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An answer relevant to UK residents: use your UK-issued credit card. If you purchase an airline ticket with a credit card issued by a UK bank, the bank is liable to you for any breach of contract by the airline (including if it goes into bankruptcy). This follows from Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, 1974. To emphasize, because of some confusion in ...


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Exchange them for another currency (or denomination, if you want to and can) as soon as possible. If somehow that didn't work, your only choice would be to physically send them to a friend in India. (If you have one you trust enough.) You could send it by mail or courier, using a tracking number. Your friend would then deposit them into their bank account. ...


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Strictly speaking, this is in the hands of the EU, which maintains two lists, Annex I (countries whose nationals requiring a visa for a short stay, labelled A in the link above) and Annex II (countries whose nationals do not require a visa, labelled B). As a member state, the UK is not on either list, and it falls between two stools in terms of automatically ...


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A lot of hotel booking sites offer free cancellation up to the day of the stay as an option that costs a few EUR or USD more. Business-oriented booking sites sometimes even have cancellation up to early evening of first day of the stay. (HRS.de is advertising this on TV right now in Germany as their main feature). I would pay the few more dollars for that, ...


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It's safe. Per both the Japan Radiation Map and Safecast, radiation levels in Hokkaido are safe (green) at less than 0.05 microSieverts (μSv) per hour, or 1.2 μSv/day. For comparison, if you live in a brick or concrete house you get a dose of about 70 μSv/year, and if you spend 14 hours on a plane, you will get a dose of around 100 μSv from atmospheric ...


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Bottom line: Tourists, visitors, and transit cases are not affected by the UK's vote to leave the European Union. The relevant issues are about asylum seekers and some types of EU nationals who seek to gain (or persist) settlement in the UK. If you are an EU national exercising derived rights or exercising treaty rights, please use Expats for your questions/...


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I suggest you don't cancel your trip. I have been working in Athens during a period of unrest. I can't predict what will happen, but usually many people demonstrate peacefully, then a small group of a hundred people starts facing the police for an hour, then a few people start throwing rocks/tear gas, and run a bit. Actual violence is very local, like one ...


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At the moment, they can still 'escape' via Iran, like this picture from FlightRadar24 shows: and from there to Turkey and Europe. As Alexander notes, this is because they can still use the Bahrain airspace; Bahrain committed to the IASTA which forbids them to close the airspace to other members, like Qatar. More information can be found here. In any case, ...


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Passports are not currently affected by the government shutdown. The passport service is, I think, not dependent on federal funding to operate. I suspect that the rules here are the same as for USCIS services -- the majority of the budget for providing the passport service comes from the application fees rather than the federal government. Therefore a ...


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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 addition, it is now necessary to have a Russian visa (or visa-free passport) in order to access the Crimean territory. Flights In September 2015, all flights ...


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Note: this answer applies to Canadian citizens specifically, as in the case of the OP. See the answer by @chx for what seems to be the situation for everybody else right now. As long as you travel on your Canadian passport, you are fine according to the Canadian governements' travel advisories for the US updated on January 29, 2017 - navigate to entry/exit ...


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(Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, etc) Ebola is not contagious in the same way as, say, influenza outbreaks. It's a horrible contagious disease, but it requires an exchange of bodily fluids for transmission - particularly blood, sweat, sexual fluids, vomit, bile etc. Transmission usually occurs in close proximity - between family members, sexual partners or ...


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Nothing is certain about Brexit. May's deal which would have resulting in a transition period just got voted down in Parliament. This was followed by a confidence vote which the government passed, but it's still far from clear where we go from here. What I think can be said is. The UK is not a country that normally gets in the business of stopping people ...


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Ryanair moved all its flights to Charleroi according to their own communication with the original flight times until at least the 29th. You are right that Charleroi can not accommodate all flights for all airlines from Zaventem. But not all airlines are moving to Charleroi. Some are moving to other airports and others are cancelling. As an example, Brussels ...


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No. It does not make you stateless. The United States government still exists and is recognized by foreign governments. The US government has only closed down some non-essential operations. None of that affects its relationship with other countries or US citizens ability to travel with valid US passports (it may make it harder to get/renew a US passport ...


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Update, 2/27/15: In approximately 7 days from the writing of this edit, it is possible (Likely, in the opinion of this author), that the Department of Homeland Security will run out of money and 'shut down'. While similar to the shutdown that occurred in 2013, this current budgetary impasse does not apply to most government agencies. Parks, museums, etc., ...


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Because of events a few days after the posting of the question, I'm adding a second answer. On 22 March 2016, there were several attacks on Brussels. At the moment confirmed are a bombing of Brussels Airport and an explosion in or near Maalbeek metro station. The points below are partly speculation, but based on the experience of someone working in Brussels....


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Not in particular. However, in the immediate mourning period, expect to see a lot of nightlife (clubs, go-go bars etc) closed, many celebratory events (parties, concerts etc) cancelled and possibly some restrictions on alcohol sales. That said, the monarchy has always been a touchy topic in Thailand, but it's become particularly touchy under the current ...


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You will certainly¹ not need a visa. The UK has declared it will not require visas for any EU nationals for short stays, and the EU has declared the same for the UK (see European Commission press release and Brexit preparedness document). However, from 2021 you will most likely need to apply for ETIAS (an electronic authorisation similar to US ESTA). ...


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