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Clarification needed about my Schengen visa (CZ, DE, SK)

The symbol following "ETATS SCHENGEN" is a dash to be interpreted as a minus sign. This means that your visa has a limited territorial validity, and is not valid for travel to the Czech ...
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How dangerous is it near Chateau Rouge?

A few things to consider: Broadly speaking, the whole north-east of Paris is very dense, poorer and more diverse than the south and the west and that's enough to make people feel unsafe or give it a ...
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Filter Airbnb rooms for Eiffel tower view

I cannot guarantee that it will always be accurate or exhaustive, but using a generic search engine and restricting results to airbnb.com seems to yield promising results. The link points to Google ...
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Do you need to enter France directly for the visa to be valid?

Quite generally: He can enter the Schengen Area at any point He can make as many stops as he wants outside or inside the Schengen Area. Stops outside the Schengen Area may have their own requirements ...
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Who qualifies for free admission to the Louvre?

Free admission to the Louvre is not based on student status but on age. People residing in the EU can enter free if they are less than 26. For others it’s up to 18. If you are between 18 and 26 you ...
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Can I enter France on an expired EU passport?

Would UK border control refuse my exit to the EU on an expired EU passport or would they let me go on my way? (possibly warning me that I cannot re-enter on this passport) There are no physical exit ...
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Can I join a TGV at a later station?

You absolutely can In both FR and IT, HST are only with compulsory reservation, there are no such things as getting your reservation void like in other countries (D, NL), since there is no concept of ...
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Paris Navigo Easy pass for public transport

There are two different concepts at play here: validation, and tickets. You have to validate: Any time you enter the metro network (by going through a turnstile) Any time you enter or exit the RER ...
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Clarification needed about my Schengen visa (CZ, DE, SK)

This a visa issued with "limited territorial validity" as laid out in article 25 of the Schengen visa code found here. The visa sticker is filled out as per ANNEX VII 1.1 to 1.4 of the same ...
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Any caveats in renting an electric car in Lyon?

I rented an electric car (DS E-Tense) from Europcar in Frankfurt, Germany, in the first half of 2022. First problem: the availability of cars. I had actually booked online to rent from Europcar ...
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Can I enter France from outside EU with German Fiktionsbescheinigung and/or Schengen Visa?

You can enter the Schengen area with the Fiktionsbescheinigung. There is a list of documents that function as residence permits in that they allow the bearer to enter the Schengen area without a visa....
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Can I get tax refund stamp if just traveling between EU countries?

You have to get your form stamped at the airport before check-in, so you can show any of the goods exported on request, even if you are going to place them in checked luggage. For this reason, even if ...
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Chateaux of Loire valley for one-day trip from Paris

In addition to the castles listed in the question linked, you can also visit the burial site of Leonardo da Vinci (sadly the grave itself is closed to access for works until Spring 2024), le château d'...
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Can I travel without a passport as a dual French/Japanese citizen

In addition to the answer for France, Japan also requires a passport. Here's a translation of the relevant articles: Article 60 (1) Any Japanese national (except for crew members) who departs from ...
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Are there any specific plans for France to shut/restrict its Schengen borders during the 2024 Summer Olympics?

France among other EU countries has been using Schengen exception clauses to reinstate interior border controls since the 2015 terrorist attacks, and circumventing/overusing them ever since in a ...
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Can I travel without a passport as a dual French/Japanese citizen

would it be possible to travel on a direct flight from Japan to France, and from France to Japan without owning any passport ? No, you can't For France, TIMATIC (document database for airlines) ...
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Flight from EU rescheduled 2 days prior to departure. Am I entitled for EC261?

Yes, since it’s a flight departing from the EU, it is covered by EC261. The EU Commission’s Air Passenger Rights website tells us: According to EU rules, a flight which has been postponed by three ...
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Is it worth appealing a France visa refusal?

You have a misunderstanding of what an appeal is for. Appeals are not for when you disagree with the decision of an immigration officer - it's for when such an officer has made a clear and ...
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Are there any specific plans for France to shut/restrict its Schengen borders during the 2024 Summer Olympics?

It is very likely it will renew the controls reintroduction, since those have been reintroduced since 2015 : Foreseeable cases (Article 25 and 26 of the codified SBC) For foreseeable events (e.g. ...
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Refused entry stamp (c) in Paris. Will it create problems?

Refused entry stamp (c) paris will it create problem? You were refused entry into the Schengen Area because you had no valid visa or residence permit after being refused entry into Mexico. For the ...
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Flight from EU rescheduled 2 days prior to departure. Am I entitled for EC261?

To add to jcaron's answer: you claim here and give them 6 weeks to respond. If no response, or rejected without proof of extraordinary circumstances, go to EU Small Claims Court if you're an EU ...
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What is the metro broadcast in the Paris metro for a suspicious package?

The key word is 'colis suspect' (which is the translation of your question), but as stated by Frank, it would rarely be announced by the driver, but instead will be written on the station's screens, ...
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Can I bring back electronic components from Taiwan?

Unless these products are under Taiwanese export restrictions, there's no issue on that side. In France, if you are over 15 landing in France from outside the EU, your duty-free allowance is 430€. ...
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Filter Airbnb rooms for Eiffel tower view

You can use the "Amazing views" feature search (in the top bar, not in the filters) to eliminate all that don't have a view at all. You definitely won't have only rooms with a view on the ...
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Can I enter France on an expired EU passport?

Would French border control refuse entry to a person in possession of an expired EU passport? Without knowing your citizenship (or when your passport expired), no definite answer can be given. The ...
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Paris Gare du Nord to Gare Montparnasse, by public transport but without lots of walking?

It doesn't help this exact question, but it might help somebody else reading this as part of planning a trip - in the current timetable there are a few direct TGVs from Lille-Europe station to ...
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Can I bring back electronic components from Taiwan?

Is there any law or regulation preventing me to buy some for me and my friend No. However, depending on the value of the electronics you will have to declare them at customs and pay duty upon arrival ...
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TER Occitanie ticket pricing at station vs online

The possibility to purchase tickets at stations is widely mentioned online, but have not been able to find information on the pricing. Pricing will be the exact same at a station and through SNCF ...
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Paris Navigo Easy pass for public transport

Or at every metro or bus I take I must scan my Navigo pass ? This, you must validate your card if you change between transport modes (Metro ↔ RER, Metro ↔ Bus/Tram) For metros, it's easy, you will be ...
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Can I travel without a passport as a dual French/Japanese citizen

Other answers have covered requirements under Japanese law better than I can, but there seems to be some confusion about the requirements under French law. A French passport is not required; a French ...
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