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Google is indeed your friend, and the fact that you are from US, an English-speaking country, is a great plus. Now let me say. When visiting other countries, you must check with your doctor and local regulations because not all drugs can be sold by a random stranger walking into pharmacy. You may need an internationalized prescription, which is handled by ...


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I found the following resource to find the name of the equivalents of a US drug in other countries: https://www.drugs.com/international/ The Drugs.com International Drug Name Database contains information about medications found in 185 countries around the world. The database contains more than 40,000 medication names marketed outside the USA and is ...


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The existing answer is good, but I'd like to clarify the different types of drug name. Each drug has a generic name, and often one or more brand names under which it's sold.  Sometimes it's sold under the generic name directly (e.g. by smaller pharmacies, supermarket own brands, online, etc.). Commonly-known and -available brands vary across the world.  ...


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The Inter-American Driving Permit (IADP) was created by Article XIII of the Convention on the Regulation of Inter-American Automotive Traffic, signed in 1943 by 21(?) countries in North, Central & South America. As such, it pre-dates both the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic and the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic which implemented the more ...


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There are two main reasons to get an IDP: You cannot legally drive a car in a foreign country without one (eg Japan). Rental agencies will not rent a car to you without one. Often the same set of countries as 1, but not always: for example, Malaysia no longer requires an IDP, but many agencies never got the memo and insist on one anyway. A fake/...


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My latest I-94 was obtained prior to 9pm so it’s hard to confirm but I believe your answer is that the I-94 dates are stored in the backend in UTC time while the web portal is set to show everything in Eastern Time by default. So any entry past 9pm in LAX will show up as the next day if looked up online. Overall I’d try to be cautious and make sure I follow ...


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I think the answer is simply: because they feel like it. US CBP (Customer and Border Patrol) officers have an unusual amount of leeway and there is little oversight, so the experience tends to be very inconsistent and unpredictable. The "why" is often a moot question since the answer is simply "because that's what the officer wants to do"....


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A search on Wikipedia will often yield exactly the information you seek. You can search for the chemical name or trade name. Wikipedia is smart enough to figure out what you mean, and will typically take you to the correct page. On the page it presents, trade names will often be presented for multiple geographic regions. Here is a good example: A search on ...


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First of all you should consider that name and date of birth is not enough to uniquely identify a person. Even if Bulgarian authorities recorded entries and exits, they could with the name and DOB only confirm or reject that a UK citizen with that name and DOB was currently present in Bulgaria at any time. It would not be possible to find out if it is the ...


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The easiest way to do is -- and has been for a few years now -- is the bookwithmatrix service, independent of ITA Matrix/Google. You just "select all" the text on the last page of ITA Matrix and copy-paste the whole thing into this site, it'll do the rest. Simplifying the process, there's a chrome extension and a firefox extension.


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This is seldom the case nowadays but it still does happen. You are absolutely right that the practice is silly and is generally unnecessary. Your question about international hotels covers an extremely wide net that includes vastly different practices across locations and property types. So, keep in mind that there are vastly different protocols and not one ...


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Others have commented on how to find equivalent drug names, I have another very important tidbit to add that is related to the problem. THE LEGALITY OF YOUR DRUGS IN YOUR DESTINATION Many countries have comprehensive lists of drugs (subject to immediate change without notice,) that are illegal to possess or bring into the country! For example Japan (from: ...


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