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I suspect my cellular carrier may be breaking the EU free roaming directive. What can I do about it?

No, your carrier is not breaking the policy : https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/internet-telecoms/mobile-roaming-costs/index_en.htm Here are the relevant parts : The limit is calculated ...
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Two parallel diagonal lines on a Schengen passport stamp

Technically, this is probably a duplicate of this question. However, the specifics make it worthy of a new answer. As that answer states, the double parallel lines indicates that the exit from the ...
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Is it rude to speak Swedish in Norway?

No, in itself it is not rude. You can do it in a rude way, by just ignoring the signals if the other person is not happy about it. Offer the person you talk with the choice. I would start with a ...
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Mosquito season in Swedish Lapland

🦟 🦟 🦟 I've hiked a lot in Swedish Lapland, and I used to live there for nearly six years. The mosquitoes can indeed be very bad in summer, in particular in the forest. Mosquitoes wake up between ...
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Sleeping on the Sweden-Finland ferry; how rowdy does it get?

I took the Viking Line Gabriella ferry the other way from Stockholm to Helsinki last year. I went on a Tuesday night. Yes, people are having fun, but it didn't disturb my sleep at all and my ordinary ...
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Why is the Vasa Museum in Stockholm so Popular?

As mentioned before, it is a great museum because this is probably the only original ship left from this time. The other "old" sailships/warships you can view in other museums are either much younger, ...
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Is appearance important at the border?

There may be problems if your identity documents show no beard and you arrive with one. Immigration might believe that you are using the beard to disguise a stolen or forged passport. This problem ...
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How to reach Treriksröset?

Treriksröset is not reachable by road. You can get there on foot or ski (perhaps kayak too but there may be some rapids to navigate upstream). Mountain-bike may work (I'm not sure). From your ...
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VAT refund for a conference ticket in Sweden

According to the organizers, 'there is no VAT return for private citizens'. This is a conclusive answer. VAT refunds are intended for things which will be exported from a country. For example, if you ...
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Is it rude to speak Swedish in Norway?

It is neither rude, nor arrogant, but I am not sure if I see any point in doing so. If you don't understand Norwegian very well, you are very likely to have larger difficulties with the rural dialects ...
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Proving sibling relationship

You would typically prove that with some sort of birth certificate or a similar document stating that you have the same parent(s), i.e. that your father and/or your mother have the same name, date and ...
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Two parallel diagonal lines on a Schengen passport stamp

To complement @Doc answer which is spot on Croatia is actually in a transitional period to fully abolish internal border controls Since Jan. 1st, internal border controls are indeed abolished for land ...
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Is appearance important at the border?

It shouldn't, but at least sometimes it does. Tony Saint worked in UK immigration for ten years, then wrote a novel based on his experiences. He called it Refusal Shoes, the title reflecting the ...
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Can I follow where the ferry between Vaasa and Uumaja (Vasa and Umeå) is?

You can follow many vessels worldwide through vessel finder websites, such as vesselfinder.com or marinetraffic.com. The websites are free for basic use, not unlike airline tracking websites. This ...
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Airbnb and justify of expenses

Your AirBnB stay will need to be booked up front by a credit card. So unless your place of work has an account with AirBnB you will have to use a personal credit card to make the booking. AirBnB ...
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Is it rude to speak Swedish in Norway?

As a Norwegian I will say that we mostly wouldn't find it rude at all (rightfully so), problem is that the response will be in Norwegian and that might pose a problem for you as you have stated. For ...
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Is appearance important at the border?

Your appearance should be consistent with your reason for coming. If you are here to "sightsee" but you look like a homeless person, wearing filthy clothes that don't fit well, carrying a broken piece ...
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Flying from Beirut (Lebanon) to Stockholm (Sweden) via Frankfurt (Germany) as tourist, no need to pass through immigration in Stockholm?

Customs and immigration are seperate. Immigration is about you, customs is about your stuff. For countries in the Schengen area, Immigration is handled at your point of entry to the area. In your ...
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Stockholm Arlanda Airport transfer

Yes, there are several options. Taxi: There are always taxis available outside the terminals. A ride to the city center is about 500 SEK (approximately 50 EUR). The ride takes 30-60 minutes depending ...
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Can you buy train tickets online for the Copenhagen to Malmö route?

Train connections between Copenhagen and Malmö are quite convenient. Most departures on the route are served either by SJ (the Swedish national rail company) or Öresundståg, a Danish-operated short-...
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Entering Sweden with tourist visa while awaiting "researcher" permit

On the personal anecdotes side I have personally applied for tourist visas to Sweden for other people WHILE the person in question simultaneously has some kind of long-term visa application in the ...
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Can I apply for Canadian refugee if I'm European citizen?

You are looking for the "In-Canada Asylum Program". See How Canada's refugee system works. The key points are that you must have a well-founded fear of persecution or be at risk of torture or cruel ...
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Can I drive from Belgium to Sweden without a valid Schengen visa?

I know this isn't exactly what you're asking, but the optimal solution is to receive a temporary Schengen visa from the Belgian authorities that would allow her to travel within the Schengen area ...
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Customs and immigration on a USA-UK-Sweden flight itinerary

https://www.gatwickairport.com/at-the-airport/flying-in/flight-connections/ International to international flight connections If you’re arriving at Gatwick from an international flight, are ...
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Sleeping on the Sweden-Finland ferry; how rowdy does it get?

There can be some noise and activity in the public areas of the ferry, like in the bar and restaurant, the sleeping areas are generally quiet and chilled out. Of course, there may be occasional ...
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Is it possible travelling Sweden WITHOUT credit or debit card?

I'd go to the store Pressbyrån and get a prepaid debit card to use during the stay. Using cash will be hard, many places don't accept cash. It will also be much more expensive. If you only want to ...
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Is it possible travelling Sweden WITHOUT credit or debit card?

Is it possible to travel the country (by public transportation) as tourist (including Stockholm, Gothenburg) WITHOUT a credit and debit card (and no app as well) In Stockholm it is possible. You ...
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Sleeping on the Sweden-Finland ferry; how rowdy does it get?

The short answer is not very rowdy, but as a rule of thumb, the more you pay for your cabin, the higher your floor, the older the crowd and the quieter your cabin. At the extreme ends of the spectrum,...
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Flying from Beirut (Lebanon) to Stockholm (Sweden) via Frankfurt (Germany) as tourist, no need to pass through immigration in Stockholm?

Yes it's normal. Sweden and Germany are both part of Schengen as well as the European Customs Union, so once you've cleared immigration in Frankfurt the last flight is kind of like a domestic one so ...
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