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Alcohol duty free refused at Dubai

Once you left the airport, you are generally no longer able to carry your duty free alcohol back through security. There are situations where you may be allowed transport such liquids through security,...
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Is 1 hr between arrival in Frankfurt and flight departure with Etihad Airways enough?

Is that enough? No. I strongly recommend against that. You'll be arriving at "Fernbahnhof" which is pretty far away from the Terminal 1 building and you still need to get to Terminal 2 ...
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Alcohol duty free refused at Dubai

You were in the wrong. There are two main issues here. Buying alcohol (or other liquids like perfume) on a multi-leg trip is dicey, as even if you stay airside, security at transfer will (probably) ...
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How to use google maps for arrival time, etc, WHILE ON public transportation?

Set the departure time in the past a little before you started the trip. This will produce your current trip as a result and the projected arrival time.
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Transit time in Valence TGV

On such a connection, both your trains will stop at the same platform (4): it’s the only platform served by northbound TGVs stopping in Valence TGV. So the only thing you’ll have to do is get off the ...
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Transit visa for the UK - Plane to Cruise

You need a visa. To reach the port in Southampton you will need to clear UK immigration. You are not eligible to transit the UK without a visa because you are not arriving and departing by air. https:/...
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UK crew working on cruise ship in Schengen area: does Seaman's Book stop passport being stamped at airport on arrival in the country before boarding?

When getting off the first flight, UK to Germany, she will enter Schengen: the next flight is a domestic flight, as far as Schengen is concerned, and she will have to cross the border, and passport ...
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Does flying to New York to join a cruise ship leaving from Brooklyn on the same day count as transit for ESTA purposes?

The ESTA is the same regardless of your travel purpose. This is different from most transit visas which are easier to get than a visitor visa, but have much stronger constraints. So there isn't a very ...
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Haiti to Saint Kitts and Nevis without transiting in the US

Assuming you don't want to set foot on continental America at all and stay within the islands, it looks like your transit options are these: Santo Domingo (connects to Port-au-Prince, Sint Maarten ...
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BKK transit on separate tickets without a transit visa

Self connection without proper to documentation to enter the transit country is always risky. You are relying on certain practices and policies that are not well documented, not guaranteed and can ...
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Does KLM flight KL0537 stop in Uganda?

I've returned from my trip, and have the following answer: Yes, the plane did stop at Entebbe International Airport KLM staff explained via announcement what would happen shortly before we landed The ...
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What to do during a long stopover in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam?

Yes, you've got plenty of time. In your shoes I would get a day-use hotel room near the airport, so you can also freshen up and/or take a nap, and then go explore the city. You will need an ...
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Is 1 hr between arrival in Frankfurt and flight departure with Etihad Airways enough?

That connection will be very difficult to make. If you did not book the train and plane on one ticket, then Etihad doesn't owe you anything since you did not appear. They are not responsible for ...
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Puerto Rico immigration

For the purposes of customs & immigration, Puerto Rico is treated the same as any other part of the United States. So: Assuming you are flying non-stop from Colombia to Puerto Rico, you will go ...
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UK crew working on cruise ship in Schengen area: does Seaman's Book stop passport being stamped at airport on arrival in the country before boarding?

I am a retired UK Border Force officer. I retired some years ago and so the rules may have changed. However when I was still working, a seaman’s book could be used as a travel document (instead of a ...
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What signage do I follow for connecting flights?

Since you depart from a country outside the Schengen Area and then all the other airports are inside Schengen, the first stop (Vienna) will be slightly different from the second, since you will be ...
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Does one need to have an interline ticket (connecting ticket) to be allowed a 144-hour visa-free transit in China? Or does any onward ticket suffice?

The wording is ambiguous. The policy in Chinese states that a 联程客票 (联=connected;程=journey;客=passenger;票=ticket) with confirmed date and seat is needed. In its basic sense, it means a connecting ticket....
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Haiti to Saint Kitts and Nevis without transiting in the US

Some flight search engines can exclude flights with a layover in countries you want to avoid, e.g. Kiwi: Example of a flight that it returned: FYI: What potential issues may arise from using the ...
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Self connection at DUB. YYZ to DUB to EDI

I'm under the impression that this is virtually impossible, unless your first flight is quite early, or your second flight is quite late, which you won't know until it's probably too late. Both ...
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Will 1h 20 mins be enough to transit via Munich with immigration (type C Schengen)?

Since the airline has sold this connection to you as a single ticket, the airline clearly thinks it is sufficient. In my experience, Munich is a very efficient airport, so you'll be fine as long as ...
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Does one need to have an interline ticket (connecting ticket) to be allowed a 144-hour visa-free transit in China? Or does any onward ticket suffice?

I can answer from previous experience using the Transit Without Visa (TWOV) in Beijing and Guangzhou: I had each time two different tickets, on different reservations (going to PEK/CAN with CX, ...
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Bulgarian citizens travelling to Canada through USA airport. Do they need a transit visa?

All passengers traveling through the US will go through passport control in the US, and will need appropriate paperwork: Either be a US citizen or US permanent resident For citizens of countries ...
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Can we get out of transit airport after immigration is complete at the port of entry airport?

Mumbai - Ahmedabad is a domestic flight and so you will do entry checks in Mumbai. And, apart from time at the transit point, nothing prevents you to leave the airport after passing immigration flight ...
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Can we take liquids in transit at Doha

You have to go through security in Doha. You CAN bring duty free liquids > 100ml BUT they must be sealed in special plastic bag called called STEB. Make sure that Manchester duty free can pack them ...
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Travel meetup in Amsterdam

If your friend is travelling with two connecting flights on a single ticket, without a visa, then she has to stay in the "international area" of the airport. She is not allowed to pass ...
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Is 1 hour sufficient to transit in Zurich (Montreal to Rome)?

I don’t see an issue with this connection if it is a legal connection. I’ve done shorter in ZRH (BRU-IAD) although there was no customs. It is stressful because the only viable way between the two ...
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Will 1h 20 mins be enough to transit via Munich with immigration (type C Schengen)?

That should be fine. It looks you are arriving at 5:35am and then are probably booked on the 8:00am MUC->FRA flight. If you miss this, there are other flights at 9:00am, 10:00am etc. All of this ...
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How to use google maps for arrival time, etc, WHILE ON public transportation?

Forget Google Maps and download the Transit app. This app, in particular the Transit "Go" feature, understands the concept of you being on a public transport vehicle, and will give details ...
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How to apply online for a transit UAE visa?

Emirates states Apply online through Manage your booking This service is only available to passengers with a confirmed Emirates booking where an Emirates ticket has already been issued and the ...
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British ETA for transfers?

The UK ETA currently applies to Qatari passport holders; will apply to passports from Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE starting February 22, 2024; and is said to apply to other ...
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