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Are there any flights which permits a Sikh to carry a kirpan?
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For whatever reason the subject comes up in context of the Bill introduced in New Zealand with respect to Maori. In addition to that the article also has specific information regading kirpan: The ...

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What to do if drugs / a bomb are planted in your travel bag?
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It's an interesting dilemma to be sure. Normally I pack wire ties into my carry on not the whole bag of them buy just enough to tie the locks on the luggage. They are easily removed with scissors or ...

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If, like Edward Snowden, your passport was revoked or cancelled, how could you travel?
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Very simple: From the US State Department Website last sentence. A federal or state law enforcement agency may request the denial of a passport on several regulatory grounds under 22 CFR 51.70 and ...

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Does condition 8115 mean you can't check your work email?
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This is a standard clause found on tourist visas for many countries. What it basically means is you cannot legally seek employment within Australia or its territories or be employed by any entity in ...

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Are there any cultures in which the "thumbs up" hand gesture is offensive?
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You can probably use Wikipedia to determine the exact implications of the gesture. From the information: In Afghanistan, Iran and parts of Italy, the gesture is regarded as an obscene insult ...

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Will Wi-Fi passwords in Russia be in Cyrillic? How do I type them on a Latin keyboard?
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For Android depending on the model of your phone you may have to add Russian Language to the available keyboards. I have Galaxy S5 and under Settings -> Languages and Input you should be able to do ...

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Is it safe and legal to sleep in my car in California (L.A. area)?
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The area you will cover is a bit broad but there are generally rules that you can follow: If you see the No Overnight Parking sign that has an obvious meaning. There are plenty of roadside motels and ...

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Using US "chip & signature" Credit Cards abroad in "chip & PIN" countries
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Yes they will work just fine. I have the chip and signature cards and I have used them abroad successfully. The merchants will just give you the receipt to sign instead of having you enter your pin. ...

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Passport with all pages full
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As of January 1st, 2016 your only option is to get a new passport. If you travel frequently you can request a 52 page passport book but if you run out of those you will need another passport again.

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Can I travel to the USA while working remotely for my non-US employer?
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Since so many people liked the comment I thought I'd turn it into an answer. What you are describing is done all the time by the US and non-US employees on their vacations/holidays. Technically while ...

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Why are you now required NOT to smile in passport photos?
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Not necessarily for passports but NJ bans smiling on Drivers Licenses in order to be able to conduct facial recognition. There is also some blog entries with regards to passport photos but the reason ...

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Is it safer to drive up or down a dangerous mountain road?
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Usually driving down a steep hill with narrow turns is more dangerous down than up for the simple reason that gravity will accelerate you going downhill. Going up hill gravity slows you down and your ...

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Language problems at the airport?
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The solution to the language barrier problem may be much simpler than relying on the immigration to provide the interpreter for the native language of your family member. Given that he/she is coming ...

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If I've visited Crimea, what country do I list on my customs declaration form?
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You could simply list Russia(Crimea) as @gerrit had suggested but at the moment while not being recognized (by most) as part of Russia it's immigration and border control is administered by Russia: ...

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Airlines refusing check-in without return ticket
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Unfortunately this is not an urban legend. By the information provided this is individual or corporate stupidity or basic case of CYA taken too far so they don't have to carry you back in case you're ...

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Is it wise to pretend to be Christian to safely travel through the US?
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As @MarkMayo pointed out there is no official religion. As the person who had lived in Indiana (a pretty religious state though not part of the Bible Belt) the issue at hand is actually disrespect ...

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Why are airplane passengers asked to move their seats to the upright position during take-off and landing?
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There is an article regarding this subject in AirSpace Magazine. The basic reason is safety in case of a crash or other impact: Seat in the upright position is locked and doesn't present an issue if ...

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Can you stay past the reserved checkout date in a US hotel?
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The answer will vary from state to state but states do have laws regarding guest eviction and quite a few of them have rules for evicting guests for overstaying, e.g. Washington: If a guest fails ...

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Right turn signal in Pennsylvania - can I turn on red?
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From Pennsylvania Driver's Manual When there is a STEADY RED LIGHT, you must stop before crossing the marked stop line or crosswalk. If you do not see any lines, stop before entering the ...

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Do both parents need to apply for a US passport for minors?
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There is an absolute requirement that either both parents are present when applying for the US passport or a Consent is given by one of the parent's: Minors under age 16 cannot apply for a passport ...

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Is it possible to travel on cargo airplanes?
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The short answer is: depends. There are multiple discussions on Airliners regarding the subject. One from 2004 and another from 2011. General consensus is that it is not possible with few ...

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How to get from Iceland to Greenland?
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According to the official Greenland tourism site there are two places you can use as your source. Rejkjavik and Copenhagen. There are 2 airlines servicing the island: Air Iceland and Air Greenland. ...

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Are security rules, regarding medical exclusions to the liquids rule (100ml or 3-1-1), different at European airports with respect to the USA?
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Just so we are clear. Security at airport(s) in Brussels is not the responsibility of the US TSA even if flight is coming from or going to the US. If you're interested you can go to the Brussels ...

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What truly cross-continental train trips still exist?
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There is definitely North America cross continent tours by Canadian Rail although to cross the entire continent you will need to do this in 2 legs. Vancouver to Toronto and Toronto to Halifax. US ...

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Can you be legally bumped or taken off a flight AFTER boarding?
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The airlines ability to bump you off the flight is basically governed by airline's contract of carriage and Passenger Bill of Rights with a more detailed description on the US Dot's Air Consumer site. ...

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What's with NYC hotel prices in late March?
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You should check what holidays are on this day. Basically you're trying to book a hotel on Good Friday 2016, which also coincides with spring break for a lot of school districts. So if you're trying ...

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What is the deepest accessible point on earth?
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If you're looking for deepest place on the surface it would be the Dead Sea which is -427m deep. If you're looking for the Ocean one there is a tourism organized by Deep Ocean Expeditions, which you ...

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Are petrol prices in a USA state the same in every Petrol Station?
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The answer is most definitely NO. The fuel prices could be different from station to station some time from block to block and gas stations across the street from each other may have different prices ...

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What are the requirements for Russian citizens to leave Russia?
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There is no exit visa required to leave Russia, so if you have no outstanding legal actions against you, there is no reason that Russian border patrol or Customs will stop you on exit especially to ...

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Do Russians smile at each other?
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This is actually conditional. In your particular case it will not be strange or insulting though as MikkaRin pointed out they may think "What is this guy so happy about?". Reason that it won't be ...

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