gnasher729
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Why do we have to get out off the bus in a ferry?
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People on a bus inside a ferry could do all kinds of mischief. You'd have to expect that someone might do something totally idiotic like starting the engine of a bus and starting to drive. That's ...

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DIY computer in hand luggage - what to expect on security checks?
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I think you may face issues, especially considering the latest events. Whether justified or not, I don't know. If you miss a flight as a result, you may be able to say "it's their fault, not mine", ...

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Passport Validity Rule Confusion
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If you received your brand new passport and its validity starts today, you can travel today. If your passport is valid for ten years, then some countries require a passport that remains valid for ...

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Should I renew my passport before it expires?
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Consider that renewing your passport will take some time, many weeks if you are unlucky. Then consider that when you renew your passport, something could go wrong and your passport could get lost or ...

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Capital with fewest resident embassies
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You can try beating Andorra which has a Spanish and a French embassy. And Monaco has three embassies, but only one (Malta) in the capital Monte Carlo. Your question is a bit unclear there.

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Do I have to declare a UK "spent traffic conviction" from 2007 in an Ireland tourist visa application?
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It is safer to tell them about this. Either it is something they don't care about (which is quite likely), then it will be completely ignored and won't affect your application. Or it is something ...

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Is it safe to drive from Prague to Salzburg during winter?
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As an alternative, google for "Prague Salzburg Limo". €379 gets six people and luggage in large car from Prague to Salzburg, and you can add stops on the way at sightseeing places.

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I have discovered that the hotel room toilet is blocked, but too late. What should I do?
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There’s one good solution: Tell the reception or house keeping, and they get a professional to fix it with a minimum of fuss, giving you a new room if needed. Anything else carries the risk of ...

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Is it impolite to ask for halal food when traveling to and in Thailand?
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It's definitely not impolite to ask. In some countries (but not in Thailand I believe) it is considered impolite to say "no" so some people would think it is polite to lie and answer "yes" rather than ...

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Indian passport slight water mark. Is this considered damaged?
Accepted answer
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Check the link in Traveller's answer carefully. They don't define what a "damaged passport" is, but they distinguish between "just damaged passport", where the passport number and name are readable ...

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UK Visa from India: Should I mention if conference organisers will be reimbursing some of my travel expenses?
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"No one will be paying" is false information. False information can get your visa refused and can get you banned in the future. The correct information is: "I expect the organizers to reimburse part ...

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Why does Google Flights show train stations?
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From 1983 to 1992, Lufthansa operated "zero level flights" from Frankfurt to Düsseldorf, Cologne, and later Stuttgart. These were express trains that were significantly cheaper to operate and at the ...

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Leaving Italy without paying a fine for a bus fare violation
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I don't know about the laws in Italy. In Britain, here's what can happen: You are caught on the train without a valid ticket, and your address is recorded. You get a letter to pay a small amount ...

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I lost my passport, can I leave the USA?
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If you are US citizen, no. The airplane won't let you on board. If you are a Colombian citizen, and the USA doesn't want you to stay in the USA, they will likely find a way to get you to Colombia ...

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Identification card for foreigners in trains in Germany
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I thought it was quite clear in their terms and conditions. One form of ID, and the easiest for anyone who isn't German or living in Germany, is the debit or credit card that you used for paying the ...

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Traveling by own car from USA to Panama
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Not directly your question, but things you should have also asked: Check for consequences if you lose your car for some reason and Mexico deems it to be imported, charging you import tax. I'm quite ...

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Laptop, travel and illegal content
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I can't say anything about Italy, but both in the UK and Germany, that police officer would have to have a reasonable suspicion that they find evidence of a crime on your computer, and a search ...

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Can I enter the UK as a tourist then on a student visa?
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A tourist visa would allow you to enter the UK and stay for up to three months. If you wanted to travel six weeks through the UK with a tourist visa, then stay six months with your student visa, that ...

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Crossing the road in London - Did I have 'right of way'?
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In addition to all other rules: 1. You are not allowed to cause damage to anyone if you can avoid it, even if you have the right of way. 2. Metal is harder than flesh and bone. But absence of a ...

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Does a UK citizen need a visa to travel to and from the EU after Brexit?
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Any EU country could require UK citizens to have a visa if they visit that country in 2021 or later, and the UK could require EU citizens from any country to have a visa to visit the UK as well. As ...

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How risky is a 2 hours layover in Paris Charles de Gaulle considering the COVID-19 situation?
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Nobody can tell you what the situation is on June 10th. Coronavirus might be gone, or all flights from India might be cancelled, or all flights to France might be cancelled. At the airport, you can ...

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will 10 year old refusals affect current visa application?
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When you are asked "have you ever been refused a visa", you say yes and explain what happened back then. You just didn't meet the requirements nine or ten years ago, but that shouldn't cause any ...

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Do I need to prove that my spouse is using their right of free movement in order to receive a family member Schengen visa?
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The other answer has been voted down because there was a long discussion of whether a UK citizen visiting the Netherlands for a holiday is "exercising their EU rights of free movement" or not, and ...

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Do you need an international drivers license in Taiwan?
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Usually the requirement for an international license is there to make sure that the countries traffic police officers can look at your license if needed and decide that it is a valid license. Taiwan ...

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Can I enter the UK with my EU spouse, marriage certificate, and my German Blue Card?
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I'll explain what your problem will be: It may be that the UK would let you enter. Your problem is that you have to get there somehow, which will be by air, Eurostar, or ferry. And they check your ...

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Import goods from America to Germany
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Its the value in the EU that counts. If it costs €440 including tax in the EU, then you cannot import it for free, no matter how much you paid. On the other hand, it is per person, so your mum, your ...

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Laptop w/o battery US bound flight?
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Why do they want to check that electronic devices turn on? Because it is possible to create explosives that very much look like a battery when they are x-rayed. So to make sure that your laptop doesn'...

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Unused UK visa and applying for a new one
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A six month visa would give you six months time. If he received the visa say June 1st then he can travel after June 1st and must leave before November 30th (and if there is a limit for the length of ...

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What happens if a passenger passes through the boarding gate, but doesn't get on the aircraft?
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Strange that it wasn't mentioned: What you describe would be something that a person would do who has a ticking timebomb in their luggage. So the flight would be delayed until the identity of the ...

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Does the direction of travel matter for jet lag, when the time difference is 12 hours?
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From personal experience, I find it easier to have a very long day (like 24 hours sunshine); I'll obviously be very tired, go to bed early, and wake up and everything is fine. The other direction, ...

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