John Zwinck
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the $10,000 CAD limit is it by person or by family
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The Canadian government websites are not very clear on this point. For example this national website is written entirely in terms of one traveller and makes no mention of a family unit: https://www....

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Where do I complete my departure immigration step? Is it in interior airport or the airport of exiting the country?
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The most common practice globally would be for you to go through immigration departure at the last airport before you leave the country. However, Air India has a different procedure for some flights. ...

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Traveling the world without entering countries?
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This is not practical because many airlines will check if you have the right to enter your destination country. In theory you could book the entire trip before leaving, and claim that your ...

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Are there any self-driving cab services in India
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There are virtually no self-driving cab services anywhere in the world as of 2018 (edit: and in 2021). Apart from an announced Waymo project in Phoenix AZ (USA) and the odd campus-style test, there ...

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5 hours transit at KBP airport (Ukraine), do I need a visa?
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No, in Ukraine you don't need a visa to switch from one flight to another in the same airport without leaving the transit area. Arguably that's the main point of a transit area: you don't officially ...

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Can an Indian citizen on H-1B travel to visa-free countries for Indians (such as Nepal, Thailand) without an H-1B stamped on an Indian passport?
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The US airport you leave from won't mind if you check in with your Indian passport to travel to a country where Indian passport holders do not require a visa. As far as the checkin staff are ...

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Enter Romania through Greece, Single Entry Schengen Visa becomes Invalid?
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The Schengen visa would need to be issued for multiple entries as per Romanian regulations https://www.mae.ro/en/node/2040 which say: Romania acknowledges as being equivalent to its own national ...

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Where can one buy anti-UV umbrellas in Santiago, Chile?
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You can by an umbrella that blocks UV in virtually any store that sells umbrellas. This is because black umbrellas block roughly 90% of UV, and at that point you'll need to start worrying about ...

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Can I book Xiamen Air award tickets using Delta SkyMiles?
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I spoke with Delta and they confirmed that it is impossible to book some flights as award flights, even though those flights are available with other SkyTeam award booking systems. Apparently SIN-XMN ...

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Is there a program for Malaysia-Singapore commuters to avoid passport stamps (so the passport doesn't get full)?
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No, there is no program that will let you pass daily between Singapore and Malaysia without stamps in your passport. In fact, there is no program that will let you pass at all without the possibility ...

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How to handle payments while travelling to Indonesia?
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You likely can use your Visa debit card in foreign countries, but you should call your bank (or use their website) to notify them that you will be using it in other countries. Otherwise they may ...

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Concerns regarding UK Border Control and no job
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You are likely to arouse at least some suspicion. You are: A foreign citizen. Without stated familial ties to another country. Without leased or owned property elsewhere. Coming to visit your lover ...

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How to create a travel history
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If you want to build travel history with a reduced risk due to potential visa rejections, consider less developed countries. Many such countries do have online visa application processes, such as ...

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How can I know if I am still refused entry to the UK?
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You were likely "refused" (though eventually let in) on your last visit because you previously were refused Indefinite Leave to Remain. So one could say the root cause is whatever prompted them to ...

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Getting a 60 day visa for Bali while in Singapore for 2 nights
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In general, the current rules for many foreigners going to Indonesia are: Free visa on arrival for 30 days, not extendable. 35 USD visa on arrival for 30 days, extendable once to total of 60 days. ...

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Expired Filipino passport with non-expired Kuwait visa -- can I still use the visa?
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In general it is fairly common to have a visa which expires later than the passport it was originally inserted into. When this happens, you typically need to travel with both your old and new ...

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Is it safe to travel from Singapore to Batam by ferry?
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I live in Singapore, and have taken ferries to Batam and Bintan (another nearby island). Let me first clear up the confusion you have acquired by reading that page on Travelfish.org. They mention ...

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Can Samsung Galaxy S5 be used in South Korea?
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The answer is yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S5, S6, or iPhone 6, or other unlocked LTE phones, in South Korea. This is better than the old days when Korea's adherence to the CDMA standard made it ...

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Can I take an extra piece of luggage to the USA?
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The rates for your flight are per piece of luggage, not per kilogram. And they're steep, at 200 USD if purchased online (in advance) and 250 USD otherwise. Even more if your bags are over 22 kg. ...

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Tourist visa to Costa Rica as a Filipino?
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It does not matter where you are currently living, what matters is which passport you hold. Assuming you hold a passport from the Philippines, you do not need a visa to enter Costa Rica: VISA ...

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Returning to UK from John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY
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Arriving at JFK two hours before your scheduled departure time is sufficient. If you tend to move around more slowly than others, or have quite a lot of luggage, three hours might be prudent, and ...

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Is it normal for a Hotel to kick out a sick child?
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Obviously the word "normal" is loaded in this context, but: HFMD is transmissible via the air, so apart from forcing you all to wear masks (how?), sending you all away may have been prudent if the ...

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Solo traveller from UK to John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY
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Don't worry! Loads of people fly the same route every day, and there are people who can help you at JFK if need be. Before you travel you should apply via "ESTA" which is like a visa. If your ...

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Can you take large umbrellas on a plane?
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It won't be an issue due to pointiness. Knitting needles are allowed too, and they're even pointier. The only possible issue would be if the overall length is deemed excessive...which is unlikely on ...

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Is it normal that a socket only gives electricity when the plug is plugged in one way?
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It's not normal--the plug should work in either orientation. Since it doesn't, I imagine that there is some lack of contact occurring inside the adapter, perhaps because your plug pins are a bit bent ...

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Can I travel with Ryanair with a DSLR special bag as second hand luggage?
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This page is clear and direct: https://www.ryanair.com/en/terms-and-conditions/regulations-cabinbaggage/ - you are allowed: One cabin bag weighing up to 10 kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm ...

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Is the Ikea Upptäcka bag accepted as cabin baggage on Ryanair flights?
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If the dimensions on Ikea's site are accurate, both bags should be accepted. The first bag is listed as 5mm too thick, but that's not a problem because that dimension of a suitcase is the most ...

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Entering the UAE as a Filipino citizen resident in Taiwan: do I need any documents besides my tourist visa?
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Obviously you need your passport. You should also bring your residency permit or employment permit or whatever it is that lets you live in Taiwan. You should also have your onward travel ticket with ...

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How do I find travel partners for a bicycle touring trip?
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There are quite a few sites aimed at bicycle tourers. For example: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/classifieds/ (the whole site is good, this is just where people post ads for companions). https://...

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Road condition B6 From Mbeya to Tabora. How long should it take to drive in a 4x4
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You are right to be suspicious of an estimated 80 km/h speed on a dirt road in a convoy of loaded 4x4s. However, looking at the satellite view, the road is fairly straight, wide, and flat. I budget ...

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