air travel – Is a transit visa needed to transfer in Boryspil airport?

Strange choice of transit but not mine.

There is no visa required for transit as long as don’t leave the terminal. All international departures happen in terminal D and the visa information from Timatic is as follows:

China – Destination Passport

Passport required.

Document validity rules:

Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid on
arrival.

Type: Ok China – Destination Visa

Additional information:

Valid visas or resident permits in expired passports are accepted if
holding valid passport of the same nationality.

Type: Notice China – Destination Health

This information is for guide purposes only. Other health
organisations may recommend alternative precautions.

Passengers arriving within 6 days after leaving or transiting
countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and not holding a
yellow fever vaccination certificate are subject to vaccination upon
arrival. At the airport of Dalian (DLC) passenger will be kept in
quarantine for 10 days or deported.

Exempt from Yellow Fever vaccination:

Children under 9 months of age.

Recommended Health and Vaccination precautions:

Malaria prophylaxis. Malaria risk, including P. falciparum, exists in
Yunnan and Hainan. P. falciparum resistance to chloroquine and
sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine reported. Limited risk of P. vivax malaria
exists in southern and some central provinces. There is no malaria
risk in the urban areas. Recommended prevention in risk areas: B; in
Hainan and Yunnan: C.

In Timatic, the recommended type of prevention is referred to as:
– Type A (very limited risk of malaria transmission) – Mosquito bite prevention only.
– Type B (risk of P. vivax malaria only) – Mosquito bite prevention plus chloroquine chemoprophylaxis.
– Type C (risk of P. falciparum malaria with chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance) – Mosquito bite prevention plus
atovaquone-proguanil or doxycyline or mefloquine chemoprophylaxis.
– Type D (risk of P. falciparum malaria plus reported multi-drug resistance) – Mosquito bite prevention plus plus atovaquone-proguanil
or doxycyline or mefloquine chemoprophylaxis, depending on local drug
restistance. Chemoprophylaxis should be started preferably one week
before departure and no later than the first day of exposure; it must
be taken with unfailing regularity and continued for 4 weeks after the
last exposure. No prophylactic regimen is 100% protective against
infection, but even if it fails to prevent the disease it may,
nevertheless, render the infection milder and less life threatening.

Type: Notice Ukraine – Transit Visa

Visa required.

Transiting without a visa is possible for:

Holders of onward tickets for a max. transit time of 24 hours through
Kiev Boryspil (KBP).

Type: Ok Ukraine – Transit Health

This information is for guide purposes only. Other health
organisations may recommend alternative precautions.

Vaccinations not required.

europe – Travel from the UAE to Lithuania by car

I have been traveling around Asia with my family for the past couple of years, and now we are thinking of a plan to get back to Europe.

The idea was to end the journey in Dubai, then fly to Lithuania. However, my friend started talking about Dubai auction, where one apparently can get cars at ridiculously cheap prices. The biggest problem and cost is obviously shipping, but this is where being on the ground would be a huge advantage, as I could just pick up the car and be on my way. It would also serve as a great addition to an already awesome trip, as driving by car I could visit/see many more places.

However, I am not sure if it would be possible to drive a car back to Europe (in the end, I would register it in Lithuania most likely), and if possible how much of a hassle that would be crossing all the borders. I can’t get a Google Maps route to go by ferry, but let’s pretend that I teleport to Bandar Abbas…

I would be crossing (please advise if some of the crossings are a ‘bad idea’): UAE (by ferry) -> Iran (transit visa) -> Turkey (visa-free entry for 90 days) -> Bulgaria (EU) -> Romania (EU) -> Hungary (Schengen) -> anything really, as there would be no crossing of hard borders. So far I would only need a visa for Iran.

The trip can take months, I am not limited by time. Is it possible to drive a car bought in Dubai from the UAE to Lithuania?

EDIT: Chat as per Mark’s suggestion

air travel – How can I find out if an airline ticket has been used or cashed in?

If you have the booking information, such as a ticket number or booking identifier (i.e. PNR, reservation code), and you are the one who purchased the ticket, you should be able to log in to your Delta account to check on the status of the reservation, or call Delta to have the information looked up.

If you did not purchase the ticket yourself or through a travel agent, but gave funds directly to someone else to purchase, you are probably out of luck. Airlines are not in the habit of giving out information about their sales to strangers, even in countries without strong privacy protections in law.


As commenters have noted, however, your post has red flags suggesting you may be the victim of a scam or attempted scam. There are numerous ways in which scammers try to get you to send money to them. I personally have received a number of variations over the years, including messages supposedly from superiors at work asking me to buy and send gift cards, friends who lost their wallet or passport in a foreign country and need me to wire money, family members who need help processing a windfall, and indeed the proverbial Nigerian prince in exile. See My online friend is asking for money in order to visit my home country. Is this a legit request or a scam? for some tips and possible recourse.

Can I apply for a Canadian study Visa with an expired passport with assurance that I would get a renewed passport before I’m required to travel?


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air travel – How do the authorities know whether someone reaches a country?

The formal entering of the Schengen area will be in your first airport within the area, as usual.
But special rules will allow Poland to check and record your details.

The airline may well give details, they usually do for some countries, although not within Schengen as far as I know.

If countries feel there is a need, COVID 19 rules do allow other measures like quarantaine in apointed locations.

Consufion about quarantine rule? – Travel Stack Exchange

I have a question regarding required quarantine in Poland. There are two websites I do not get which one is correct?

https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/travel

Stated that Since 23 January, persons holding a negative result of a test for SARS-CoV-2 are exempt from the obligation to undergo quarantine. The test must be conducted before crossing the border and is valid for 48 hours from the moment of receiving the result.

https://www.gov.pl/web/gsse-warszawa/od-30-marca-nowe-zasady-dotyczace-kwarantanny-dla-przyjezdzajacych-do-polski

Stated that On the other hand, those arriving from outside the Schengen area will be sent to quarantine without exception, regardless of the test they have. Vaccinated people will be released from quarantine. The new rules will apply from Tuesday, March 30.

And the border police (last sentence)

https://www.strazgraniczna.pl/pl/aktualnosci/8884,Koronawirus-wjazd-do-Polski.html

air travel – How do the authorities know wheher someone reach country?

The formal entering of the Schengen area will be in your first airport within the area, as usual.
But special rules will allow Poland to check and record your details.

The airline may well give details, they usually do for some countries, although not within Schengen as far as I know.

If countries feel there is a need, COVID 19 rules do allow other measures like quarantaine in apointed locations.

visas – How much is the insurance contribution of inbound travel insurance for Thailand

I (…) would travel from India to Thailand. – Asklep 6 hours ago

It’s currently not possible to travel from India to Thailand. See https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2105951/thailand-bans-travel-from-india:

Thailand will close its border to travellers from India, except Thai citizens, beginning on Saturday, the Thai embassy in New Delhi announced on Monday.

Thai certificates of entry issued for people flying from India to Thailand also have been cancelled.

Thailand is currently experiencing its third and by far most severe covid-19 wave: it has increased its travel restrictions and tries to avoid getting the Indian covid-19 variant. A third of Thai provinces have night curfews, and there are other limitations (e.g., in Bangkok: no dine-in restaurants, bars/clubs are closed, and malls have limited opening hours).