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    Should I allow my filipina wifr take our kids to the Philippines without me?

    There are areas of Philippines which are dangerous, mostly in the south due to the activity of armed dissident groups. I'm sure you're aware of the conflict centred on Marawi - search news reports if you're not. Parts of Manila can be dangerous, and we usually advise travelers to seek the advice of locals who know the lay of the land. As you point out, your wife is a local, or will be with people who are, so she should be able to avoid trouble. 6 days ago

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    Is it safe to travel to Bali now that there is some volcano activity?

    The authorities have put up a no-go zone cordon around the volcano, and all hiking tours have been cancelled. So keep your distance from Mt Agung and there's no reason to worry about safety. Krakatoa-size eruptions are extremely rare... it's not like all of Bali will disappear in a puff of smoke. Be aware though, that depending on prevailing winds and an ash cloud, air traffic in and out of Bali may be disrupted. It happened a couple of years ago and flights were cancelled for weeks. Check that your insurance policy covers delay and cancellation from a volcano. about 1 month ago

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    Am I really required to show proof of the yellow fever vaccination when entering Rwanda?

    A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is only required for travellers coming from a country with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. If your friend has entered the country from a place not affected by YF she would not have been asked to show it. Nor will you. These are the countries where a visit will require you to show the certificate: AFRICA - Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda. AMERICAS - Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela. 3 months ago

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    Hello my partner got offer for job in karbala city of Iraq is it safe for Indian to work in Iraq? Should we think about the offer?

    check out answers to similar questions here: https://answers.worldnomads.com/questions/iraq/16734/i-am-planning-to-start-working-with-my-company-in-basra-iraq-is-it-safe-area-to-work-or-should-i-leave-my-job 3 months ago

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    we are going on a mediterranean cruise in august and several off the cities we are stopping in have the hop on hop off busses.

    In my experience those hop-on/hop-off services are expensive. They're also pretty slow as a form of transport, only go to the obvious tourist landmarks and are full of tourists (you're not going to meet any lovals or get a feel for living like a local). Having said that, I have used them when traveling with my young kids, it's an easy way for them to get a first-time experience of a place, especially because there's usually a tourist commentary onboard. But if you're grown-ups, live a little. Work out how to use the local public transport - it's more fun and an adventure in itself. You'll feel really proud of yourself when you've mastered it. 6 months ago

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    Is it possible to avoid a Check-In because of a Passport Damage?

    yea it's tough but passport damage is non-negotiable in most cases. Not your fault, but inconvenient anyway. if you're stuck overseas and insured with World Nomads you could call our Emergency Assistance team and they'll give you advice on getting your passport replaced as soon as possible. 6 months ago

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    I will be travelling from India to Cambodia via Malaysia with a transit of 15 hrs. I want to exit the airport and go around the city.

    Looks like you'll need the eNTRI visa. Check out conditions and terms on the Malaysian Immigration Deprtment site - https://www.windowmalaysia.my/evisa/about.jsp?t=ety&location=india 6 months ago

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    Am I allowed to take vitamins and minerals to vietnam on my backpacking trip?

    leave them in their original containers and it should be fine. No law saying you can't bring in enough for personal use. Check out our other Vietnam safettyy tips: https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/southeast-asia/vietnam and get some inspitration here: https://www.worldnomads.com/explore/southeast-asia/vietnam 6 months ago