usa – I will be traveling to Hawaii soon. I’m 18 years old and only have my school ID

The purpose of the ID card is to demonstrate that you are the same person as the holder of the ticket, and thus to be allowed access to the departure area.

As Marcel notes, there are a variety of different types of identification that are accepted. For example, even if you do not drive, you can apply for a Texas ID card from a Driver License Office. Since you may need to present such a government-issued photo ID for a variety of other things in life, from checking into some hotels or even applying for a job, it’ll be useful to obtain one.

Currently, if you cannot present any kind of approved identification, or if you forget your ID at home, you can still travel by following the instructions at the bottom of the TSA identification page:

In the event you arrive at the airport without valid identification, because it is lost or at home, you may still be allowed to fly. The TSA officer may ask you to complete a form to include your name and current address, and may ask additional questions to confirm your identity. If your identity is confirmed, you will be allowed to enter the screening checkpoint. You may be subject to additional screening.

You will not be allowed to fly if your identity cannot be confirmed, you chose to not provide proper identification or you decline to cooperate with the identity verification process.

Similarly, the TSA blog says

If you’re 17 or younger, no problem… you don’t need ID to travel. If you’re 18 or older, no worries… you can still travel.

How so? Simply approach the travel document checker and let them know that you don’t have your ID. …

If you’re willing to provide some additional information, we have other means of substantiating your identity, such as using publicly available databases. If we can confirm your identity, you’ll be cleared to go through security, and you may or may not have to go through some additional screening.

Your school ID may be helpful in this case.

quarantine – Counting days before/after traveling for COVID purposes

How do I count the days to figure out when I should take a COVID test, as it relates to travel? I left the airport around noon on Monday, which was my last contact with the public. I don’t have any symptoms or specific known exposure, except that I was traveling.

The recommendation in my area is to take a COVID test 3-5 days after travel and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel or until a negative test. Obviously I can always safely err on the side of a longer quarantine, but how should I count days to get the most accurate test results? How about the fastest reasonably accurate results?

(Lest anyone fret, this was not a pleasure trip. It involved a house that could have been on Hoarders and I’m the next-of-kin.)

health – Need advice on traveling with Venlafaxine and Vyvanse to India

I am an Indian national living in Australia, I’m planning to visit India for a period of 3 months or more depending on the rules at the time of my departure. While in Australia, I was diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed with Venlafaxine and Vyvanse.

I need advice on:

a] traveling to India with the medication.

b] using my prescription to buy the medication as required.

Also, where should I look for more information?

Why is crossing paths bad in Traveling Salesman?

I’m learning about Traveling Salesman in an online course (sorry I can’t share the link it’s paid only) and the first step to solving it then just state "as a heuristic we avoid crossed paths" and never really explained why. Why are crossed paths bad in traveling salesman?

Plus Size Traveling Spirit BFS

I’m traveling next week on Spirit and I chose a big front seat. I’m 5’4 and a US size 20. I’m worried that I will need a seat belt extender and from what I’ve heard they don’t offer that in the BFS’. Does anyone have experience with this? I’ve flown spirit and haven’t ever needed an extension but I gained a couple covid lbs. Thanks in advanced!

Enquiries about traveling to Israel from Italy as a non EU citizen

Can I travel to Israel with a permesso Di soggiorno? And if there are requirements what could they be?

usa – Traveling to US for only 4 days. What will happen with Biden’s mandatory quarantine?

I have a flight to the US (from Argentina) on Feb 14 arriving Feb 15, departing Feb 18.

I wanted to buy some things on President’s day, and go to Universal on 16th, and Disney on 17th.

USA already requests negative PCR test before traveling.

So what now? What problems could I face if I stick to my plan?

Germany inter state traveling

I need to travel to Dresden from India and there is no direct flight. So I will be traveling to Frankfurt airport and will catch a train to Dresden. Is it possible to travel to Dresden and take quarantine?

china – US citizen, traveling to Shanghai with Taiwan layover then a trip to Taiwan NOT for a layover. Do I need a visa?

I will be traveling to Shanghai for 4 days from NYC through Taipei. My layover is long, about 9 hours. I will be traveling back to Taipei but this time I won’t be on a layover, but rather will travel back to NYC after a week in Taiwan.

My original plan was with a layover through Chicago then direct to Shanhai, but the departure from NYC was bad, and the best I can find is through Taipei.

Will I be able to do visa-free transit, or will my layover in Taipei and then return to Taipei require me to apply for a tourist visa to visit Shanghai?

Many thanks.

Are there countries that bar nationals from traveling to certain countries? (Outbound travel-ban)

I know that a(n inbound) travel ban based on nationality is normally enforced at the destination. It is most notable that Israelis suffer this kind of ban from most of the Arabic world.

Another notable examples are North and South Korea, which are reciprocal enemies and do not accept nationals of either nationality. It’s also extremely difficult to actually get a passport for North Koreans.

And of course US travel bans issued by Mr. Trump against nationals of certain Muslim countries.

But I wanted to ask about the opposite, mostly for sake of curiosity. Are there countries that forbid their own nationals to visit certain enemy states despite that destination state accepting them?

Example. National of country A can legally enter state B (from B’s laws point of view, and most likely using a connecting flight), but when that person returns to the home country A they get prosecuted by law, e.g. if they have passport stamps, pocket money from B or just any other evidence to have visited that state.

From the first example: an Israeli dual-national is likely to be able to visit Libya with a second passport, but I never heard about any Israeli law prohibiting individuals to visit Libya (should the government ever find out) and convicting such travelers.