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Old September 7th, 2010, 01:45 PM   #3441
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it used to be easier because all you needed was an ID, now it went worse so i don't see anything like this happening in a near future
When I pass Canada/US border 5/6 years ago I remember Canadians just had to show an ID, but USA wanted to impose the passport even for 'em at the time.
Canada threathened to do the same with US cityzens so US withdrawed from their proposal

Now I don't know if things changed

Anyway at the time to enter in US by land was not that fast even for a Canadian because US police checked every cars and luggage; that for anti-terror law obviously
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Old September 7th, 2010, 02:48 PM   #3442
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I crossed the US/Canada border by bus on the I5 in July 2005. It was just after the bombings in London and security was shi'ite hot. It took nearly 2 hours to get across although seeing as I'd already done the crossing & paperwork at Niagara Falls a couple of days earlier I wasn't paid much attention.

When we arrived in Seattle the local news was full of this http://edition.cnn.com/2005/US/07/21/border.tunnel/
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Old September 8th, 2010, 12:06 AM   #3443
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I believe that the US and Canada now require passports.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 12:20 AM   #3444
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Hi, some welcome pictures:

NL-BE-DE tripoint (former quadripoint )











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Old September 9th, 2010, 12:34 AM   #3445
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Baarle is simply madness
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Old September 9th, 2010, 02:01 AM   #3446
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I believe that the US and Canada now require passports.
It's best to have a passport (since you need one to go overseas anyway), but there are alternatives.

There's the passport card, which is basically a card the size of a drivers license that you can use for 10 years to get to Canada or Mexico by land as well as some Caribbean islands if you are going by boat, it can't be used for flights outside the US though. You need to apply for it the same way that you have to apply for a passport at a passport agency, but it's cheaper at around $55 (normal passport is $135).



Then there is the enhanced license, which some northern US states (WA, MI, NY, VT) and Canadian provinces (BC, MB, ON, QC) have. It's like a passport card and drivers license in one, and you apply for it in a DMV. It costs more, but is an alternative if you don't see the point to get a passport.




And then there is the NEXUS card, which pretty much gives you pre-clearance for people who cross the border frequently. You drive through NEXUS lanes in the customs which have faster lines than the normal ones, and you get to use self-serve kiosks in airports with NEXUS. But you have to go through interviews with BOTH US and Canadian border officials to explain WHY you want to have a Nexus pass (and they really grill you from what I heard) and have to get massive scans and background checks so it's useless unless you cross the border heavily.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 02:08 AM   #3447
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NL-BE-DE tripoint (former quadripoint )

Wasn't that a quintipoint? I can clearly see 5 borders merging (between 4... err, "political subjects"). Interestingly though, Wikipedia talks about a quadripoint too. One more border, and it would've been a sexipoint.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 02:27 AM   #3448
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Yes, I believe they require passports since 2008? Somewhere around there, they introduced regular checks. It's like regular European non-schengen checks, if you want a comparison.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 09:48 AM   #3449
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Old September 10th, 2010, 12:39 AM   #3450
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Wasn't that a quintipoint? I can clearly see 5 borders merging (between 4... err, "political subjects"). Interestingly though, Wikipedia talks about a quadripoint too. One more border, and it would've been a sexipoint.
Just a quadripoint, as the border Neutral Moresnet-Germany was the line through Kelmis. When WW1 ended, Belgium received the Eupen-Malmedy sectors, getting the present borders.

I wonder... the railway line between Eupen and Malmedy goes through Germany but it is Belgian... Are there any border crossing? Does any German road cross on level the Belgian railway line?
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Old September 10th, 2010, 12:50 AM   #3451
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I wonder... the railway line between Eupen and Malmedy goes through Germany but it is Belgian... Are there any border crossing? Does any German road cross on level the Belgian railway line?
No border crossing, but many road cross: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vennbahn
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Old September 10th, 2010, 03:13 AM   #3452
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Just a quadripoint, as the border Neutral Moresnet-Germany was the line through Kelmis. When WW1 ended, Belgium received the Eupen-Malmedy sectors, getting the present borders.
So it's Neutral Moresnet drawn with modern borders? I guess this map is more appropriate then:


http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutraal_Moresnet
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Old September 10th, 2010, 12:22 PM   #3453
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Hi, everyone. I've not read all the 173 pages of the thread, so it's possible that those places are repeated...

French-Spanish Border at AP-7/E15 in the municipality of La Junquera (Spain)

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Inside the Biergrens Shop (it means "Border Beer"), a beer shop divided by the border in Baarle.

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Tripoint Austria, Slovakia, Hungary

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Old September 10th, 2010, 12:31 PM   #3454
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Between Rihonor de Castilla (Spain) and Rio de Onor (Portugal)

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Urban border between Mouscron (Belgium) and Villeneuve en Ferrain (France)



A bordermarker in Llivia (Spanish Exclave in France)

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Old September 10th, 2010, 01:27 PM   #3455
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Do you know of other national road numbers that are the same on both sides of the country? Such as mentioned highways 93 and 92 that have same number in Norway and Finland?
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Old September 10th, 2010, 02:30 PM   #3456
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sure! For example Bundesautobahn 4 in Germany and Autostrada A4 in Poland:

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Old September 10th, 2010, 02:51 PM   #3457
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Also between the Czech Republic and Slovakia, but otherwise these situations are pretty rare.
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Old September 10th, 2010, 03:21 PM   #3458
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Inside the Biergrens Shop (it means "Border Beer"), a beer shop divided by the border in Baarle.

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I wonder to whom pays the owner the rates?
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Old September 10th, 2010, 04:32 PM   #3459
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Do you know of other national road numbers that are the same on both sides of the country? Such as mentioned highways 93 and 92 that have same number in Norway and Finland?
There's a special thread about this:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=776306
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Old September 10th, 2010, 04:59 PM   #3460
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I wonder to whom pays the owner the rates?
To the country (s)he has the front door in.
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