Passport control issues in America, tips for Salzburg and hand luggage advice from the holiday guru

The Holiday Guru is always on call to answer your questions.

This week Salzburg, passport issues in America and the chances of a round of golf in Augusta are on the agenda…  

Q We’d like to visit Salzburg in Austria. What are the best-value flights from Jersey and where might we stay? 

Stuart Shepherd, St Helier, Jersey.

The Guru recommends staying at the Star Inn Hotel in Salzburg (pictured)

The Guru recommends staying at the Star Inn Hotel in Salzburg (pictured)

The Guru recommends staying at the Star Inn Hotel in Salzburg (pictured) 

A EasyJet flies from Jersey to Southend from £41 return (easyjet.com), while Ryanair has Stansted to Salzburg returns from £30 (ryanair.com). Stay at the Star Inn Hotel in the city centre from £86 B&B (starinnhotels.com). For more tips, see ‘Salzburg for under £100 a Night’ at dailymail.co.uk.

Q When I visited America 15 years ago I was held at passport control as I had mistakenly not returned my ‘departure card’ on a previous visit. They told me this will happen again unless I contact the embassy, but who should I see? 

Richard Sobey, Nottingham.

A This is complicated. You will almost certainly no longer have the paper I-94 form to which you refer, which U.S. Customs and Border Protection would ideally like to see by post: Coleman Data Solutions, 3043 Sanitarium Road, Suite 2, Akron, OH 44312, Attn: NIDPS (I-94). For those without the form, photocopies of dated payslips will be considered to prove your UK return. For advice, see help.cbp.gov and put ‘missing I-94 form’ in the search box.

Q I am going to Switzerland, but am unsure what I am allowed in hand luggage. I want to take an electric razor and my hearing aid charger.

Roger Hinton, Southampton.

A Yes, you can take these. If you want more information, search ‘allowed in baggage’ on caa.co.uk for details.

Q We are visiting the Augusta area in the United States soon and would like to know if we can play a round of golf there?

T. Boyle, via email.

A No. Augusta National Golf Club is private outside of the Masters tournament. 

Augusta National Golf Club (pictured) is private outside of the Masters tournament

Augusta National Golf Club (pictured) is private outside of the Masters tournament

Augusta National Golf Club (pictured) is private outside of the Masters tournament

If you need advice, the Holiday Guru is here to answer your questions and provide tips on how to make the most of your precious time off. Please send questions to holidayplanner@dailymail.co.uk or write to Daily Mail Travel, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT — and include your contact details. 

We will do our best to answer your queries but we can’t reply to every enquiry. Please do not send in any original documents. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

 

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