AeroAussie From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 264 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2867 times:
What's the deal with taking the train from Vienna to Bratislava? Are there border checks? Passport stamps, etc. What about Vienna to Budapest? Serious border control there, or is it like the swiss when you come in from Milano...they glance at your passport and keep going.
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2845 times:
I can´t speak from personal experience (since I hold an EU passport), but land crossings generally earn less stamps.
Germany-Poland by train - the border guards didn´t even have the equipment to stamp, so it doesn´t have anything to do with me being German.
The Poles did stamp me, however, last week at WAW airport.
A friend of mine (Australian) entered Czechia on land and did not get a stamp. He left via PRG airport, where he got an entry and an exit stamp simultaneously.
I left Estonia and Latvia by bus, getting no exit stamps, only entry stamps from Latvia and Lithuania. Again, no special treatment for me, the American sitting next to me was treated just like me. But when I left Lithuania by air, I got an exit stamp.
I did Austria-Slovakia-Hungary-Austria by car. Result: one meager stamp (entry Slovakia).