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Backpacking whilst unemployed

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1. Posted by Daniel John (Budding Member 31 posts) 2y


Does anyone have any experience backpacking while unemployed, in particular, passing through customs? Will being unemployed cause any delays/dramas when entering Europe and the USA. I have enough finances to cover long term travel, however I can't help but be concerned.


[ Edit: Edited on 09-Jul-2014, at 03:32 by Daniel John ]

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 2y

Your concern is unfounded. If you have enough money in place to prove you're not a bum looking to freeload or stay illegally then your employment status is immaterial.

What made you think otherwise?


3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3744 posts) 2y

Lots of people travel when unemployed, and it's no business of any immigration authority if you are employed or not. Do take proof of funds though, as they may ask how you are planning to pay for your travels while you're in that particular country.

[ Edit: Edited on 09-Jul-2014, at 05:52 by bex76 ]

4. Posted by Daniel John (Budding Member 31 posts) 2y

Makes sense.