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Trip Report Travel to Austria became a nightmare.

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Me and my husband are Indian residents and my husband has come to Germany on a work permit.I also tagged along and we both have a schengen visa which permits us to travel throughout Europe. We started travelling and covered many countries. All the travels were done on trains. Austria being our last destination. Everywhere our passports were checked on the trains by the authorities. However when we entered Austria the authorities didn't have a knowledge about our type of visa. We told them repeatedly that it's is a schengen visa and we have already travelled other places. They made us get down from the train. Our pleads were unheard. They humiliated my husband as he is a Sikh and wears a turban and their heads are always covered. But here the Austrian police didn't have any knowledge about it and asked him to bare his head in front of everyone. They checked us as if we were criminals. We again started protesting and then out of the blue they started making calls and after about 30 mins they realized we were right and they were wrong and let us go. My point is why was the Austrian border police not aware of the visa types where as when we went to France, Italy, switzerland etc everywhere they were aware. Austrian police needs to know about such things to avoid the humiliation caused to us. Also the religious sentiments of my husband was hurt. They should also know what a Sikh is and that he doesn't hide a knife or gun in his turban which was their direct comment.

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