I have a problem. I bought the 2-Months unlimited Pass on last year's promotion. hen buying the ticket on May 2022), I selected Germany as my country of residence as I was currently living in Munich for my university studies. However, by the time I start my journey (April 2023), I had already moved back to Turkey. I bought the ticket with a friend; he and I are both Turkish citizens and have Turkish passports. I will start the journey from Turkey and also end it there.
So I am hoping I do not get locked out of the German railways because of the "country of residence" issue. I have contacted Interrail support and they informed me that "country of residence" cannot be changed after the purchase date. I would really like to be able to use the German railways for free as they are not cheap and are hard to avoid. They are geographically central in Europe, so I will have to use them. It will be really difficult for me, financially, to complete my journey if I buy a ticket for every train ride through Germany. Germany is the central hub of European railways and I hoped I will be able to use it a lot, not just twice. (I know about the possibility of inbound and outbound journey)
So my question is: What would happen if I enter Germany with my interrail ticket (Mobile) which would be activated but I think I don't have to add the journeys to my trip on the application. So the ticket controller comes over and scans the QR code on the app. I show her/him my Turkish passport (I don't even possess a german residency at this moment. Will the QR-Code inform her/him that I am not allowed to travel within Germany or will it just say that I have a 2-Months pass and seeing that I am a foreign citizen, the controller will leave me be? I am really nervous and want to clarify this before I start my trip.
Oh, I wish I had selected Turkey as my residence when buying the ticket, I know. It was such a stupid mistake :/ Thanks for your help in advance. Cheers!
Best answer by Camilo.View original