Crossing Country Borders

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Fanie, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    When you cross borders in your craft, how are passports etc etc handled ?

    Do you have to call the other country and tell them 'make way we're comming in in two days...' or is it 'SURPRIZE !!!' we're he-here... ?
  2. StrandedMariner
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    StrandedMariner Steelboatsailor


    Every country has different regulations. In some you have to advise authorities well in advance of your travel plans, in others it is much easier. A lot changed is some countries after 9/11.

    A site that offers pretty good information about immigration and customs procedures is

  3. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Fanie mate, no matter where your going its best to call the local embassy before you go there and get the latest info, some places change often others not so much, but it's nice to be told your coming for several reasons (also of course with some of 'em they can say "stay away we'll shoot at any stranger" better to know that than turn up on the doorstep unanounced and be blown out of the water! (not all embassy stuff is reliable but it at least helps - both ways!)
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