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Re: Arriving to Puerto Rico from USVI read this!!!

Gents & Ladies, First, I freely admit that I haven't read all of the "replies" in this thread, but thought that perhaps, as an ex-commuter airline pilot from my youth (a long time ago), based in and flying from Puerto Rico for 12 years, that I could bring a little clarity to this situation. The USVI's are certainly US territory and entrants are required to clear both Immigration and Customs upon arrival, unless one is a through passenger to Puerto Rico or to the mainland. Because the USVI's are a "Tax Free Zone" as far as Customs is concerned, individuals are required to clear Customs, but not Immigration upon arrival into the "taxable" US (Puerto Rico included) upon arrival there. This includes arrivals into the Spanish Virgins as they are Puerto Rican territory. Hope this helps to clarify the issue! Cheers to all!
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