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Old 07-10-2009
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I believe the same is true for most countries, hence the quarantine flag requirement when you sail into a foreign port and drop anchor. However it's not true for the good old US of A. You are required to check into customs as soon as reasonably possible when you return from a foreign country. I found that out last year when I returned from Canada. I checked in promptly but my buddy boat waited until the next morning and got a real chewing out from the Customs folks. They said they could give him a $5000 fine but didn't since he was of advanced age (he's 80). He said that was the biggest senior discount he had ever received!
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