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The Schengen Borders code contains several relevant dispositions. First, article 4 provides that […] By way of derogation from paragraph 1, exceptions to the obligation to cross external borders only at border crossing points and during the fixed opening hours may be allowed: (a) in connection with pleasure boating or coastal fishing; ...


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Now, is it in fact illegal, even if I have a visa for Sri Lanka? If it's legal, will I still have to find a way to report to both countries' authorities about my border crossing? If you arrive by unconventional means, you will run into the burden of proving the legitimacy of your visit. It is upto you as a traveller to prove you have the right to ...


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The Tiruchirappalli International Airport is only 3 hours and 55 minutes driving from the place you are stating, so that might be a small improvement. Still, it isn't optimal, of course.


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There are currently no ferry services running between Sri Lanka and India. There have been various proposals (some of which even started running for a short while in 2011, 2012 and 2015) but none of them have lasted. Your best bet is probably to fly from Tiruchirappalli Airport (roughly in the middle of your first screenshot) to Colombo. Sri Lankan fly twice ...


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There is ferry service of sorts connecting Rameswaram and Talaimannar. I am not sure how frequently it goes or costs, as it only recently restarted. There are also rumors of talks between India and Sri Lanka about building a road/tunnel to connect the same two cities.


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Greg Hewgill's answer is excellent in general but in specifics, I'd like to point out this advice from the Point Roberts Yacht Club: Point Roberts is an excellent point of entry into US waters from Canada. You may clear customs by stopping at the Customs dock located on starboard as you enter the marina and phoning US Customs for clearance. There is a ...


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Sure, there is no problem in doing that. You can take any route you like. After you enter US waters, you should endeavour to stop at the nearest port that has US entry facilities. There, you will talk to a US officer who will admit you to the United States (or not, as the case may be, no idea what might happen if you're not admitted at that point). The US ...



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