Does a cruise leaving from Ft. Lauderdale count in 182 days?

Winter 2017 CSANews Issue 105  |   Posted date : Dec 11, 2017.Back to list

Bird talk - Le Jaseur
Hi, my husband and I have a 15-day Panama cruise booked out of Ft. Lauderdale next month. We will be departing from Toronto, ON and will spend one night in Ft. Lauderdale pre-cruise. 15 days later, we will disembark in San Francisco and will be departing from San Francisco for Toronto that same day. My question is, does any portion of our trip need to be claimed in the 182 days allowed in the U.S.? Thanks.

Yvette Switzer
Sudbury, ON

Response:
This is the classic example of β€œin transit.” No portion of your trip is counted.

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