Originally Posted by quill
Is it legal
to transit a country enroute to another country without checking in. No going ashore. Maybe anchoring
a little to get some sleep. Q flag flown?
You can transit - no stopping. If you stop (anchor) you need to clear in as you are no longer on passage
and have to comply with all local immigration laws. weather
or not you get 'caught' if you stop is another matter - but you will have broken the law and in Europe
or the USA, for example, that may well mean jail time or at the very least deportation and fines.