Whose jurisdiction am I under when making a connection at a foreign airport?
July 19, 2006 3:24 AM Subscribe
I always assumed that, when making a connecting flight in an international airport, I was under international jurisdiction - the logic being that I clearly haven't 'entered' the airport's host country (haven't got a visa/filled out a landing form/whatever). My personal experience and now recent events
suggest otherwise, so what are the rules about this, and do they vary from country to country?
posted by runkelfinker to Law & Government (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My personal experience being that I once had a scary amount of hassle from US authorities while simply 'changing planes' in New York (going home from Mexico City to London)...