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How to Be a ‘Trusted Traveler’

Features & Advice | Transportation Security Administration | Janeen Christoff | August 02, 2016

How to Be a ‘Trusted Traveler’

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So, TSA Pre-Check is awesome and Nexus is a must and Global Entry is amazing. Have you heard your friends rave about these trusted traveler programs and experienced airport envy? With so many travel documents to choose from, which one is the one for you? It’s hard to know, so the folks at the Detroit Free Press have sorted it all out in a handy infographic-style format. 

Awareness of these expedited traveler programs is one of the biggest reasons it is so hard to sift through all of the information. For example, the Michigan Secretary of State issues enhanced driver’s licenses for residents who travel between the state and Canada. They are $45 and valid for up to four years. 

Travelers may also qualify for some of these programs for free. Many credit card rewards programs include the cost of Global Entry in their memberships. 

READ MORE: Is Global Entry Worth It? 

Check out the infographic, and just answer yes or no to a variety of questions on a chart and you will find your answer. Whether you are looking to get through security lines or speed through customs, these days, there almost always is a traveler program for you. 


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