TSA Pre-Check Expands to Canadian NEXUS Members
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced the inclusion of Canadian NEXUS members in TSA Pre-Check as part of the Beyond the Border Action Plan. Beginning Nov. 15, Canadian citizens traveling domestically in the United States who are members of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) NEXUS program are eligible to participate and may receive expedited screening at participating U.S. airports.
TSA Pre-Check is part of the agency's broader effort to implement risk-based security concepts that enhance security by focusing efforts on travelers considered high-risk and about whom the agency knows less. To date, more than three million passengers have experienced TSA Pre-Check and it is also now available in 27 airports for Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways frequent flyers.
“TSA is committed to expanding TSA Pre-Check benefits to a growing passenger population in an effort to strengthen transportation security through risk-based methods,” said TSA Administrator John Pistole. “The inclusion of Canadian NEXUS members in TSA Pre-Check is an important step in harmonizing the security screening process between the United States and Canada.”
Eligible passengers include U.S. citizens flying on participating airlines and Canadian and U.S. citizens who participate in NEXUS, as well as individuals who are members of CBP’s other Trusted Traveler programs, including Global Entry and SENTRI. Individuals interested in applying for the NEXUS Trusted Traveler program should visit www.cbp.gov.