Frequent-Flyer Brits Near Fast-Track Entry To The US

The chief executive of the US Travel Association is reported as saying that he hoped US and UK authorities were close to an agreement to give US visitors the option to fast-track US border checks. There are talks to extend the Global Entry programme to allow frequent flyers from the UK to streamline their US entry process for five years. Travellers would have to provide biometric information and undergo security checks in advance of travel.

The John Proctor Travel view

Even before the events of 9/11 the USA had a reputation for slowness at border controls at its entry points. Following 9/11 and heightened security things have got even tougher so it would be a great benefit if (even if only for frequent travellers to the USA) the entry process was speeded up, after a long flight a shortened queue would be most welcome!

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