Travel Guide: Trusted Traveler Programs
I had a conversation with a friend that prompted this article. We were discussing international travel and the occasional horror of clearing customs. I began to explain what a blessing it's been traveling internationally with Global Entry. To my surprise, my well-traveled friend had no idea what this was. I was in shock, she out of anyone would benefit from this! After I explained its benefits, she vowed she would sign up immediately. I thought, hmmm how many other people don't know about these travel short cuts? So here you go, enjoy!
Global Entry™ is voluntary program is perfect for low-risk, frequent, international travelers, and open to U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and citizens of certain other countries. Members enter the United States through automatic kiosks at select airports.
The Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program or TSA PreCheck™ is open to some elite frequent fliers as well as travelers enrolled in one of the Customs and Border Protection’s expedited entry programs: Global Entry, Nexus and Sentri.
TSA PreCheck lets eligible, low-risk travelers enjoy expedited security screening. The program is available at participating U.S. airport locations and for most international itineraries. With TSA PreCheck™ travelers ease through checkpoints without removing shoes, laptops from your bag, belts, outerwear or jackets, and liquids or gels from carry-ons.
Once enrolled in the program, TSA PreCheck logo will appear on both printed and mobile boarding passes.
Subject to change per TSA policies