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So what’s “Nexus?”

Starting today (Feb. 15), NEXUS members flying to the United States will be able to use NEXUS cards in designated security lines for pre-board screening at airports for faster service. This announcement, made by the Minister of Transport Denis Lebel, follows the recent Action Plan on Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and United States President Barack Obama. “This change will make air travel from Canada to the United States more convenient, while maintaining a high level of aviation security,”said Lebel. “I encourage Canadians to apply for a NEXUS card to experience the travel benefits it provides.”NEXUS members travelling to the United States will be able to use valid NEXUS cards for faster screening by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) at Canada’s eight largest airports (Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver). Designated security screening lines currently in operation at select domestic and international checkpoints will be open to passengers flying to the United States. NEXUS is a binational Canada-United States program for pre-approved, low-risk travellers entering Canada and the United States at designated air, land and marine ports of entry. (http://www.nexus.gc.ca)

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