Canada + Your Global Entry Card
Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Corey of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, who says:
“If you’re going to Canada and back to the US and have Global Entry (and not full NEXUS) be sure to carry your Global Entry card with you. Of course the Global Entry does nothing for you going into Canada, but on the return trip to the US you can access the Global Entry kiosk to get through US customs pre-clearance checkpoint with just your passport. Past the customs checkpoint is the standard security check point, where you need your Global Entry card to get into the NEXUS security line. Otherwise you get routed into the standard (and usually long) security line.”
You won’t need your card every time, but Corey’s right—they do ask for it sometimes (it’s happened to me), so if you have Global Entry, you should carry your card with you on your return to the U.S. just to be safe. Thanks for the tip, Corey!
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