US Airports Introduce “Additional Screening” of Mexico, Canada Passengers

The new measures include heightened screening of personal electronic devices, "Increased security protocols" around planes and "passenger areas", and some extra "overall passenger screening".

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As of Wednesday 19 July, anyone flying to the United States from Mexico and Canada will now be subjected to new enhanced screenings at US airports, implemented by he Department of Homeland Security.

WestJet has already warned its customers to arrive at airports earlier to allow more time for the new security screenings. “WestJet strongly encourages you to arrive at the airport a minimum of two hours prior to your scheduled departure, to allow for additional screening time and ensure you don’t miss your flight.”

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The new measures include heightened screening of personal electronic devices, more canine screenings and the use of “advanced technology”, “Increased security protocols” around planes and “passenger areas”, and some extra “overall passenger screening”.

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