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Friday,  May 24, 2024 3:59 AM 

YYZ launches new screening protocol

YYZ launches new screening protocol

A new screening process introduced at Toronto Pearson International Airport this week will switch up the usual order of procedures for U.S.-bound travellers, with the goal of increasing security and reducing congestion at Canada’s busiest airport.

The updated Security in Advance protocol will now see travellers headed to the U.S. visit Canadian security before visiting U.S. Customs. Highlights of the new screening process include:

  • Process improvements for U.S.-bound passengers that reduce passenger congestion and improve passenger flow.

  • Passengers check baggage before moving through security screening and U.S. CBP processes, creating a more comfortable experience.

  • Connecting passengers bound for U.S. destinations have a more streamlined and enhanced experience.

  • In Terminal 1, 28 Automated Passport Control Kiosks were added to increase the total number to 56 kiosks.

An inauguration event held at YYZ this week, attended by airport officials and dignitaries including U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Canada's Minister of Transport, marked the completion of the two-year project. Pearson is the fourth busiest entry point into the U.S.