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Oslo Airport US pre-clearance newcomer. Gardermoen may join Ireland’s Dublin and Shannon in the effort to shrink border queues in America. While Abu Dhabi also has the system in place, Stockholm Arlanda is on the way to offering the system. The UAE’s airport is expanding the facility, but Swedish authorities are still seeking US approval.

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Oslo Airport US pre-clearance newcomer

Published on Wednesday, 11th February, 2015 at 20:45 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Gardermoen may join Ireland’s Dublin and Shannon in the effort to shrink border queues in America.

Departure Hall, Oslo Airport
Departure Hall, Oslo Airport
Photo: Oslo Airport A/S


While Abu Dhabi also has the system in place, Stockholm Arlanda is on the way to offering the system.

The UAE’s airport is expanding the facility, but Swedish authorities are still seeking US approval.

A total of 15 foreign airports in six countries currently offer the system. US authorities say they wish to expand the number of countries and airports this year.

Pre-clearance means that the same procedures regarding immigration, customs, and agriculture inspections of international air passengers can be completed before departure at foreign airports instead of on arrival, according to US officials.

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the agency responsible for securing America’s borders, as well as facilitating international trade and travel, they say.

Oslo Gardermoen Airport press spokesperson Lasse André Vangstein told Dagbladet-run website dinside.no that he hopes their application and negotiations will succeed.

“Those [people] who have flown to the US know that they sometimes can be standing [in a queue] at entry control for a long time.”

“We hope to get pre-clearance at OSL so those flying to the US from here can go through a quicker channel into the US and maybe fly onwards to their final point of arrival quicker,” Mr Vangstein concluded.



Published on Wednesday, 11th February, 2015 at 20:45 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: us, immigration, customs, borders, airports, planes, oslo.





  
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