Expedited lane for international connections now open at MIA



Miami International Airport now has a TSA PreCheck lane for passengers making connections from international flight.

Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole announced that Miami would get the expedited lane, the first of its kind for international connections, while visiting the airport Tuesday. The new lane opened Wednesday.

The TSA PreCheck lane is located at the exit of the international arrivals facility in the North Terminal. TSA said that after entering the country, “selected passengers” will be able to pass through the expedited lane without having to remove shoes, belts, jackets, computers or liquids.

Those eligible include members of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Global Entry or NEXUS programs; those who have already joined TSA PreCheck through an airline invitation or open enrollment; or travelers identified based on information they enter when booking a flight. Others could also be chosen selected for the lanes based on other pre-screening measures, including canine teams working with behavior detection officers and explosive trace detection.

According to the agency, the new lane is expected to reduce checkpoint wait times for thousands of travelers every day.

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