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TSA PreCheck Opens First International Location

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For the first time, TSA PreCheck members can now get expedited security screening outside of the United States. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) just opened its inaugural international TSA PreCheck lane at Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, Bahamas. 

TSA PreCheck signs at DCA.
Transportation Security Administration

PreCheck members returning to the U.S. from Nassau will be able to enjoy the same perks that they do at home, such as shorter lines and being able to leave shoes on during screening.

Nassau is one of 16 international locations in which passengers are screened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) International Preclearance before boarding flights (rather than upon arrival in the U.S.)

Current TSA PreCheck members will not need to do anything differently to use the designated lane in Nassau. 

Hopefully, TSA PreCheck will continue to expand outside of the United States. “This has been an excellent partnership throughout the trial period at Lynden Pindling International Airport, and it serves as a model for further extending TSA PreCheck,” said TSA Administrator David Pekoske in a statement. 

TSA PreCheck currently costs $85 to apply for a five-year membership, and $70 to renew online. U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and lawful permanent residents are eligible to apply for the program. 

Considering signing up for TSA PreCheck? Read our guide to Global Entry and TSA PreCheck first.

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