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What is Mobile Passport Control (MPC)?

Published: Nov 09, 2022, Updated: Nov 09, 2022 | Tags: ESTA Passport, Airport Security

If you have travelled internationally lately, you may have noticed signs for “Mobile Passport” while passing through United States Customs and Border Protection. These queues tend to be shorter than typical passport line queues. Can you queue in the Mobile Passport line rather than wait in the very long one to have your passport checked? Yes, you can with Mobile Passport Control. It is a…

What is Automated Passport Control (APC)?

Published: Oct 10, 2022, Updated: Oct 10, 2022 | Tags: APC, Airport Security, ESTA Eligibility

In their ongoing efforts to better manage the increasing numbers of travelers at U.S. airports, CBP and airport authorities collaborated a few years ago to launch the APC (Automated Passport Control) program. This innovative technology aims to expedite the traveler inspection process by providing Automated Passport Control (APC) self-service kiosks where passengers can submit their biographic information…

Traveling with a medical device to the United States

Published: Aug 26, 2021, Updated: Aug 26, 2021 | Tags: Airport Security, Airline Safety

Traveling with medical supplies and equipment might sometimes be cumbersome, but it's not impossible. Below are a couple of tips that should make the process easier. Individuals who travel with an external medical device, e.g. a port or feeding tube, should inform the security staff about this when they arrive at the checkpoint. They will then help you to get properly screened, and apply…

In-Flight Safety Guide for U.S. Air Travel

Published: Dec 21, 2020, Updated: Dec 21, 2020 | Tags: COVID-19, Airport Security, Airline Safety

With roughly 40 million flights per year in the sky, air travel is one of the most popular forms of transport across the world. Throughout the past century, air travel has increased in popularity. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has served as a reminder on the importance of all health and safety precautions that keep travelers safe. Here are some of in-flight safety guidelines for your flight…

What can I take onboard aircraft to the United States?

Published: Oct 23, 2020, Updated: Oct 23, 2020 | Tags: Airport Security, Airline Safety

Whilst most international airlines follow the same basic rules, there are differences in the details of permitted items you can take on an airplane. You should always check with your airline before you start packing because if something is detected that looks like it might be prohibited, your luggage will be opened up and searched, even if you put a lock on it. The list below is not exhaustive,…

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