A pilot program rolled out Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in 2010 allowing faster screening times for Canadians (and Canadian permanent residents) returning to Canada has been deemed a success, despite early misgivings, and is now being rolled out to other Canadian airports, the Canada Border Services Agency announced Friday.
The Automated Border Clearance self-service kiosks are available to everyone and are free to use (unlike the NEXUS border-crossing service). Kiosks can be operated in six languages. Travellers will still need to have their passport and permanent resident card, which are scanned, as well as a declaration card that’s fed into the machine and receipts of items purchased abroad. And you’ll still have to run your kiosk receipt by a human being before you go on your merry way.
Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport will be the second airport to get the kiosks, in June 2012.