U.S. Department of Homeland Security Additional Screening Measures

Effective July 19, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will require additional screening measures for travelers flying on international flights bound for the U.S. These screening measures pertain to any departure point where a passport is required to reenter the U.S.

Travelers flying to the U.S. from an international airport are encouraged to arrive to the airport at least three (3) hours prior to departure to allow time to clear security.

The enhanced security measures include but are not limited to:

  • Enhancing overall passenger screening;
  • Conducting heightened screening of personal electronic devices;
  • Increasing security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas; and
  • Deploying advanced technology, expanding canine screening, and establishing additional preclearance locations.

We advise all our travelers to arrive at their international departure airport at least three hours prior to the departure time of their flight. Travelers are also encouraged to proceed promptly to their departure gate where additional screening may occur to avoid delay or missed flight.