Billy Bishop, Jean Lesage airports to get U.S. customs pre-clearance

Billy Bishop, Jean Lesage airports to get U.S. customs pre-clearance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A proposed expansion of the U.S. customs pre-clearance program should speed up travel times for U.S.-bound clients.

The CBC reports that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama will announce today that airports including Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Jean Lesage Airport in Quebec City will soon offer customs pre-clearance facilities. Pre-clearance will also be available for travellers heading to the U.S. from Montreal’s main train station. The proposal has been in the works since 2011.

So far eight airports in Canada – Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver – plus Vancouver’s Pacific Central train station offer pre-clearance.

Now if only they could do something about the exchange rate…