US Customs and Border Protection is making re-entering the country easier for travelers from Nassau by adding Global Entry kiosks to the Pre-Clearance Facility at the Bahamian capital’s Lynden Pindling International Airport.
Global Entry members bypass inspection lines and use an automated kiosk to enter the United States. Travelers scan their passport and fingerprints, answer customs declaration questions using the kiosk’s touch screen, and proceed with a receipt to the exit.
The whole process takes only about a minute.
Whether or not they’re enrolled in Global Entry, all US-based visitors leaving Nassau can take advantage of the airport’s pre-clearance privileges, which allow Immigration, Customs, and Agriculture screenings to be performed in advance of arrival in the United States.
Now if only someone could make it easier to re-enter reality after our Bahamian vacation, too …
US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents can apply for Global Entry at https://goes-app.cbp.dhs.gov/main/goes.