Proponents say preclearance will facilitate the flow of people and goods between the US and Canada. Under preclearance, a traveller passes through US customs in Canada, so they do not need to do so once they enter the US, and vice-versa. There are US preclearance areas in eight Canadian airports, along with some train and ferry crossings in BC, and plans to expand this to more Canadian airports and train stations. Canadian preclearance zones would also be established for the first time in the United States.
You don't have to be doing something wrong to dread a border crossing. In fact, most Canadian travelers venturing across the border in the U.S., dread the time spent waiting in line, the awkward passport check and the uncomfortable questioning. But border crossings don't always have to be daunting, and these five simple tips can help you reach your destination with the hold-ups or the stress.