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Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 1, 2007 -- The Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Stockwell Day, and U.S. Consul General Harold D. Foster today announced the opening of NEXUS kiosks at Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport.
“Canada’s New Government is proud to announce that Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport is now accepting NEXUS members,” said Minister Day. “The NEXUS card not only serves as a secure alternative to a passport under the U.S. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative for travel by air, but allows NEXUS members to be expedited through the Canadian and U.S. border clearance processes.”
“We are pleased to be joining our Canadian partners,” said U.S. Consul General Foster, who represented U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the event. “The NEXUS program offers tremendous benefits to border officials and travellers. This program encourages travel between our countries, and we look forward to continuing to expand in the coming months.”
NEXUS is designed to expedite the border clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved travellers into Canada and the United States. In the air mode, NEXUS uses non-invasive iris recognition technology to identify the traveller and verify his or her membership in the program.