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US asks 5 European countries to set up preclearance checkpoints

US asks 5 European countries to set up preclearance checkpoints

NEW YORK: The United States has asked five European countries to establish preclearance checkpoints at airports for customs and immigration. The advance checkpoints for foreign travel were recently available only in Canada, the Caribbean, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates.

As per details, US has approached England, France, the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden about the set up without making a formal request.

Sources told that these check points will provide travelers facilities like avoiding long lines for Customs and Border Protection in the US after a long flight and the government also could prevent people who wouldn’t be allowed in the US from even getting on the plane.

Andrej Hunko, Member of Parliament in Germany has presented the proposal under discussion at a July meeting of US and European officials.