Cruisers leaving Vancouver for Alaskan voyages can expect faster processing though customs with the introduction of 10 automated control kiosks at Port Metro Vancouver.
The BorderXpress kiosks are like those already in use at airports and they are a world first for U.S. bound cruise passengers.
Travellers using BorderXpress can proceed directly to a self-service kiosk in the United States Customs and Border Protection processing area at Port Metro Vancouver, follow the on-screen instructions to scan their passport and answer customs declaration questions, then receive a receipt confirming their information and continue to a U.S. Customs officer to finalize processing.
Eligible passengers for BorderXpress include U.S. and Canadian passport holders and U.S. Permanent Residents. This service is available without pre-registration and at no cost to the user.
Port Metro Vancouver say the new BorderXpress kiosks will process up to 4 times as many passengers, reduce delays and congestion at the terminal.