Stockholm Arlanda to Get Preclearance Facility by 2019
The Swedish and U.S. governments signed an agreement on Friday that will allow travelers to complete U.S. customs and immigration formalities before boarding their flight.
The move will make Sweden one of the first European countries to have such a facility and it is expected to be in operation by 2019.
Preclearance at the airport would mean that travelers flying to the United States would be able to clear customs at the airport in Stockholm Arlanda and would enter the country for all intents and purposes as a domestic passenger.
The first preclearance facility opened in 1952 at Toronto Pearson International Airport. There are currently 15 preclearance locations across the globe including in eight at major Canadian airports, two in Ireland, and three in the Bahamas.
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