Yes, if you are enrolled in Global Entry, you are automatically eligible for TSA Precheck. TSA Precheck is a U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) program that allows certain low-risk travelers to use expedited security lanes at participating airports. This means that they can go through security without removing their shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts, and light jackets.
Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. It is designed to streamline the customs and immigration process for international travelers and includes TSA Precheck as a benefit. This means that travelers who are enrolled in Global Entry are automatically eligible for TSA Precheck and can use the expedited security lanes at participating airports when they fly.
To receive TSA Precheck benefits when you are enrolled in Global Entry, you will need to enter your Known Traveler Number (KTN) when booking your flight. Your KTN will be included in the barcode on your boarding pass, and you can use it to access the TSA Precheck lanes at participating airports.
It is worth noting that TSA Precheck is available at more than 200 airports in the United States and is valid on participating airlines. However, not all airports and airlines participate in the program, so it is always a good idea to check before booking a flight.
What are the benefits of Global Entry?
Global Entry is designed to streamline the customs and immigration process for international travelers and includes a number of benefits. Here are some of the main benefits of Global Entry
Faster clearance: Global Entry allows you to clear customs and immigration more quickly than you would if you had to wait in line to speak with a CBP officer. You can use the Global Entry kiosks at participating airports to scan your passport, fingerprints, and customs declaration, which allows you to clear customs and immigration more quickly.
TSA Precheck: Global Entry includes TSA Precheck as a benefit, which allows you to use expedited security lanes at participating airports when you fly.
Convenience: Global Entry makes travel more convenient by allowing you to clear customs and immigration more quickly and efficiently. It can also save you time and stress by allowing you to use the TSA Precheck lanes when you fly.
Do you get global entry with TSA Precheck?
No, TSA Precheck is a separate program from Global Entry, and enrollment in one does not automatically include enrollment in the other.
To participate in TSA Precheck, travelers must apply in advance and be approved. They will then be issued a Known Traveler Number (KTN), which they can use when booking flights on participating airlines.
To participate in Global Entry, travelers must apply in advance and be approved. If approved, they will be issued a Global Entry card, which they can use to access the Global Entry kiosks when they return to the United States.
Global Entry includes TSA Precheck as a benefit, so travelers who are enrolled in Global Entry are automatically eligible for TSA Precheck. However, enrollment in TSA Precheck does not automatically include enrollment in Global Entry.
So, while TSA Precheck and Global Entry are both programs that can make travel more convenient and efficient, they are separate programs with different enrollment processes and different membership numbers. If you are interested in both programs, you will need to apply for each one separately.