One Mile At A Time
Date: Dcember 24, 2020
By: BEN 18
Taipei Taoyuan may get US Pre-Clearance facility
It’s being reported that Taiwan has applied to offer a US Pre-Clearance facility, offering US immigration screening before passengers board US-bound flights.
US Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf revealed this during a virtual event earlier this week, stating that the US is looking at Taiwan’s application. If approved, Taipei Taoyuan Airport would be the first in the region to have such a facility.
The request for such a facility was first filed back in September, though as you’d expect everything is moving a bit slower right now due to coronavirus.
For context, Taipei Taoyuan has nonstop flights to the US on China Airlines, EVA Air, and United Airlines, and as of 2022 we can also expect nonstop flights on Starlux Airlines.