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Government Treatment At Airports?  
User currently offlineaircanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

Hello all

I was just wondering if all governments from any country who is visiting another country they get same treatment as US president when arriving and departing that they close the airspace for several mins and having a police or secret service agent escorts on the runway and taxi ways for take off or landing? I was just listening to ATC on youtube for AF1 at YOW preparing for take off and other youtube you can see police escort and secret service agent running down the runway beside AF1. here's the two links

First link you can listen to ATC at YOW giving instructions to AF1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQPbm2C3Y1c&feature=related

Second link a video of police escort. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iekUn-aILOA&feature=related

So if our prime minister Stephen Harper visits Washington will he get same treatment since he's one of the world leaders?

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User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21478 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

It depends entirely on the two countries involved and what was agreed to before the state visit. This treatment doesn't even always happen when the POTUS arrives in a country. Sometimes, it's clandestine.


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User currently offlineAlasizon From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

It definitely depends on the two countries as well as any possible security threats. For the POTUS, security is always higher than for others coming into the same situation.


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