I have heard horror stories recently about security hassles and delays for foreigners using American airports as a transit for connecting flights. Right or wrong, let us all pray that the need for such incursions diminishes and finally disappears.
For Americans flying to Canada, and Canadians flying to America, customs can be pre-cleared before boarding the aircraft, so when you arrive, it's the equivalent of a domestic flight. Saves time and hassle, and is a GREAT time saver!!
My question is this: A Canadian citizen is flying AA YYZ
. It would not seem to be a problem outgoing, as the Canadian is arriving in MIA
aboard a domestic flight. Then he connects to an international flight, no problem. However, on the return, he arrives from CCS
on an international flight. Is a transit visa necessary? And should he allow extra time on the return to clear both American AND
Canadian customs before boarding the connecting flight?
Thanks in advance!!
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