(DETROIT, MI) – Daily commuters and travelers who use the Detroit Windsor Tunnel are advised to plan trips into the US by using the Ambassador Bridge and by taking advantage of Trusted Traveler and Radio Frequency Identification cards to help expedite border crossings while the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is closed.
RFID-enabled documents reduce the time to process travelers at the border. Land border travelers may use a variety of documents, including a passport, passport card, or Trusted Traveler card like NEXUS, Global Entry, FAST, or SENTRI.
Other RFID documents also include Enhanced Driver’s Licenses, Enhanced Identification Cards or approved tribal documents. Children from the US and Canada, under the age of 16, can present an original or certified copy of their birth certificate.
“Using a trusted traveler card like NEXUS can reduce border wait times anywhere from minutes to over an hour,” said CBP’s Detroit Port Director Marty Raybon.
During peak travel times, the Ready Lanes at the Ambassador Bridge will be available for those travelers with RFID-enabled documents to speed border crossings.