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  • Saturday, October 21, 2017

  • International Students Should Be Aware of New U.S. Security Measures

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
In its ongoing quest to quell concerns about travel safety, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced new travel security measures. These measures are particularly targeted at people traveling into the U.S., so international student considering a visit to that country in the near future should be careful to study these changes.

The changes focus primarily on the criteria used to determine which incoming international passengers will be subjected to additional screening. It also enacts penalties for failing to comply with requests for additional screenings.

The new criteria was derived by information used to successfully thwart a planned attack on Christmas Day 2009. Security officials used travel destination information and name information to perform an additional screening on the suspect in question.

These additional measures may make some travelers uncomfortable, but they are a part of the ever-changing security landscape for travelers entering the U.S. and other countries around the world. Until safety concerns regress, international students will need to be aware of these changes and forthcoming others.
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