RCC joins Canadian business in call to open up NEXUS, FAST programsNovember 15, 2022
RCC has joined 58 other business associations in asking for government officals to restore service to NEXUS and FAST applicants.
Published reports indicate that the backlog for processing NEXUS applications currently exceeds 350,000 and is continuing to grow because of the delay in restoring the full service.
In 2019, tourists from the U.S. represented over two-thirds of all international tourist arrivals to Canada, reaching 25 million visitors in the year before the global pandemic. The same year saw 44 million trips by Canadians to the U.S. Having a jointly managed trusted traveller program is essential, both to foster economic growth and to deepen the ties between our countries’ citizens.
“The Canadian business community is deeply concerned about the failure of the two governments to agree to the reopening of NEXUS and FAST enrollment facilities in Canada,” the letter states.