Security Procedures at Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Air travelers commuting via domestic or international routes will be checked by TSA security upon arrival in the U.S. Security checking procedure consist of monitoring passengers' carry-on bags and their items, all scanned at the X-ray machine.

At Buffalo Niagara Airport, there is a separate security lane provided for families with small children and travelers with extra assistance.

Custom and Border Protection at BUF

Recently the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) has required U.S. and Canadian passengers to present a passport or other legal document to denote citizenship and identity when crossing the U.S. border. Further detailed information regarding accepted documentation can be found on the following official website provided by BUF airport:

Since 2008, U.S. and Canadian citizens aged 19 and older entering the U.S. from within the Western Hemisphere area should present a government-issued photo with ID as proof of identity (e.g., driver's license), the evidence of citizenship (e.g., birth certificate, naturalization certificate, a passport). Children aged 18 and under, need to show the proof of citizenship.

Baggage Claim and Meeting Points at BUF

The baggage claim area at Buffalo Niagara International Airport is located on the lower level of the main terminal. The area includes information and transportation counters. After claiming the baggage, passengers should follow the signs to get to the meeting point or exit area.


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