U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced on August 5, 2011 that Global Entry members will now be issued a Global Entry version of the SENTRI card which allows expedited entry into the U.S. from Canada and Mexico using the NEXUS, SENTRI and Ready Lanes at land ports of entry.
The new card operates as a SENTRI card for Global Entry members. The Global Entry card is a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant, radio frequency identification (RFID) technology-enabled document that may be used by U.S. citizens when entering the U.S. through a land or sea port of entry from Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean.
Global Entry cardholders must follow all program rules for SENTRI including having their vehicle registered and inspected prior to driving it in the SENTRI lane. The cards do not allow access to NEXUS lanes for entry into Canada or NEXUS kiosks at Canadian preclearance airports.
Here yet another benefit of Global Entry. You can use it as a SENTRI card allowing expedited entry into the U.S. from Canada and Mexico using the NEXUS, SENTRI and Ready Lanes at land ports of entry.
At a U.S. Airport, Global Entry is well worth the $100 fee. It is a five year pass. Here is a prior blog where I explain Global Entry in further detail: