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ALERT Covid-19 FAQs - Updated April 18, 2022


Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 8:44 AM - For Immediate Release

CLEAR Brings Touchless Security Screening to Sacramento International Airport

Sacramento, CA – Today, CLEAR announced its trusted and secure identity technology and expedited lanes are now available in Terminal A at Sacramento International Airport (SMF). CLEAR is a secure identity company using your eyes to confirm who you are and help you move through experiences fast and frictionless. The announcement is part of the company’s continued growth throughout California. In addition to SMF, CLEAR’s touchless technology is located in 36 airports and 55 venues nationwide.

As air travel continues to be impacted, CLEAR is committed to doing its part to promote the health and safety of all airport travelers and agents. CLEAR’s touchless travel experience minimizes unnecessary passenger and airport personnel interaction by eliminating the need for CLEAR members to hand travel documents to agents during the security screening process. 

“CLEAR’s technology brings speed and safety to Sacramento International Airport at a time when innovation is needed most to best serve our customers,” said Cindy Nichol, Director of Airports, Sacramento County Airport System. “We look forward to CLEAR bringing touchless travel to our airport passengers and elevating their experience.” 

“We strive to deliver unstoppable experiences that keep our members moving faster and safer through airport security,” said CLEAR Chairman and CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker. “We will continue providing our customers with frictionless interactions as we expand our secure technology platform to more networks nationwide.”

CLEAR is an opt-in membership service that never sells an individual’s information. The rigorously tested and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certified CLEAR identification technology relies upon double-encrypted biometric data. A CLEAR membership is billed annually and costs $15 a month with discounts available for select rewards programs, including Delta Airlines, United Airlines and American Express. Family Plans are also available for an additional $50 per adult per year. Children under 18 do not need to be added to your Family Plan and can join for free. CLEAR offers a free mobile application unlocking benefits such as Health Pass, Curb-to-Gate, and mobile passport at no charge to participants.


About Sacramento County Department of Airports

The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento County Airport Fire (SCAF) is an all-hazard fire department providing aircraft rescues and firefighting (ARFF), structural and wildland firefighting and emergency medical services (EMS) to the Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Mather Field (MHR) and responds to approximately 1000 emergency calls annually. In addition to emergency services, SCAF provides fire prevention services to all four Sacramento County Airports. For more information, visit

About CLEAR 

CLEAR is a leader in identity and access, with more than 5 million users and 55+ locations across the United States. CLEAR links identity with different information sets, including: credit cards, tickets to the game, reservations, frequent flyer numbers, flight manifests, health care identification, driver’s licenses and passports. CLEAR’s data security framework meets the highest standards for performance and for protecting sensitive information — FISMA High- and SAFETY Act-certified by the Department of Homeland Security. CLEAR’s users are always in control of their data and CLEAR does not sell user information. To learn more, visit

The Sacramento County Department of Airport is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 155 daily nonstop flights on 12 domestic and international carriers to 36 destinations. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County airport system is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit