Global Entry to Expand to 9 Additional Airports in U.S.

By Paul Riegler on 6 October 2016
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Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency announced plans to expand its Global Entry trusted traveler program to nine additional airports.

Global Entry allows passengers entering the United States to bypass the line for passport control and use a kiosk instead of submitting a paper landing card and interacting with a Customs and Border Protection agent.

The new airports include Fairbanks, Alaska; Oakland, Sacramento, and San Jose in California; New Orleans, Louisiana; Kansas City and St. Louis in Missouri; Houston Hobby in Texas; and Burlington, Vermont.

The program is already available at 39 airports.

Participants in Global Entry are also eligible to use PreCheck lanes at security checkpoints in the United States. With PreCheck, travelers are able to forgo taking off shoes and jackets, and removing liquids and computers from carry-on bags.

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