U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported this week that nearly 500,000 people have signed up for its Global Entry program to speed trusted travelers through international arrivals processing. At one location, Philadelphia, the program passed the 75,000 user session mark this week. Nearly 800,000 travelers use other CBP expedited processing benefits and programs, including NEXUS and SENTRI; nearly 3.5 million arrivals have been processed at Global Entry kiosks using these programs.
The Global Entry program is a voluntary expedited clearance program that allows pre-approved international travelers who are low risk to bypass traditional CBP inspections. The program operates at 31 U.S. airports and 10 preclearance locations, accounting for 97 percent of the locations through which international travelers enter the U.S. Nearly 3.5 million entries have been processed at Global Entry locations since the program’s inception in 2008.