Clearing Customs Gets Easier Just in Time for Summer

When entering the United States, all travelers are subject to inspection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at land and air ports of entry. Both U.S. citizens and non-citizens alike must go through the inspection when they enter the United States from abroad. CBP has broad authority to search people and their baggage upon arrival. Some travelers then have to undergo secondary inspection for more detailed questioning. This process can often be time-consuming, inconvenient, and stressful for travelers.

Finally some good news!  CBP has changed the criteria for those required to complete secondary inspection.  Consequently, the number of travelers picked for secondary inspection has dropped by about 80%.  This change in practice has already been implemented in New York, and will be rolled out across the country in the coming months. This should make the process smoother and faster for most people, and is good news as we head into the busy summer travel months.

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