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2022

CBP Expands Simplified Arrival to International Airports in the South

NEW ORLEANS, LA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the implementation of Simplified Arrival at six airports in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee.  Rogers Municipal Carter Field Airport, Lakefront Airport, Alexandria (Louisiana) International Airport, Gulfport Biloxi International Airport, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, and Memphis International Airport.

2021

CBP expands Simplified Arrival to four ports of entry in Washington state

BLAINE, WA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) expanded the use of biometric facial comparison technology Dec. 15 to the border crossings at the ports of Laurier, Metaline Falls, Ferry, Boundary, and Frontier as part of CBP’s land border innovation efforts.

CBP facial biometric technology detects impostor entering the U.S. in Blaine

BLAINE, WA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers using Simplified Arrival at the Pacific Highway Port of Entry intercepted an impostor attempting to cross the border from Canada into the United States Nov. 26.

CBP Expands Simplified Arrival to Houlton, Jackman, and Calais Ports of Entry

HOULTON, ME – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the expansion of biometric facial comparison technology to the pedestrian border crossings at Houlton, Jackman, and Calais, ME as part of CBP’s land border innovation efforts.

CBP Expands Simplified Arrival to Highgate Springs, Derby Line, and Richford Ports of Entry

HIGHGATE SPRINGS, VT – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the expansion of biometric facial comparison technology to the pedestrian border crossings at Highgate Springs, Derby Line, and Richford, VT as part of CBP’s land border innovation efforts.

CBP Adds Agriculture Features to CBP One Mobile App

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today a new feature in the CBP One mobile application that will be able to better facilitate international travel into the United States.

CBP Expands Simplified Arrival to Sweetgrass, Eastport Ports of Entry

SWEETGRASS, MT — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the expansion of biometric facial comparison technology to the pedestrian border crossings at Sweetgrass and Eastport, Idaho, as part of CBP’s land border innovation efforts.

CBP Announces Facial Biometric Pilot for Inbound Vehicle Travelers at Anzalduas International Bridge

ANZALDUAS, TX — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the start of an innovative facial biometric pilot in select vehicle lanes at the Anzalduas International Bridge Port of Entry (POE), Texas for travelers arriving in the United States.

CBP Introduces New CBP ROAM™ Features to Expand Touchless Service for Boaters

WASHINGTON, DC — To further support its innovation efforts, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that CBP ROAM™ will introduce new features that allow pleasure boat operators to apply for and update cruising licenses.

CBP at MSP Encourages Travelers to Use Facial Recognition

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) are encouraging travelers to use the Global Entry Facial Recognition capabilities during their next flight.

CBP, cruise lines partner to modernize entry process with facial biometrics

WASHINGTON, DC — As cruise travel resumes this summer following suspension due to COVID-19, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is working with the cruise industry to make travel safer and more efficient.

CBP Expands Simplified Arrival at Kansas City International Airport

KANSAS CITY, MO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the implementation of Simplified Arrival at Kansas City International Airport (MCI) earlier this month.

CBP Expands Simplified Arrival in Washington

BLAINE, WA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently introduced Simplified Arrival at the pedestrian border crossings at the Lynden, Sumas and Point Roberts ports of entry.

CBP Introduces Simplified Arrival at SIA in Saipan, CNMI

SAIPAN, CNMI — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the Commonwealth Ports Authority (CPA), announced today the implementation of the Simplified Arrival process at the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport (SIA), located in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

CBP Introduces Simplified Arrival at GUM in Guam, CNMI

GUAM — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the Guam International Airport Authority, announced today the implementation of the Simplified Arrival process at the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (GUM), located in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

CBP Announces the Addition of I-94 Features to CBP One Mobile App

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that I-94 applications can now be filed through the CBP One mobile application in order to better facilitate international travel into the United States.

CBP Introduces Simplified Arrival at Denver International Airport

DENVER, CO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in partnership with the Denver’s Department of Aviation, announced today the implementation of the Simplified Arrival process at Denver International Airport (DEN). CBP’s enhanced international arrival process uses facial biometrics to automate the manual document checks that are already required for admission into the United States.

CBP Launches New Mobile Passport Control App Pilot in Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today its new Mobile Passport Control application (MPC) to streamline entry into the United States.

CBP Expands Simplified Arrival at El Paso, Presidio, Fort Hancock, Tornillo, Santa Teresa and Columbus ports of entry

EL PASO, TX — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is introducing Simplified Arrival at multiple pedestrian border crossings within the El Paso Field Office area of operations. 

CBP Launches Simplified Arrival at Charlotte Airport

CHARLOTTE, NC – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the implementation of biometric facial comparison technology to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) as part of CBP’s efforts to secure and streamline international travel.

CBP Introduces Simplified Arrival at HNL in Honolulu, Hawaii

HONOLULU — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in partnership with the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), announced today the implementation of the Simplified Arrival process at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). 

CBP Expands Simplified Arrival to All Northern New York Land Ports of Entry

ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the expansion of biometric facial comparison technology to the pedestrian border crossings at all the Northern New York ports of entry, including Alexandria Bay, Ogdensburg, Massena, Trout River, Fort Covington, Chateaugay and Churubusco.

CBP Expands Simplified Arrival in Eagle Pass, Del Rio

EAGLE PASS, TX — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has introduced Simplified Arrival at the pedestrian border crossings in the Eagle Pass and Del Rio ports of entry.

CBP Expands Biometric Facial Comparison at Philadelphia International Airport to Secure and Streamline International Travel

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the implementation of Simplified Arrival at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

CBP Expands Biometrics Facial Comparison at BWI Airport to Secure and Streamline International Travel

BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the implementation of Simplified Arrival at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

CBP Announces Simplified Arrival, Using Facial Biometric Comparison Technology at Hidalgo Port of Entry

HIDALGO, TX — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the implementation of Simplified Arrival at the international bridges within the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

TSA continues testing touchless checkpoint technologies

DETROIT — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), in cooperation with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Delta Air Lines, is beginning a new round of testing of a biometric facial comparison technology at the TSA checkpoint to verify the identity of select Delta Air Lines SkyMiles® members who are Trusted Travelers, which includes TSA PreCheck® and CBP Global Entry, Nexus and Sentri members.

CBP Introduces Biometric Facial Comparison Technology at Douglas and Naco Ports of Entry

DOUGLAS, AZ — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has introduced Simplified Arrival at the pedestrian border crossings in Douglas and Naco, Arizona.

CBP Expands Facial Biometrics to Preclearance Locations in Canada

CANADA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the upcoming expansion of Simplified Arrival at eight Preclearance locations throughout Canada, beginning with Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

CBP Announces New Facial Biometric Comparison Technology at San Ysidro, Otay Mesa Border Crossings

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the implementation of Simplified Arrival at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa pedestrian border crossings in San Diego, CA.

2020

CBP Announces New Facial Biometric Comparison Technology in Bermuda

BERMUDA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the introduction of Simplified Arrival at the L.F. Wade International Airport in Bermuda.

CBP Announces New Facial Biometric Comparison Technology in Nassau, Bahamas

NASSAU — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the introduction of Simplified Arrival at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in Nassau, Bahamas.

CBP to Introduce Biometric Facial Comparison to Secure and Streamline Travel at Andrade, CA

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the implementation of biometric facial comparison technology at the pedestrian border crossing in Andrade, CA. The technology will enhance the identity verification process for lawful entry into the United States.

CBP Announces New Preclearance Terminal In Bermuda

BERMUDA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today a new Preclearance Terminal that will open Wednesday at the new L.F. Wade International Airport in Bermuda.

CBP Introduces Simplified Arrival in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently introduced Simplified Arrival at the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

CBP to Introduce Biometric Facial Comparison to Secure and Streamline Travel at Buffalo, NY

BUFFALO, New York — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the implementation of biometric facial comparison technology at the pedestrian border crossing at Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York. The technology will enhance the identity verification process for lawful entry into the United States.

CBP Introduces Simplified Arrival at MIA

MIAMI, Florida — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the implementation of Simplified Arrival at Miami International Airport (MIA).

CBP Enhances Biometrics for Non-U.S. Travelers Entering and Exiting the United States

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) comprehensive biometric entry and exit system that applies to non-U.S. citizens traveling to and from the United States.

CBP Launches Simplified Arrival at IAH

HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Houston Airport System today announced the launch of Simplified Arrival at George Bush Intercontinental Airport delivering a seamless and more touchless travel experience for travelers returning from an international trip.

CBP Introduces Simplified Arrival at Boston Logan

BOSTON, Massachusetts — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced the implementation of Simplified Arrival at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).

CBP to Introduce Biometric Facial Comparison to Secure and Streamline Travel at Cross Border Xpress and Tecate

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the implementation of biometric facial comparison technology at the pedestrian border crossings in Cross Border Xpress (CBX) and Tecate, CA. The technology will enhance the identity verification process for lawful entry into the United States.

CBP Introduces Simplified Arrival at LAX

LOS ANGELES, California — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in partnership with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) announced today the implementation of Simplified Arrival at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

CBP Introduces Biometric Facial Comparison to Secure, Streamline Travel in Detroit and Champlain

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the implementation of biometric facial comparison technology at the pedestrian border crossings in Detroit, Michigan and Champlain, New York. The technology will enhance the identity verification process for lawful entry into the United States.

CBP to Introduce Biometric Facial Comparison at Brownsville Port of Entry to Secure and Streamline Travel

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection will introduce biometric facial comparison technology at the pedestrian border crossings in Brownsville, Texas on February 24. The technology will enhance the identity verification process for lawful entry into the United States.

CBP Introduces Facial Comparison Technology to Secure and Streamline International Arrivals at JFK Terminal 4

NEW YORK — U.S. Customs and Border Protection introduced biometric facial comparison technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 4 on March 12 to further secure and streamline international travel. This action is part of a longstanding effort to implement a Congressional mandate to biometrically record the entry and exit of non-U.S. citizens.

CBP Introduces Facial Comparison Technology to Streamline International Arrivals at Houston Airport

HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection will introduce biometric facial comparison technology at Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport on February 20 to further secure and streamline international travel.

CBP Introduces Biometric Facial Comparison at Progreso Port of Entry to Secure and Streamline Travel

PROGRESO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is introducing biometric facial comparison technology to further secure and streamline travel through the Progreso Port of Entry in southern Texas.