WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will extend the temporary closure of Trusted Traveler Program enrollment centers until at least June 1, 2020.
CBP officials say they are taking this precautionary measure to minimize the exposure of CBP personnel and the public to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Global Entry mobile enrollment events are also paused until further notice.
“Conditionally-approved applicants who seek an enrollment center interview will need to reschedule after June 1,” CBP officials shared. “These applicants are encouraged to check their e-mail and Trusted Traveler Program accounts for further information. CBP will continue to monitor the situation in order to resume enrollment centers interviews as soon as possible.”
CBP’s Enrollment on Arrival program will remain operational. Conditionally-approved Global Entry applicants will be able to complete the enrollment process when arriving on an international flight at any of the 60 airports that offer this program.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, CBP extended the period of time that Trusted Traveler Program applications remain active.
All applicants now have 485 days from the date of their application to complete the enrollment process. In addition, CBP will extend for up to 18 months the Trusted Traveler Program benefits of members who apply for renewal before their current membership expires.