US to Reopen Global Entry Enrollment Centers in July
(CNN) - The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency plans to reopen its popular Global Entry enrollment centers in July as the federal government moves to restore programs that were shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Very popular among travelers, Global Entry is the programs within the broader Trusted Traveler Program that expedites domestic and international travel for its members.
The CBP, which manages the programs, announced a number of changes to the enrollment centers to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19. Among the changes:
- Applicants, visitors and staff will be required to wear masks for in-person interviews to apply for the programs that expedite travel into the United States for pre-approved travelers.
- Measures such as social distancing, Plexiglas barriers and reduced seating will also be implemented.
Conditionally approved Global Entry, SENTRI and US-Mexico FAST applicants will be able to complete in-person interviews at most US enrollment centers beginning on July 6, according to the agency.
NEXUS and US-Canada FAST interviews at US and Canadian enrollment centers will remain suspended until at least August 10, said CBP.
In March amid the spreading pandemic, CBP suspended operations at its enrollment centers. However, conditionally approved Global Entry applicants have been able to complete their interviews upon arrival into the United States at certain airports.