WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced plans to reopen the Trusted Traveler Programs enrollment centers on July 6.
The agency said the reopening plans were developed in consultation with CBP health and safety experts to include measures that minimize the risk of exposing travelers and CBP personnel to the novel coronavirus.
Starting Monday, July 6, conditionally approved Global Entry, SENTRI and U.S.-Mexico FAST applicants will be able to complete in-person interviews at most Trusted Traveler Programs enrollment centers in the United States. Applicants must schedule enrollment center interviews in advance via the Trusted Traveler Programs website. Interview availability will vary by location. NEXUS and U.S.-Canada FAST interviews at U.S. and Canadian enrollment centers will remain suspended until at least August 10.
CBP said they are introducing new measures to promote social distancing and protect the health and safety of travelers as enrollment centers reopen. CBP personnel at enrollment centers are now required to wear agency-approved masks when interacting with the public. All applicants and visitors at enrollment centers are required to wear face coverings consistent with CDC recommendations and state and local mandates.
CBP reminds the public they will continue to require that all Trusted Traveler Programs applicants submit fingerprints during their interview to complete the enrollment process. CBP is coordinating with its partners to increase the cleaning frequency of surfaces in enrollment centers.
Enrollment on Arrival has remained operational and that program remains the best option for conditionally approved Global Entry applicants to complete the enrollment process without pre-scheduling an interview, said CPB.