Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Outage at Customs and Border Protection leads to long lines at airports

Major US airports suffer technical glitch as passport system down Customs System "Disruption" Halts Major Airports
Elsie Buchanan | 02 January, 2018, 10:39

An outage affecting the Customs and Border Protection's computer systems left worldwide travelers waiting in long lines at airports throughout the country Monday night, CNN reported.

In a statement, CBP said the outage began at 7:30 p.m. and ended at 9:30 p.m.

New York's John F. Kennedy Airport tweeted about delays.

A computer outage in the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol processing system caused delays at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Airport for almost two hours Monday night.

Denver International Airport reported the "brief customs processing issue has been resolved".

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US Customs and Immigration computers went down at various airports around the US yesterday, causing some havoc for travelers returning from holidays.

DFW travelers told NBC5 they had very little information about what was happening and hundreds of people backed up in line while the computer systems were down.

All airports are back on line after a temporary outage of #CBP's processing systems.

CBP took immediate action to address the technology disruption. The agency didn't say what caused the problem, but said "there is no indication the service disruption was malicious in nature".

The agency said it had access to the national security-related databases during the outage. "CBP officers continued to process global travelers using alternative procedures at affected airports".

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