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Want Global Entry? You Won't Be Able To Apply Until June 1st
If you’ve been thinking about applying for global entry this year, you’ll need to wait a little longer. On Wednesday, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol decided to extend its suspension of enrollment into travel programs. The original suspension was set to end back on March 19, but it will now through June 1.
The main reason for the extended suspension was to help protect agents from increased exposure to COVID-19. When travelers apply for these programs, they are required to come in for an in-person interview before their application is approved.
“CBP’s highest priority is to ensure the health, safety and security of our workforce and the American people,” the agency said in a statement. “CBP agents, officers and mission support personnel will continue to support the whole-of-America response to the COVID-19 outbreak.”
Despite the prolonged suspension, once the process is opened back up New York residents will still be ineligible to apply. This comes after the Department of Homeland Security said it would no longer accept applications from New Yorkers because of a law in the state that allows undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver’s license.