Long delays and wait times for visitors at customs and entry points can discourage international travel to the U.S., which limits economic growth and job creation.

Quick Facts

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers are the first line of defense in America’s national security efforts—and they’re often the first people international travelers interact with on their trips here.

U.S. Travel urges lawmakers to provide CBP with adequate funding so that they can properly screen international travelers and streamline the customs and entry process. 

Research, News and Commentary on Customs and Entry Process

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U.S. Travel Applauds Brand USA Bill Committee Passage

November 17, 2021

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce passing the Restoring Brand USA Act (H.R. 4594).

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It's Time to Lift the International Travel Ban

July 08, 2021

The time is now—we simply cannot afford to wait any longer. 

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South America: A Wealth of Opportunity for International Inbound Visitation to the U.S.

August 02, 2019

Visitors from Brazil, Argentina and Peru make significant contributions to the U.S. economy and help lower America’s overall trade deficit.

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