U.S. Travel applauds Argentina’s entry into this valuable trusted traveler program, which would allow pre-screened Argentinian citizens to utilize an expedited entry process into the U.S. while improving security for all travelers.

In a joint statement with Argentinian President Mauricio Macri, President Trump announced yesterday that the U.S. will launch the Global Entry trusted traveler program in Argentina next month.

Starting in May, Argentina will become the tenth country in the world to join Global Entry, which allows pre-screened, low-risk Argentine passport holders to enjoy a speedy customs process at 42 major U.S. airports. Global Entry expands secure, expedient entry to the U.S. for qualified Argentines and enhances security for all travelers. Argentina’s addition to Global Entry also signals renewed strength in relations between the two countries, especially since Argentina began seeking re-entry into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) last year.

Argentine travelers enrolled in Global Entry will also have access to TSA PreCheck, which will give them expedited security screening at U.S. airports during their trips here.

The U.S. travel community applauds this development. Global Entry is a win-win for both Argentina and the U.S.: travelers enjoy a safe, efficient entry process, while the information-sharing and cooperation that the program requires enhances security and improves diplomatic relations. We welcome Argentina to Global Entry, and hope that this valuable program continues to expand under the Trump administration.