Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is planning a major move to streamline the application process of some of its trusted traveler programs.
According to a regulatory roadmap released by the Trump administration and reported by Politico, CBP intends to issue a public notice in January to consolidate applications and fees for the Global Entry, NEXUS, and Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) programs.
U.S. Travel has long advocated for the expansion of Global Entry and other secure traveler programs. Global Entry’s members are rigorously pre-vetted and then screened expeditiously, allowing CBP to focus its resources on unknown risks. By streamlining the process to include the applications and fees of other programs, CBP is providing a greater incentive to qualified travelers to join these programs—a move that will make travel to the U.S. more secure and efficient.
U.S. Travel applauds the administration’s dedication to strengthening America’s security and travel facilitation programs and is eager to see this plan put into effect.