Temporary outage impacting US Customs nationwide, causing slowdowns

Posted at 5:39 PM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 19:21:07-04

UPDATE: U.S. Customs said the affected systems are coming back online and travelers are being processed. CBP will continue to monitor the incident. There is no indication the disruption was malicious in nature at this time.

There is currently a temporary outage impacting US Customs nationwide according to a tweet by Customs and Border Protection.

According to CBP, officers are working to process travelers as quickly as possible while "maintaining the highest levels of security."

They released the following statement regarding the outage:

"U.S. Customs and Border Protection is experiencing a temporary outage with its processing systems at various air ports of entry and is taking immediate action to address the technology disruption. CBP officers continue to process international travelers using alternative procedures until systems are back online. Travelers at some ports of entry are experiencing longer than usual wait times and CBP officers are working to process travelers as quickly as possible while maintaining the highest levels of security."

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WMAR 2 News has reached out to CBP who says that the glitch is affected arriving international passengers at BWI.