Articles tagged “customs”

U.S. Customs Wants to Use Blockchain for Travel Security Measures

U.S. Customs Wants to Use Blockchain for Travel Security Measures

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As governments and big corporations adopt blockchain solutions to persistent challenges, one shouldn't lose sight of the fact that blockchain's ledger technology can be used to surveil and persecute travelers.

3 months ago

U.S. Customs Isn’t Protecting Traveler Data After Electronic Searches

U.S. Customs Isn’t Protecting Traveler Data After Electronic Searches

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It should come as no surprise that the government isn't following its own rules when it comes to securing the traveler data it seizes from personal devices. Another reminder to take precautions, even if your chance of getting searched is rather low.

6 months ago

Biggest U.S. Travel Lobby Praises Official Tasked to Build Trump’s Border Wall

Biggest U.S. Travel Lobby Praises Official Tasked to Build Trump’s Border Wall

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

In times of protectionism and nativism, it's important to stand up to the forces that want to close minds and borders alike. The travel industry should do more to make a case for itself, and that starts with opposing policies that create a divide with the rest of the world.

1 year ago

Schiphol Airport Tests Express Lanes for Passengers With Small Bags

Schiphol Airport Tests Express Lanes for Passengers With Small Bags

Joost Akkermans, Bloomberg

For airlines such as KLM, which has sued Schiphol Airport, extensive delays at the airport mean lost revenue. The airport is experimenting with ways to speed passengers through Customs, and that's a good thing.

2 years ago

Love Global Entry? 6 More Options That Speed Travelers Through Customs

Love Global Entry? 6 More Options That Speed Travelers Through Customs

Colin Nagy, Skift

Global Entry is the gateway drug. Now other countries are allowing you to skip through immigration faster than ever before. And it is easier than you would think.

2 years ago

U.S. Customs Officials Are Searching Travelers’ Electronic Media at Border

U.S. Customs Officials Are Searching Travelers’ Electronic Media at Border

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

Searching the digital devices of travelers is a legal gray area. It's unclear how far U.S. border authorities are allowed to go. Privacy rights' watchdogs are seeking clarity. Hopefully, they'll get it sooner rather than later.

2 years ago

Google Recalls Traveling Employees Back to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order

Google Recalls Traveling Employees Back to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg

Trump's sudden executive order banning Muslim immigration from seven countries creates an immediate issue for many corporations employing people from these companies who work in the U.S. on visas. If they were out of the U.S. when the president issued the order there is fear they might not be able to return.

2 years ago

U.S. Customs Officials Say System Outage Caused Processing Delays at Airports

U.S. Customs Officials Say System Outage Caused Processing Delays at Airports

Associated Press

A system outage at U.S. airports isn't an ideal way to end a long holiday break at all. U.S. Customs and Border Protection seems to be downplaying the extent of the disruption.

2 years ago

Travelers from Canada to U.S. Get New Pre-Clearance Customs Options

Travelers from Canada to U.S. Get New Pre-Clearance Customs Options

Associated Press

Pre clearance areas for U.S. Customs is a great benefit for arriving passengers, enabling them to avoid long lines trying to get into the country. There should be more of these things.

2 years ago

U.S. Governors Want More Tourists Pre-Screened Abroad

U.S. Governors Want More Tourists Pre-Screened Abroad

Ken Ritter, Associated Press

This may be the first response to terrorist attacks that actually can help consumers as well as make travel safer.

4 years ago

Automated Kiosks May Solve Miami Airport’s Passport Control Problems

Automated Kiosks May Solve Miami Airport’s Passport Control Problems

Associated Press

International arrivals is where the U.S. makes its first impression on visitors and it's time to stop doing such a terrible job of this.

4 years ago

Automated Passport Kiosks Haven’t Solved All the U.S.’s Arrivals Delays

Automated Passport Kiosks Haven’t Solved All the U.S.’s Arrivals Delays

Dan Peltier, Skift

Sure, cutting the average monthly wait time by more than 40% is a significant improvement. But you can bet the international travelers still waiting in those one hour or two hour-plus lines will make it their mission to bad mouth their experience to anyone who will listen.

4 years ago