Articles tagged “customs”

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New EU ID Checks Could See Much Longer Wait Times in 2023

Just when travelers thought that travel disruptions seen earlier this year may be easing, in May 2023 the European Union plans to introduce new fingerprint and biometric checks at external borders for third-country nationals that could lead to significantly longer wait times. Just in time for the the peak summer travel season in 2023, the…

Airlines

Heathrow Airport Arriving Travelers Can Expect Even Longer Wait Times

Wait times at Heathrow for arriving passengers were already horrendous at times. With the airport short of around 12,000 staff and a holiday period on the way, this won't get prettier.

Heathrow Airport Arriving Travelers Can Expect Even Longer Wait Times

Online Travel

U.S. Needs to Tighten Oversight of How Airlines Use Facial Recognition Data: New Government Report

Facial recognition tech divides people. They say either that it's faster and contactless, or that it invades people's privacy. But questions about data security matter, too.

U.S. Needs to Tighten Oversight of How Airlines Use Facial Recognition Data: New Government Report

Tourism

U.S. Customs Delays Could Get Even Longer As Global Entry Staff Transferred

Does anyone remember the misplaced hope that President Trump would act as though he were the hotelier-in-chief or a pro-travel President? But then came Muslim travel bans, shutting down U.S. travel to Cuba, and — the latest — depleting staffing conducting Global Entry interviews.

U.S. Customs Delays Could Get Even Longer As Global Entry Staff Transferred

Business Travel

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

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.

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

Tourism

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

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.

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

Tourism

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

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.

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

Airlines

Schiphol Airport Tests Express Lanes for Passengers With Small Bags

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.

Schiphol Airport Tests Express Lanes for Passengers With Small Bags

Airlines

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

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.

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

Tourism

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

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.

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