Dulles airport officials are trying to help passengers avoid the dreading removal of shoes before boarding a plane.
From CBP Press Release:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the opening of a temporary joint information center, located on the ticketing level of Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
The temporary location will allow travelers to learn about how to participate in TSA PreCheck™ and begin the application process for CBP's Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program. The information center is scheduled to be in place for 90 days.
Global Entry is a CBP Trusted Traveler program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Upon arrival in the U.S. from international travel, Global Entry members are able to bypass the traditional CBP inspection lines and use automated kiosks. Travelers scan their passports and fingerprints, answer the customs declaration questions using the kiosk's touch screen and proceed with a receipt to the exit with the whole process taking about a minute. U.S. citizens enrolled in Global Entry automatically qualify for participation in TSA PreCheck™ for domestic travel.
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