July 21, 2020
The temporary restrictions on non-essential travel across shared ports of entry between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico have been extended an additional 30 days to August 20. To prevent long wait times for our cross-border community, the Chamber continues to urge U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to restore operating lanes and staffing at our ports of entry. Please visit the official Department of Homeland Security’s website and social media pages for updates on port operations.
Trusted Traveler Program enrollment centers will continue to remain closed through September 8. Trusted Traveler programs provide expedited processing into the United States for pre-approved, low-risk travelers through dedicated lanes and kiosks at ports of entry. These programs allow members to travel between the U.S. and Canada (NEXUS), access land ports of entry to the U.S. from Mexico (SENTRI), import commercial shipments between the U.S./Mexico or U.S./Canada (FAST), and travel internationally through CBP processing (Global Entry). Trusted Traveler Programs applicants who have scheduled interviews at enrollment centers on or before September 7 must reschedule appointments starting September 8. Enrollment on arrival remains operational at participating airports.