BREAKING NEWS: US Customs system goes DOWN and causes massive delays and long lines at airports across the country
Air travelers are facing chaos and massive delays at airports across the country after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s system failed.
LAX Airport tweeted: ‘@CBP systems are experiencing an issue which appears to be impacting multiple airports including LAX.
‘Officers are processing passengers manually so please check with your airline for the latest status of any flight impacts. More details as they become available.’
JFK Airport told a customer on Twitter: ‘Just to let you know Customs is experiencing a system shutdown nationwide. They are processing passengers manually until the system comes back online. Thanks for your patience.’
CBP revealed on Twitter: ‘CBP is experiencing a temporary outage with its processing systems at various air ports of entry & is taking immediate action to address the technology disruption. CBP officers continue to process international travelers using alternative procedures until systems are back online.
‘CBP officers are working to process travelers as quickly as possible while maintaining the highest levels of security.’
It is not clear what caused the problem. Passengers are sharing pictures of enormous lines as they attempt to get back into the United States.
More information to follow