Thursday, 18 January, 2018

2-hour computer outage at USA customs causes delays nationwide

Customs Computer Outage CBP Customs and Border Protection Airports Travel Long Lines Mark Albert
Ray Hunter | 02 January, 2018, 12:26

The processing system outage began at about 7:30 p.m. EST and was resolved about 9:30 EST, the customs agency said in a statement.

People posted photos of long lines at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia.

Passport systems in the USA are back online after a two-hour outage caused disruptions in some of the major airports on the New Year's Day.

San Diego fliers may have experienced airport lines and delays Monday evening due to U.S. Customs and Border Protection system outages at various airports across the country. Several other airports said they were affected.

"No one has been getting past JFK Airport immigration for the last hour".

U.S. citizens among victims of Costa Rica plane crash
State Department said it was working with Costa Rican authorities to determine if the plane carried U.S. citizens. The plane crashed just moments after takeoff fron Punta Islita Airport, according to officials and witnesses.

Approximately 2,000 passengers were stuck in line at Miami International Airport, where this video was filmed.

"CBP took immediate action to address the technology disruption", the CBP added. Delays were caused because the CBP-controlled passport-processing systems were down.

Worldwide passengers arriving at T.F. Green Airport were also affected by the outage, but the disruption was temporary and the system is back online.

CBP said travelers at "some ports of entry experienced longer than usual wait times".

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