Worldwide travelers briefly face delays entering US

Worldwide travelers briefly face delays entering US

A customs computer outage at JFK airport created delays for passengers arriving on worldwide flights Monday.

Worldwide travelers at multiple airports took to social media Monday evening express their displeasure after they faced delays and long lines during processing.

A spokeswoman for the agency says a two-hour outage starting around 7:30 p.m. "During the disruption, CBP had access to national security-related databases and all travelers were screened according to security standards", the Customs and Border Protection agency said in a statement. Eastern time forced Customs and Border Protection officers to process arriving passengers using backup procedures at some airports.

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Travelers entering the USA from overseas posted photos on social media of long lines at John F. Kennedy International Airport in NY and at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

A few minutes later, another tweet said the customs processing issue was resolved. "Happy New Year!" said Jessica Yang, a program manager at Microsoft, in a Twitter post. Issue affected other U.S. airports.

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