Customs and Border Protection has postponed the reopening of its trusted traveler enrollment centers through at least Aug. 10, the agency said Wednesday.
CBP was scheduled to reopen the centers, which handle Global Entry enrollment, on July 6. The move comes as coronavirus cases are surging, particularly in Southern and Western states.
Program applicants who made appointments in July and early August must reschedule.
Global Entry also meets REAL ID requirements, which were supposed to become mandatory in October before the Department of Homeland Security moved the deadline to Oct. 1, 2021.
Travelers who have already begun the Global Entry application process can complete their enrollment on arrival at a number of U.S. airports.
Other Trusted Traveler programs include Nexus, which allows expedited entry to the U.S. from Canada, and Sentri, which allows expedited entry to the U.S. from Canada and Mexico. The northern and southern borders are currently closed to most travelers.
Due to a dispute with New York officials over a state law, New York residents are not eligible to apply for any Trusted Traveler programs.