US suspends trusted traveler programs for New York residents

US suspends trusted traveler programs for New York residents

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the reported suspension of Global Entry and several other trusted traveler programs for residents of the state of New York:

“Travel should not be politicized. Trusted traveler programs enhance our national security because they provide greater certainty regarding a person’s identity, citizenship, and criminal background. Suspending enrollment in Global Entry and other trusted traveler programs only undermines travel security and efficiency. We are in contact with the Department of Homeland Security to convey this message.”