A glitch in the electronic system of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) affected several airports and checkpoints, reported.
“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,» the Department tweeted.
Customs officers and border guards are noted to keep compliance with all security arrangements at the highest level.
Moreover, the electronic system of Customs and Border Protection has failed at the Los Angeles airport, the administration of the air harbor reported on Twitter with absence of problem details.
.@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.
— LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) 16 августа 2019 г.
“You should ask CBP for details. We have published this to inform our passengers so that they follow the schedule, because there may be changes,” the spokesman for the airport said.
He, meanwhile, refused to answer the question of whether the failure had already affected the schedule.
Los Angeles International Airport is one of the largest in the USA and in the world, as well. In 2018, more than 87.5 million passengers used its services — this is the second indicator in the United States and the fourth in the world.
Natalia Veselnitskaya — official website