Global Entry lets travelers skip long immigration lines when returning to the country, but joining requires an application, background check, fingerprint scan and in-person interview. The program costs $100 for five years and includes TSA Pre, which lets travelers go through quicker security screening in U.S. airports.
For your clients looking to speed their international security screening:
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a surge in immigration and the government shutdown at the beginning of the year has reduced staffing levels at Global Entry enrollment centers, forcing “many” scheduled interviews to be canceled. According to the agency’s website, it could take up to 100 days for Global Entry applications to be processed, though the spokesperson said 65% to 70% of applications and renewals are being processed in 15 or fewer days. The agency said anyone who needs to reschedule an appointment should expect availability to be limited through Sept. 30.
Kilimanjaro Airport Visa Process Changes
With immediate effect, the process of acquiring a visa on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport has been changed. All guests arriving are now required to:
- Queue for a Government Control Number
- Queue to pay for the visa at the bank
- Queue for immigration to confirm and issue the visa
In order to avoid any delays on arrival, we strongly advise that you notify guests to purchase a visa online prior to arrival. Online visa applications can be completed 2 - 3 weeks before travel via
and will result in a more efficient arrival process for your guests.