Airports around the United States are experiencing delays in processing international travelers thanks to an apparent nationwide outage affecting the computer systems used by Customs and Border Protection.

“US Customs and Border Protection is experiencing a temporary outage with its processing systems at various air ports of entry and is taking immediate action to address the technology disruption,” a CBP official said in a statement to The Verge. “CBP officers continue to process international travelers using alternative procedures until systems are back online. Travelers at some ports of entry are experiencing longer than usual wait times and CBP officers are working to process travelers as quickly as possible while maintaining the highest levels of security.”

Travelers at airports around the country posted videos of massive, slow-moving lines that sprung up as a result of the outage. But there are reports that the system is back up at some airports.



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