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U.S. Customs system down nationwide, prompting long lines at JFK, Newark

Emmett Howard | 17 August, 2019, 01:27

Issues with customs checks have also been reported by travellers in Seattle, Philadelphia, San Francisco, New York's John F Kennedy Airport, and Dulles Airport in the United States capital.

"CBP officers are working to process travellers as quickly as possible while maintaining the highest levels of security", a CPB official said.

One traveler commented on Twitter that customs systems appeared to be down at JFK, calling it a #customsapocalypse.

People at various USA airports posted videos on social media sites of lengthy lines at processing checkpoints and several airports warned of extensive delays.

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- A computer issue is impacting U.S. Customs nationwide, according to an announcement at Dulles International Airport Friday evening.

An official source with the Customs and Border Protection agency told TMZ: 'There is no indication of nefarious activity at this time.' That said, CBP still doesn't know why the system failed. Please continue to check with your airline directly for the latest on any potential flight impacts. They are processing passengers manually until the system comes back online. More details as they become available'. Thanks for your patience'.

The cause of the outage was not immediately known.

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