Trump welcomed India’s entry into International Expedited Traveler Initiative

Vastavam web: Low-risk Indian travelers to the US from now on would experience speedy entry into the country after landing, with India making a formal entry into an American initiative.President Donald Trump welcomed India’s entry into the International Expedited Traveler Initiative (Global Entry Program), saying it would facilitate closer business and educational ties between the citizens of India and the US.The India-US joint statement, issued after talks between Trump and Modi, said the US president applauded the entrepreneurship and innovation of Indians and Indian- Americans that have directly benefited both nations.

Global Entry is a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program which allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.On landing at select airports, the program members enter the United States through automatic kiosks, instead of queueing up to clear the immigration by meeting an immigration officer.Travellers must be pre-approved for the Global Entry programme. All applicants undergo a rigorous background check and in-person interview before enrollment, the CBP website says.

It says that while Global Entry’s goal is to speed up travelers through the process, members may still be selected for further examination when entering the United States.The select US airports that offer the facility include all major ones, including New York, Newark, Washington, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Las Vegas, Miami and Seattle.