Global Entry Enrollment Reopens

Great news for the West Coast, but Northeast residents will need to be patient. As a sign that Americans and our infrastructure are looking to return to travel, the Los Angeles International Airport Global Entry enrollment center is set to reopen on July 6. Conditionally approved Global Entry applicants will be allowed to schedule an interview to complete their enrollment into the program.

Global Entry is known for granting air passengers access to faster lines through airport customs and immigration when returning to the U.S. after an international trip. The program has been shuttered since March 19 as the coronavirus outbreak became more apparent in the U.S. The suspension had seen an extension in May to last until at least July 6, and this recent announcement may be a sign that the program is preparing for a wider re-entry to market.

As expected, the Los Angeles airport enrollment center will have new social-distancing protocols. Travelers will experience a reduced number of appointments, smaller waiting areas, and barriers at service counters. All employees and visitors at the center are required to wear face masks.

Applicants must schedule their in-person interview online.

What remains uncertain is the timeline for other enrollment centers to open. There has been no note to when mobile enrollment will start again. Current members of Global Entry are given an 18-month grace period to continue to use their memberships after they expire, as long as they apply for renewal before the expiration date.

TSA PreCheck continues operating in-person interviews at different public facilities across the country.