New Yr’s Day felt a bit like Groundhog Day for worldwide vacationers touchdown at U.S. airports.
A short lived glitch in the US Customs and Border Safety processing know-how created lengthy wait instances Monday at a number of American airports — together with the three native amenities.
The delays started round 7:30 p.m. native time, and the know-how was up and operating two hours later, mentioned CPB spokeswoman Jennifer Gabris.
“Right now, there isn’t any indication the service disruption was malicious in nature,” she mentioned.
The pc woes have been harking back to a Jan. 2, 2017, outage that left arriving vacationers stranded for 4 hours as they tried to enter the U.S. on the finish of a protracted vacation weekend.
Delays have been reported within the worldwide arrivals space at Kennedy, Newark and LaGuardia airports, in line with a Port Authority spokesman.
Customs officers nonetheless had entry to nationwide safety databases, Gabris mentioned.