Computer Glitch Paralyzes Customs Processing at US Airports

Passengers stranded at Miami airport

People posted photos of long lines at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia.

A two-hour CBP systems outage hit various airports across the country, beginning at 4:30 p.m. PST.

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Computer issues at U.S. Customs and Border protection at JFK Airport caused lines and major headaches for travelers at JFK Airport.

"We tried maybe three different kiosks, one twice", said DFW traveler Katrina Westermann.

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Passport systems in the USA are back online after a two-hour outage caused disruptions in some of the major airports on the New Year's Day. All the airports involved are now back online, according to CBP, though some are still experiencing effects from the outage. "At this time, there is no indication the service disruption was malicious in nature", Customs and Border Protection spokesperson Jennifer Gabris said in the statement.

The agency said it had access to the national security-related databases during the outage. "CBP officers continued to process worldwide travellers using alternative procedures at affected airports".

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CBP has not given any further explanation of what caused the disruption in the system.

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