‘Computer outage’ causes delays at American airports
Travellers have been delayed at several American airports due to a computer issue affecting the country’s customs agency.
In a tweet, the American Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) said it was experiencing a “temporary outage” with processing systems.
It added that the CBP would be using “alternative procedures” until the undisclosed problem was resolved.
The scale is unclear, but pictures on social media show long queues at airports in at least three states.
Los Angeles Airport authorities said in another tweet that customs officers were “processing passengers manually” as a result of the outage.
Issues with customs checks have also been reported by travellers in Seattle, New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, and Dulles Airport in the US capital, Washington, DC.
Los Angeles Airport is one of several American airports reporting problems with its customs system.