Going through customs at the San Antonio International Airport will be much easier for those who sign up for the Global Entry program.
On Aug. 29, 2012 Global Entry kiosks became available at the Airport. Passengers registered in the Global Entry program are able to bypass lines at customs by using the new Global Entry kiosks. The kiosks are able to read passengers’ passports, scan their faces and fingerprints, allowing the passengers to exit in a much shorter time than waiting in lines.
In all, nearly 30 other U.S. airports have Global Entry kiosks. The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and the Houston Intercontinental Airport are the only other Texas airports participating in the Global Entry program.
Travelers interested in enrolling in the Global Entry program must be prescreened by officials with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. The fee to enroll in the program is $100, which is good for five years.
For more information and instructions for applying for the Global Entry program, visit globalentry.gov.