ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pre departure operations in the Cyril E. King Airport (CEK) Terminal and operations at the Edward W. Blyden Marine Terminal on St. Thomas have been temporarily relocated until further notice.
The Virgin Islands Port Authority is addressing emergency issues it found during construction projects being conducted at both terminals this week.
CBP has relocated their operations to ensure that travel and commerce will not be interrupted while VIPA completes the repairs. At the CEK Airport, passengers will clear at Checkpoint A near Gate 1. Longer wait times are anticipated.
CBP operations at the Blyden Marine Terminal have been temporarily relocated to the Urman V. Fredericks Marine Terminal in Red Hook.
All foreign passenger vessels, including the ferries from the British Virgin Islands, will clear CBP at Red Hook until the Blyden Terminal is reopened.
Cargo vessels will be cleared at CEK Airport entrance and clearance window.
CBP Cargo Operations will operate as follows:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.