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Trusted Traveler Programs Speed Up Travel

Release Date: 
March 18, 2016

SAN LUIS, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at the San Luis Port of Entry are encouraging travelers to sign up for the Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) program.

On March 6, the Port of San Luis relocated its dedicated SENTRI lane to the west side of the port and started 24-hour operations. “The Port of San Luis is proud to provide and support SENTRI processing and access 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Port Director John Schwamm. 

SENTRI is a CBP Trusted-Traveler Program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers entering the United States. Participants may enter the U.S. using dedicated lanes at participating southern land-border ports.

Travelers must be pre-approved for the SENTRI program. All applicants undergo a rigorous background check and in-person interview as part of the enrollment process.

SENTRI lanes are reserved strictly for SENTRI cardholders. To maintain the Trusted-Traveler Program’s integrity, and to continue lowering wait times, CBP officials warn that all non-SENTRI travelers who continue using the program’s dedicated lanes after April 3, 2016, may be fined as much as $5,000.

Last modified: 
March 4, 2019