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Media Releases COVID-19

Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has extended the temporary closure of Trusted Traveler Program enrollment centers until at least July 6,...

Thursday, May 21, 2020 | Local Media Release

EL PASO, Texas – Since the beginning of the pandemic, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers have seen an increase in unapproved, counterfeit, or...

Friday, May 15, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and implementation of several CBP policies and travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the disease, human...

Friday, May 15, 2020 | Local Media Release

WILD HORSE, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Area Port of Sweetgrass announces that the return to summer hours at...

Friday, May 15, 2020 | Local Media Release

LANCASTER, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Area Port of Pembina announces that the return to summer hours at the...

Friday, May 15, 2020 | Local Media Release

CHIEF MOUNTAIN, Mont. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Area Port of Sweetgrass announces the delay of the opening of...

Monday, May 11, 2020 | Local Media Release

BALTIMORE – As the nation’s leading border security agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Ports of Entry across the Baltimore Field...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | Local Media Release

EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds the public that travel restrictions announced in March and extended on April 20 remain in place...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | Local Media Release

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized counterfeit COVID-19 test kits during the inspection of express-consignment...

Friday, May 1, 2020 | Local Media Release

CHICAGO – Since the beginning of the pandemic, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers have seen an increase in unapproved or counterfeit COVID-19...

Thursday, April 30, 2020 | Local Media Release

SAN DIEGO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are announcing changes to hours of operation at the Otay Mesa port of entry, in response to the...

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | Local Media Release

CLEVELAND– When University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio launched a 100K Project to create 100,000 cloth face masks to help caregivers and patients during...

Monday, April 27, 2020 | Local Media Release

SAN DIEGO — Patrulla Fronteriza del Sector de San Diego fortalecerá su presencia a lo largo de la costa de California para frenar el contrabando de personas...

Monday, April 27, 2020 | Local Media Release

SAN DIEGO — USBP San Diego Sector (SDC) is strengthening its presence along California’s coastline in an effort to curb illegal human and drug smuggling...

Monday, April 27, 2020 | Local Media Release

BOSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Boston Field Office reminds travelers that per the “Notification of Temporary Travel Restriction between...

Friday, April 24, 2020 | Local Media Release

SAN DIEGO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are announcing changes to operational hours for vehicle SENTRI lanes at the Otay Mesa passenger...

Friday, April 24, 2020 | Local Media Release

NEW ORLEANS—Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, leadership at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) New Orleans Office of Field Operations (OFO) has...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | Local Media Release

CALEXICO, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are announcing changes to hours of operation at the Calexico East port of entry, in response...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection will extend the temporary closure of Trusted Traveler Program enrollment centers until at least June 1, 2020...

Sunday, April 19, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed an Executive Order on April 18 to provide additional economic support for U.S. businesses, including critical supply...

Friday, April 17, 2020 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that Visa Waiver Program travelers who have been granted satisfactory departure may...

Friday, April 17, 2020 | Local Media Release

EL CENTRO, Calif. – Imperial Valley natives Ricardo Ruedas and his wife Alejandra have donated hundreds of handmade masks to essential personnel to help...

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | Local Media Release

DETROIT - U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) at Detroit Metro Airport has processed over six thousand two hundred passengers with returning U.S....

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | Local Media Release

CALAIS, Maine – Agents from the Calais, Maine Border Patrol Station donated more than 200 pounds of food to the Calais Ecumenical Food Bank last week to...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | Local Media Release

STERLING, Va. – U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents stranded overseas due to the coronavirus pandemic continue to trickle home to be with family,...

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