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"Global Entry" Kiosks To Speed Up Airport Arrivals Process

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Sacramento International Airport, B Gates.

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Automated kiosks to help speed up the arrivals process are the latest addition to Sacramento International Airport’s arrivals terminal.

But, to use them there’s a catch. Travelers coming in from out of the country must be enrolled in the Global Entry program to skip the traditional lines.

Laurie Slothower is with Sacramento County Departments of Airports.

She says instead of waiting in line to see a customs agent, passengers can now use one of the kiosks.

“If you have Global Entry, you go to one of the two kiosks, you scan your passport, you answer some questions on a keyboard, you do some other identification processes and then, you’re done,” says Slothower.

To enroll in the Global Entry program, there’s a 100-dollar fee. Applicants must go through a rigorous background check and interview before approval for a five-year membership.

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