Peru becomes the first South American Nation that will join the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Global Entry program. U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow said, “Pre-approved, low-risk visitors from Peru will soon enjoy secure, hassle-free travel to America. In 2013, 217,000 Peruvians visited the United States, and history teaches that the number will increase sharply and more Peruvians will be likely to return as a result of having access to Global Entry. More overseas visitors mean more visitor spending and increased economic opportunities in communities all across the country”.
“The Department of Homeland Security, especially the CBP, earns the travel industry’s praise for extending this program into South America. Let’s build on this achievement and further expand the program to America’s other close partners around the world,” added Dow.