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Global Entry Center Opens at Tampa International Airport

(June 6, 2013) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) opened a Global Entry enrollment center at Tampa International Airport, making international travel to and from Tampa more convenient than ever.

Global Entry is a voluntary trusted traveler program that uses automated kiosks to expedite the CBP clearance process for pre-approved, low-risk international travelers entering the United States. Global Entry members are also eligible to participate in other CBP trusted traveler programs and TSA Precheck.

"The number of people traveling internationally to and from our region continues to grow, and the opening of this enrollment center is just another example of our expanding global footprint," said Joe Lopano, CEO of Tampa International Airport. "It also highlights this airport's commitment to customer service by offering international travelers the convenience of a Global Entry interview in Tampa rather than another part of the state."

Global Entry operates at 34 U.S. Airports and 10 preclearance locations that collectively serve 97 percent of international travelers arriving to the United States. Tampa is the fifth location in the state of Florida, along with Miami International, Orlando International, Orlando-Sanford International and Ft. Lauderdale International.

The Tampa Airport enrollment center is located in the Red Baggage Claim area. The office is open Monday-Friday and operates from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and can be reached by phone at 813-676-4929.