Customs officials said the agency's processing systems at various airports experienced outages at 7:30 p.m.
Worldwide travelers at multiple airports took to social media Monday evening express their displeasure after they faced delays and long lines during processing.
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Several other airports also confirmed the outage.
A few minutes later, another tweet said the customs processing issue was resolved.
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An outage of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's processing system briefly led to delays Monday night for global travelers arriving in the U.S.
Although the systems are working again, San Diego travelers may still face a backlog of lines and delays. All airports are now back online. Travelers at some ports of entry experienced longer than usual wait times as CBP officers processed travelers as quickly as possible while maintaining the highest levels of security. "At this time, there is no indication the service disruption was malicious in nature", Customs and Border Protection spokesperson Jennifer Gabris said in the statement.
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The collapse has occurred in the system for checking the border control data at different airports. "CBP officers continued to process worldwide travellers using alternative procedures at affected airports".