The Dominican Republic has obtained entry to 85 airports in the United States through Global Entry.
The aforementioned agreement will allow Dominican citizens to speed up entry procedures to the territory of the American Union.
The news has been analyzed by ASONAHORES, the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic, from where it is emphasized that the agreement between the two countries ‘strengthens the relations and the confidence of both nations in matters of migratory security and tourism’.
The local press reports that David Llibre, president of the Association, emphasized that they value the results of these negotiations carried out by the government of the island and the General Directorate of Customs of the United States.
For Llibre, the decision of the US Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) positions the Dominican Republic as the sixth Latin American country and the 16th in the world to participate in the Global Entry program.
Global Entry will have a 5-year access fee and requires periodic renewal.
With it, travelers must be approved before undergoing a background check and an in-person interview prior to enrollment.
Thus, the benefits of the program include queue-free, paperless immigration screening, TSA PreCheck, which eliminates the need to remove clothing at the security checkpoint and saves time on paperwork.