Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Baltimore airport to speed up customs lines via mobile app

A Southwest plane uses a runway in February 2014 at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.(The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

A Southwest plane uses a runway in February 2014 at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.(The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Travelers to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport now have the option of using a mobile application to get through customs faster.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release Friday that the airport will become the 18th one to offer Mobile Passport Control admission processing.

The free app allows eligible travelers to submit their passport information and customs declaration form via smartphone or tablet prior to arrival. It can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Airport CEO Ricky Smith says the app will decrease wait times, ease congestion and speed up processing.

By using the app, travelers will not have to complete a paper customs declaration form.


To purchase a reprint of this article, contact reprints@thedailyrecord.com.