Sept 14 Changes to U.S. CBP Funneling Airport Requirement for International Arrivals

All aircraft bound for the United States that are airborne at 12:01 AM EDT on September 14, 2020, are no longer subject to the funneling airport requirements where U.S. Government had focused public health resources.  The current travel restrictions as listed in the Presidential Proclamations remain in place (i.e. 212(f) restrictions), as do other measures to protect public health.

Aircraft arriving from the Schengen countries, UK, China, Iran and Brazil are now able to land at Teterboro Airport with passengers that meet the exemptions of the current Presidential Proclamation:

Passengers arriving from any effected area or those who have been in an effected area in the past 14 days are inadmissible unless one of the following exemptions apply:

  • U.S. citizens and any lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • spouse of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • parent or legal guardian of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • any alien traveling as a nonimmigrant pursuant to a C-1, D, or C-1/D nonimmigrant visa as a crewmemberor any alien otherwise traveling to the United States as air or sea crew;
  • certain diplomats for foreign countries
  • members of the U.S. Armed Forces and spouses and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Please contact CBP with any further questions.

Basel Sabbagh
Supervisory CBP Officer
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

General Aviation
Office: 201-288-8799
Cell: 862-223-2918

Federal Government Adjusts COVID-19 Entry Strategy for International Air Passengers

Beginning September 14, 2020, the USG will remove requirements for directing all flights carrying airline passengers arriving from, or recently had a presence in, certain countries to land at one of 15 designated airports and halt enhanced entry health screening for these passengers. Currently, enhanced entry health screening is conducted for those arriving from, or with recent presence in, China (excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau), Iran, the Schengen region of Europe, the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), Ireland, and Brazil.

For the full press release, click here

Teterboro CBP Notification Procedure

Customs and Border Protection has rolled out a new email address for notification of arriving flights. In lieu of faxing Gen Dec details, CBP prefers that operators send the information to the following email address:

[email protected]

After vetting the flight, CBP will send a confirmation email back to the operator. If you don’t hear back from them within 30-60 mins, then call to confirm at 201-288-8799. KTEB Customs hours are 0730-2330 lcl, with landing to occur no later than 2300.