U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP): Inspection of Electronic Devices

In response to recent reports about the inspection of electronic devices when entering the U.S., we note that there has been no change to our existing policy or practice. All international travelers arriving to the U.S. are subject to CBP inspection. This inspection may include electronic devices such as computers, disks, drives, tapes, mobile phones and other communication devices, cameras, music and other media players and any other electronic or digital devices. This has been CBP policy and practice for many years. Keeping America safe and enforcing our nation’s laws in an increasingly digital world depends on our ability to lawfully examine all materials entering the U.S.

CBP realizes the importance of international travel to the U.S. economy and we strive to process arriving travelers as efficiently and securely as possible while ensuring compliance with laws and regulations governing the international arrival process.