Systems from the computer issue that was impacting U.S. Customs nationwide eventually came back online, the CBP said.
Kennedy International Airport in NY said via Twitter that CPB agents were manually processing travelers.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says its taking "immediate action" to address a widespread outage of its processing system on Friday afternoon. About 24,000 global travelers pass through DFW Airport each day.
Entry for people arriving at airports across the USA was slowed Friday when a Customs and Border Protection computer system failed on Friday, forcing the manual processing of passengers on a busy summer travel day.
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The agency later tweeted on Friday night: "The affected systems are coming back online and travellers are being processed".
The problems are with computer terminals passengers use to enter information after getting off planes. "We're hearing it is a nationwide issue and not unique to Logan Airport so they have to process everyone manually".
The lines at major airports, including JFK, LAX and Dulles, are insane.
A Customs and Border Protection official said there is no indication the temporary outage is related to nefarious activity. Officers are processing passengers manually so please check with your airline for the latest status of any flight impacts. On January 2, 2017, the system was down for four hours as many travellers were returning from holiday trips.