US Customs & Border Protection makes exception for two passengers
KLM has been informed that the United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP) authorities have made an exception for two Iranian passengers, whose journey was stopped at Schiphol on Saturday. This means the passengers can now proceed on their journey to the United States.
KLM is very pleased that this period of uncertainty is now over for the passengers and that they can proceed on their journey to visit family in the United States.
KLM stresses that, in all instances, it had been informed by the CBP that the passengers in question would be denied access to the United States. The CBP in the US eventually decided to make a highly exceptional decision to grant the passengers access. The reasons for making this exception were not disclosed to KLM. In the interests of our passengers and following the example of IATA, KLM has demanded swift clarification of the change in regulations.
KLM wishes both passengers a pleasant stay in the United States and will ensure that they have a pleasant onward journey.