Airport delays and closures

Using the MSP flight tracker, passengers will be able to gather data on all flights that are arriving into Minneapolis airport. By using the MSP flight tracker, the passengers can collect rich data on all flights arriving into Minneapolis-St Paul Airport. This procedure offers an interactive experience and gives the possibility to gather all the essential information about the trips, departures and arrivals, terminal and gate number, approximate time to land, a map, etc.

Waiting time at MSP

It is true that after a long international flight, the last thing you want to do is to wait in line forever to get through customs. The study shows that Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has the 3rd-fastest customs lines within the U.S. airports. MSP's average time is about 10 minutes, which is pretty impressive. The worst arriving time at MSP is between 1 and 2 pm so that the customers' lines can stretch to 26 minutes.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The new APC kiosks give travelers the possibility to scan their passport and complete their Customs declaration. This procedure is done electronically. Kiosk users, the costumers, follow straightforward instructions shown on the screen to confirm their identity and check flight information. Travelers then bring the receipt and their passport to a Customs and Border Protection officer for final processing.

The APC (Automated Passport Control) service is free to all international travelers with the U.S. or Canadian passport and fortunately does not require pre-registration, which is for sure very convenient for the passengers.

Global Entry

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program, also called Global Entry, allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers at the airport. Here should be mentioned that there is no minimum number of trips necessary to qualify for the program.

Global Entry is available at both terminals.

Here is the website for more information:

Phone: 877-227-5511.

TSA PreCheck

During TSA security checks, for PreCheck passengers, it is possible to keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids, leave their shoes on, also their belts, laptops in their bags, have gels and aerosols in carry-on containers, continue to wear light outerwear.

For more information, visit the TSA website.


‘CLEAR’ uses fingerprints and biometric technology to identify travelers. CLEAR kiosks are available at both the North and South checkpoints in Terminal 1.