When Santa Claus enters the United States to drop off presents for the good kids and coal for the bad kids, he'll do so more quickly than ever, as Santa is a member of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Global Entry program.
The program lets "pre-approved, low-risk travelers" enjoy expedited clearance once they arrive in the United States. CBP says Santa is a new member, and it has the photo to prove it:
If you can't trust this guy, who can you trust? Santa Claus will get to cut the line at airports now that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has deemed him a "low-risk traveler." (Image source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Santa doesn't take commercial flights when he moves around the world to deliver presents. As shown by NORAD's tracking system, he uses his reindeer-powered sleigh to cross national and continental borders. As of mid-Wednesday morning, Santa was in Indonesia, and had already covered Australia, Japan, New Zealand and eastern China.
But the Federal Aviation Administration has produced a video that explains why Santa and he crew of elves might benefit from Global Entry membership.
According to the FAA, Santa doesn't put all of the toys he's made into his sleight at once, oh no. Instead, he has his elves ship toys from the North Pole to strategically placed airports around the world.
Santa then fills up his sleigh at these airports. "Santa visits the airports and packs up his sack, and then he's off to your house without looking back," the FAA's video said.