Mobile Passport app [telecom]

Excerpt from "7 tips for stress-free travel at Logan this holiday season"

If you're traveling internationally, use this app

Maryella Blundo, [who is the owner of a travel agency], suggests that international travelers save time going through customs with the Mobile Passport app.

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"You basically flash your phone and they scan it and, boom, you are through customs," said Blundo, who recently used it herself during a trip to London. "I was so shocked at how fast we got through."

Travelers download the free app and set up a profile. After answering five questions about the trip, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection sends an encrypted receipt valid for four hours, according to the app's website. Guests enter a Mobile Passport Control line at participating airports. The app can be used at 24 airports, including Logan. Blundo said travelers need to show their paper passport, as well.

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