Customs

Westfield-Barnes Airport, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), offers customers arriving from foreign ports U.S. Customs clearing at the Westfield-Barnes Airport (KBAF).

Unlike 'user fee' airports, Westfield-Barnes Airport is classified as a 'landing rights' facility. As a landing rights airport there is no fee assessed for international arrivals; however, for flights arriving from outside North America (the Middle and South Americas, Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia) a small incineration fee may be required for unconsumed restricted food items.

THE CUSTOMS PROCESS

If your arrival at Barnes-Westfield requires the services of U.S. Customs please follow the steps outlined below to be granted permission for entry into the United States:

OVERFLIGHT EXEMPTION

Unless otherwise approved, all aircraft arriving into the Unites States from the Middle and Southern Americas and the Caribbean must land at the first port enroute; however, aircraft operators may request an overflight exemption for either a single occurance or term exemption (2 years) in order to fly direct to Westfield.

The overflight exemption is provided for certain medical flights as well as those flights where additional economic influences may burden the operator by landing at the first port enroute. Typically, the Port Director (413.785.0365) with the authority over the local airport intended for use approves the overflight application (CPB Form 442). This form can be found at http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/CBP_Form_442.pdf.

Customs and Border Protection Form 442 requires the following fields to be completed prior to submission for approval by the Port Director:

Please feel free to contact a Guest Service Agent if we may be of any assistance with your international travel plans.