Abu Dhabi airport to replace passport

Abu Dhabi airport to replace passport checks with facial recognition technology

Abu Dhabi’s airport is preparing to roll out advanced biometric technology that uses a passenger’s facial features as a passport from the time they arrive at the airport until they board the plane.

The technology uses a smart camera to take a picture of the passenger’s face to check if they have permission to travel. The same information is used before boarding, so you don’t have to present your documents again.

This technology is being implemented in phases, the first of which is currently being tested at the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport. CBP is the only US pre-immigration service that allows passengers in this region. Go through US immigration while in Abu Dhabi.

Maj. Gen. Suhail Said Al Hairi, Director General of the Federal Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security Service, said: No need to show your passport or boarding pass, just board with biometric authentication.”

The move comes before Etihad Airways will increase its weekly flights to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport from 4 to 11 flights from 15 November 2022.

Etihad Aviation Group Group Chief His Operations His Officer Mohammad Al Bulooki said: This means that Etihad Airways’ flights to the US will be more efficient, with the added benefit of being able to reach the US as a domestic passenger without delay. The first phase of a full rollout that will roll out across airports over the next few months so that all airlines can benefit.

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