biometric entry

Biometric Entry Arrives at Dulles International Airport

Biometric Entry Arrives at Dulles International Airport

Facial recognition is now being used to screen international arrivals at the Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). It’s an expansion of the US Customs and Border Protection agency’s biometric screening program, which arrived at IAD in June of last year, when facial recognition technology was implemented to scan international travelers departing from the airport. Individuals…

Canada to Dramatically Expand Biometric Border Screening This Year

Canada to Dramatically Expand Biometric Border Screening This Year

Canada’s biometric border screening program is going to expand dramatically this year with new requirements applying to visitors from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Currently, Canadian border authorities collect biometric data including fingerprints from refugees, asylum claimants, and visa applicants coming from 30 ‘high risk’ countries of origin. But starting July 31st, the program…

Taiwan Joins CBP’s Trusted Traveler Program

Taiwan Joins CBP’s Trusted Traveler Program

“And it works both ways: Travelers from Taiwan who register for the program will get expedited processing at the 54 airports participating in the US.” Taiwan has become the latest state to join the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s Trusted Traveler Program. The development arrives thanks in part to Taiwanese authorities’ implementation of…

CBP Prepares Next Phase of Otay Mesa Border Project

CBP Prepares Next Phase of Otay Mesa Border Project

The US Customs and Border Protection agency is moving on to the next phase of its Otay Mesa biometric border screening project. The San Diego neighborhood lies at the border between the US and Mexico, and is one of the busiest border checkpoints between the countries, having processed 14.8 million travelers last year. As such,…