Biometric identification at airports
The start of the application of biometric immigration processes at the Las Americas International Airport caused long queues on Friday, 7 August 2015, reported Listin Diario. The new border control systems are being implemented by the Migration Agency (DGM) and the Central Electoral Board that manages the local civil registry.
The DGM explained that the system is the same as used in other airports around the world. The DGM attributed the delays in processing at Las Americas on Friday to the temporary shut-down of the immigration section in Terminal B that forced all passengers to be processed in Terminal A.
Passengers are now being photographed and their fingerprints taken, a process that was said to take 15 minutes each, causing the long queues. The new system monitors both the arrivals and departures of passengers at the airport.
Source: DR1, Listindiario
August 10, 2015
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