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Travelers prefer AutoGate security check at busy airports

Santo Domingo.- Long lines have been forming since early Monday in front of the Immigration office, where passengers gather to register for the AutoGate biometric check which operates at Las Americas Airport and in Santiago’s Cibao terminal.

People who prefer not to register in the system can still use the inspectors to check documents when leaving or entering the country.

Immigration said no citizen is obliged to use the new system, but suggests it as a quicker option to be able to board their departing flight.

“I wanted to register before leaving, because I’ll be in the United States for several months and I will do so now and not have that pending,” said passenger Sandra Rodriguez, quoted by

US resident Andres Ramirez, who travels to that country several times a year, said the he likes system because in his view it helps passengers speed up their departure.

Reportedly the registry remains free until the end of June, but will cost RD$995 after that.

The system has helped shorten the tedious lines of both departing and arriving passengers at Las Americas, where the check is completed within two or three minutes.

The biometric system records and stores data including the person’s fingerprints and also takes a digital photo with its integrated camera.

Source: DT

June 21. 2016

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