Your Face will now be your Passport at Dubai Airport

Dubai airport has officially rolled out the ‘smart travel’ system after the successful completion of its trial phase. The system will enable passengers to conveniently travel without having to use their identification papers.

The IBCP (Integrated Biometric Contactless Pathway) at the airport was initially exposed at GITEX in 2019. It was then officially launched by top authorities and leaders at GDRFA (General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs) on February 22, Monday.

People from the Media industry were given a BTS tour of the newly launched contactless travel system that primarily emphasizes safety in a post-pandemic world, as it bypasses contact or any point of interaction with the airport staff.

There won’t be any immigration terminals in the future. The passengers will be able to complete immigration formalities and board their flights by simply strolling through the airport.

122 smart gates have been upgraded and eight registration terminals have been installed at business class check-in counters of Emirates Airlines. Once the security clearance is done, passengers can get access to the lounge area with the help of the same technology and eventually board their flights as well.

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